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I Cant Stand The Smell Of Cigarette Smoke

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    Me, either. Makes me sick

    and gives me a headache....
    craverandscarlett craverandscarlett 66-70, M 1 Response Nov 2, 2015

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    I hate it when someone is smoking

    and they blow the smoke right into your path while your walking. or what I hate just as much they blow the smoke away from you, but then the wind blows it back into your face. it just makes me sick, and I get nauseas and I start gagging.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 7, 2015

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    It's gross. I never ever want to smoke.

    Just the smell of it makes my chest hurt. I feel like I can't breathe at all.
    ejoallen ejoallen 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    TylerAndTrevor TylerAndTrevor 13-15, M Nov 10, 2015

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    I hate the smell when someone smokes in the

    house! it smells nasty! my bf's mom smokes in the house (mainly the bathroom) and when I stayed over for a week I left my moisterizer in the bathroom. When I left the bottle had turned yellow and the cream smelled rank. Unfortunately I am a hypocrite, because I smoke... but I do...
    InsaneSusy InsaneSusy 18-21, F Aug 6, 2015

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    I used to be a smoker

    for 14 years!! I found out I was pregnant with my first and quit cold turkey, just like that. It's been four years, two more kids and A LOT of stress later and I am so proud to be cigarette free still!
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 10, 2015

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    This has got to be the worst scent people can

    force you to smell. people smoking in the street and when you want to enjoy the fresh air you smell this crap.
    SnowHawk88 SnowHawk88 26-30, M 6 Responses Jun 11, 2015

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    Took back possession of the house I was renting

    out. No smoking policy in lease. And they think a day of open windows and air freshener is going to cover up it? Bad when your eyes burn and your hands smell like smoke from just touching light switches and doorknobs. Are smokers that clueless how bad the smell lingers?
    GodfatherJM GodfatherJM 41-45, M 5 Responses Sep 1, 2015

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    It makes me sick to my stomach.

    I gag when i smell it.I am a non-smoker.
    punkglampire punkglampire 22-25 3 Responses Jul 6, 2015

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    Raised on a heavy smoking household - often

    where it was too thick to breathe. Went on to lead to my dad's death of lung cancer. Horrible way to go! Just opposed to everything related to smoking. We deserve the right to breathe clean air!
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 46-50, M May 18, 2015

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    I'm such a jerk when I see someone blowing

    smoke in my direction. "So your trying to give me cancer?!! I see!" I start to fake cough and make sure I look in their direction. Straight in their eyes!!!! Haha!! 😋 We share the same air can u smoke inside!!!
    Asia06 Asia06 18-21, F Nov 13, 2014

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    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 2 Responses Jan 13

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    Whenever i see someone smoke,

    i hold my breath until i pass them. And then cough really loud so they can hear me.
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 18-21, F 7 Responses May 20, 2015

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    Yuck I had a boss who does not take showers.

    He also smoked. He reeked of sweat and smoke.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 6, 2015

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    weirdcharlie weirdcharlie 16-17, T 4 Responses Aug 25, 2015

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    babyheartlove babyheartlove 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 12, 2015

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    I never smoked a day of my life.

    On top of that I have asthma and I just can't stand the sight or smell of cigarette smoke. Thankfully my parents never smoked but my bfs mom, dad, brother, and cousins etc do. Ugh I'm like hellooo I can't breatheee!! Sheesh. Been in the family for a while do I have to keep...
    choxie22 choxie22 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 2015

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    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 26, 2015

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    Trea13love Trea13love 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 30, 2015

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    I asked questions for people

    that smoke, and I have noticed that a lot of people that have answered my smoking questions have been smoking because other people did.. Is that really what goes on with smokers? Just because others are doing it? (Or because of the smell from other people that were smoking were...
    StringZMeow StringZMeow 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2015

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    My parents used to smoke about 2-3 packs of

    cigarettes a day. When I was in grade school, my classmates even told me my clothes always smelled like cigarette smoke. It was the most embarrassing thing. When I told my parents, my Mom quit smoking cold turkey, and my Dad promised to only smoke outside and never around me...
    PlushyCake PlushyCake 26-30, F 8 Responses Jul 18, 2014

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    I work as a carhop at a SonicDrive,

    I hate it when I walk up to their to deliver their food and they are smoking a cigarette, makes me want to walk away.
    Goggles5150 Goggles5150 18-21, M 8 Responses Jun 10, 2015

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    I get migraines when I smell it.

    Also, I have asthma so I shouldn't be around it much. And then we have my mother, who smokes.. And chain smokes when she drinks. She tells me every time we move into a new house that my bedroom will be a smoke free zone.. But she still walks in with one. I hate it a lot, and my...
    StringZMeow StringZMeow 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 13, 2015

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    I was a heavy smoker

    when I met the woman who was to become my wife. I smoked more than two packs of Gauloises (*strong* French brand) a day and had been smoking for 20 years. My wife had been a heavy smoker too, but had stopped. So when she got pregnant with our first, I stopped smoking in her...
    tyrihans45 tyrihans45 66-70, M 3 Responses Aug 1, 2015

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    I can't stand means 0% tolerance.

