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I Do Not Smoke

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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 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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    My mom always told me

    that she'd kill me if I ever started smoking. My mom smokes, so some people have said that my mom is being hypocritical for saying that, but I don't see it that way. I see it as my mom looking out for me because she knows how bad smoking can be, and how hard it is to quit.
    SerSean SerSean 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 8

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    My grandpa Joe had smoked ever

    since he was 13. He quit for a while when he got married to my grandma, and when she died, his smoking started again and was worse than ever because of his loneliness and other reasons. Three years ago he was diagnosed with lung cancer, and soon after, the cancer spread to his...
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 14, 2014

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    Smoking is bad for your health,

    it indicates you're smoldering, you should put that out. Thank you, thank you, I'll be here all night...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 4, 2014

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    I had quit on January 1st,

    2014. I had been tired of smoking already anyway. It was a waste of money, and a bad habit. Emphasis on bad. It has been almost two weeks now. Seems like forever. I have TONS of sunflower seeds. Bags are all in my closet. It does help a little. I chew gum if I am like on the go...
    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 13, 2014

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    I am glad that I don't addicted to cigarette.

    I had tried it. I had cough up. So I said to myself "No more trying smoking again."
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2014

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    For fifty years I smoked.

    I tried to stop many times. The in 2010 the price for cigarettes start to become exhorbitant. So could not afford to smoke so I just stopped and have not smoked since.
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M 1 Response Oct 3, 2014

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    Never have. When I was a kid my mom told me

    if I ever wanted to she'd buy them for me. Didn't want me sneaking to get them like she did when she was a teen. But i never took her up on the offer. After seeing the manner in which my uncle died I was like no way is tsmoking for me. So the closest I came was candy...
    thebigtexrock thebigtexrock 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 19, 2014

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses May 29, 2014

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    Why dont I smoke? both of my parents were heavy

    smokers and my only sister became a heavy smoker. I love the smell of cigarettes sometimes I crave second-hand smoke. I have never lit one up though. luckily I guess I've heard they are expensive heh
    lilpoetbear lilpoetbear 26-30, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    My mother was a two pack a day smoker

    until I was almost into my double digits. Her constant need to smoke kept her outside because my dad refused to let her smoke in the house because me and my siblings were still small. So she was never really around at the beginning of my childhood and it started for a rough...
    desertlilley desertlilley 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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

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    Jovanite Jovanite 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 18, 2014

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    lostCake lostCake 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    Never have and never will,

    cigarettes or anything else. Yuck
    CountryTexan CountryTexan 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 2, 2014

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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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    In actuality I used to smoke

    for about 10 years. I recently quit January 2nd and why the 2nd? Because I bought a pack on New Years eve and thought that it would be a waste of money to throw away a new pack of cigarettes. So I decided to finish the pack and THEN quit. Haven't had a smoke then and I've never...
    ImToolazyforaWittyUseName ImToolazyforaWittyUseName 31-35, M 4 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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

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    I always get disappointed

    when I see attractive people smoking. With girls I think, "aw, that's sad, she's way too good looking to ruin it by smoking!" And with guys it's like "damn. My entire daydream has dependent upon the assumption that you didn't smoke, and now you've just ruined it. Hope you didn't...
    Starrkya Starrkya 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    I have a pearl of wisdom

    that I have found to be true of smoking and life in general. Never put anything in your mouth that is on fire
    txbandit70 txbandit70 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 29, 2014

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    divaMary3 divaMary3 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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    Can't stand it. Both parents were 2 pack a day

    smokers, grew up hating it. Had no desire to even try.
    white95zj white95zj 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    My mum and dad did until my dad had a heart

    attack from it and quit after that but my mum still does. I never saw the point in starting or even trying it.
    TheDarkOak TheDarkOak 18-21, M Oct 16, 2014

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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 19 Responses Jun 28, 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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    I personally wouldn't smoke.

    However its other people's money and they should decide what to do with it. Someone has to give the companies who make them profit after all.
    TenguMomiji TenguMomiji 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 9, 2014

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    I Stopped

    Smoking always looked cool to me. In the 7th grade me and my friend would stay outside of the football game and just light up our cigarettes and make sure everyone seen how cool we were because we smoked. But then my grandpa died and believe it or not that was all it took for me...
    battlefighter battlefighter 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2013

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    People Who Smoke Smell and I'm Tired of People Who Claim I Smoke (and I Certainly Don't Smell)

    People who smoke smell.  I am very much against smoking.  In the twenties, thirties, forties, and fifties it was fashionable to smoke; people considered it to be sophisticated.  The boom is gone.  People who smoke are offensive if they don't consider others...
    ANTISMOKER ANTISMOKER 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 16, 2007

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    I just dont like how smoke smells ill never try

    it ever. I dont hate people who smoke since its their choice. But i wouldnt marry someone who smoke, i mean i dont want to be widowed early
    Regkid Regkid 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    upupandaway24 upupandaway24 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 8

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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 9 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    I can't stand cigarette smoke.

