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I Am a Smoker

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    I Love Smoking

    I started smoking the summer after my fourteenth birthday. My best friend Jake had been smoking since he was about ten and was completely in love with it. I guess he rubbed that feeling off on me. I love the smell of cigarette smoke in a room. Back in high school, I smoked weed...
    xoxkurtxox xoxkurtxox 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 21, 2008

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    I notice sometimes that there can be clashes

    between weed smokers and cigarette smokers. Being both, I know that often the two can coexist peacefully. But sometimes I see older smokers clashing with younger stoners over which type of smoking is more legitimate. It doesn't matter to me; we all enjoy taking things into our...
    CrepuscularCook CrepuscularCook 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    I hate when you are sick

    and smoking just does not taste the same. Be gone damn cold I want to enjoy my cigs again.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 10, 2014

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    Smoking Is Good For Me

    I smoke two or three times a day. I can't live without smoke! It is part of my life and who I am. I love to do it and I love the feeling of the smoke in my lungs. It is cool! I feel smoking is better for me than not smoking! At least I am happy.
    lazyamy lazyamy 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    I've been smoking for 4 years.

    And I'm only 17 years old. It started out by having everyone else around me smoking, so I practically 'joined the club'. I went through the whole short breath, I'd wake up sometimes gasping for breath turning blue, but that just made me want it more. I'm so ashamed of myself. My...
    Sofyy Sofyy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2014

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    I hate being a smoker,

    actually. I don't like to set bad examples so I don't do it in front of my daughter nor do I do it in the hous, so even if it is storm and snow is five feet deep, I sneak outside instead. But I should say I enjoy the scent of smoke in my lungs. Guess I will freeze.
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    And I hate it when people tell me "You should

    quit", it really bothers me. Smoking is my decision, just let me be.
    GCWhiskey GCWhiskey 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I smoke cigarettes and I know it's bad

    for me but I don't plan on quitting anytime soon haha. And I smoke weed once in a great while. Rarely. But I'm not against it, just doesn't do much for me usually.
    akrysrose akrysrose 22-25, F 3 Responses May 4, 2014

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    Understanding why you love cigarette smoking

    helps you. I am addicted to menthol cigarettes and did this to share my love for menthol ciggies. Smoking Interview. 1.When did you start smoking? I experimented earlier with regular then alpine ciggies, but became a daily st moritz menthol cigarette smoker when I was 12. 2...
    Ciggyaddict Ciggyaddict 41-45 Dec 14, 2013

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    My pal seth. Quit by hypnosis.

    And said i should. Me told him If they create a pill that fixes us all Me would quit. Then told him how smokes save lives. And gave proof Recently bullied To leave gold claim Or terminate several elders. Smoked plenty And reviewed options. Meds dont work...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jul 8

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    A year ago I met some people in Mexico.

    In school, they were nice. I consider them my friends I guess. I started going out with them to party's I've never experienced before. It was my first time. I had fun, I let loose, I guess I did it to distract me from everything ( if you see my "I miss my daddy" experience it...
    Bquiet Bquiet 18-21, F Nov 1, 2014

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    But i don't take drugs

    or marijuana... just plain cigarette (it's cheaper :)). If i die with this, i should have no regrets. It somehow helped me get through the years of being alone to think, to decide, to solve, to cool down my temper. Two more years i'll reach golden age...that's enough. The rest...
    hollyhelly hollyhelly 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 9, 2014

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    I do it as a means of coping.

    I find cigarettes calm me and chill me out. I used to be heavy on anti psychotic medication but now I stay away from people and use coffee and nicotine to control my stress levels. I am not a drug taker and I no longer drink. Its my only vice now and I will probably always...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    At the Mall

    The day after Thanksgiving, I was sitting outside smoking to try to regain my sanity after working with the crowds. A guy walked up to me and said, "Did you know that the Surgeon General says that smoking can cause lung cancer?"  And he listed some other...
    Bradford Bradford 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 4, 2007

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    Okay so maybe it isnt the best thing

    for ya. But its the easiest. And its relaxing.
    londonbr1dge londonbr1dge 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I like to smoke with my best friend

    and when I am alone cause it calms also too much stress and it's better than cutting your self
    IjUstDoNtCare12 IjUstDoNtCare12 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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    I suppose a story for those interested.

