We see signs everywhere. When on the street, it tells us where to pass. When we are in the park, it reminds us to clean after our pets. If we visit unfamiliar territories, it warns us of the danger in the area.
Social smokers, on the other hand, would smoke only during special occasions such as parties or get-togethers. This includes smoking in the office where you only smoke whenever you take your break with a colleague who also smokes. Most of the time, social smokers would consider not smoking if they are alone. I’ve seen a lot during birthday parties where some of the guests (which happen to be my friends as well) who do not smoke will light up a stick or two only during the party. Social smokers do not crave for cigarette as much as habitual smokers since they only want it during special events. However, there is a bigger chance for a person to turn into from a social to a habitual smoker rather than the other way around.
There are lots of factors that may result in this symptom. It can be exposure to some cold conditions or dust. This will likely only act as the spark which will eventually result in the discovery of more serious issues. Once this manifests itself, it is wise to bring it to your doctor’s attention. This is the first line of dealing with the medical problems as soon as you stop smoking.
Remember to post a couple of no No Dogs Allowed Sign around the shop to remind friends who stop by not to smoke in the shop. A hot ash in the saw dust could mean new equipment and maybe new friends.
Turfan. Latticed vines for street-shade. Hanging raisin grapes. 15 yuan fine for casual picking. Hotel tea in galvanised buckets. Turkish-style dancing and music. Genghiz-sacked rammed-earth cities of Goachang and Jiaohe. Painted tombs and brick minarets. Flaming mountains. Karez underground irrigation system. 3000 kilometres of channels. 1500 years old, gravity-fed from mountains at the depression-edge. Uigur culture’s greatest feat, and in full working order.
Smoking has become a habit to some of us. I smoked for 6 years but I already quit more than a month ago. I asked myself what kind of smoker I am. I have observed 2 types of smokers, the habitual smoker and the social smoker. They have different characteristics but you can tell which between the two a person is by checking when and how the person smokes. Some would only smoke at particular times during the day or at particular places only.
Another sign announced, “($$$) fine for pick-ups here.” I’ve forgotten how much the fine would be if you were caught breaking the rule. Not that anyone could, due to guards patrolling the area. We told them we were instructed to meet our ride there and they told us in no uncertain terms that we would have to go to the area below in “short-term parking” to be picked up. We plodded back across the street, back through the terminal, down a long ramp, and back outside, where we called our relative to tell her where to pick us up.
2500 miles. Three and a half weeks. 5 destinations. 50 caves. 6000 terra cotta warriors. 1 each Great Wall, Forbidden City, Beijing Opera, Mao Zedong. Hundreds of tombs, temples, pagodas, parks, bendi-buses and bicycles. 3 silk shirts on the Silk Road. One amazing trip.