I Am a Nonsmoker

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    Trying to get my uncle to reduce smoking

    but I just don't know how! He doesn't want to and I think no matter how much I try it won't work because he has to want it himself first.
    yarazebian yarazebian
    16-17, F
    Jun 19, 2015

    I Hate Cigarette Smoke

    I'm allergic to cigarette smoke, not tobacco smoke, but the nasty cigarettes filled with chemicals. I'm so grateful that smoking is banned in restaurants here in Florida where I live. I still have problems when I go out drinking with friends because bars still allow smoking. I...
    awesomekt366 awesomekt366
    18-21, F
    May 9, 2011

    I never smoked anything.

    I was a competitive athlete most of my life and was very aware of what I put in my body. I did endurance sports and needed as much lung capacity as I could get. Now I still train but no longer compete. I value my health. I will not be in an intimate relationship with someone who...
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    Jan 7, 2015


    I do not smoke and never will, but my mother does and probably always will. Smoke has always been the scent of 'mommy' to me. It makes me cough, but I love the smell. Reminds me of pleasant early childhood.
    OpheliacInsomnia OpheliacInsomnia
    13-15, F
    May 29, 2010

    I don't smoke cigarettes.

    They make your hair smell, your clothes, your skin, your breath eeeeeewwww!!!
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    2 Responses Feb 11

    I don't smoke and I hate the smell of cigg

    when I kiss a smoking lady ... Ewww I think nobody wants French kiss with ash tray
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    1 Response Mar 9

    I've tried it....I was 11.

    ..way too young....took one puff and was absolutely disgusted. I tried it with a few friends and one of the parents found out....called all of the parents...and ....oh....I was in deep....deep trouble. Not worth it....and all.
    Cinnamongrl Cinnamongrl
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Sep 28, 2014

    Aside from the one time

    when i thought i was a cool 12 year old i have never been interested in smoking. If you choose to smoke that's okay but not really a fan of smoking at all.
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 29

    03/04/2016 - After having been with someone

    who smokes it's not as bad as I thought it would be. I guess it helps when you're attracted to and have feelings for that person.
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream
    26-30, F
    Apr 2

    I Am Allergic!

    When I was a child, I was always skeleton thin and weak, susceptible to colds and respiratory illnesses. Not one of the many doctors I went to could figure out why I got sick so easily all the time.When I turned 16, I pretty much moved out of my family's home to live with my...
    xgod242 xgod242
    36-40, M
    Apr 19, 2013


    I stopped smoking over a year ago, and now I can't even stand to be anywhere near a cigarette. The smell grosses me out, the smoke burns my eyes and my lungs and gives me a headache, the smell of someone who just had a cigarette sickens me, and basically I just want to vomit...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Nov 26, 2010

    Its Just Really Gross To Me

    the thought of breathing in smoke is just so gross to me. and the cost... if i really want to breathe in smoke i can find cheaper ways to do it other than buying it at ridiculous prices. and i hate to see a beautiful woman light up a cigarette. thats like an immediate turn off...
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher
    26-30, M
    Apr 23, 2011

    I used to smoke 2-3 packs a day

    but quit 20 years ago. Haven't smoked since. I felt better with more energy almost immediately.
    joseekatt joseekatt
    46-50, F
    1 Response Dec 21, 2014

    I use to be a smoker.

    I have watched 3 people die from lung cancer due to smoking so I will never smoked again.
    deleted deleted
    Jul 13, 2015

    I never have and never will.

    I think it stinks and I take medication that keeps from it. It is also to expensive.
    Need2cupee Need2cupee
    51-55, M
    Jan 15

    Never smoked anything,

    my parents were smokers people at school and co workers now always pressure me to try it, but I never have and proud of my self for that.
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    1 Response Jul 6, 2014

    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...
    TheRedTie TheRedTie
    31-35, M
    Jan 14

    Smokers Beware

    If I see a smoker at work dragging on a cigarette where they shouldn't be doing it. 50 percent chance I will turn them in. Second hand smoke affects my asthma badly. The General Manager at work backs me 100 percent on this.
    cruisebyyou cruisebyyou
    46-50, M
    May 8, 2011

    Childhood Pact

    When I was little my sisters and I had an hour drive to our grandparent's house with my parents chain smoking the whole way.  We had a midsize car and six of us would be packed in like sardines.  My mom and dad up front with my baby sis in the middle and then the...
    jcue1976 jcue1976
    31-35, F
    Sep 22, 2010
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999
    16-17, M
    Oct 24, 2015

    I Hate Inconsiderate Smokers.

    I honestly can't stand being around people when they're smoking. I find it to be a very disgusting habit, the smell is horrible, and the taste (kissing) is even worse. I find smoking to be a big turnoff. BUT I'm not going to discriminate against people who smoke. In general...
    KaBe22 KaBe22
    18-21, F
    5 Responses May 28, 2010

    I´ve never smoked any cigarettes

    but I am doing other things what is not good for the health: drinking too much Coca-Cola and eating too much sweets. That´s why I can´t judge smokers. :-)
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    Sep 16, 2015

    Relax. . .

    this evening as I sat, the sun beating down, at a parkandride - waiting for a bus. I sat, in the shade looking out into scorching sun. two children sat - twenty feet away - in the place where the smokers go. . . chatting talking - I can almost make out the words. they catch me...
    theologian theologian
    18-21, M
    10 Responses Jul 17, 2009

    I Hate The Smell Of Cigarette Smoke

    to me the smell of cigarette smoke is as repulsive as bad body odour or a bad fart,i have never smoked and cannot understand why people smoke when its very apparent you are damaging your health when you smoke.add the fact the cost of smoking in the UK i just cant get my head...
    ally25 ally25
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 21, 2010

    I smoked a little between the ages of 16

    and 18.I even had a pipe. The then joined the Air Force and was posted to Germany. On elf the perks offered to the forces was that cigarettes were one shilling (equals 5 pence today) for 20 cigarettes. I realised that If I carried on smoking I would get hooked so I gave up...
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    Nov 15, 2014
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    1 Response Jan 14

    I stopped smoking after nearly 40 years.

    It's been a little over three months now. I feel so much better without those nasty things in my life. I smell better now as we'll. 😄
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    Feb 3

    When You Know Better You Should Do Better.

    I used to smoke. I started smoking at a very young age,12 yrs.old i think. My aunt's best friend was staying over for the weekend and had left her cigarettes on the sofa by mistake. I have a aunt that is only a few years older than me, maybe 16 @ the time. When i found them i...
    charityfirst charityfirst
    36-40, F
    Nov 1, 2011

    Sorry, but that is a deal breaker.

    Take it somewhere else, ''Smokey Smokerson''.
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    Dec 30, 2015

    I have never smoked, never felt the urge to

    join in with others who do! The cigarette packets tell you what smoking does! Yes, there was a time I have been told when there were less harmful chemicals in cigarettes so you wouldn't get ill from them. Soldiers of the First World War lived until they were a hundred, and...
    Grenard93 Grenard93
    22-25, F
    Oct 22, 2015
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