I Don't Smoke Cigarettes

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    In between puffs of a cigarette someone told me

    their relative died of cancer. If your family died of cigarette related complications, are you ready to join them?
    Spidey0 Spidey0
    31-35, M
    Sep 23, 2015

    I have never smoked cigarettes,

    but every now and then i will have a cigar. :)
    ramrod ramrod
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jan 18

    I've tried them... Weed too,

    dont care for it.
    pardax pardax
    13-15, M
    Jan 18

    The only thing I smoke is salmon!

    It's outside & i'm inside :-P
    teadiva teadiva
    31-35, F
    Jan 8

    I don't smoke cigarettes

    and I never will, they're wicked unhealthy and addicting as are other drugs which I never plan to do.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 2, 2014

    I used to smoke.. Now

    as a non smoker for a few years, I can say, It STINKS. However, as much as I really dislike the smell, I was once a smoker and I don't play the holier than thou card. But I do ask, for the sake of my kids, could you walk over there? Thanks.
    JessicaPressie JessicaPressie
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 1

    My name is Anthony and I'm 23yrs old.

    I never want to smoke a cigarette. Because, I don't like cigarette smoking. I have asma
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 18

    No. never have, never will.

    they smell bad and aren't good for you. it's bad enough being around people who do and breathing in second hand smoke.. Yuck.. I don't have anything against people who do. I just don't understand it. how can you do something that is so bad for you?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 11, 2015

    No!

    when I was in 10th grade my best friend took me to the store and bought cigarettes,  when we were back in class, in the middle of a lesson she started smoking and almost forced me to try it too, I guess back then I did think she was cool, but I really couldn't take the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    9 Responses Jan 13, 2010

    Quit cold turkey seven years ago

    after developing a 1-1.5 pack a day habit. I was working on primary campaigns and the longer the hours and the more stressful it got, the more I smoked. After the general election I decided to quit on Jan 08, 2009.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 11

    My mother go pancreatic cancer

    because of her smoking. The pain of losing her at the age I did is unbearable. I will never put the ones I love through what I am going through.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 11, 2015

    Tried 3times Until!

    I tried 3times to quit , I tried almost every thing until ------I developed co[d for those who dont know what that is ,well I woudnot wish this on my worse enemy,   I am now on Oxygen, most of the time and thats not all, I developed and had tio have part of my lung...
    aleon aleon
    51-55, F
    Nov 8, 2009

    It annoys me when I'm trying to watch a movie

    with someone who smokes and they continually pause the movie to have a cigarette. What you can't wait 2 hours?
    katie1123 katie1123
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 15, 2015

    Outcasted For Being Healthy

    Sometimes when I look up from my office cubicle I find myself alone because everyone else went to have a ciggie-break. Talk about not fitting in because you're too healthy- hilarious. The smokers I know are great fun to be with alone, but I can't hang out with them for long...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 26, 2010

    Pipe And Cigar Man

    been smoking a pipe since i was 17/18 2 bowls a day most days and have a cigar 3 times a week
    will8829 will8829
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Nov 27, 2012

    This one is a no-brainer to me.

    ...sorry if this offends smokers, but i just feel like......its written on the box, that they are basically cancer sticks, or emphysema, etc., to yourself or those around you. I don't see the point sucking up smoke and never have. This is just my opinion and why i will never...
    violet1698 violet1698
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Feb 18, 2015

    I Don't - Not Anymore, That Is

    I smoked cigarettes on and off from the time I was 18 - 25. I'm 28 now I quit February 1, 2006 and never looked back I'm glad I did it!  
    TopazSkye TopazSkye
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 5, 2009

    My grandma smoked through her two pregnancies

    (before anyone knew it wasn't medically advisable). My dad was born with minor cerebral palsy. He can't use his left hand, and he wears a lift in his left shoe. He has trouble with long-term memory. I told myself long ago I would never put myself or my loved ones at risk by...
    DoeADeer517 DoeADeer517
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 21, 2015

    I have never smoked any cigarettes in my life

    but I think that most of human beens are doing something what is not good for the health: Some of them are smoking or drinking alcohol, other people take drugs. What about me? Well, I drink too much Coca-Cola and I am eating too much sweets! :-) That´s why I can´t judge...
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 9, 2015

    It was not even hard

    for me to understand the high life threatening hazards that correlate with smoking both weed and tobacco. So as someone who is to survive I decided instantly that I wouldn't do such a thing. It's sad how people didn't realize this and are now beginning the downfall in their...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 2, 2014

    But, I don't hate anyone

    that does. I know some are like "Ew you smoke, so gross" but not me.
    emilyann0114 emilyann0114
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jan 1

    Hack..hack..not Me..

