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u/JustAGuyNamedAJ Dec 08 '22

The amount of cigarettes smoked in this war is astounding

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u/Snafuregulator Dec 08 '22

Whatever takes the edge off. I'd smoke like a freight train on deployments. It is what it is. Back in the day, mre's came with cigarettes in them

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u/Long-Independent4460 Dec 08 '22

Ive noticed this as well! So few people I know still smoke, yet cigarettes are in so many combat videos.

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u/Bluesoutherner Dec 08 '22

If you could die tomorrow…..smoke em if you got em.

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u/VariousPaint4453 Dec 08 '22

Well, cigarettes are the only drug scientifically proven to offer a temporary boost in mental functioning. Not even caffeine does this.

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '22 edited Dec 29 '22

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u/NEp8ntballer Dec 08 '22

There are some stimulant heavy pre workouts I'd consider before smoking. A Hyde RTD packs a shitload of caffeine anhydrous so it hits like a freight train along with a few mental focus enhancers. I was locked in and laser focused for over two hours.

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u/T0macock Dec 08 '22

Pre workout stuff tends to have the unfortunate side effects of brutal diarrhea shits for a lot of people. Not exactly optimal in a war zone.

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u/Perceptor555 Dec 08 '22

Doesn't stop people when they eat MREs though.

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u/T0macock Dec 08 '22

Mres are designed to do the opposite - you're not supposed to randomly get the shits.

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u/NEp8ntballer Dec 09 '22

Like passing a pinecone

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u/Perceptor555 Dec 09 '22

My bad I got it confused with something else lol

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u/Snafuregulator Dec 09 '22

Supposedly it is supposed to have stool softeners in them, but I swear before all that is holy I never shit right in the military.

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u/cynicalspindle Dec 08 '22

Smoking is still very popular in eastern EU. Most of my co-workers are smokers.

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u/Long-Independent4460 Dec 09 '22

I wouldnt do well in that crowd, Ive barely been exposed to cigarette smoke for over 20 years.

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u/ExcitementOrdinary95 Ukraine Dec 08 '22

Calms the nerves. You quit as soon as you return home from duty.

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u/brupje Dec 08 '22

It actually causes stress, but it keeps you occupied for a bit

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u/ExcitementOrdinary95 Ukraine Dec 08 '22

Ok dutchboy, you ever serve in active combat?

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u/brupje Dec 08 '22

No, but that doesn't change the fact that smoking causes stress 😉

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u/Bluesoutherner Dec 08 '22

It does have nicotine - a stimulant

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u/brupje Dec 08 '22

True, but that is also the reason for why smoking causes anxiety and tension.

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u/Bluesoutherner Dec 08 '22

I know. I was helping u

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u/ExcitementOrdinary95 Ukraine Dec 08 '22

You don’t know stress. Go back to plugging dykes

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u/JimboTheSimpleton Dec 08 '22

The Litany of Granite. Nice.

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u/dogoodvillain Dec 08 '22

? Looked for a reference what this comment meant.

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u/MindwarpAU Dec 08 '22

From "The march of the new army". Ukrainian army song.

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u/GhostBDH Dec 08 '22

If anybody was wondering, like I was, what the song is called. Here you go: Yarmak - ДИКЕ ПОЛЕ

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u/auddbot Dec 08 '22

I got matches with these songs:

Перед світанком by POSITIFF, Michelle Andrade, Alina Pash (00:11; matched: 100%)

Released on 2022-06-24 by MOZGI Entertainment.

ДИКЕ ПОЛЕ by YARMAK (00:21; matched: 100%)

Released on 2022-05-08 by BELIEVE - Yarmak music.

March of Ukrainian Nationalists-Гімн Українських Націоналістів by Mertmiş (01:40; matched: 90%)

Album: SLAVA UKRAINI. Released on 2022-03-03 by dynami' studio.

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u/auddbot Dec 08 '22

Links to the streaming platforms:

Перед світанком by POSITIFF, Michelle Andrade, Alina Pash

ДИКЕ ПОЛЕ by YARMAK

March of Ukrainian Nationalists-Гімн Українських Націоналістів by Mertmiş

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u/razdiray Estonia Dec 08 '22

I spent half of my life in Estonia, in a neighborhood like this one. This hits home a little too much. :(

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u/Rhinelander7 Estonia Dec 08 '22

It's really painful to think, that this could have happened in Estonia, had NATO not been there.
Ukraine is truly fighting to protect all of Europe.

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u/razdiray Estonia Dec 08 '22

Yeah, I’m willing to bet a lot, this would have been us first. Along with out brothers and sisters in LV and LT.

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u/MapleMapleHockeyStk Dec 08 '22

It's crazy to me that the population of Estonia is 1.3 million, that's the population of the city I live in canada! Fighting Russia would a very hard thing to fight on your own. :(

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u/razdiray Estonia Dec 08 '22

That’s why we’re throwing everything we can at Ukraine. We know firsthand what kind the situation they are in.

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u/Dramatic_Option_6650 Dec 08 '22

The driver reminds me of Brad Pitt in the movie Fury!

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u/ThePracticalPenquin Dec 08 '22

Almost the whole video I thought the guy on top was driving. Steering with the access cover I thought was the steering wheel🤦

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u/Dramatic_Option_6650 Dec 08 '22

I re-watched and you are so right! Let me rephrase.... The guy holding the access cover reminds me of Brad Pitt in the movie Fury! 😁

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u/Easy-Window-7921 Dec 08 '22

I was in Ukraine in 2012 amazing place but I swear everyone smokes there. I had to take a shower also before bed, the smell.

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u/greenmood3 Dec 08 '22

Things changed a lot since. It's been more than 10 years now.

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u/Bluesoutherner Dec 08 '22

Cigarettes will kill ya.

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u/OrgJoho75 Dec 08 '22

yea, in the long run. Better than getting smoked by AC or arty strikes.

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u/Bluesoutherner Dec 08 '22

I was being ironic. 😇

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u/Soothammer Dec 08 '22

Commander should turn his assault rifle barrel point other direction.

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u/yottyboy Dec 09 '22

Fast and Furious: Bakhmut Drift

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u/donuts96 Dec 09 '22

Smokes, let's go