I Finally Started Smoking and I'm so happy about that, says Jeff BerwickSubmitted by go213mph on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 11:26
Hello from beautiful Acapulco,
Everyone has there place and this is truly mine. I was just walking down the street with a glass of wine, smoking a cigarette and... well, actually I should mention something about that.
I finally started smoking! I'm so happy about that. I tried when I was younger but when I was in my teens and twenties I was not in very good health. As I just mentioned, everyone has their place, and when I am here... with the sun, every day of the year, it builds up your immune system immeasurably. When I lived in northern Canada, the sun was always this little white light in the distant horizon for most of the year. It'd peer down to me as though to say, "What are you doing living here?" And that's if you could even see it at all, through the clouds, rain, snow and hail. I was almost constantly sick. Even when I visit, I look around and everyone is a grey color. Here, with the sun and all the locally grown, mostly organic produce and meat, it is almost impossible to get sick. I think the last time I heard someone even cough here was never.
So, I just couldn't start smoking while I lived there. Even one cigarette felt like it was going to kill me. I've since experimented with electronic cigarettes and snus. Both had their moments but I felt like I was missing out. Smoking, of almost all activities, is hardwired into us from thousands and thousands of years of practice. I wanted to participate in that tradition. But, something has happened of late, a switch just clicked and now I am nearly a full smoker. I only tend to smoke when I drink... but that is nearly all the time anyway, so I'm good.
One of the funnest parts has been collecting all the government mandated scare propaganda on each pack. Here's just one hilarious one, just for your entertainment.