    The other day while at the St Patricks Day parade in my town, I ran into an old friend of mine. She is a smoker and had just taken a puff of her cigarette when she saw me. Much to my surprise, she ran up and kissed me on the lips with her smokey mouth. I was so grossed out...
    jorellie jorellie 46-50, F Mar 26, 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 3 Responses May 4, 2013

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    I used to smoke for about a year

    and then I got the strength to quit- one of the hardest things I've had to do. What a physical and mental struggle. Cheers to anyone else who has been able to stop this nasty addiction.
    Harmony242 Harmony242 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    I picked up my mom from work,

    and was bringing her home, but first she needed a pack of cigarettes. She didn't have her ID, so I went into Quick Chek to get them for her. I was curious, so I told the clerk I was buying the cigarettes for someone else. She said, "After you buy them, I don't care what you do...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M Oct 14, 2014

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    Plus it's darn expensive.

    I rather buy shoes.
    Zeita75 Zeita75 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 17, 2014

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    CaliginousHeart CaliginousHeart 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    Do Not, Will Not, And Will Never!

    Smoking is something I just can't stand. As an outside looking in I see no reason to smoke to begin with. It isn't cool, there are not potential "high" benefits as far as I can see, and the cigarettes themselves are disgusting especially down on a chemical level. I know lots of...
    Kurokat Kurokat 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 7, 2013

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    I hate cigarettes, yuck!

    They REEK!!!!
    Islndgirl Islndgirl 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 28, 2014

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    Filling my lungs with toxic breath is not very

    alluring. When I need to fuel my anger or make real the feeling of being suffacated by life do I actually ever smoke. I smoke maybe twice or three times a year. I am a very forgiving person so I get stepped on sometimes, one puff to crush my mercy. I don't think one should worry...
    Steffi627 Steffi627 18-21, F Aug 29, 2014

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    i haven't ever touched a smoke

    and i never plan to. it smells bad, it fills you with filth and it disgusts me.
    Morganater97 Morganater97 16-17, F 5 Responses Oct 25, 2014

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    ronnkron ronnkron 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    I will never drink to the point of being drunk

    never. Or do drugs. I really want to live a long healthy life with the man I'll marry one day.
    SoulWriter17 SoulWriter17 16-17, M 5 Responses Oct 26, 2014

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    My mom & dad both used to smoke

    but quit after 30 years. My mom had just recently gone thru a lung transplant.My ex smokes as well as my daughter. Never made any sense to me. I mean you're paying a cigarette company to pollute and poison your lungs. No thanks. Ya ever wonder what it's like for a non smoker...
    shakenama shakenama 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 16

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    Yuck! smoking is nasty no matter

    if it's drugs or just a regular cigarettes it's just bad health and bad breath
    MBTiara143 MBTiara143 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 1, 2014

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    But if I do, I would be using one of those old

    fashioned, classic pipes. Would be really costly though.
    Thisischarlie Thisischarlie 18-21, M Nov 6, 2014

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    I don't smoke. I hate it actually.

    I lost two good friends and a family member because of cancer. Smoking is dangerous and I hope all people who smoke stop that one day.
    Nickgermany Nickgermany 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 6

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    I have never smoked any kind of tobacco

    or narcotics & I will never start. Smoking is a massive turn-off for me. They are for people who want to die quicker. I hate the smell & the effects smoking has on themselves & people around them. I have never understood why people think it is fun to pollute their bodies...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 13, 2014

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    I am a week +1 smoke free.

    The changes happening in my body are incredible. I am so happy I'm not a smoker anymore.
    stewas09 stewas09 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 13, 2014

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    I don't but I know 3 boys in my school

    that have a vape pen.. I was on a field trip with one of those boys and he spent most of the time in the bathroom on the back of the bus (motor coach) smoking XD. He sat behind me and asked me if I wanted to take the vape pen and charger home but I said no because I didn't want...
    cutiepieeeee cutiepieeeee 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 1, 2014

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