I Can't Stand Cigarette Smoke

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    Literally, my body can't stand it,

    it gives me coryza and nausea.
    deleted deleted
    Jul 3, 2014

    I cannot stand it. Every morning

    when I'm going to school I walk past another school where I find the teachers out back smoking. I can honestly say I lose a lot of respect for someone if they smoke around me. I'm glad my dad quit
    kittensjpg kittensjpg
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 4, 2014


    I can't stand cigarette smoke. It not only smells horribly, but also is not just affecting the person smoking but everyone around them, and hurting others lungs. I hate being around people that smoke, especially those that don't care that it's affecting others, they just do it...
    Sweetheartxoxo Sweetheartxoxo
    26-30, F
    Apr 18, 2008

    I Quit

    I quit smoking about 9 months ago and sometimes i do crave a smoke ... especially when something stressful pops up but then it goes as quickly as it came.I received an item i bought on Ebay the other day and the minute i opened it i could smell cigarette smoke and it made me feel...
    deadinsideout deadinsideout
    31-35, F
    Sep 28, 2013


    two weeks ago my mother thought she smelled ciggerets on my breath my hand and my room. she got out her belt and wimped me till i got bruses up and down my legs threatend to send me bake to orgean tell me ill never get to see my brother again! i collapsed and my brother screamed...
    waterwolf waterwolf
    13-15, F
    May 6, 2012
    midnitephoenix midnitephoenix
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 14, 2015
    mayaandalexus mayaandalexus
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 15, 2015

    I thought it was weird

    that I can't stand cigarette smoke and yet I enjoy cigars now and then. But I see, from the groups people are in, that a number of others here are the same way.
    JohnWatsonMD JohnWatsonMD
    61-65, M
    Mar 27, 2014

    I'm very allergic. There was one workplace I

    was at where we drove out to residents and cleaned their houses, and a coworker had the audacity to tell me that she was going to smoke in the car because she didn't believe it really affected me, after we had already had a meeting about how you cannot smoke in the car while I...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 23, 2016

    I can't stand it. My step dad smokes

    and I wanna gag every time I smell it. I really don't know how you could like smoke it, it smells so imagine tasting it. I've never smoked before so I don't know how it tastes but I believe it tastes nasty. I try to help him stop but then something happens and he goes back to it...
    14Itsme14 14Itsme14
    13-15, F
    Mar 23, 2016

    One Time In a Restaurant

    I was sitting in the no-smoking room.  A guy in the corner lit one up.  Now I loathe and despise the smell of cigarette smoke.  When I had enough, I walked over to him and said, "I've read that second hand smoke is one of the leading causes of preventable...
    IndyNudist IndyNudist
    46-50, M
    2 Responses May 28, 2008


    I lived with a smoker when I was younger ... I hated the smoke and what it did to my home and my clothes.  When I cleaned the inside of my windows there was a film of brown tar on the glass from his cigarettes.  Yuk. I divorced him eventually and haven't lived...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Feb 12, 2010

    I Think It Strange

    That I can't stand cig. smoke, but everyone in my life smokes. It just grosses me out....not pot smoke on the other hand...LOL is one of my favorite aromas! Go figure.
    CaseyGwynn CaseyGwynn
    22-25, F
    Dec 4, 2007

    The image says it all.

    Quit smoking already.
    Maaren Maaren
    18-21, M
    Apr 10, 2016

    Real Bleh

    I really can't stand cigarette smoke. Because of my parents mainly, because they smoke a lot (a pack a day) and they ignore me when I ask them to smoke only when I'm not around them. Besides that the smoke gives me headaches and I start coughing, it has such a bad smell. My...
    whatsername whatsername
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2007

    It's so weird that not long

    before finding out I was pregnant, I could handle the smell of smoke. I was also a smoker. So cigarette smoke didn't bother me at all. But after finding out I'm pregnant, I can't stand the smell of cigarette smoke. The smell of it makes me gag. And I always feel like I need to...
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2016

    Skinky and Smelly

    I've always hated the smell of it.....even though both of my parents and my ex -  husband smoked.   I wasn't until after my mom quite that I came to realize how much I really hated the smell.   I was at a friends house and she lit up an smoke and after a...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 8, 2007

    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 find second hand smoke revolting. It was the worst thing about going out clubbing, having to wash everything you wore, and the smell in the morning from your hair on the pillow. Foul. So glad when they banned smoking in bars and clubs :) Now to get it banned from public places...
    jellibeanz jellibeanz
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Mar 20, 2011

    Everytime I pass someone

    who smokes I cough cause my lungs hurt and I feel like I am being suffocated. Having asthma I avoid the smoke by just holding breath and passing by.
    Ermacz Ermacz
    22-25, M
    Apr 4, 2014

    Filthy Habit Indeed...

