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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 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I grew up around smokers.

    Plus I'm highly allergic. Despite knowing how bad my allergies are they kept smoking around me. I hate smokers. I want it to die off already.
    NoBodyKnowsMeLikeIKnowMe NoBodyKnowsMeLikeIKnowMe 26-30, M Jun 1

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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 5 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    lostCake lostCake 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    marinerob marinerob 46-50, M Mar 12

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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 18 Responses Jun 28, 2014

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

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

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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 Jan 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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    I don't really get why people smoke,

    but whatever, it's their lives, their owns choices, their own decisions, their own actions. Buuuut what I hurts is when somehow you care about does that. My best friend tends to smoke casually... And I hate it, that's why I've told her about it as given her some advice but like...
    LittleUnicorn LittleUnicorn 18-21 2 Responses Mar 8

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    I smoked for about 15 years

    and stopped when my wife was pregnant with our first child. Being in line at the store behind a guy buying a carton was another good reminder not to take it back up...the week's worth of food he was buying was cheaper than the carton he tacked on at the end.
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 6 Responses Apr 1

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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 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 25, 2014

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    I consider myself a general non-smoker

    as I've never bought cigarettes but I have tended to smoke socially and I know it's a bad habit. One time someone said "no you don't" and snatched it out of my hand! Usually it's after I've had a few drinks with my friends or someone might offer me one after a long day and I...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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    If you do that is your choice.

    But, don't expect me to hangout with you. I value my lungs. I don't like the smell. I don't want to be around it. I will respect your choice. I will just keep my distance for my own health.
    RC4blue RC4blue 46-50, M 4 Responses Feb 12

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    I hate cigarettes, yuck!

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

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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 6 Responses Apr 9

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

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    I've never smoked. I'm not against trying

    marijuana someday though. I prefer not to ever try tobacco though.
    SheepCatTheCatSheep SheepCatTheCatSheep 18-21 4 Responses Jun 13

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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.
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 6

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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 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 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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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 4 Responses Jul 15

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    Helenaxyz Helenaxyz 26-30, F May 17

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    But I've been around people

    who smoke my entire life. My parents have been smoking for as long as I can remember - my father sometimes smokes two-three packs a day - and now my best friend smokes too. I don't ever plan to smoke, but being surrounding by so many people, all of them smoking like chimneys, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 5

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    I don't smoke tobacco.

    I also don't smoke pot, and I live in Colorado. I get treated like a weirdo for it.
    Relateds Relateds 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 13

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    Have not like smoking from being a child

    and both my parents doing it.
    jaimeedl jaimeedl 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 18

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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 2 Responses May 29, 2014

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    I have been tempted to start up smoking.

    The reason I have not done this is because my folks will kill me before I finished the packet.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 Jul 15

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    ea91702 ea91702 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 21

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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 3 Responses Jan 16

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

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    I stopped smoking way back in '97.

    Best thing I ever did (apart from quitting the booze three years later).
    Neondaze Neondaze 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 26

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    DeluxedEdition DeluxedEdition 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 8

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 8

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    0 I never finished 1 ciggerette in my entire

    life. I tried one once for a couple seconds when I was 20 but sensed it was immediately addicting and that despite the cloying taste and seductive experience of being with it, that it was fundamentally repulsive. It was like making love to a liquescent putrid corpse rotting in...
    silmarilion123 silmarilion123 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    Ridemywavvvve Ridemywavvvve 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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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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    I stopped when I was like 21 im 22

    now thank god I did.
    wallace65 wallace65 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I don't smoke weed. but i hate

    when people expect me to explain myself. they even take the time to come up with an explanation for me. pro-smokers say I don't smoke because I'm a fascist republican and a goody two shoes. anti-smokers would say it's because i want to abide by the law and i know the "negative...
    KaliG15 KaliG15 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 25

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    Plus it's darn expensive.

    I rather buy shoes.
    Zeita75 Zeita75 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 17, 2014

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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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 5 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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    Nor do I want to smell it from others.

    Can we please ban cigarettes other toxic drugs?!?
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M 9 Responses