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I Do Not Smoke

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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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    alexxaaa alexxaaa 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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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!
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 10

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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

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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 3 Responses May 29

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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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    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 Apr 17

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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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    Both Parents Smoked

    Both of my parents were smokers. They smoked Old Gold and Lucky Strikes. They didn't come in light versions and they stank! My parents knew smoking is an unhealthy and nasty habit. My mother broke me from smoking before I even started school. She sat me down on the couch with the...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 5 Responses May 25, 2013

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

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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 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    emeraldtriangle420 emeraldtriangle420 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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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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    Plus it's darn expensive.

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

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    I hate cigarettes, yuck!

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

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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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    lovenicolexo lovenicolexo 18-21, F 3 Responses May 10

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    In my mid twenties liking the smell of cherie

    blend pipe tobacco I smoked a pipe for several weeks until I found out that to taste the flavor I had to burn off my tastebuds. Also, as an asthmatic could not run as well. I destroyed the pipe. When new fathers gave us cigars tried that too-could not smoke them either-got...
    lee130 lee130 66-70, M 15 hrs ago

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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 1 Response Aug 4

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Sep 22, 2013

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    Addiction

    I've never smoked cigarettes.  It's a bit surprising because I came from a family of smokers ... my mother, father and brother all smoked.  As did my first boyfriend.  It just never appealed to me, for which I am very grateful. About a year after we met, my boyfriend quit...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 5 Responses Dec 20, 2011

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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 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

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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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    Floodpanda Floodpanda 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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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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    I Do Not Smoke... Most Of The Time.

    As a child, I hated cigarettes. My parents smoke 4 packs a day each. I remember going to school and having teachers comment on how much I stunk like smoke. It hurt my feelings, and I used to write poetry about how I would never ever smoke. But when I was around 12, the...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine 31-35, F 3 Responses May 31, 2012

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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 Mar 29

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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

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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 18-21, M 19 Responses Jun 28

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    ...cigarettes I do smoke weed occasionally.

    It brings out creative juices.
    sfawzi sfawzi 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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    Simply because I am aware of the consequences

    that could accompany them. Also, my old stepfather smoked whenever wherever so upsetting me that I told myself I would never smoke. It has saved me a ton of money both not having to buy them on a regular basis and not giving me any reason to go to the doctor because of that.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 27

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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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    I don't smoke. I don't see a resin to pay good

    money for a shorter life. It smells and it effects your children too. I feel bad for the people addicted and truly believe they can stop. Many of my friends have quite smoking, cut down, or switched to the vapor. I have hope for those trying to quit and get annoyed with the...
    lullabymom lullabymom 46-50, F 2 Responses May 10

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    lostCake lostCake 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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    I have a few friends

    and they smoke. Even my father does. And yes I even tasted it. But all in all I will never smoke. First it tasted disgusting and second I am too afraid to get cancer or so. Plus you can get addicted to it so never
    Jennyred Jennyred 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 12

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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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    Both my parents smoked many years ago,

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

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    Quitting

    When a person starts smoking, their body initially rejects the invasion of the toxic chemicals. One coughs, and generally doesn't feel well as your healthy body struggles to accept the unhealthy toxins. But people are determined, damnit, to wreak havok on their body, and so...
    FeelandThink FeelandThink 36-40, M 8 Responses May 12, 2010

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    Smoking is for people

    who wish to smell like smoke and want terminal illnesses :)
    jamie0800 jamie0800 18-21, M Jun 8

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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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    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 don't smoke .I gave up many years ago

    when a pack of 20 went over 2 pound at the british budget . I have got to admit it was nothing to do with my health but the dent in my pocket . The stupied thing was ,I had a minor heart attack about 10 years later ,so make of that what you will.
    cookaburrer cookaburrer 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Maybe very very rarely,

    when things really go wrong.
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    You know what's sexy about smoking?

    It's when you don't ;)
    Lunaaaa Lunaaaa 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    Nopeee .. too risky ,

    cancer is not playin with nobody
    ChanelleHarris ChanelleHarris 13-15, F 1 Response May 8

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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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    Regenschirm Regenschirm 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 25

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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 2 Responses Mar 22

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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 6 Responses Feb 28

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    I smoked a cigar at a New Years Eve party once.

    .. it gave me a really bad cough. I've tried smoking cigarettes too but I couldn't really see the appeal. They're stinky and I can't say I felt any effects from the nicotine.
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 21

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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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