    I think smoking is one of the filthiest habits that is alledgedly socially acceptable... especially when someone lights one up after (or worse during) dinner.... I feel it's even worse than standing up, turning around and fart..... gross for sure, but at least that smell doesn't...
    delt delt
    46-50, M
    1 Response Aug 24, 2007

    I'm very allergic. There was one workplace I

    was at where we drove out to residents and cleaned their houses, and a coworker had the audacity to tell me that she was going to smoke in the car because she didn't believe it really affected me, after we had already had a meeting about how you cannot smoke in the car while I...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin
    22-25, F
    Mar 23, 2016

    Not Hot

    Seeing even the most beautiful, intelligent, classy and sexy woman with a cigarette makes her extremely ugly to me. It is so gross to have to smell the stank aroma of stale cigarettes on someone breath and hair and clothing. No amount of perfume ever conceals it. Its just trashy...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 15, 2012

    I am allergic to cigarette smoke.

    I have always been extremely sensitive to the smell. I instinctively hold my breath when I approach the smell and I have developed the habit and talent of being able to intentionally hold my breath while talking to a smoker. I cannot live with a smoker. I cannot hold my breath...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 15, 2014

    Cause Of My Dad

    When someoone is smoking around me,the smoke messes with my nose,and i can't breath threw my nose cause it causes sines problems.Whe my dad,step father,or my sisters boyfriend smokes,i have to clear out before they start.The smoke makes my nose clog up and i can't smell a thing.I...
    WolvesVain122 WolvesVain122
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jan 30, 2010

    My mom smokes 6-8 cigarettes a day

    and the smoke is just so annoying.
    Anonymous378 Anonymous378
    13-15, M
    1 Response Sep 2, 2015

    I Detest Cigarette Smoke

    The problem is that I live in a country, which has more smokers than any other country in the world. In addition, I live in a large city, which makes it almost impossible to breathe fresh air, because practically everyone seems to be smoking here. It’s so irritating! The most...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 20, 2012

    My body can't stand it,

    it gives me coryza and nausea.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 7, 2015


    Smoking to me is akin to someone picking their nose in public.  Its disgusting, its gross and its deadly.  I had to watch my grandfather smoke himself to death and I will never go through that pain. I have asthma and whenever someone lights up I am just kind of like...
    shadowgirl shadowgirl
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 5, 2008

    Todays Experience

    Some Jr. High kids outside the grocery store... Smelled like a dirty armpit and looked like little wanna-bees... Do they not get how dumb they look and how stinky they smell?   They are not "bad," they are pathetic...
    36-40, F
    Aug 3, 2010

    Ulchh. It's so gross.

    I can't stand it.
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999
    18-21, M
    Oct 24, 2015

    My mum came into my room yesterday

    and she brought the smell of ash with her. It made my stomach turn. I told he she smelled like a volcano and made get leave before i threw up everywhere.
    emmysauraus emmysauraus
    18-21, F
    Apr 4, 2014

    They Must Be So Incredibly Un Aware.

    I am an ex smoker. I've moved twice since i quit and both times my neighbors smoke. Their smoke comes in through my window, it is incredibly disgusting.   In vancouver it is illegal to smoke within 18 feeet of an air vent or door way (unless it is your own property of...
    hawlemnyair hawlemnyair
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Jul 30, 2009

    Makes Me Want to Hurl

    Just the smell makes me angry that somebody is knowingly fowling my air.
    IndyNudist IndyNudist
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Jul 26, 2008

    Downstairs Neighbor

    Somedays I can not even have my window fan in because the chain smoking neighbor down stairs smoke goes out his window and gets sucked into ours. It really pis*es me off.
    stumblingfool stumblingfool
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 13, 2013

    I Don't Know Why..

    People even bathe if they are just gonna smoke and smell so bad afterward. I was so glad when smoking indoors was outlawed in Massachusetts. I get a reminder I'm not home anymore when I do travel and walk into a bar and now every stitch of clothing I have on will need to be...
    blacktripper blacktripper
    31-35, M
    Mar 6, 2011

    I had the windows open in my room

    but I was forced to close them because the cigarette smoke from the porch was coming through them. So much for some fresh air.
    GreatGuy98 GreatGuy98
    18-21, M
    Apr 16, 2015

    I just had my first puff.

    I'm 11. Puff was ok but at inhaling I started choking.
    alec2002 alec2002
    16-17, M
    1 Response May 27, 2014

    Allergic to Cigarette Smoke

    I hate cigarette smoke. I was diagnosed as allergic to it when I was very young. I hate it when I am in public and somebody is smoking a cigarette---it is so inconsiderate to everyone else. We wouldn't use a knife to cut a hemophiliac---why light up a ciggy in front of someone...
    rustyguy rustyguy
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Aug 21, 2007

    I tried cigarette. i don't know what

    that makes me-an open to new experiences person, a hypocrite(cause' i have declared I clearly hate cigarette smoke), a teenager who'd go on to exploit his freedom once turned 18. The way it happened was on the freshers' party of college, an acquaintance offered me whiff, I...
    Aahaan Aahaan
    18-21, M
    Oct 13, 2015

    I Hate Cigarette Smoke

    I absolutely HATE cigarette smoke. First of all I am allergic to it. So being around someone who is smoking is definitely out for me. Secondly, I live in a very old building, and if someone is smoking in their unit the smoke seeps up into mine through the cupboards. Many times I...
    CagedRaven CagedRaven
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jun 21, 2009
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