I Am a Non-smoker

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    Quit almost a month ago

    and feel so much better
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    7 Responses Aug 11, 2015

    But I live with many

    who do smoke. I have smoked weed though.
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    2 Responses Aug 31, 2015
    ladytasia92 ladytasia92
    22-25, F
    Aug 11, 2015
    goodman72 goodman72
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Feb 14

    Quit in 1986. Was in nursing school & saw a

    smoker's lungs in an anatomy lab. I said to myself " What are you doing to yourself? " The lungs looked like sponge that had soaked up road tar & were covered with tumors. It was rough for a long time. Took a lot of mental "cigarette breaks". Went out for fresh air instead...
    deedee59 deedee59
    56-60, F
    1 Response Aug 5, 2015

    Never wanted to and know the damage it can do

    so no smoking for me for 45-50 years till I'm 70-75 at which point might use a pipe
    MonarchBritIX MonarchBritIX
    22-25, M
    Apr 6

    Ya I used to smoke but I quit more

    than 10 years ago greatest thing I ever did I don't hate smokers but I do hate smoke
    hd1000 hd1000
    56-60, M
    Oct 16, 2015

    Have you ever notice all those

    that stand in the doorways to smoke. Why is that? You and I have to pass through their clouds to get anywhere. As someone who has asthma I hate that!!
    geminigirl54 geminigirl54
    41-45, F
    Oct 14, 2015

    I been on chanix a week.

    My doctor said to smoke the first 2 weeks. I hate the smell it makes me sick and I had this pack on my night stand for days.... I'm so happy!!!!
    Brandi01 Brandi01
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 3, 2015

    I don't like the smell of the cigretts smoke.

    . I refuse to hang with people who are smokers.. kissing someone is like kissing a dirty ashtray
    eyeamalive eyeamalive
    46-50, F
    Oct 4, 2015

    Both of my parents smoke,

    and basically my entire family does. But, I've never seen the appeal of it. I've never wondered what it would be like to take a drag. Just the smell alone turns me off. Not to mention that I save a ton of money by not needing to buy cigarettes, they're so expensive! Anyways...
    todayimactuallyme todayimactuallyme
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 13, 2015

    Never smoked, never will.

    Simply put, we all know the health risks of smoking. Thankfully more and more states are putting restrictions on where people smoke, causing less second hand smoke for those of us who are non-smokers. The smell of cigarettes just makes my throat and nose itch, if a smoker has to...
    TheRedTie TheRedTie
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 13

    I wasn't always though.

    But 4 years ago I said I'm done and that was that. Never smoked another!
    imnotyourfriend imnotyourfriend
    41-45, M
    Nov 25, 2015

    I don't see any reason to smoke.

    I grew up in a non-smoking family, neither of my parents has ever smoked. There are lots of reasons not to smoke, but the most important one is that it's unhealthy. No matter how you turn it, smoking will never be healthy. On top of that it's a waste of money, I rather spend my...
    Sanvis Sanvis
    18-21, F
    Jul 23, 2014

    I once smoked

    but now I do not smoke thought it was good but I started to feel worse day by day so I decided to quit I am glad I did stop.
    marblemuck marblemuck
    66-70, M
    Nov 1, 2015

    It's irritating as hell because

    as a non smoker, the smell of smoke literally makes me sick. Not just allergies. Nausea and migraines are common around smoke. I've got a roommate that's really disrespectful about my need for a smoke free apartment. She doesn't understand how the smoke travels through the vents...
    Sariliz Sariliz
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 26, 2015

    Maybe a non-smoker isn't actually what I am.

    I smoked daily from age 16 - 24. I quit for a while and started again. Then I'd quit again. The last time I changed my attitude. I didn't quit, I carried a pack in my purse until they fell apart. I still have lighters all over the house. I haven't smoked a cigarette in about 6...
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    4 Responses Jul 17, 2015

    A friend gave me a cigarette one day

    when I was 16. "Here, try this." She said. I coughed and felt gross with the taste. Never again.
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    1 Response Oct 13, 2015

    I don't smoke at all.

    Smoking make your lips turn purple. It makes your breath smell, your teeth turn yellow drinking make your teeth turn yellow. Smoking is not good. Weed or not. Drinking is not good unless it's water or juice or even soda . Nobody should smoke or smoke in my opinion.
    lorrena19 lorrena19
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 4, 2015

    I, too have never smoked.

    Not only am I helping my health and saving money, being a non-smoker helped me get into the house I wanted. When working out the rental agreement, my soon to be landlady told me no smoking inside the house and I was able to tell her that I don't smoke, so that's not a problem...
    Railfan50 Railfan50
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Jan 13

    Non smoker for 14 months.

