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How often do you take a smoke break
At the local libraries here in Lincoln, you can make 55 minute reservations on the internet 3 times a day per location,(roughly 10 in town)  I routinely see people lock their computers up so they can go take a break, and it got me to wondering how long the average smoker can go in between puffs?  This is based on being off work, since most places have rules regarding smoke breaks, and therefore wouldn't be "your" choice.
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0%a. one every half hour
13%b. one per hour
6%c. one continuous smoke break
25%d. over one hour betweek breaks
56%e. don't smoke, so don't care

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#4 | 385 days ago

Stopped cold turkey 15 months ago. But when I did smoke, we usually got 2 breaks at work. Outside of work I would smoke about every hour and half. The more I drank the shorter time between smokes became.
don't smoke, so don't care  
  
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#1 | 386 days ago

Smoke if you got em, I'm not condemning anyone I just get fascinated by "stupid" stuff.cheeky
don't smoke, so don't care  
#2 | 386 days ago

I smoke about 5 a day.   Never at work.

The patch is awesome.   I don't crave them, I just have some habits to break.
#3 | 386 days ago

I am doing the electronic ciggy. It's not as good, but I don't feel like killing anyone most days. I use it about every 4 hours for about 4-5 mins. 
over one hour betweek breaks  
#4 | 385 days ago

Stopped cold turkey 15 months ago. But when I did smoke, we usually got 2 breaks at work. Outside of work I would smoke about every hour and half. The more I drank the shorter time between smokes became.
don't smoke, so don't care  
#5 | 385 days ago

I try to keep it to one every 2 hours, unless I'm drinking. I'm trying to cutdown into quitting again.
#6 | 385 days ago

(Edited by kobe_lova)
Don't smoke...unless it's a turkey or something to that effect. Smoke breaks are racist and shouldn't be allowed at work. You come back in smelling like that, too. ugh. And yeah, i'm sure none of you smokers ever smell like smoke. I know it. People who don' t smoke, don't get smoke breaks, so if you wanna know how many normal breaks I take, none really.
#7 | 385 days ago

Days i work...One driving in.  One around 1pm.  One around 5pm.  One driving home.  One before bed.  So five cigarettes or so a day. 

Days im off.  One taking the kid to school.  One picking up the kid from school.  One after dinner.  One after the kid goes to bed.  One before I go to bed.  So again..about five or so a day. 
#8 | 385 days ago

Every couple of hours, unless there is booze involved. Then all bets are off. I need to cut back A LOT more before I try a cold turkey thing. Ugh, it's awful.
over one hour betweek breaks  
#9 | 381 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
Don't smoke...unless it's a turkey or something to that effect. Smoke breaks are racist and shouldn't be allowed at work. You come back in smelling like that, too. ugh. And yeah, i'm sure none of you smokers ever smell like smoke. I know it. People who don' t smoke, don't get smoke breaks, so if you wanna know how many normal breaks I take, none really.
That used to irritate me too. Sure, we got two 15min breaks and a half hour for lunch but smokers could take breaks whenever they felt like it and be gone for 10 minutes at a time. On average I would say (and I've seen this with Coasties too - their little smoking area is always right across from base housing) they would take at least five smoke breaks a day (on top of lunch and the 15min breaks)...that's almost a whole hour longer than anyone else that they're not working. Either don't let them take extra breaks, or let everyone take those extra 10 minutes here and there. I know it's not like that everywhere, but everywhere I've worked at an office it has been.

I personally never took my breaks other than lunch, so it doesn't matter much to me either way. It's different now though.
don't smoke, so don't care  
#10 | 380 days ago

(Edited by kobe_lova)
Jason_ wrote:
Days i work...One driving in.  One around 1pm.  One around 5pm.  One driving home.  One before bed.  So five cigarettes or so a day. 

Days im off.  One taking the kid to school.  One picking up the kid from school.  One after dinner.  One after the kid goes to bed.  One before I go to bed.  So again..about five or so a day. 
That's 3 too many.
#11 | 380 days ago

I usally go 4x at work but management doesnt frown on me, what they frown on is me inside Q"ville but here I am

smiley
#12 | 380 days ago

I used to only smoke at break  and lunch then two or three when i got home. Since the first of Feb I have ben vaping the lowest MG of nicotine i can get and it has worked better than patches or gum  or anything else i tried previously. My sense of smell and tatse has gotten way better and can pick out a smoker at the store and think to myself , "damn I used to smell like that and didn't realize it."
#13 | 367 days ago

Jason_ wrote:
Days i work...One driving in.  One around 1pm.  One around 5pm.  One driving home.  One before bed.  So five cigarettes or so a day. 

Days im off.  One taking the kid to school.  One picking up the kid from school.  One after dinner.  One after the kid goes to bed.  One before I go to bed.  So again..about five or so a day. 
Separated @ Birth. WTH?
one per hour  
#14 | 367 days ago

I no longer smoke (sans the very rare cig while drinking), but when I did, it was usually around 2-3 breaks per day.  I miss the "camaraderie" of the smoke break, but I can't justify spending $12/pack. 
#15 | 367 days ago

(Edited by kobe_lova)
jswol54 wrote:
I no longer smoke (sans the very rare cig while drinking), but when I did, it was usually around 2-3 breaks per day.  I miss the "camaraderie" of the smoke break, but I can't justify spending $12/pack. 
The camaraderie?! You can't get that on a water break?
#16 | 367 days ago

It really depends on how busy I am. On a slow day I smoke more.

When I'm drinking I'll go through a whole pack.
over one hour betweek breaks  
#17 | 367 days ago

I Also Think That I Smoke More Because It Costs $4.00 A Pack. I Know, I Know, I'm Spoiled...
one per hour  
#18 | 367 days ago

I smoke cigars, so a Churchill size cigar can last up to a couple of hours. I keep telling the smokers at work that I'm going to show them how to take a smoke break.
one continuous smoke break  
#19 | 366 days ago

don't smoke, so don't care  
#20 | 364 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
The camaraderie?! You can't get that on a water break?
I keep a gallon in the mini refer next to my desk. 
#21 | 364 days ago

jswol54 wrote:
I keep a gallon in the mini refer next to my desk. 
Then party at your desk!
#22 | 363 days ago

what type of smoke....................break?
over one hour betweek breaks  

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