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Chain Smoking Chimp Quits Smoking

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by GamblersGrin, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. GamblersGrin

    GamblersGrin Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 24, 2003 Messages: 3,243 Likes Received: 16

    Chain-smoking chimp kicks the habit...

    Beijing - A chimpanzee in a Chinese zoo has successfully kicked a 16-year smoking habit after becoming hooked when two spouses died and her daughter left, state press said on Monday.

    Ai Ai, a 27-year-old chimp at the Qinling Safari Park in northern China's Shaanxi province, ended her tobacco dependency when zoo keepers put her on a strict regime that included walking, music therapy and exercise sessions, Xinhua news agency said.

    "In the first few days, she squealed for cigarettes every now and then, but as her life became more colourful, she gradually forgot about them altogether," one zookeeper was quoted as saying.

    "She's served fried dishes and dumplings at every meal, alongside her usual diet of milk, banana and rice," he said, "I also put earphones on her so that she could enjoy some pop music from my Walkman."

    According to the report, Ai Ai became a smoker in 1989, shortly after her first spouse died.

    She started demanding more and more cigarettes after her second spouse died in 1997 and her daughter departed to another zoo, it said.

    The report did not say why zookeepers started giving the animal cigarettes, or whether they faced punishment.

    China is the world's largest cigarette consumer, with education about the dangers of tobacco not widely known. China has lax laws protecting the rights of animals.
  2. WhiteOx

    WhiteOx Elite Member

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  3. El Mikinbin De Miami

    El Mikinbin De Miami Member

    Joined: Dec 7, 2004 Messages: 585 Likes Received: 0
    Hey, she did it....maybe I can do it too!
  4. master bait

    master bait Member

    Joined: Feb 16, 2005 Messages: 605 Likes Received: 0
    no way... I'll start smoking right away to prove that chimp fuck wrong
  5. isor357

    isor357 Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 2,491 Likes Received: 3
    Finally i can sleep at night.
  6. Gat Bush

    Gat Bush Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 23, 2003 Messages: 9,817 Likes Received: 130
    i seen that monkey on the news a while ago. it was top news for a couple days.

    good for her.
  7. shameless self promotion

    shameless self promotion 12oz Legend

    Joined: Mar 7, 2001 Messages: 16,307 Likes Received: 114
    I stopped last week.

  8. dosoner

    dosoner Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 8, 2000 Messages: 3,735 Likes Received: 26
    i will never have enough self control to quit, its just too hard to not smoke when im drunk, and that is like, all the time.
  9. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,136 Likes Received: 82

    Why? Did you end up getting pissed at someone?
  10. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 18, 2001 Messages: 21,803 Likes Received: 41
    wow, congrats! you quit smoking ai ai.

    its not like the monkey had any choice in quitting, its not like it can go to the store and buy a pack. if noone gives it any, it quits.

    does anyone not smoke in china?

  11. Harvey Wallbanger

    Harvey Wallbanger Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Oct 13, 2004 Messages: 8,567 Likes Received: 401
    Good for her. I bet when she gets drunk she still has a drag or two.

    Evoker told me about that chimp years ago, and how she would bum cigarettes off of zoo visitors or smoke the ends of butts that people dropped near her cage. If someone wouldn't give one to her, she would flip out. He thought that shit was so cool, he was actually trying to convince me to go to China to see it once. Then he did a painitng of her and sold it for a bunch of money.
  12. WetPussy

    WetPussy Junior Member

    Joined: Sep 28, 2005 Messages: 144 Likes Received: 1
    yeah me, I dont smoke in China
  13. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 18, 2001 Messages: 5,263 Likes Received: 40


    "Hey. I'm fucking bored. Lets go give the monkey cigarettes."

    "CHEA, DUDE!"
  14. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,136 Likes Received: 82
    It's ok, I've already mailed some promotional incentives and a free carton to the chimp....
  15. Tough Love

    Tough Love Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 10, 2004 Messages: 1,894 Likes Received: 2
    woah that must be hard, the goddamn monkey is in a cage. Just stop giving it smokes. Fuck..whats it gunna do? flip out and hit the cage? Gimme a break