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14th Apr '16 4:37:23 PM BonerBender
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* In ''Manga/BokuDakeGaInaiMachi'', Gaku Yashiro gained a sugar addiction after he stopped smoking and fills his glove compartment with candy. [[spoiler:He also uses the candy to drug and murder children.]]
13th Mar '16 4:42:59 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* After being in a car accident in Wrestling/{{WCW}}, Wrestling/EddieGuerrero got addicted to his pain medicine, which lead to him being fired from the Wrestling/WorldWrestlingFederation. From there he kicked his habits by working for promotions on the independent circuit such as IWA Mid-South, The International Wrestling Cartel and Wrestling/RingOfHonor, saying he was still addicted, but to competing with the younger wrestlers rather than to drugs.[[/folder]]

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* After being in a car accident in Wrestling/{{WCW}}, Wrestling/EddieGuerrero got addicted to his pain medicine, which lead to him being fired from the Wrestling/WorldWrestlingFederation. From there he kicked his habits by working for promotions on the independent circuit such as IWA Mid-South, The International Wrestling Cartel and Wrestling/RingOfHonor, saying he was still addicted, but to competing with the younger wrestlers rather than to drugs.drugs.
* The Last Real Man Silas Young used to be a heroine addict before he became a pro wrestler and became too dedicated to his new sport to keep up the habit.
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25th Feb '16 3:29:14 PM eroock
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->''I tried to give up cigarettes. I bought a book on addiction. Apparently, if you're addicted to something, when you give it up you replace it with something else. Like a hobby. So I did a pottery course. First day, everyone made ashtrays.''

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->''I ->''"I tried to give up cigarettes. I bought a book on addiction. Apparently, if you're addicted to something, when you give it up you replace it with something else. Like a hobby. So I did a pottery course. First day, everyone made ashtrays.''"''
19th Feb '16 6:46:31 AM kandiman
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*** It's actually recommended by Anonymous groups that you should attend 3-5 meetings a week, and is actually part of the program. One of the twelve steps involves service to other members and the group as a whole. It's also key to recovery to put recovery above other interests. In short, it isn't an addiction to the groups at all, but a lifestyle change necessary to achieve sobriety.
30th Jan '16 2:37:30 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Multiplex}}'', Jason developed a really bad case of addiction to caffeine. [[http://www.multiplexcomic.com/strip/440 A co-worker of his told him about how she was addicted to coffee and it got so bad that she had quit the movie theater and worked as a coffee server. She managed to quit by smoking weed]].

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Multiplex}}'', Jason developed a really bad case of addiction to caffeine. [[http://www.multiplexcomic.com/strip/440 A co-worker of his told him about how she was addicted to coffee and it got so bad that she had quit the movie theater and worked as a coffee server. She managed to quit by smoking weed]].weed.]]
30th Jan '16 2:35:47 PM WillKeaton
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* Subverted in ''Film/{{Clerks}}''. Someone comes into the store to accuse the clerks of being "Death-Merchants" for serving people with cigarettes. He tries to convince every smoker to quitting smoking and start buying Chewlie's gum instead. He is then revealed to be a Chewlie's representative, merely out to sell more gum. Everyone gets kicked out of the store, and one smoker buys a pack of cigarettes before leaving.

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* Subverted in ''Film/{{Clerks}}''. ''Film/{{Clerks}}'' Someone comes into the store to accuse the clerks of being "Death-Merchants" for serving people with cigarettes. He tries to convince every smoker to quitting smoking and start buying Chewlie's gum instead. He is then revealed to be a Chewlie's representative, merely out to sell more gum. Everyone gets kicked out of the store, and one smoker buys a pack of cigarettes before leaving.
9th Dec '15 10:51:50 AM AsForMyHandle
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->''I tried to give up cigarettes. I bought a book on addiction. Apparently, if you're addicted to something, when you give it up you replace it with something else. Like a hobby. So I did a pottery course. [[ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere First day, everyone made ashtrays]].''

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->''I tried to give up cigarettes. I bought a book on addiction. Apparently, if you're addicted to something, when you give it up you replace it with something else. Like a hobby. So I did a pottery course. [[ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere First day, everyone made ashtrays]].ashtrays.''
28th Nov '15 7:13:34 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* After being in a car accident in Wrestling/{{WCW}}, Wrestling/EddieGuerrero got addicted to his pain medicine, which lead to him being fired from the Wrestling/WorldWrestlingFederation. From there he kicked his habits by working for promotions on the independent circuit such as IWA Mid-South, The International Wrestling Cartel and Wrestling/RingOfHonor, saying he was still addicted, but to competing with the younger wrestlers rather than to drugs.[[/folder]]
8th Oct '15 3:49:25 AM AdamC
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* Discussed in ''Series/{{Cheers}}''. Sam (a former alcoholic) notes he's seen other addicts recover this way, and seems to constantly be drinking coffee or bottled water in most of his scenes.
5th Sep '15 6:58:40 PM GottamsReckoning
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* Joe Clay from ''Film/DaysOfWineAndRoses'' mitigates his need of alcohol with cigarettes. He tries to help his wife Kirsten with it too but everything is futile. Also, during the Alcoholics Anonymous scene several people in the room are seen anxiously smoking.
* Greg Focker in ''Film/MeetTheParents'', to impress his future father-in-law, the overprotective and former CIA operative Jack Byrnes, has to give up his smoking habit and chews nicotine gum to fill his need.
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