thanks nkuvu. that was one of the best plugs i have ever gotten.
you would really see the humor in it from my side if you knew that i used to be known as Ed the Editor. I owned and edited my own free entertainment rag.
and i was recently turned on to the gnu cow and discovered i am a gnu kinda person at heart. i even thought about using the cow as my avatar for awhile after that but figured it would be misleading since i have never used linux.
*Ed lights up and kicks back in his posh recliner. He relaxes, knowing his promotion dept. is hard at work. His 1st book might sell after all *
Periodicity: Half a pack (10 cigarettes) per day.
Brand: Benson & Hedges, American Blend.
Light (reduced amount of tar): no.
Price: 3.40?_/ $3.40
I used to smoke those a lot, but have recently (February) almost stopped to. The Indonesian ones I discovered thanks to my girlfriend who lived one year there.
- La Paz Wilde Havana cigarillos (20-pack: 6? / $6)
- La Paz Wilde Havana cigars (20-pack: 10? / $10)
- Indonesian Sampoerna cigarettes
- Indonesian Dji Sam Soe cigarettes (filtered and unfiltered)
- Indonesian pure Kretek (very strange ones...)
§3 IN THE DARK ABYSM OF TIME
I smoked those on a regular basis but completely abandoned.
- Unfiltered brown Gitanes.
- PANTER Domino cigars
§4 WHEN MONEY FLOWS IN
On some special occasions, I did smoke those. Some are forbidden in the US I think
- Romeo y Juliet cigarillos
- Cohiba cigars (same as Fidel does )
Most of my mates will share some cigarettes with me. Those brands are quite common.
Here in France, one fourth of the population smokes. Young people smoke a lot, young girls even smoke more than young boys. Start age can be as soon as 12 years-old. You can buy cigarettes at any age, but this may soon change. I personnally started at 18, but I'm an exception, most people start between 14 and 16.
People who work in private offices smoke more. In universities, people smoke less than in shorter and more professional studies (such as IUT, equivalent of German Hauptschule I think, don't know any American equivalent: it's a 2-year study where you spend 50% time learning, 50% working).
I study politics at the Grenoble Institute of Politics. One student out of two smokes. Same applies to teachers. Girls tend to smoke as much as boys.
Smoking does not cost much here. One cigarette pack is approximately the same price as a pint. A cigarette pack costs far less than an acceptable lunch meal. A Mc Donalds Happy Meal is two times more expensive than the best cigarettes you can find (and Mc Donalds is not an acceptable meal BTW ).
§9 ILLEGAL STUFF
At my age (19), about 20% of the population smokes grass or cannabis (which we call 'shit' here in France, BTW). Girls smoke it same as boys, maybe a bit less. Most of them smoke regular cigs too.
I have been part of this population for six months, aged 18 to 18.5, then completely stopped. As you may suspect it, I'm not ashamed of what I did but I'm very proud I quitted it. It's a hard thing to do when many friends of yours smoke it in front of you. Which brings me to my last §.
I have 100% stopped illegal smoking.
I tried to quit smoking once, succeeded for two weeks (February holidays). Then, as soon as I had to go back study, and now you know in what smoking conditions I study (see §7), I started again, with much pleasure.
- My GF does not moke but used to smoke weed. We stopped together.
- We have agreed that I would not smoke in our place so that clothes and rooms don't smell cold tobacco. I smoke outside of my place.
- I like to smoke. Even though I certainly am a complete addict, I like it, it's not just addiction that makes me smoke. I enjoy it in stressful situations. Tension, conflict, ... are standable without smoking. But smoking makes the whole thing almost enjoyable
- Last but not least, I like to talk a lot in lounges