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I saw on several pictures Rob with a cigar. Does anybody know sthg about his smoking habit?

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[.] Wednesday, October 29, 2008 3:37:45 PM 

You got it.

I also had a perpetual cold/flu: I believe I had what is called a wallking pneumonia. I now have a mild cold once every year around Christmas and getting milder as time goes by.

I didn't feel very cool smoking, sneezing and coughing but the cigarrete was my crutch back then.
My skin tone has improved soooo much. My teeth are perly white and I can taste food and smell almost like when I was a young kid. Though I can tell ciggies have done some damage that I don't know if I'll ever recover my entire sense of smell and taste.

I smoked 3 packs of cigs daily when I quit, having smoked for about 15 years.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Udo S. from Wednesday, October 29, 2008 1:08:42 AM)
[oneshotatglory] Wednesday, October 29, 2008 12:26:27 PM 
I smoked for twenty years and quiting for me was brutal.  I disagree that it is all psychological.  Smoking effects each of us differently.  For me the withdraw was brutal.  You might laugh but I used an herbal remedy called Nicoban and it really helped.  I won't lie, it still took two attempts to completely quit but the herbal pills did take the edge of the withdrawal amd made it possible for me to finally quit.  I haven't smoked for two years and am done with cigarettes.  Best of luck to any who make the effort. 
[Udo Sapper] Wednesday, October 29, 2008 1:08:42 AM 
I totally agree.

I kept smoking off and on for years and finally last year in July - I quit.
And that was it. I just kept asking myself why am I smoking in the first place. I mean it gives you bad breath, your clothes stink and it also gave me heartburn regularly. 

It costs a lot of money!

I mean I'm pretty cool anyway without a cigarette dangling from mouth...  

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Where AmI from Tuesday, October 28, 2008 11:00:35 PM)
[.] Tuesday, October 28, 2008 11:00:35 PM 
Depends on the individual. For some it's just like you describe while for others, like myself, it simply took some resolve never again to smoke and pass that initial month stage  - and I've never touched another cig since. I think the harder people make it out to be the harder it will turn out to be because for the most part, it's all a psychological issue. It's self-suggestion to say it's too hard to quit, IMO.
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by SueVicious from Monday, October 20, 2008 1:20:52 PM)
[astarup] Tuesday, October 28, 2008 2:39:59 PM 
I know what you mean, Ive tried to quit smoking several times, but I get all psychotic and yell at myself :o/ ... I did however read somewhere that women have a harder time quitting than men. We get more addicted than they do, so the study said. I know it sounds like an excuse, but still ... Good luck to those of you who's gonna try, Ive given up trying and I think nothing short of a doctor giving me a death sentence will help.
[~ MG_Metalgoddess~] Monday, October 27, 2008 1:51:30 PM 
yeah I have about 5 bad habits... LMAO smoking would be among the top 3  LMAO  Scott Travis he is my number one bad habit..... ROFL>>>>>>>
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by mesniu II from Monday, October 27, 2008 1:50:19 PM)
[mesniu II] Monday, October 27, 2008 1:50:19 PM 
everyone has a nervous or some what "bad" habit of some sort.
[SueVicious] Monday, October 20, 2008 1:25:58 PM 
BTW....I cannot hit half the notes Rob does today.  Maybe when I was a kid before my pre-smoking days.  I wasn't even aware he smoked.  He still sounds so KILLER!  But kudos to him if he has quit.  Not only to keep his voice, but also to keep his HEALTH, too.  Now, if only I could follow my own advice, I'd be in great shape. 
[SueVicious] Monday, October 20, 2008 1:20:52 PM 
I is the hardest thing to quit smoking.  Been trying to forever myself.  It's especially hard when you have a job like mine & work w/ the public eight hours a day. 
Non-smokers always say "Why don't you just QUIT?"  But they don't realize how powerful a drug Nicotine powerful & addictive as heroin.  And the withdrawals of quitting smoking are just AWEFUL.  Not just a "nick fit" here & there, but so bad to where you just want to freakin' CRY or break $hit.  You get these really bad, frustrating pulling pains in the pit of your stomach.  That is one vice I REALLY need to kick & have the hardest time doing.  Good luck to anyone who can.  That is one habit I wish I would have NEVER picked up.
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[WhiskeyWoman] Tuesday, October 14, 2008 6:32:57 PM 

Hi Stefi,

Thanks so much!  Your advice is good as it did work when I was pregnant, but  the baby was stillborn -- so I started smoking again immediately upon leaving the hospital.  It was just over 12 years ago, so don't worry -- long time ago.  I have a tattoo in her memory -- it's all good.

