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.

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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

Time to sweat it out #smokefree

So I have decided to continue to fight my (still ridiculously strong) cravings with Bikram Yoga. Have heard many great things about it.

No doubt about it, quitting is hard. My husband has started smoking socially again (although blames the beer). It can be a constant battle to stay off the suckers!

Join me at Bikram or check out some of these other methods for quitting. Whatever works I say!

Bury the evidence

“I once wrapped packs of cigarettes in a plastic bag and buried them in a flower pot on the back porch so that I would have to dig them up, extract a cigarette, and rebury the pack every time I wanted a smoke. That was 18 years ago!” — Pat Owens, Valley Stream, N.Y

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Read more stories here.

Quotes of the Week #smokefree

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“It is better to not even try it than to endure the ramifications of either quitting smoking or dying.”

Christy Turlington

“A nonsmoker is forced to find food, but for a smoker breakfast can be a cigarette and a cup of bad coffee.”
~ Brock Fiant.