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Old 06-13-2014, 03:15 PM
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Really....isn't it bad enough that you can't breathe normally? Everytime I saw someone on oxygen there was a sign that said "NO SMOKING".

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Old 06-13-2014, 03:18 PM
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You should see the little "green house" at my local VA hospital. It is the designated smoking area and there is always 20 old dudes wheeling an IV bag and an oxygen tank in there smoking it up. Smoke so thick it looks like chech and chongs van on a Friday night.
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Originally Posted by NCummins View Post
You should see the little "green house" at my local VA hospital. It is the designated smoking area and there is always 20 old dudes wheeling an IV bag and an oxygen tank in there smoking it up. Smoke so thick it looks like chech and chongs van on a Friday night.
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Oxygen itself doesn't burn, but it makes things that burn go wild, and things that normally don't burn, burn.
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Oxygen itself doesn't burn, but it makes things that burn go wild, and things that normally don't burn, burn.
Danger was part of the reason for the post. How could someone that has to have oxygen because of smoking....continue to smoke?
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Old 06-13-2014, 05:34 PM
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The damage is already done and they probably figure eff it. That's how addiction works.
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Old 06-13-2014, 05:57 PM
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It's not like he's smelting lead.
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Originally Posted by RussH View Post
Danger was part of the reason for the post. How could someone that has to have oxygen because of smoking....continue to smoke?
mad addiction.
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Looks like a pen and a Veteren!

Thanks to him for his service and he's clearly harder than THT posters!!!!
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Old 06-14-2014, 05:13 AM
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It makes perfect sense. Since the oxygen makes things burn better, it allows him to smoke faster. He wants to get in as much smoking as possible during the time he has left. He used to be a two-pack-a-day smoker now he's up to four!

Seriously, this type of thing just shows how powerful an addiction can be. I've known several people that knew their addiction was killing them, yet they couldn't put down the cigarettes, the bottle, the pills, etc.
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Really? Do you make it a habit of driving around and takeing pictures of people that you don't know that are doing things that you don't agree with often? And then unknowingly to them post those pictures online for all your internet buddies to comment on.hmmm.
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Common sight at the VA in the 1970s were vet's smoking through their tracheostomy stoma's.

Their larynx had been removed because of cancer, but they were so addicted they held the smoke up to their stoma. When the monkey's on your back, you do not care one bit about anyone else.
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Originally Posted by DotRotten View Post
Really? Do you make it a habit of driving around and takeing pictures of people that you don't know that are doing things that you don't agree with often? And then unknowingly to them post those pictures online for all your internet buddies to comment on.hmmm.
I was at the bank drive thru, the only time I recall ever taking a picture of someone. Members post pictures of people all the time do you give everyone shit about it? I knew someone would say something like you did, it was just a matter of time.
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Hopefully he had the sense to switch off the flow. With the windows open, the cabin is vented and an O2 buildup is prevented. It's the same principle as running the blowers to reduce fuel fumes. Neither activity is 100% effective but will reduce the risk of the big "Kaboom!"

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I was at the bank drive thru, the only time I recall ever taking a picture of someone. Members post pictures of people all the time do you give everyone shit about it? I knew someone would say something like you did, it was just a matter of time.
Maybe it's just me. If you want to post a pic of someones douchebaggery move at the boat ramp or anyone that may clearly deserve it that's fine by me. It just struck me that this guy was minding his own business and then there you come along and snap a pic of him and post it on the inter web. Me. I personally think when I see this, is what this guys story. Not all of us live in a dream world so lets not cast judgement on others from a picture. But thats just me.
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Originally Posted by boatn19 View Post
Looks like a pen and a Veteren!

Thanks to him for his service and he's clearly harder than THT posters!!!!
looks like a pen to me too
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Russ is that the Lincoln in the reflection I see?
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Originally Posted by Jack F View Post
looks like a pen to me too
It wasn't a pen unless it was on fire, it was one of those little cigar things that look like cigarettes.
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Originally Posted by RussH View Post
It wasn't a pen unless it was on fire, it was one of those little cigar things that look like cigarettes.
Not that it matters but, it could have been one of those vapor e cigarettes.
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Originally Posted by RussH View Post
It wasn't a pen unless it was on fire, it was one of those little cigar things that look like cigarettes.
I quite 2 years ago tomorrow after about 35+ years... I remember as a kid a friend of my friend grandfather had throat cancer, ended up with hole in his neck to breath, he still smoked. put the cig in the hole..tough habit to break.
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