I almost never smoke when sober. A couple of drinks though and I really really want a cigarette.
and you're more likely to try ANYTHING. simple as i reckons.
realise it's an essentially stupid, expensive unhealthy thing to do. then after a few drinks your inhibitions go down, you care less and the balance shifts in the pleasure-to-consequences scales. i really don't know what the feck i'm talking about, as i'm sure you're aware.
we need a better explanation than that
where's splenic_artery when ya need him, eh...
But recently I was pretty not normal after a few drinks and saw my friend smoking and said "GIMME THAT" and puffed away. Never felt so ashamed.
i was in spain for a week, the week before, and i was going like a chimney non-stop at night. i was pretty plastered on whiskey the whole time. you can smoke in the bars and clubs over there, and i was literally just lighting one off another, chain-smoking away at the bar. it was pretty awesome, but i probably lost a couple of years.
i don't eat much normally, but when i'm drunk i have the most ridiculous appetite. and if i go home without having kissed anyone it's a wasted night really.
It makes sense the other way If you get me
alcohol is a cns depressent right? Well if you then add a stimulant - nicotine, then the effects of the nicotine are potentiated - you feel the stimulatory effects, the shit that makes you feel so good, more. This in relation to in sobriety, you are at a normal state which isnt depresses, and then you stimulate this, but the effects relativaly feel less.
Its like 20 + 10 = 30 is relativaly more than 200+10 = 210
There might then be some sort of reveral placebo effect going on, you know youll feel nicotines effects more when drunk, so your driven to smoke more.
Thats my two cents at least, dunno if its right/ or even coherent/ make sense.
I know someone who used to smoke by inhaling, but keeping all the smoke in his mouth, then releasing...
then you'll realise how totally awesome it is. then you'll never be lonely in public again.
no i fucking didn't.
i meant when you're on your own usually waiting for stuff, like buses and trains and friends to turn up. or if you just fancy an evening stroll. a cigarette is a useful, comforting companion.
hardly any of my mates smoke. and if they did i certianly wouldn't be doing it to copy them
on a certain level you're actually addicted to cigarettes, though your usual non-drunk self rejects this idea, to the point where you can consciously control it, and feel like this isn't the case, and resist addiction to a certain extent, but when you're drunk, your resistance caves and you give in?
it's strange the way this thing works. a question i'v had about it recently is, howcome, if you smoke for ages, then quit, and do really well, stay months without smoking, but then have like one cigarette on a drunken night out, you're suddenly hooked again, and straight back to the level you were before you quit? i've never had this, because i've never tried to quit, but have quite a few friends who've been doing so well for so long but then had literally one cigarette and within a few days are back to 20 a day. how does the addiction re-establish itself so firmly and quickly? it doesn't make much sense.
I did smoke 7 last weekend though :(
and lots and lots at Zonino which I had allowed for,
like as an example, i smoked since i was reasonably young - like maybe i got hooked when i was about 17, tried it first at 13, and it was a thing that happened over the course of years. at the time though, i knew that i couldn't admit to any of my friends that i smoked, because they were all really anti-smoking and would disown me. it was only when i got to uni that i could tell people i was a smoker. at the time i couldn't tell people, i could go all day, right up until 6pm when i'd get home, without a cigarette and feel fine, though i'd need a couple over the course of that night - actual proper addiction. but i'd feel no cravings or anything at any point outside of the specified hours that lack of social embarassment allowed me to smoke.
how does that work? with a physically addictive substance, how do you manage to somehow mentally preclude any feelings of want or need between certain socially specific hours?
i reckon learning the secret to this is maybe learning the secret to smoke as and when you want and never having to do so out of need or otherwise.
I don't know why I started smoking when I was 22.
but on the other hand, smoking is really nice. like, so nice you can't stop doing it.
i love smoking...
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