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Title: Band members smoking
Post by: mrsamrocks2 on October 31, 2010, 11:32:44 AM
Who's smoking in the band??

I know that Adam doesn't, but what about the 3 others?
Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: ayajedi on October 31, 2010, 12:07:33 PM
All 4 of them smoked at one time or another. However Adam has given up smoking some time now, I'm not sure about Bono
Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: mrsamrocks2 on October 31, 2010, 12:43:42 PM
Yeah... but now in 2010, who's still smoking?
Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: StrongGirl on October 31, 2010, 01:08:50 PM
I don't think any of them do now but perhaps occasionally they do. Just a guess. I could be wrong.
Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: mrsamrocks2 on October 31, 2010, 03:28:22 PM
yeah... it's hard to say... is there anybody with an answer?
Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: birdlover on October 31, 2010, 03:35:20 PM
Bono admitted to having 'a few cigarettes' right around the time of the surgery, but that he'd quit again. I don't know about the others. There haven't been any recent photos of them smoking, have there?
Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: mrsamrocks2 on October 31, 2010, 03:37:21 PM
I think that they wouldn't want to smoke in public like in the 90's because it's not really accepted now... And that's a good thing!
Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: theocean on November 01, 2010, 06:24:15 AM
I think Larry and Bono smoke.
Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: aarong on November 01, 2010, 06:26:02 AM
Wasnt larry caught smoking on tv when they were digging up snow in NY last year? lol And I think Bono enjoys teh occasional cigar. And Edge has been caught sucking on a smoke occasionally. I think teh ex chain smoker clayton has long since dropped the habit
Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: linasd on November 01, 2010, 06:26:48 AM
Pfft. Once a smoker - always a smoker.
Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: aarong on November 01, 2010, 06:27:41 AM
I think Adam hasnt touched them in years!
Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: Monicalea on November 01, 2010, 06:43:28 AM
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Wasnt larry caught smoking on tv when they were digging up snow in NY last year? lol And I think Bono enjoys teh occasional cigar. And Edge has been caught sucking on a smoke occasionally. I think teh ex chain smoker clayton has long since dropped the habit

Caught smoking? It's not like they are teenagers sneaking a puff in the bathroom in high school. They are adults and it's perfectly legal.
Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: aarong on November 01, 2010, 07:30:26 AM
Not caught smoking in the teenage way! Just it was pointed out by what's his name when they cam back to the studio
Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: ayajedi on November 01, 2010, 01:16:08 PM
I think Larry still smokes sometimes. He was seen smoking in Dave Letterman clip with the whole band outside shovelling snow
Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: Inishfree on November 01, 2010, 07:58:54 PM
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Wasnt larry caught smoking on tv when they were digging up snow in NY last year? lol And I think Bono enjoys teh occasional cigar. And Edge has been caught sucking on a smoke occasionally. I think teh ex chain smoker clayton has long since dropped the habit

Caught smoking? It's not like they are teenagers sneaking a puff in the bathroom in high school. They are adults and it's perfectly legal.



I agree.  I don't smoke anymore. but it's not like Bono or Larry were smoking crack.  It's their business.
Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: MarsGirl on November 02, 2010, 10:58:42 AM
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Pfft. Once a smoker - always a smoker.

Aint that the truth. I havent exactly completely kicked the habit myself. I dont smoke regularly, but I do smoke on occasion. When no one's watching to give me a rueful eye. And usually after a couple of drinks, when I'm weak. Or sometimes when I'm stressed out. So I can relate to Bono's smoking before his surgery.

I hate to admit it, but I've got this plan that if I knew I was dying of some terminal disease, I'd pick up regular smoking again.... ;) Or if the world were coming to an end in about an hour (ie, a bomb was headed my way). Morbid, eh?
Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: mrsamrocks2 on November 02, 2010, 08:40:14 PM
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Pfft. Once a smoker - always a smoker.

Aint that the truth. I havent exactly completely kicked the habit myself. I dont smoke regularly, but I do smoke on occasion. When no one's watching to give me a rueful eye. And usually after a couple of drinks, when I'm weak. Or sometimes when I'm stressed out. So I can relate to Bono's smoking before his surgery.

