Hey guys, At one point when I was in the army I was smoking a pack a day and dipping a can of copenhagen snuff a day easily! Hell, at times while in the field or deployed I would have a dip of snuff under my lip while smoking a marlboro red! I am proud to say that it has now been seven years since I have had any nicotine! (except for second hand)
I decided to quit smoking and dipping after I got out of the army! Despite my habits while in the army, it never hurt my running and PT performance! When I got out I got fat and out of breath easily after only a few months. After realizing that I was going to ****, I decided to quit smoking, dipping etc and started lifting seriously.
It was never hard for me to quit nicotine despite my habit! I just think I traded one habit for another lol!! I honestly believe that lifting, supplements and martial arts permanentaly replaced nicotine for me! I think if some of the heavy smokers took up a positive alternative and maybe weened down at the same time they would be OK!!