The man in my life was a high school swimmer and college jock. Always stayed in shape, avoided junk foods, exercised even when "off season".
He avoided cig smoking in his teens, twenties, thirties and early forties....
and then STARTED in his mid-forties!!!!
How an otherwise intelligent man could do something SO stupid, at the very time when most men are desperately trying to quit smoking...if just effin' blows my mind.
His (lame) explanation was that, at the time, he was working nights as an EMT, attending nursing school during the day, and needed to stay awake and alert in order to study and stay conscious during day school and night work. Also, since many of his fellow EMT peeps smoked in the ambulance, he inhaled their second hand smoke anyway.
Why couldn't he just couldn't use dexatrim (and other amps) instead?
He won't smoke inside his house, in his car, seldom around me (I do NOT hold back in expressing my disgust with his filthy nicotine habit!), at his Mother's house, at MY house, cannot smoke at the hospital he works at now. Louisiana almost banned smoking in bars last year, banned it in restaurants a few years back, so going thru 4, 5, 6 cigarettes (or until I loose my Russian temper and let loose verbally on slacker azz) during an evening out is not unusual. Why he doesn't just quit entirely is beyond logical reasoning.
You would think that a man working in the medical field, seeing the effects of long term nicotine addiction on a daily basis, would try harder to quit cigs!