Oh wow -- this same thread with different postings exists under the Celebrations sub-forum. So I'm copying mine here:
Have you ever been at work and found partially smoked cigarettes in an ashtray with lipstick stains on them and smoked them? And you don't wear lipstick? I have, I'm an addict.
Have you ever worked for the American Cancer Society, but would go on little breaks and walk around the block so no one would see you smoking? I have, I'm an addict.
Have you ever decided you would quit smoking on your vacation and left without your smokes, then cut the vacation short and came back the next day because you needed a cigarette? I have, I'm an addict.
Have you ever had a brand new car with that great new car smell, that had never been smoked in; then you started smoking and you'd use plastic coke bottles half filled with water as an ashtray and smoke in the car with the windows rolled down (and it was 35 degrees outside)... then you'd have this disgusting thing filled with butts and your nice new car stank anyway? I have, I'm an addict.
Have you ever smoked in your car, and the lit end of the cigarette fell into the car, and you burned your fingers picking it up to throw it outside before it burned a hole in the seat? I have, I'm an addict.
Have you ever had a cigarette on the front porch late at night, put the cigarette out in a planter box... and the next morning go outside to find that the wooden planter box has been smoking and smoldering all night and half of the planter slats are now coals, and you were that close to BURNING DOWN YOUR HOUSE?
Have you ever been released from the hospital after surgery which left you with just 1/2 of ONE lung still functioning, and told the cab driver taking you home that if he didn't give you a smoke, you'd get another cab? My grandfather did, he was an addict.
Wow... this is really awful!
Jennifer - One Month, Four Days