• Day 10. Katie

    Recently, every time I’m socialising or meeting new people I am intensely pestering them on their smoking habits, how they feel about the ban and frankly as an ex/non smoker (Oh that has a ring to it!) I am shocked by peoples’ answers on how they feel about giving up their beloved fags on the 1st July. I was hit with replies like “smoking is part of my life”, I mean even myself being partial to a fag, found this reply quite sad and depressing. Others simply refuse to acknowledge the ban, stating it wont make a difference to them, they will smoke were they want. l look forward to witnessing their resolve when on the spot fines are being issued!

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    Is this how bad our country is? Cigarettes – a plague like problem? I’ve never thought this deep about smokers and their addictions. From just a week into this experiment and observing people from the all sides of the spectrum, I have made a prediction about July 1st, I honestly don’t think people are going to be able to quit, can you imagine the carnage when doorman are trying to tell Dave and his mates who are totally rat arsed they cant smoke their fags inside, the same beloved fags they have smoked routinely in their beloved local for the last 12 years. It’s going to be a complete chaos with disgruntled, moody and edgy drug free people. Oh god, a whole new reason to stay in!

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  • Day 9.  Katie

    Oh dear, the money I am supposed to be saving on ciggies, I am rapidly spending on parking fines! The non smoking recluse I am has made me turn to late night biscuit sessions, consequently I then sleep in and forget to move my car and receive a £50 fine! NIGHTMARE.

    I think the effects of quitting are showing a bit where the cigarettes have been so damaging on my body the results are gross. I’m coughing, have a running nose, dry skin and terrible spots, not forgetting the dreadful weight gain, but I guess I’m starting to realise just how bad smoking is for me, all that crap coming out in its own wicked ways and when I reflect I suppose it’s quite bad at 23 to be out of breath when running up the escalator! I think that is going to be my new goal to be able to climb the escalator with out my chest locking like a chastity belt. I’ve often told myself ‘it’s not the fags, no self respecting Londoner can climb those mammoth escalators without a slight wheeze’.

    I think the denial is starting to fade and the realisation is quite scary, I’m killing myself in my twenties. How awful is that? But not only that I’m finding it incredibly hard to stop contributing to my own slow and extremely painful death! So I say a big ‘thank you’ to those conscious less tobacco companies that shamelessly promote this hit, shoving it down our throats, telling us it’s hip, cool, even necessary, roll on July the 1st I say!

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  • Day 8 Kate

    Stop Smoking Woman - Katie PiperGood Lord, I have to write, I’m officially having the worst withdrawal since the experiment started. Its 4.30am and I cant sleep, I need a fag so bad. I just polished off a can of ravioli and a bottle of coke, ahhhhhhh.  What’s happening to me? Ravioli at 4am! I m turning into a blob!

    I never realised how much smoking suppresses your appetite until I stopped smoking. Oh speaking of which, theirs a can of Tom and Jerry pasta shapes with my name on it in the cupboard! Right on my 2nd bowl of food now and I feel fat, I’m miserable without my ciggies!

    I’m suffering from insomnia so still up, its 5.30am and I’m on Myspace talking to someone who lives in Transylvania, how random, but this is what it’s driving me to. I wish id never started smoking it’s taken over my life and ruined me!

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  • So here I am, Saturday night and I’m still working at my PC. I met Katie last night and discussed Smoke Swap in Cargo. Ok, my friends Scrimshire were headliners but I can’t think of a more apt place than a smoky venue to discuss a tobacco related film. Cargo isn’t unlike any other bar in the amount of passive smoke circulating around the venue. I left about 3am stinking of the pungent odour and my cloths on my bedroom floor aren’t going to clean themselves today.

    I went to a preview screening of Taking Liberties at Amnesty International this week. An amazing film on so many levels made me laugh and genuinely scared me. The horror of this is it is real life and the laws the government have been eroding or passing in the last decade are truly shocking. If there is one thing that the government has got right and that is smoking ban in public places. No-one in their right mind can’t say this is a bad thing. Bring on the ban.

    Words of support… 

    Looking forward to meeting up Monday. Be careful with the fags though…. I’ve been trying to quit for fifteen years. It’s not fun.
    Neil Boorman – Author of Bonfire of the Brands 11/05/07

    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt289JNcvsY

    I can’t believe you’ll start smoking!!!!!!! Now don’t you freaking start bumming fags of me, a’right!?!?!?

    Davide Scaleghe – Producer Current TV 11/05/07

    Cheers bredwin. I hope you die of lung cancer. X

    Sam Cox 12/05/07

    Right, I’m of to watch The Insider starring Al Pacino and Russell Crowe based on the true story about Jeffery Wigand who blew the whistle on big tobacco in the USA. Just remember, it only takes one individual to change the world. I think there is a message in there for our Prime Minister! 

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    Jeffery Wigand

    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wwJp8VDGzE

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