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Comment #1417330 by John Johnson (KCCO)

As someone who gave up smoking just over one year ago (and that also means I dont smoke joints anymore, but still use my vape or bong) my lungs feel so much better, I can run futher and not end up feeling like in going to have a heart attack.

Smoking cigarettes was the biggest mistake of my life and im so glad I have given up before I did some real damage to myself.

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Reilly working towards ‘smoke-free’ Ireland by 2025

Reilly working towards ‘smoke-free’ Ireland by 2025

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  • As someone who gave up smoking just over one year ago (and that also means I dont smoke joints anymore, but still use my vape or bong) my lungs feel so much better, I can run futher and not end up feeling like in going to have a heart attack.

    Smoking cigarettes was the biggest mistake of my life and im so glad I have given up before I did some real damage to myself.

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    • Lisa Mc Carthy Jul 26 8:46 AM #

      LOL, ‘but still use my bong’……sigh

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    • just readin Jul 26 9:20 AM #

      His honesty was refreshing, stop judging him …

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    • Goebong Jul 26 12:08 PM #

      Somebody should Grab that man and shave him

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    • Sarah Prendergast Jul 26 12:52 PM #

      I started smoking when i was 13. i smoked for 13 years. I’m currently off the cigarettes 318 days. I can’t stand the smell of stale smoke from smokers now. My hair and clothes and breath no longer smell bad. I don’t get out of breath as much, I sleep better and feel so much better overall.
      I never smoked around non smokers or littered my cigarette butts but I hate being on the beach or park and seeing them all over the ground. Even walking behind someone who’s smoking. Granted when I drink I still crave cigarettes so I would never begrudge someone for being a smoker.

      However I do believe that smoking in places where children and non smokers have access to should be banned but I can’t see how this will be policed.

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    • Cannabis Freedom Jul 26 3:45 PM #

      @ Lisa – No sigh required, there’s a huge difference between smoking cannabis mixed with tobacco and smoking or vaporizing it by itself, the latter options obviously being far less damaging to your health.

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    • Tom Lewis Jul 26 6:09 PM #

      Did he mean gong lol

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    • Poc Ar Buile Jul 26 6:10 PM #

      I agree to an extent. Smoking anything is bad as you take in a load of toxins and various harmful products of incomplete combustion (e.g. carbon monoxide, among others). Nicotine and THC should both be available as pure compounds made to pharmaceutical grade level but neither should be smoked in my opinion.

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