15 Things Smokers Do When 'Giving Up' That Bore Us To Tears

02/01/2016 09:51

Another year, another barrage of 'New Year, New Me' crap to wade through.

As if the winter chill and post-Christmas hangover isn't enough for us to deal with, we also have to nod along when friends, family and colleagues start monologuing their virtuous reawakening.

But the worst culprits for chewing your ear off - yup, worse than dieters, tee-totalers and the newly sugar-free - are smokers, sorry ex-smokers, who have given up smoking.

Don't get me wrong, while we wholeheartedly support anyone's decision to adopt a healthier lifestyle, we just can't deal with the Broken Record syndrome.

Because let's face it, most of these smokers probably tried to give up last year and will probably try again next year - after they've failed in 2016, that is.

So without further ado here are 15 things smokers do that just have to stop

Update you with the numbers of days since their last cigarette

Act overly confident they'll succeed because, you know, they almost gave up last year

Chew gum

Vape constantly

...and insist in hanging out in trendy 'vape' cafes

Rant to current smokers about how bad smoking is for them

Tell their smoking friends not to give them a cigarette when they ask for one

....but get mad at them for sticking to their word

Get drunk and sneak off to find a cigarette

... get more drunk and smoke everyone else's cigarettes because they 'don't want to buy a whole packet'

Get upset for letting themselves down

...but then categorically deny smoking to everyone else

And so the cycle continues until...

They just start smoking again

But it'll probably be menthols because, you know, they're not 'as bad'

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