I Am a Non-smoker That Does Not Hate Smokers, In the Least

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    How Could I Hate?

    I was raised by a heavy smoking mom. All of her friends and many of my relatives smoked as well. Many others raised in a smoking enviornment turn against smokers and avoid having any smokers in their social circle. I don't understand this backlash. Even if I don't smoke I feel...
    Cleancut Cleancut
    Aug 11, 2013

    This Is A Strange But....

    I have never smoked a cigarette in my whole life. I will never smoke one either. Like many other non-smokers I do not like to eat in a restaurant where there are smokers. Most restaurants anyways. If I am at a bowling alley, totally expect to smell smoke. At a bar, yes...it's...
    ijustneed2talk ijustneed2talk
    46-50, F
    2 Responses May 11, 2012


    If anyone wants to smoke they should have the right,I just never really felt like doing it myself. I make dumb decisions all the time so if one of my friends wants to make the dumb decision of smoking,why the hell not! Just because the things I do that are bad for me are...
    YoungGothicWriter YoungGothicWriter
    Nov 15, 2013

    As An Ex Smoker...

    I'm possibly more tolerant of it than if I'd never smoked myself, but not in my house/car (or when I'm handling flammable liquids). The cost and inconvenience were among the reasons I gave it up.
    supersnipe supersnipe
    56-60, M
    Nov 16, 2013

    Only Non Smoker In The House

    Mom-40yrs old...dad-49...sister-15....brother-12  me 16 and clean from smoking the nasty stuff... yes my brother is smoking... and he is a chain smoker. It upsets me to see it but i do anyways. I know it is non of my business to tell the what to do but i know they are...
    theshortloud1 theshortloud1
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 4, 2010

    I'm Not One of 'them'......tg

    They may be nice, but it's now how it seems. It feels way more like intolerance, control, and a bit of "I did it, you can too" so I'm better than you... In any case, I quit smoking and I am ever so grateful that I am continuing to be successful. BUT, I do not...
    Debra27 Debra27
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jul 4, 2009
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