I saw a guy riding and had a cigarette hanging out of his mouth. Thought it was silly even as a smoker myself, but then I thought it would be interesting to see how many other riders here do it and what their thoughts on it are.
We both quit smoking 5+ years ago. But we have always had a windshield and back then, we both had one burning when we took off. Never lit one while riding though. If we were riding with other bikes and we were in front of any we did put them out before taking off...didn't want our ashes or fires blowing back on another rider.
If anyone is interested, we used Nicorette Lozengers to quit. Used them for almost a year instead of 3 or 4 months. Now Randy keeps Butterrum hard candies in his pocket and I keep Spearmint hard candies handy. They are our cigarettes...
Goliath, that is the hardest thing I've ever done. I smoked for 30+ years and quit many times but it never lasted more than a few months. My problem was that I enjoyed smoking & liked it. I didn't want to spend the money or ruin my health, but I REALLY didn't want to quit. Finally used those Nicorette Lozengers and have now not smoked for over 6 years. I have a friend who is using one of those E cigarette things and has stopped for over a month. She also uses 2 or 3 of the nicorette lozengers a day--she says right after a meal she has one of those and her E cig thing. Good Luck to you.