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    Do you smoke?

    Pre-empting Platypus, we will get the obligatory joke out of the way here:

    Q: Do you smoke after sex?

    A: Don't know. I've never looked.



    Anyway I am asking about smoking because I am feeling quite sick from working on a smoker's PC, my mother-in-law's. It just reeks (and it's worse when it's powered up), and the inside is gummed up with a thick. gooey mixture of brownish tar and dust. I will probably have to use an electicial cleaning solvent to free up fans.

    It makes me wonder about my lungs. In my wild and reckless youth, I smoked two decks of plain, unfiltered cigarettes a day, lighting one fag off the end of the other (he said knowingly indulging dialectical ironies).

    I still get cravings for a smoke all the time, even though I would puke now if I lit one up.




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    3 years 6 months 2 days and 4 hours ago I stopped ( I can't say quit because I still want to).


    If I get downwind of a smoker or deliver meals-on-wheels to a smokers abode I choke.

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    Watching my Dad dying of lung cancer and related problems over a period of 11 yeas cured me of any desire to start smoking.

    House, what I find really useful for cleaning this gunk is an infant toothbrush. The bristles are very soft, and unlike a bottle brush there is no metal shaft to gouge something you might wish you hadn't. You'll still need contact cleaner, but if you use it before the brush and some air, you just wind up with a gluey mass.
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    In my field of work I deal with Electronic air filters. air cells are taken out and cleaned. The actual electronic board is not in air stream, so it does not get the slime, tar,gunk. that the cells do. I use a mixture of water, suds,
    hydrofloric acid. When I am done they are back to high polished Aluminum.
    It would be great if you could apply it to,mother board, harddrive,sound card
    video card, ram ,roms, power supply. When I wash cells a gold color of suds
    comes off then turns black. I quit smoking 18 years ago on a $1.00 bet.

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    6 of my brothers and all but three of my sisters smoke. My parents did, and my mom quit only when she was put on oxygen for the rest of her life. It is really sad to see a woman who was so energetic in my childhood hobbling around with a hose for breathing. I was hoping that my siblings would take the hint and quit, but I guess the attraction is too much. I never smoked and God willing, never will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCT
    I can't say quit because I still want to.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mayet
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    I haven't had a cigarette in twenty years or more.

    Yet in a very real sense I am still a smoker. When I wake up in the morning, I often want a smoke. When I am tired, I often want a smoke. If I am drinking with people who smoke, I really, really, really want a smoke. If I took a cigarette now, I would gag. But I still want........

    I quit the day I realized that I was chain smoking, or rather I thought about quiting that day.

    But when I quit, I quit. I carried an unopened package of cigarettes with me until it started to fall apart -- removing yourself from temptation isn't the same as being virtuous.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayet
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    Have you tried to quit? Sometimes the person who quits find themselves
    gaining lots of pounds. The old exercise right or left hand bringing cigarette
    to face, versus bringing food to face, stress, anxiety, the list is long the reasons to smoke. my first year was a booger, the next year was easier
    now I gag when I smell smoke.

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    Smoker here too but not in the house - I don't like the mess it makes!

    Jeez Guts, how many siblings do you have??
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    Quote Originally Posted by houseisland
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    That's what the odd sensation was! But I don't think I would have made that joke...

    I'm glad to say I never started smoking. When I fixed vacuum cleaners you could always tell if a machine came from a household where there was a smoker or a dog.

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    Noo, I have 8 brothers and 6 sisters (one is a twin). Our family reunions are usually held outdoors...
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    15 kids? Any rabbit genetic material found in your DNA?
    Never, ever approach a computer saying or even thinking "I will just do this quickly."

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    All of them save one brother and my twin sister are step-siblings. My mom was married 3 times and my dad was married twice. Funny thing is that out of all of us, I am the only one handy woth a toolbox, so I get 'volunteered" quite often to fix whatever breaks or needs to be updated. Sigh.
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    I quite 8 and a half years ago, still get cravings for them but haven't had one since.

    You're right about smoker's computers, they get nasty. I don't phuck around trying to "un-gunk" their fans, if its spinning slow, I pitch it and they pay for a new one.

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    Quit 4 weeks ago and I am done with smoking.
    I have golfed 4 or 5 times with my buddies of whom some smoke and its not been an issue at all
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