However, that means I'm a bit too old to try again, even if I wanted to.  But, I do appreciate your suggestion.

Good girl, for you quitting!  Nothing like motivation, eh?  Thanks again.
Cheers, Victoria

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by zumpulija from Tuesday, October 14, 2008 1:01:17 AM)
[zumpulija] Tuesday, October 14, 2008 1:01:17 AM 
WhiskeyWoman, I quit smoking when I got pregnant with my first child more than four years ago and I am still clean. I don't know how old are you but you may try this, it really helps :)
[WhiskeyWoman] Sunday, October 12, 2008 12:01:43 PM 
Geez... I don't know why anyone smokes -- especially me!
I'm trying to quit and not doing so freakin' well...

And, it does affect one's voice ...  I have to work so much harder to hit Lita's "Kiss me Deadly", and others...

Anyone out there who has quit who can offer some help/advice/encouragment?
[hellion1969 [Banned]] Sunday, October 12, 2008 6:58:26 AM 
What`s wrong with a good old panatella stogie? Very enjoyable if I might say so myself! Especially with a shot of black sambuca! You should try it sometime!
[hellrider 31038] Sunday, September 14, 2008 4:00:54 PM 
yeah he must have relised.he sure hit the notes here in toronto aug 13.totally intense,brain rattleing screams..i  heard him do a interview a few days ago and he said he quit like 4 months ago and that a singer needs clear lungs
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[Dime/UNDER BLOOD RED SKIES!!!!] Saturday, September 13, 2008 7:42:50 AM 
I think he's realized it has affected his voice. When Priest played here, and they were doing Painkiller, Rob couldnt hit the end "PAINKILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAARRR!!" He cut out on the first try and screamed it three times. I remember seeing them for the first time at Ozfest in 2004.Painkiller was bang on.
[zumpulija] Friday, September 12, 2008 2:45:02 AM 
YES, Hellrider, I also saw this interview
[hellrider 31038] Wednesday, September 10, 2008 10:43:40 PM 
actually i watched a video tonight and rob said he he has quit smoking for 4 months now
[Scott Gavin] Monday, September 08, 2008 1:45:24 AM 
One could argue that Lemmy sounds the way he does because of smoking, course he needs lots of Jack and Coke to sooth his throat, I believe he's mediacting himself. Alcohol and tar are obviously great preservatives!
[Screamin' Demon] Saturday, September 06, 2008 3:23:04 AM 
Oh the mighty roaring voice of Lemmy Kilmister
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[Bazookajoe_666] Thursday, September 04, 2008 4:44:08 PM 

But Lemmy doesn't sing haha.

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[Screamin' Demon] Thursday, September 04, 2008 3:55:13 AM 
It could be with motivation and stress. Generally I know recording such an intenese and complex album would put a lot of stress on one person, especially if they are a frontman of a band. Maybe the reason he doesn't do it now is because now they are enjoying themselves playing live shows once again, and their awaited project has been realised.
[.] Tuesday, September 02, 2008 7:34:24 PM 
You're right. Lemmy smokes.
[156555464] Tuesday, September 02, 2008 5:34:44 PM 
He is not the only singer that smokes.
[.] Tuesday, September 02, 2008 4:24:12 PM 

Hopefully he doesn't smoke anymore but it's his prerrogative to continue being smoke free if he quit. 
Passing the initial irritation from not having any nicotine in your system, I say it's rather easy to avoid relapsing.

[Bazookajoe_666] Tuesday, September 02, 2008 4:13:10 PM 
Yeah he said he was smoking like a chimney during the writing of Nostradamus but he's been clean for a few months now. Let's hope he stays that way.
[Screamin' Demon] Tuesday, September 02, 2008 1:23:37 PM 
I would think that now that he doesn't do that anymore brings the result of his voice being tremendously powerful. He was on fire when I saw them in Toronto!
[zumpulija] Tuesday, September 02, 2008 9:15:26 AM 
I am far from judging him, I just read recently an interview in which he says that his voice is the most precious thing he owns and that he takes good care of it. Anyway, of course it's his choice I was just wondering whether he still smokes because all these pics are from several years ago and his voice now is pretty well and powerful..
[Matt Foote] Tuesday, September 02, 2008 8:47:30 AM 
yeah, i saw him with a stogie in cincinnati a few years ago when they were here.
years of being on the road coupled with the stogies he has smoked most likely messed with his voice, but it is his choice to do so, who are we to judge?
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[zumpulija] Tuesday, September 02, 2008 5:40:22 AM 

Isn't smoking bad for his voice?
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