Can you #smoke & still have a healthy lifestyle?

Do you think you can smoke and still live a healthy lifestyle? After all, smoking is merely one factor that could affect our health right? There is also exercise, diet, other substances…

A colleague of mine passed along this article in Vice by Dan Buyanovsky. I reckon it is a really good read. Enjoy!

“It’s been just over five years since I first picked up a cigarette—at a party, surrounded by people who seemed much cooler than me by dint of their smoking. Determined to fit in with my new social circle and with my new city—New York, a place where even the corpulent look interesting with a hand-rolled cigarette hanging from their lips—I started smoking socially, and eventually, regularly….” read on.

My First Anniversary #smokefree

One whole year not smoking!


I did it.

Deakin University has too.

Thanks to my special work mate for the card and yummy chocolates (you know who you are).

And to all my family and friends who supported me on my quit journey.

card and chocolates

Not Smart to Smoke #smokefree

“Have ever had a cigarette break at work to clear your head? Well, you may be doing just the opposite.

New research shows that smoking cigarette thins the cortex of the brain, used for decision making, problem solving, control of purposeful behaviours, consciousness, and emotions.”

Business Insider reports.

Laser Helps Cricket Legend Quit Smoking #smokefree

Australian cricket icon and larrikin Doug Walters has reportedly said that after being convinced to take a laser treatment by friend and golf legend, Jack Newton, he has not felt like smoking a cigarette even once in five years. DNA reports.

While this Reuters article is from 2010, you can read about using laser to quit.

cutting cigarette with scissors

You really stink #smokefree

A budding English actress recently shared this video with me via Twitter. Pretty decent reminder of how smelly us smokers can be. Especially to our darling little ones.

Hope you like it.

(oh, and yes – I am still #smokefree)

Many thanks @livviluvvi

2014 #smokefree blog in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,500 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.