HTSS: Day Two, Pros & Cons of Smoking

9:33am "Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb."

Pro: It gets you outside on a regular basis.
Con: It forces you to interrupt whatever you're doing to go outside.

Pro: It encourages you to take regular breaks from work.
Con: It affects your concentration when all you can think about is stopping for a cigarette.

Pro: It calms you down and helps you think.
Con: It gives you the jitters when it's been too long between cigarettes.

Pro: It helps you bond with other smokers.
Con: It alienates everyone else who doesn't smoke.

Pro: It gives you something to do with your hands while you're thinking.
Con: It is difficult to type holding a cigarette.

Pro: It makes you look and feel cool, slightly dangerous and daring.
Con: It makes your throat sore so that you cough, which is totally uncool.

Pro: It makes life feel exciting and helps you live in the moment.
Con: It shortens your life so that you have fewer moments in which to live.

Pro: I feel closer to my husband when we smoke together.
Con: The more I smoke, the more the first thing I think when I see him is how soon I can have a cigarette.

Pro: Smoking feels good in the moments when you are doing it.
Con: The rest of the time, especially first thing in the morning, you feel rotten, all stretched and tense.

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