    Quitting the Nicorette was just as hard as quitting the cigarettes.
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    6 Responses Dec 18, 2015

    My mom and I are the only people in my family

    that don't smoke. That being said, everyone that I do know that smokes has always been part of my wonderful support system. So, although I don't smoke, and I don't encourage people to start, I associate the smell of Marlboro Reds and Lucky Strikes with comfort and home. :)
    underlyinghonesty underlyinghonesty
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 9, 2015

    I have noticed that people

    who smoke , don't respect anything.
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    3 Responses Jun 4, 2014

    I have never shown any interest in smoking

    but I don't criticise those that do, after all it's their choice, it's their life. I used to suffer badly when smoke got anywhere near my eyes, but now that there is no smoking allowed in public places I no longer have the problem. Also after a night out you no longer return...
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    May 19, 2015
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    1 Response Oct 13, 2015
    90skid1990 90skid1990
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Dec 11, 2015

    As a former smoker I try really hard not to be

    too righteous about it - but it is truly an awful habit. That said, I really enjoyed smoking! I gave up 3 years ago faced with an ultimatum along the lines of 'you can smoke but we will not be going out with each other'. It took me 2 weeks to quit (but I still smoke in my...
    sowerbys sowerbys
    51-55, M
    1 Response Oct 13, 2015

    You are among my most favorite people.

    Now if you were a guy who loved God I would really want to know you better.
    geminigirl54 geminigirl54
    41-45, F
    Oct 13, 2015

    took one big puff off a cigarette

    when I was 12 and that's all it took for me. I coughed for a week. I've been around too many people who cannot kick the habit. The addiction is awful.
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    2 Responses Aug 31, 2015

    I cannot stance the smell,

    dither of a burning cigarette, or someone who has smoked one. Rather prefer not to know it.
    Liebenbergmrl Liebenbergmrl
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Nov 8, 2015

    It's a non-smoker's world now.

    Or at least it's becoming that with no signs of letting up.
    Ewashere Ewashere
    18-21, M
    Oct 13, 2015

    Just took a couple drags of my friends smoke

    now I have that horrible taste in my mouth gotta stop being curious lol
    konradpet konradpet
    51-55, M
    5 Responses May 3, 2015

    NEVER!!! Why ANY teen would wanna start

    such a disgusting and LETHAL habit is beyond me! Honestly, I don't even think I'd wanna date a smoker because I find this habit to be a severe turn off. Stay clean, kids! It does NOT look cool or "glamorous" to be ruining your body.
    FallenAngel500 FallenAngel500
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Oct 12, 2015

    I don't find smoking attractive health wise.

    I want to keep my good skin and teeth for as long as possible. And oh the smell dont get me started!
    fenixleo fenixleo
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 13, 2015

    I am now and forever bc smoking bad

    for your health and just nasty!
    Nenanena13 Nenanena13
    13-15, F
    1 Response Aug 16, 2015

    20 years this May. I started smoking at 14.

    Dumb teenage decisions. By 24, I was done. I was so sick of smoking, I was asking myself why am I doing this. The , I found out that I pregnant, so I quit and never picked that nasty habit up again.
    SocialHermit SocialHermit
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Mar 25, 2015

    today is my 3 year anniversary of being a non

    smoker! All I used was an elastic band and will power!
    sunbird86 sunbird86
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 13, 2015

    I hate cigarette smokes.

    Especially to those smokers who don't know how to read "NO SMOKING" signs.
    shriie shriie
    22-25, F
    Oct 27, 2015

    I have never smoked a cigarette,

    cigar, pot or whatever people might smoke, in my entire life. I have just no desire to, and it really grosses me out to be honest. I always hate the smell of cigarette smoke, and hate having to be around it. I wrote a story a while back about not liking the word "hate", and...
    DocMcSizzle DocMcSizzle
    26-30, F
    14 Responses Oct 24, 2015
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Feb 2

    I used to be a smoker ,

    but I am smoke free now thank goodness!!!!
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    4 Responses Dec 14, 2014

    So glad I am. It has saved me

    so much money not having that habit and health wise too. My old stepfather smoked whenever, wherever ******* me off so bad that I vowed never to start smoking.
    asert12345678 asert12345678
    31-35, M
    Oct 13, 2015

    3 Pack A Day 30 Year Smoker

    In 1965 pretty much everyone smoked-it was really just a way of life for many people back then. I was 15 when I started this nasty,addictive habit.We really thought this was "kewl"at that age- ALL OUR FRIENDS SMOKED and so it was a very social thing. When you START smoking you...
    puddetat puddetat
    66-70, F
    Mar 21, 2012
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