Originally Posted by BMWLotAttendant
I did ask a interesting question because I didn't understand.....but why do they smack the new cigarette box like 10-15 times? :shrug:
It's called packing your smokes. It packs the tobacco tighter up towards the filter end, so you're smoking less air and more tobacco per drag. See, it's not so much how many you smoke, but how you smoke each one . . you can tell the level of addiction by the way a smoker 'pulls' on (or takes a hit from) their cigarette. This is also why some people can smoke and not get addicted; because they're 'doing it wrong', so to speak.
I smoked for a good while when I was growing up, and it was a long hard battle for me to quit. Once in a while I still go back and forth, but my running and cycling has kept it in check. It's harder than losing weight, yes, but they are similar in that you can't focus and obsess only on quiting or dieting, you have to gain new perspective on living . . don't think of it as fixing a problem, see it instead as a lifestyle change.
For you folks trying to quit, there's lots of help on the net. Give quitnet.com a try. Totally free, lots of info there, and cool forums. At first, you'll probably think the site is kinda goofy, but after you get over your denial (ha ha), you'll come to depend on its resources and the support it offers