Saturday, May 05, 2018

I Quit Smoking Ten Years Ago Today

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Wow you guys! Round numbers equal milestones, and here we are at a very round milestone indeed. It has officially been a full decade since I have touched a cigarette, as of today. I am, in the parlance of the poets, quite fucking incredible. 

I don't really have a speech prepared - at this point cigarettes seem a distant memory, a youthful indiscretion. I don't have any inclination towards them at all; the only time I think about them is doing these posts each year - you can click through all ten years worth at this link - or when I see a picture over the course of the year to save for these posts.

I suppose I also think of cigarettes when some prick is walking down the sidewalk blowing their cigarette smoke in my face, but I don't think i have quite yet become the stereotype of the screaming ex-smoker. I still do these posts, after all! In that spirit let's get to it; hit the jump for dozens more sexy smoking menfolk...





























































10 comments:

par3182 said...

happy [and healthy] anniversary! well done

ps - there is nothing sexy about a man sucking on a cancer stick

Juliet said...

Congratulations! Who is the third guy on your post, after Skarsgård and Hunnam?

Pierce said...

Congratulations. I gave it up in 1985, and except for one cigarette in 1988, haven't had one since. The smell makes me physically sick. Your health is far more important. Keep up the good health!

howcanulikethat said...

Jean Paul Sartre was told by his doctor "quit smoking or we will have to amputate your leg.
Sartre said "Let me think about it."

This tidbit from Cigarettes Are Sublime (Richard Klein: Duke University Press, 1995) a marvelous little book that offers a provocative look at the literary, philosophical, and cultural history of smoking.

Jason Adams said...

Thanks for the congrats, everybody!

Juliet -- That's Dacre Montgomery from Stranger Things :)

Joey said...

I've never smoked anything. Never tried it...but I look forward to this post every year for some reason...

Anonymous said...

How did you do it? I’m approaching on 10 years and I really need to stop. 18-28. It’s not cute anymore.

Forever1267 said...

Lots of water, along with potato chips and peanut M&M's. Those were my substitutions that first month. And no caffeine or alcohol. You CAN do it.

It's been 5 years for me last month. Congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

What are these pictures supposed to do though?

Daniel said...

Congratulations on your decade of being a non-smoker!

And BLESS YOU for these posts. I don't smoke myself, but DAMN sexy men are nearly always sexier with a cigar or cigarette. It's a cruel twist of fate.