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

    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

    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

    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

    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
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