I hate to admit it, but I've got this plan that if I knew I was dying of some terminal disease, I'd pick up regular smoking again.... ;) Or if the world were coming to an end in about an hour (ie, a bomb was headed my way). Morbid, eh?

I don't really understand the way you think ;) but that's your business :P
Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: Monicalea on November 02, 2010, 08:48:36 PM
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Pfft. Once a smoker - always a smoker.

Aint that the truth. I havent exactly completely kicked the habit myself. I dont smoke regularly, but I do smoke on occasion. When no one's watching to give me a rueful eye. And usually after a couple of drinks, when I'm weak. Or sometimes when I'm stressed out. So I can relate to Bono's smoking before his surgery.

I hate to admit it, but I've got this plan that if I knew I was dying of some terminal disease, I'd pick up regular smoking again.... ;) Or if the world were coming to an end in about an hour (ie, a bomb was headed my way). Morbid, eh?

I don't really understand the way you think ;) but that's your business :P


And that's exactly my point.
Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: linasd on November 03, 2010, 03:42:43 AM
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Pfft. Once a smoker - always a smoker.

Aint that the truth. I havent exactly completely kicked the habit myself. I dont smoke regularly, but I do smoke on occasion. When no one's watching to give me a rueful eye. And usually after a couple of drinks, when I'm weak. Or sometimes when I'm stressed out. So I can relate to Bono's smoking before his surgery.

I hate to admit it, but I've got this plan that if I knew I was dying of some terminal disease, I'd pick up regular smoking again.... ;) Or if the world were coming to an end in about an hour (ie, a bomb was headed my way). Morbid, eh?

I don't really understand the way you think ;) but that's your business :P


You're gonna die anyways why not enjoy the last hour, right? ;) Don't worry - I understand. :P
Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: MarsGirl on November 03, 2010, 04:37:52 AM
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Pfft. Once a smoker - always a smoker.

Aint that the truth. I havent exactly completely kicked the habit myself. I dont smoke regularly, but I do smoke on occasion. When no one's watching to give me a rueful eye. And usually after a couple of drinks, when I'm weak. Or sometimes when I'm stressed out. So I can relate to Bono's smoking before his surgery.

I hate to admit it, but I've got this plan that if I knew I was dying of some terminal disease, I'd pick up regular smoking again.... ;) Or if the world were coming to an end in about an hour (ie, a bomb was headed my way). Morbid, eh?

I don't really understand the way you think ;) but that's your business :P


You're gonna die anyways why not enjoy the last hour, right? ;) Don't worry - I understand. :P

And, the point is, I actually like smoking so much that I have a plan in the back of my mind for when it's okay to do it. Obviously I dont want to die... which is why I quit smoking in the first place... But I still get cravings when I see other people smoking... or I smell cigarette smoke. Which is gross to people who dont smoke. So, I think, I can understand Bono's on and off smoking thing... Probably any former smoker can...
Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: MarsGirl on November 03, 2010, 04:38:42 AM
I always worry about Bono smoking, though. I dont want it to mess up his voice. And, of course, I dont want him to get cancer.
Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: theocean on November 03, 2010, 07:54:34 AM
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I think Larry still smokes sometimes. He was seen smoking in Dave Letterman clip with the whole band outside shovelling snow

That was way too funny!
Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: MarsGirl on November 04, 2010, 05:54:47 AM
I fell off the wagon last night. Had four cigarettes. The whole time, I thought, "It's okay. Even Bono occasionally smokes." Ha! Now I have to start the counter over again...
Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: uplate6674 on November 21, 2010, 03:32:53 PM
Larry was smoking in the David Letterman skit as part of the skit - doesn't mean he regularly smokes on his time.

Which is neither here nor there - whether any of them smoke is their business. I doubt rock stars ever intend to be anti-nicotine spokespeople.
Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: sw on November 21, 2010, 04:42:44 PM
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Pfft. Once a smoker - always a smoker.

Aint that the truth. I havent exactly completely kicked the habit myself. I dont smoke regularly, but I do smoke on occasion. When no one's watching to give me a rueful eye. And usually after a couple of drinks, when I'm weak. Or sometimes when I'm stressed out. So I can relate to Bono's smoking before his surgery.