    ... I first tried smoking at the age of...9? I think? 9 or 10 but anyway, it was on a dare from my older sister. My mom was a heavy smoker and one day she went in the kitchen and left one burning in the ashtray. My sister proceeded to make fun of me afterwards and threaten to...
    Jdog15 Jdog15 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 30, 2014

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    I only started recently,

    and I've no regrets. It helps keep me calm and relaxed. Besides, I need a vice now I don't really drink alcohol anymore.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 31

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    I got addicted last year.

    . Trying to stop. 😔🙏 So far I haven't smoked for 2 months but I get the urge to..but I can handle it
    AriannaMariee AriannaMariee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 4, 2014

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    Smoking is only thing

    that makes me feel I am doing something for me. I never dwell in what's good or bad. But it makes me feel I am still alive.
    sky1594 sky1594 18-21, M Dec 1, 2014

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    All my girlfriends and guy friends do.

    But yes. I ? I smoke. But I'm not hooked on to it nor do I need a patch to help me get rid of the habit. I have self control that way. There are these cravings on rare occasions I have sometimes, when I just want to smoke one or two. when I need to think stuff through, feel...
    ira01 ira01 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2014

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    I don't smoke many. Maybe six a day.

    Work nights I can smoke more, but I do try to cut down!
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 22, 2014

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    yes I am a cigarette smoker

    but not as much as I would like to be my starting to goal is to smoke up to a pack or 2 after that it might depend there whether I smoke more or not but like I said I don't get to smoke much I don't even smoke a pack I smoke once in a while and if I am lucky maybe up to 7...
    jon200547 jon200547 26-30, M Oct 4, 2014

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    Not proud to admit to this.

    But I became a smoker at the age of 16. And I its weird. Its like I dont realize how much Im not proud of it until Im asked "Do you smoke?".
    londonbr1dge londonbr1dge 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Since I Was 17

    I tried my first cigarette a couple of days after I graduated high school. I'd never even taken a puff up to that point--in fact, when I was growing up I was always on my mom to quit smoking. I played volleyball, ran track, and played softball, so smoking was a no-no. But I was...
    EricsWifey EricsWifey 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 3, 2010

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    "Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the

    world. I know because I've done it thousands of times" -Mark Twain
    itsyan itsyan 16-17, F 5 Responses Oct 16, 2014

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    Weed and cigarettes. I love them both.

    I know I need to stop the cigs but I like it too much. It's bad when I have nothing to do and just sit on my porch. I can go through a pack in 12 hours. :/
    Handyman25 Handyman25 26-30, M Jun 21

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    Just Cigars

    Nothing less than that. Sure, it cost more but at least it doesn't ******* kill you. I sure as hell won't pay for dying.
    Aeko Aeko 22-25, F 23 Responses Apr 12, 2010

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    Handyman25 Handyman25 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 27, 2014

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    If not for me smoking Dexter would never

    surpass me But since me smokes Dexter makes me look innocent.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jul 8

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    I smoke , I enjoy it .

    not a lot . I'm not addicted I do it times by times like once a week . I drink more than I smoke . don't judge me 😒 { you barely see the smoke in the pic }
    veroisme veroisme 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 10, 2014

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    I Hate It But Love It

    I know smoking is horrible for you.  I first started when I was 18 just when my friend and I went out, then stopped when I went to college.  I then took it back up because of stress, lots of stress!  Then one day a girl in my dorm asked me...
    J21883 J21883 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 15, 2008

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    I had my first smoke

    when I was 15, and I've smoked about 4 years now. I don't know what got me into smoking, since my family members do not smoke regularly but I liked the taste from the start and find it relaxing. I am aware of what smoking will do to me, and I've planned quitting about half a...
    Eurocd Eurocd 18-21, M Oct 10, 2014

