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I Do Not Smoke

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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 never did and never will.

    As if my natural aversion to the smoke isn't enough I have first hand experiences with people who died because of it. I've had uncles who died of cancer because of smoking and one uncle that is already struggling with it too, he has stopped smoking now of course. It's a shame...
    silvershadow2099 silvershadow2099 26-30, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    You know what's sexy about smoking?

    It's when you don't ;)
    Lunaaaa Lunaaaa 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    I do not smoke, because cigarettes

    and pipes are not necessary for me to be happy. Smoking may make lung cancer and/or oral cancer.
    Regenschirm Regenschirm 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 23

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    It Should be banned, its just nasty

    and the sad thing is that people treat it as drinking water..
    finncorona finncorona 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    I Hate Smoking

    I really don't know how smoking starts and why many smokes but I just hate smoking. Whenever someone smokes in front of me while walking, I always overtake them so I can't smell the smoke. The smoke gives me a hard time in breathing and the scent is just awful too.Smoking can...
    darknesswithnolight darknesswithnolight 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 22, 2013

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    Never have, never will.

    Not even a single puff.
    Justanowg Justanowg 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 10

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    ...cigarettes I do smoke weed occasionally.

    It brings out creative juices.
    sfawzi sfawzi 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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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 2 Responses Jan 13

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    Well there is catch i really hate cigarettes

    but i occasionally smoke sheesha, its not that bad i had done it just a few times and nothing happen m fine.
    furmal furmal 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    I've never tried smoking cigarettes

    and I don't plan to start now....
    lightblueeyes lightblueeyes 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 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 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 14

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    I push people out of my life

    who smokes. I don't smoke and don't like hanging around people who do.
    HotJanna HotJanna 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 15

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    Smoking is gross. I grew up with parents

    and grandparents smoking. My clothes would wreak of cigarette smoke. I get headaches. Kissing a smoker, I may as well lick a damn ashtray. At least brush your teeth, pop in a mint, or chew some minty gum. Please. I'd like to still smell as if I just came out of the shower...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 28

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    Nope, I Can't...

    My mom has smoked since before I was born and then both my parent's smoke so for the majority of my life I have been around smoke. And for sometime I was use to it. Till I ended up living in a new environment with no smoke, then I realizedhow much smoke gets to me and effects...
    purplebutterfly14 purplebutterfly14 18-21, F May 3, 2011

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    I'm Proud to Be a "Non-smoker" !

    Well the reason I've started this group is because I'm tired of feeling "uncool" for not smoking!! Last night I went to my friend's b-day party. She used to be a non-smoker, but I was quite in shock when I saw her smoking one cigarette after the other! All guests...
    Axielle Axielle 21-25, F 5 Responses Apr 15, 2007

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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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    Well, not really anyway.

    I never used to, but I must confess to having started vaping recently... Still seems like some strange novelty, puffing away on liquid aniseed / vanilla... Still in no way interested in smoking properly, so yeah, I don't smoke - on a technicality
    rachelx86 rachelx86 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2

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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

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    KingRichardI KingRichardI 31-35, M Jan 27

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    I want to share my story of how I quit.

    I was a heavy smoker for the past five years, and I have tried to quit so many times but never had the motivation required to make the change. 2014 I quit cold Turkey and haven't had a cig since ( and I was smoking two packs a day ). How I quit was hard but I knew if I didn't...
    Paulmartin23 Paulmartin23 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 24

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    I think it is disgusting

    and I HATE the smell, my mom hates it too
    JamesB20 JamesB20 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 21

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    I hate people that smoke.

    I always old my breath when I need to walk by someone who is smoking and people spent get it you slowly die from smoking.
    HotJanna HotJanna 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I have a friend that I love

    but I don't love that she finds it okay to smoke around me. She does not smoke around her daughter so she gets it. I told her recently that I have made a choice to live a clean smoke free life. She says that the only time she can smoke in peace is when her daughter in not around...
    Zeita75 Zeita75 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    Oh, I used to. 3 packs a DAY!

    Now, I'm a real bright guy and I knew that there was no benefit, NONE in continuing to puff away. So when my wife was developed and was diagnosed with bronchitis, I knew it was time. She had been smoking from 14, me from 17. My Doc had offered me/us a new, experimental drug...
    Beaver318 Beaver318 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    alexxaaa alexxaaa 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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    Plus it's darn expensive.

    I rather buy shoes.
    Zeita75 Zeita75 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 17

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    divaMary3 divaMary3 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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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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    Smoking Is Not Good For One's Health

    A few of my friends smoke. I just can't tolerate the smell of smoke coming from their cigarette. Smoking has a lot of bad effects in the body. Smokers will have grayish lips, bad breath and ugly skin.
    huangzichen huangzichen 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    Smoking is a filthy habit,

    my nan died from it as it caused lung and brain cancer, my grandad was also a smoker till 28th December when he was taken to hospital with lung failure, the hospital had to put him on a mask for 2 days witch saved his life, I hate to see people smoke, coz they don't realise the...
    topgear1 topgear1 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 7

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    Do you know how embarrassing it is

    when your manager pulls you aside at work to tell you that you smell like pot? I don't smoke, but my dad does... I hinted to him I don't like the smell and he acts like I'm stupid.. What smell, I don't smell anything. I can't stand it.
    halfbroke halfbroke 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    lostCake lostCake 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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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

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    I smoked just about couple of times

    when I was at university. I did like it actually, but I resist the temptation for the fear of become addicted to it!
    Ehmoo Ehmoo 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 10

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    Regenschirm Regenschirm 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 25

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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 4 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    I can't stand it. Anytime someone lights one,

    I have to leave, because my throat closes up and it makes it difficult to breathe. o.O I wouldn't say I have an allergic reaction......is that what you would call it? I mean, not to ask a stupid question, but is it possible to be allergic to cigarette smoke? o_O
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 4 Responses Apr 1

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    I tried when I was 12.

    Didn't like it. Haven't smoked since.
    latinounico latinounico 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 22

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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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    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 2 Responses Sep 7, 2013

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    Maybe very very rarely,

    when things really go wrong.
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    I never smoked a cigarette my whole life,

    and I never plan to. Nor have I ever did any kind of drugs, either. When I was 12, my dad had a heart attack, and I've come to learn that cigarette smoking can cause cardiovascular problems. Because of that, I've never touched a cigarette, and I don't ever plan to at all...
    SamHarris SamHarris 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    Quit smoking on the 21st of October 1996 - one

    of the best decisions I've made
    roddy1969 roddy1969 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 7

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    Smoking is a bad habit.

    I'm glad I've never tried it and never will. The smell is gross too.
    smr25 smr25 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    Both my parents smoked many years ago,

    and I just thought it was horrible.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 1

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    I have nothing against smoking I really don't.

    I don't agree with it though and just wish I wasn't weird for choosing to be healthy. I am a super healthy person and just believe the worst thing you can do to your body is incessantly drink and smoke. I'm in college and it really feels like I'm in the minority. Just because I...
    Flu1d Flu1d 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    I smoked for nearly 20 years,

    but in 2011 I quit. I haven't smoked since then. It was too late to avoid some permanent damage though. In 2012 I was diagnosed with asthma. My doctor says it is a direct result of my having smoked for so long.
    LaughingCrow LaughingCrow 36-40, M 6 Responses Mar 1

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    Used to. But not now.

    When I got pregnant I quit. It was hard but now it's easy to say no.
    mjoanne mjoanne 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    Floodpanda Floodpanda 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 1

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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

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    I do smoke and I am not lucky enough to live in a state that it has been legalized. I need to vent for a few moments, like I put in most of my experiences please do not be negative...