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    I never grew up with smokers in the house

    until my b!tch sister moved back in with us with her 15-a-day habit. Now our entire porch smells like a tobacco farm in a brush fire and I thank God I didn't grow up around that.
    JerseyBoy16 JerseyBoy16 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 2, 2015

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    I can't stand secondhand smoke,

    it gives me really bad headaches :( ugh, I keep away from it all
    ftmii ftmii 22-25, M Oct 7, 2015

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    Sometimes I wonder how the hell some people can

    afford this disgusting habit. Meh!
    guineapig77 guineapig77 36-40, F 9 Responses Sep 2, 2015

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    I have grown up in a home with smokers.

    I never knew the rancid smell because I had adjusted to it before I could possibly remember it. It wasn't until I went to college and spent months without coming home that the smell, finally became apparent. I will never get back those years of going to school, reeking of smoke...
    JackLawson91 JackLawson91 22-25, M Aug 30, 2015

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    Both my parents and my sister smoke

    and I think it's just disgusting. I can't imagine me, spending money on harmful substances which I just... burn.
    INFJRyan INFJRyan 16-17, M Sep 7, 2015

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    I have never been a smoker

    and never will be.
    StarryDreamer87 StarryDreamer87 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 11, 2015

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    Never have, never will.

    Most of my family does and I just cannot stand it. Thankfully, they keep puttimg more and more bans on it.
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 30, 2015

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    I started smoking when I was 14 years old

    and smoked up until I turned 30 then I quit. what a battle that was but I won
    franky2222 franky2222 46-50, M 5 Responses Oct 7, 2015

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    I can't stand cigarettes,

    The smell makes me want to vomit. So gross 😝
    Kittygirl17 Kittygirl17 16-17, F 9 Responses Sep 12, 2015

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    I watched my father die from lung cancer.

    Watched his friend die from lung cancer. Not me
    charlene0712 charlene0712 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 9, 2015

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    God, smoking seems AWFUL.

    I have never smoked, but I know people who do smoke, and I can't even imagine what it's like. I read an article from someone who said something like, "I told myself for eight years that I could stop at any time I wanted to before I realized that I was addicted to it." That's...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 5, 2015

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    Nor do I want to smell it from others.

    Can we please ban cigarettes other toxic drugs?!?
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M 8 Responses Mar 12, 2015

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    if you want to smoke go ahead.

    but I'm disapointed. i dont think dmoking is good for u anyone. sorry carry on ??
    JustJ2014 JustJ2014 31-35, F Sep 17, 2015

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    I hate cigarettes, yuck!

    They REEK!!!!
    Islndgirl Islndgirl 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 28, 2014

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    leosdiscipleagain leosdiscipleagain 56-60, M 2 Responses Sep 9, 2015

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    I never have and never will smoke.

    It's hard to even spend time around those who do, as I have very weak lungs and can't breathe when around smoke. Unfortunately, I have a friend who recently decided to pick up this habit. I couldn't go anywhere with her without her having to smoke. It got incredibly annoying. I...
    ImaginaryAlchemist ImaginaryAlchemist 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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    Never have and never will,

    cigarettes or anything else. Yuck
    CountryTexan CountryTexan 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 2, 2014

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    Bruggee Bruggee 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 6, 2015

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    DeluxedEdition DeluxedEdition 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 8, 2015

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    A man tried to ignite a lighter.

