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Re: Next Berkshire acquisition speculation
« Reply #50 on: October 29, 2019, 01:40:03 AM »
There IS a very small position in Diageo (DEO), which is alcohol brands, 227 thousand ADRs worth $36 million only at present, but that's not widely known because it's within the part of the Gen Re portfolio held via New England Asset Management's 13F filings.


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Re: Next Berkshire acquisition speculation
« Reply #51 on: October 29, 2019, 04:36:59 AM »
My father in law was a smoker for 20 years. Then my wife educated him on the health effects. One day he just quit cold turkey. So itís not that you canít quit because itís addictive.

Both of my parents quit cold turkey when I was young and my father was smoking 3 packs per day. My wife quit cold turkey as well before we had kids.  Although she only smoked for 4 years or so before quitting.  It is possible to quit.

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Re: Next Berkshire acquisition speculation
« Reply #52 on: October 29, 2019, 07:04:57 AM »
There IS a very small position in Diageo (DEO), which is alcohol brands, 227 thousand ADRs worth $36 million only at present, but that's not widely known because it's within the part of the Gen Re portfolio held via New England Asset Management's 13F filings.

DEOís headquarter, which is in CT, is not far from the town I live.
A couple of times I drove by, and saw helicopter was flying and parked on the rooftop. Seem they have a lot of money but possibly a wasteful culture.

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Re: Next Berkshire acquisition speculation
« Reply #53 on: October 29, 2019, 07:07:28 AM »
Different types of nicotine/smoking addiction.  For some it's more psychological and others it is neurochemical.

Those that have a really hard time are more wired - genetically - in their brain receptors to grab hold of nicotine.

They suffer the worst withdrawal symptoms.

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Re: Next Berkshire acquisition speculation
« Reply #54 on: October 29, 2019, 07:38:58 AM »
Different types of nicotine/smoking addiction.  For some it's more psychological and others it is neurochemical.

Those that have a really hard time are more wired - genetically - in their brain receptors to grab hold of nicotine.

They suffer the worst withdrawal symptoms.

This could be true.  But what I've found personally is that it is really really easy to just never start smoking at all.  I mean, I've been not starting smoking my entire life and it's taken me literally zero effort.