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    Why I Smoke

    A lot of people have tried to get me to smoke. Friends, family, even my personal trainer at the gym. I have thought about it, tried it for a week (with difficulty), but in the end I tell them I dont want to give up. Why? Because I enjoy it! Yeah sometimes its a boredom thing but...
    amc1984 amc1984 26-30, M 4 Responses Jan 26, 2010

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    I've been a smoker since my early 20s

    and I love it. I am sick and tired of the current hysterical lecturing we get from every direction; anti-smokers are as bad as the alcohol prohibition nuts a hundred years ago.
    spoonman2 spoonman2 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 23

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    I was 27 and happened on a little secret

    that my BF was attracted to women who smoked.... being a non-smoker I asked a co-worker to teach me the basics so I could spice up our relationship, smoke for him "occasionally" and not look totally ridiculous in the process. My (apparently) addictive personality took over...
    krissii80 krissii80 31-35, F 8 Responses Apr 4, 2014

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    Too Much Lately

    I don't know why. Maybe because my mother keeps stealing mine ciggerettes and I'm trying to get them down before she does lol I started smoking when I was depressed. They wouldn't let me kill myself directly so I figured I would do it passively. It made me feel better knowing...
    BeteNoire BeteNoire 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 29, 2010

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    I'm 17 years old and I'm a smoker.

    A light smoker, about 3-4 a day but a smoker nonetheless. I tried it when I was 11 but really became a daily smoker when I was 14. You see, I'm the kind of person who can never get to sleep because they have 50,000 thoughts buzzing around there head. Early in my freshman year...
    GeminiPrince GeminiPrince 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    One of the worst things about being a smoker is

    that here it is at 1 in the morning, I am naked, out of ciggies and considered putting on clothes and driving about five minutes to get a pack. See, kids? Never start smoking ciggies or you'll need to wear clothes.
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    Only whenever I am nervous I don't do it

    because I find it cool or something is just that I prefer to smoke than cutting my self
    IjUstDoNtCare12 IjUstDoNtCare12 13-15, F 5 Responses Oct 23, 2014

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    Alone + Self-deprication is my formula

    for chain smoking. I wouldn't have been able to control the tendency were it a few months before, but last friday 24 of January, Year 2015, I stopped that urge ( but got a head ache 25 minutes after) Tried to quit 2 years ago, only lasted for about 7 mos (which I was proud of...
    AB2WUS AB2WUS 22-25 Jan 25

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    I have now been a smoker

    for 4 years, on and off for 5 and honestly, its saved my life rather than ruin it. I turned to full time smoking when my grandad passed away and it felt like it gave me the opportunity to just get out the house and de-stress. Without smoking, i'd have fallen into a much darker...
    TheHavi TheHavi 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    Yup-30 now. About 23-went through a stage

    where 'every packet of smokes was my last'. Come to this conclusion: I'd rather have QUALITY of life than QUANTITY....ATM-if I quit, live an extra 10 years, in a peevish manner coz I want a smoke, or die, happily, 10 years before-prefer the latter...not to say I won't quit...if...
    cherryjar cherryjar 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 20, 2014

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    I miss my smoking buddy!

    I hope she's moving on already
    MaharlikaAko MaharlikaAko 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I probably finish a pack every week

    or two I've been trying to quit but it's hard and forgot to care really , everyone tells me since I'm young I need to stop but I think it's a aesthetic I find hot when someone smokes ! Not in a rebel kinda way but seeing smoke is calming to me and the smell
    SocioFuck SocioFuck 18-21, T 1 Response Jun 17

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    I smoke cigarettes. It isn't my proudest

    attribute but I was a troubled teen emotionally as I came to terms with who I am. Don't get me wrong, I was super athletic, law abiding and thrived academically, all of which are still true but like most normal kids I took my sexuality and identity seriously! As a pre-teen and...
    lolliepop1988 lolliepop1988 26-30, M May 22

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