    It was probably cheap and he tried so hard to ignite it. When it did, the whole lighter went up in flame. He was so clumsy putting it out that the fire soon spread to his room and house. He and dad and mom were injured. One may say he should've bought a better lighter. But I...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 31, 2015

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    i dont smoke, but to Dip

    as of right now.
    jsmith19941978 jsmith19941978 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 27, 2015

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    My grandfather died at a young age with an

    oxygen tube hooked up to him. In the fifth grade he made me promise I would never smoke, so I haven't.
    courtneyyyx331 courtneyyyx331 22-25, F 1 Response May 29, 2014

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    I hate smoking it's just

    so bad for u anyways so its a no brainer
    1losthope 1losthope 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    Cigarettes.. I use to

    as a teen maybe my early 20s but after I got pregnant never did it again
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 16, 2015

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    I have been trying to stop smoking

    for 10-15 days, so proud of me :|
    MestreFLY MestreFLY 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 25, 2015

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    AnonymousJSS AnonymousJSS 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 19, 2015

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    Ridemywavvvve Ridemywavvvve 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 7, 2015

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    I had experimented with cigarettes to see

    if I am addicted to it. Yuck I do not like the smell and taste of it. I can taste a lot of chemicals in the cigarettes. Now I had found out I am allergic to smoke from cigarettes. I would started to cough up. I am glad I do not smoke.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 2, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    So I tried my first cigarillo ever

    and it tastes freaking awful! I couldn't stand the terrible smell and heat of the smoke. Right after I was done, I felt kinda dizzy for like an hour and my breath stinks. It was totally a bad idea and I'm not gonna smoke ever again... Done!
    fuwhat fuwhat 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 22, 2015

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    I have never smoked a day in my life.

    The cigarette companies will not be getting any money from me!
    FTDFTL79 FTDFTL79 36-40, M 5 Responses Dec 6, 2015

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    lovenicolexo lovenicolexo 18-21, F 2 Responses May 10, 2014

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    You know what's sexy about smoking?

    It's when you don't ;)
    Lunaaaa Lunaaaa 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    smoking violates one of my universal rules

    which is never but anything that is on fire in your mouth.
    txman670 txman670 41-45, M 5 Responses Jul 15, 2015

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    My father was a pretty heavy smoker

    since the time he was a teen. A few years ago, he died from lung cancer. It was a slow painful death that i wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. I never had any interest in smoking, but watching a once strong man wither away from cancer, has put me off ever considering starting...
    ben243 ben243 22-25, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I Have Never Smoked

    I hate the smell and never want to be around it. The scent tends to stay on smoker's clothes and is unpleasant to me. I have never and would never date a smoker.
    ConfusedWifeNJ ConfusedWifeNJ 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    I don't get why people smoke,

    your basically committing suicide the very slow way. Smoking kills you from the inside out.
    MissChatBot MissChatBot 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 18, 2015

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    Cigarrettes have always bothered me,

    I never understood why people in my generation who have been raised and taught about all the reason's that cigarettes are bad for you, would start smoking. It is one of my only and most powerful turn offs.
    WhirlwindR WhirlwindR 22-25, M 17 Responses Jun 28, 2014

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    I have never smoked a cigarette,

    but I have smoked a few flavored cigars, the hookah and some pot - none addictive, just a few times for the experience of it.
    melwynslife melwynslife 41-45, M Aug 23, 2015

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    brokeninnocence brokeninnocence 70+, F 1 Response Sep 12, 2015

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    My mother and father

    both smoked and for a while around me until as a baby I had to go to the hospital for breathing problems so my mom did her best to avoid smoking around me like at a open window, as if that did anything, or out the car window. I couldn't stand the smell then and still can't I...
    XieryaWolf XieryaWolf 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 30, 2015

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    I grew up around smokers

    and found it to be discusting and now I asthmatic at hate it more.
    geminigirl54 geminigirl54 36-40, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Floodpanda Floodpanda 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 1, 2014

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    I Used To Do Smoke Alot But Now I Quit It Completely...

    At a time i used to do smoke heavily during my engineering education time. I was very addicted with cigarette , i used to feel lonely without it....and i used to behave like fish without water .....cigarette is slow poison which hit u every time....but all thanks to my...
    mayank1012 mayank1012 26-30, M 4 Responses May 4, 2013

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    Except when I have, on occasion,

    spontaneously combusted. Then and only then I was smoking as well. Bummer.
    Pilotbob75 Pilotbob75 36-40, M Sep 20, 2015

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