I hate to admit it, but I've got this plan that if I knew I was dying of some terminal disease, I'd pick up regular smoking again.... ;) Or if the world were coming to an end in about an hour (ie, a bomb was headed my way). Morbid, eh?

I don't really understand the way you think ;) but that's your business :P


You're gonna die anyways why not enjoy the last hour, right? ;) Don't worry - I understand. :P

And, the point is, I actually like smoking so much that I have a plan in the back of my mind for when it's okay to do it. Obviously I dont want to die... which is why I quit smoking in the first place... But I still get cravings when I see other people smoking... or I smell cigarette smoke. Which is gross to people who dont smoke. So, I think, I can understand Bono's on and off smoking thing... Probably any former smoker can...

Sorry I must disagree. Not this one. I can't stand to be around it for even the briefest of periods. I know others who are the same way. I have a harder time being around it than those who never smoked. Which is fine with me because I don't want to ever again. I hate it so much that even when we had vacant apartments in my building, I prayed they wouldn't be rented to smokers.

Once I was watching an old movie, and wasn't feeling well...I had to turn it off because I couldn't stand to even watch the smoking.  :o

In the first year that I quit, I could have said what you said above...but when I got past a certain point, I didn't ever want to do it again. Going on six years later I still don't.



Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: MarsGirl on November 21, 2010, 05:47:42 PM
Damn, SW, I need to get on whatever program you did to quit smoking. I'd love it if I could find them repulsive.
Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: sw on November 21, 2010, 06:30:58 PM
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Damn, SW, I need to get on whatever program you did to quit smoking. I'd love it if I could find them repulsive.

I didn't expect it to turn out that way but I do consider myself lucky in that regard. It appears to me that some people quit and have that "repulsed" reaction afterwards, and others can still tolerate it, making it harder for them.

I quit cold turkey. I really didn't want to be "a smoker" anymore. 
I also moved to a building where no one smokes (a coincidence but it helped), and washed all my clothes, even cleaned the furniture so I didn't bring the smell with me. Coming into a freshly painted apartment, I didn't want to have to do the extra cleaning that is necessary when you smoke indoors.
It helps that few of my friends smoke, and among those who do, I don't see them very often.
I live in NYC which makes it harder to smoke in a public place, etc. Also the taxes will kill you before the smoking would.
Also I had great support from one of my friends so when I had weak moments, I could call her and she'd talk to me until it passed.

My mom quit after more years than I can even imagine. She literally cannot afford it anymore since she retired. She got some support from a local hotline that the city sponsors (paid for by the cigarette taxes), and one of the people she spoke to told her that when you get the urge, just WAIT. And wait for it to pass, because it will!

I would go for a couple of days without it if I got a cold. But always went back until I quit when I was feeling well and just kept at it. Also quitnet helps because it tracks your progress and it's neat to see the numbers of cigarettes not smoked go up and the money you save adding up.

Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: MarsGirl on November 21, 2010, 06:52:29 PM
I go for weeks and weeks without doing it... But right now it seems I still relapse to one or two about once a month. I'm a cyclist and I'm trying hard not to do it at all. Plus, I have asthma. My urges sometimes come if I've had a few drinks... one ill leads to the other. Ugh.
Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: JTBaby on November 21, 2010, 06:59:13 PM
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Pfft. Once a smoker - always a smoker.

bo****ks.

I smoked a pack a day for over 10 years before quitting.

Haven't touched them in 20.

Can't bear to be around them now, nasty stupid disgusting habit.

Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: Boom Cha! on November 21, 2010, 07:09:10 PM
I'll have a cigarette every once in awhile. I just do it socially, like with drinking. I'm not addicted to either.
Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: zooey on November 21, 2010, 10:20:16 PM
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Pfft. Once a smoker - always a smoker.

bo****ks.

I smoked a pack a day for over 10 years before quitting.

Haven't touched them in 20.

Can't bear to be around them now, nasty stupid disgusting habit.



this - hasn't been 20 years yet but the sentiment's the same
Title: Re: Band members smoking
Post by: AltRockAddict on December 04, 2010, 07:16:57 PM
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I always worry about Bono smoking, though. I dont want it to mess up his voice. And, of course, I dont want him to get cancer.
my feelings exactly!