    It suffocates inside. I have had strong urge to utter, every time I encounter any smoker, 'Please, don't.' I feel bad that a smoker whether intentionally or unintentionally is slow poisoning him/herself.
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 10, 2015

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    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 30, 2015

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    yes and i hate it when my aunt smokes

    and the wind blows the smell in my face, it will give me the same result as if i'm smoking
    GalacticDaniel GalacticDaniel 16-17, M 4 Responses Aug 10, 2015

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    I quit smoking 17 1/2 years ago

    and I can see them for how disgusting they really are. Thankfully smoking is becoming less and less common these days here in Australia, the ad campaigns have worked.
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 22, 2015

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    Yes the smell literally suffocates me(choke me),

    when I see a smoker in my path from a distance I make sure I take a long route or avoid them...when will people understand realize that it's bad for their health n surrounding :(
    beautyndbeast beautyndbeast 22-25, F 7 Responses Dec 30, 2015

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    I have asthma and my mom smokes.

    It's horrible. I can't even get close to her while she's smoking. She's nice and goes outside too. I have many people in my family that smoke. I always hated it.
    Hetaliainsanity Hetaliainsanity 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 12, 2015

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    I cant stand the smell of cigarette smoke.

    So whenever I am, babysitting and we walk by a person smoking a cigarette, I tell the kids that if they breathe the smoke, they will automatically die of cancer. So they always gasp REALLY loudly as they breathe in to hold their breath and when they let it go and it always seems...
    luckyducky66 luckyducky66 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2015

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    I just got caught in the lift with two guys on

    their way back from a smoke break - OMG did that lift stink! I had to hold my breath for five floors!! Do smokers really not realise how bad they smell?
    ctstranger ctstranger 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 18, 2015

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    My parents smoke, my friends smoke,

    almost everyone I know smoke. I'm allergic to the smoke it hurts my chest. It stinks I ask them to smoke away from me, but no one listens and then I suffer, coughing wheezing, shortness of breath. Damn smokers and smokes.
    HiIAmHana HiIAmHana 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 5, 2015

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    I just cannot handle the smell.

    There is no other way for me to explain it other than for me to say that it is disgusting.
    SteelGuardian SteelGuardian 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 19

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    I have asthma and eczema

    so being surrounded by cigarette smoke is not a good thing. Even if I did not have these medical problems, I still hate the smell. It makes me sick to my stomach.
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 15, 2015

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    A friend of mine smokes

    and I just can't be around her if she's smoking. I feel like throwing up.
    mairenm mairenm 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 7, 2015

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    Why is it okay to smoke at the entrance to

    public buildings? Do smokers think that everyone enjoys the smell of cigarettes just because they do? The smell makes me gag. And cigarette butts on the ground look so disgusting.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 18, 2015

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    I find tobacco smoke chocking

    and i feel suffocated and sweaty whenever I inhale it. I'm also not ready to spend the rest of my life battling cancer because there's only one ending...the graveyard.
    dollarsigns dollarsigns 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I notice the smell a hell of a lot more now

    as an ex smoker than I did before I smoked.
    uberfuzz uberfuzz 22-25, M 4 Responses Oct 22, 2015

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    I grew up with parents

    and grandparents that smoked. vivid memories of going somewhere with em or a long trip, all hotboxing it up in the car...it was hell. I'd be in the back seat about choking, and thinking "do i dare crack the window? I need air...I don't care I'm doing it" then an abrupt " shut...
    Lee86d Lee86d 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 25, 2015

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    I absolutely hate the smell of cigarette smoke.

    It is so disgusting when I go out of a restaurant or the grocery store and smell smoke the moment I step out the door. People that smoke have no respect for those that dont. I think people the wait till they get further out for they will start smoking but nope they don't care. I...
    TotalityOfMe TotalityOfMe 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 13, 2015

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    I can't breathe when I smell it.

    I've actually turned this bad smell into a game I call "Who's smoking?" Whenever I'm in public, and I smell cigarette smoke, I look around to find the culprit. That's it lol and then I proceed to put my hands in my face or shirt (if I can) over my face and try to make it obvious...
    FaerieGrrl98 FaerieGrrl98 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2015

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    My mom used to smoke ALL THE TIME.

    I know the smell WAY too well. She's quit now, which is good. She'll live a few more years than she would if she didn't.
    chunkycheese chunkycheese 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 4, 2015

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    absolutely horrible got on the bus this morning

    and it reeked of it i smelt it. before she pulled away asked to reopen the door that i wanted to get off. she asked me why and i was like im not dying on the bus because of the toxic smell so she opened the door and i went home and was able to get a ride in my dads car. that was...
    ROLLERCOASTERMAN ROLLERCOASTERMAN 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 5

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    Once I was at the bus stop

    and a young man stuck his hand out of his car window and was holding a smoking cigarette that was just a couple feet from my face. This bugged me so much that I started to cough violently. Mostly fake. I kind of feel bad for doing that now. Finally he made a really mean face at...
    MermaidWolf MermaidWolf 13-15, F Jan 8

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