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don2412 last won the day on July 25

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About don2412

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  • Birthday 06/27/1950

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    Central Norway
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    Guitar, music, photography, mountain back-packing.

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  1. Giving up Smoking

    Yes, the horns of a dilemma.... I was a professional smoker (30-40 a day) for 35 years, and gave up in 1996. To be honest, I found it easy, as I had reached a point where I WANTED to stop, and that I think is the secret. On the subject of gum, a good friend of mine gave up about the same time, and took to nicotine gum. However, it replaced the fags, not as a help to quit. He chewed the stuff for about 8 years, until he developed a very aggressive stomach cancer which migrated into his lymphatic system. He has beaten it for the time being, after having much of his small intestine removed, and chemo for a long time, but the caveat is that he has been told it WILL return at some point, which is comforting..... I am not surprised, as nicotine is an extremely toxic poison, so it has to have had an effect. My wife smokes, and I don't nip her neck about it - what's the point? It will only cause bad feeling as described above, and will solve nothing in the end. In my opinion, whilst I cannot condone smoking, perhaps he would be better off resuming the habit until he reached to point where he wants to stop. Or why not take up a pipe? It is not so dangerous as ciggies since you don't inhale, (all things being equal), and although there is a danger of throat cancer, it might be that safer option? Also, I believe that pipe smoke is not quite so offensive as cigarette smoke, or at least, that's what I have been told...... Good luck to your mate...............
  2. *Good News Story*

    Truly incredible!
  3. Jake

    Welcome Jake. Post as often as you like!
  4. Merry Chrimbo and a Happy New Year 2018

    Hei Joe, Have a great cruise, and Christmas. The same to all out there. We have snow here in Central Norway, (of course), and as you can see, my 40 kgs Samoyed loves it! So here is wishing you all the very best for 2018. God Jul og Godt Nytt År. Cheers, Don.
  5. David Parr

    Welcome David
  6. Paul Morrison

    Welcome Paul. Log on often as you are amongst friends!
  7. Steve Butterworth

    Welcome Steve. Log on often!
  8. Keith Mackessack

    Welcome Keithj
  9. Bootneck1960

    Welcome Bootneck 1960
  10. JohnU

    Welcome JohnU. You will enjoy this site.
  11. Don Park, Robbie,Dave Downey.

    Thanks Stan. I actually reached the Norwegian retirement age, (67), but I don't feel any different
  12. VOS win Queen's Award for Voluntary Services

    Nice one! Congratulations!
  13. Yeovilton815

    Welcome on board!
  14. RBL "Insult to Injury" Campaign

    This is scandalous! The war disability pension is meagre enough without some REMF dipping into it as well. I don't have an MP or Representative since I live in Norway, but I agree that something needs to be done to stop these penny-pinching maggots from making life harder for disabled vets than it already is!
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    1. Joe Erskine

      Joe Erskine

      Top right in Black Bar - Click on the down arrow next to your Name click on My Settings then Email and Password and change it.