    Nope I have never ever put a cigarette to my lip..just the smell of them I can't stand..no offense to those who do..but for some reason they have never appealed to me..maybe partially because of my Asthma and CF..my lungs are in bad enough shape..no need in my making them worse...
    theheartofmemphis theheartofmemphis
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jul 22, 2012

    never have never will.

    Actually my folks and sisters all smoked.I was the square one.ha ha!!
    Fabulissa Fabulissa
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Jan 18

    Many decades ago I was involved in Health

    Education campaigns stressing the dangers of smoking tobacco. The tobacco industry denied there was any health risk and questioned all the scientific evidences we had to support our campaigns. Alas the same financial and commercial concerns now prevent us from taking stronger...
    Jerryattic Jerryattic
    51-55, M
    Feb 14

    Oh oh.. All my friends think I smoke,

    just because I always have a lighter in my pocket, and bc I pranked someone with it.. I mean of course I always have a lighter in my pocket, I can use it to many things, but I don't smoke, I tried it once bc someone offered me a cigaret. But my sister also thinks I smoke, and...
    jeyhere jeyhere
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jan 14, 2015

    I hate cigarettes!! They are horrible

    and I don't understand why people smoke them knowing that that cigarette is putting chemicals into their body and killing them slowly.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 14, 2015

    Yeah I call them cancer sticks

    and I will have none of that. My body is a temple and I shall make sure it has the nutrients it desires to function properly.
    Raptax231 Raptax231
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 12, 2014

    I Finally Quit!

    Man, it took many many years and a lot of different methods before I found something that worked and stuck. I finally turned to the electronic cigarette and within five cartridges I was completely finished smoking. It has been about 8 months now and I feel fantastic. I am...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Dec 8, 2010

    Yes, I am happy peaceful non-smoker person all

    my life. First of all: 1. To live longer 2. Nurture your mind & soul. 3. Do not want my heart & lungs polluted with poisonous chemicals. Have a healthy and spiritual lifestyle. Life so rewarding & challenging. I live to the fullest.
    studio54disco studio54disco
    46-50, F
    Sep 2, 2014

    Moved House

    I ngave-up smoking tobacco finally when I moved into my last (derelict abandoned) house. I didn't want it to stink of smoke, and I had no money for tobacco so I had to stop. It wasn't easy.. but I cut down fairly gradually and now I feel much better knowing   I AM NOT...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo
    31-35, M
    5 Responses Apr 4, 2009
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Nov 23, 2014

    I don't see what's so fab about smoking it

    kills you makes you smell bad Yet others kids will be in groups at break time smoking I think it's a disgusting habit and I'll never have a cigarette in my life
    Sophiewargamer Sophiewargamer
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Jan 20

    Nor Weed

    The smell of both is nauseating
    CountessDawn CountessDawn
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 27, 2013
    cieloissky cieloissky
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 15

    Can't Even Stand In Smoke of Cigarette

    I don't know what people get from smoking? I can't even stand in smoke. Some of students in my college do smoking. I think they do it for style.
    Somexyz Somexyz
    26-30, M
    8 Responses Jul 25, 2008

    OKAY I NEED HELP I GOT CIGARETTES AND I WANNA

    SMOKE THEM BUT I DONT WANT MY PARENTS BARGING IN AND FINDING OUT WHAT DO I DO!!! (Please dont say "oh dont smoke it kills you" i dont give a **** if it kills me"
    Decaydence Decaydence
    70+, T
    2 Responses Aug 4, 2015
    time2qwerty time2qwerty
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 18

    As I grew up, I show to other,

    that I'm really against smoking, without realizing that I lost some of my friends because of my fb post about anti smoking, I didn't realized that I hurt their feelings, so now I'm trying to become more tolerant of them, and I will stop making prejudice to people who smoke...
    35thEarl 35thEarl
    18-21, M
    Oct 12, 2015

    I have asthma, and half the people I work with

    smoke. Are they trying to kill themselves the most disgusting way they know how? I can tell them all about not having enough air on a semi regular basis. if only they would ask.
    Tabbykat1257 Tabbykat1257
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 14, 2015

    nope! I sure don't! what an expensive habit!

    I'd rather jus go buy a bag o weed n smoke it, instead. plus, ciggs burn my eyes n give me a headache, not to mention an asthma attack at that! go figure....
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Aug 16, 2015

    I Used To

    I smoked for 12 years and then I quit. Yeehaw!
    baltazar816 baltazar816
    31-35, M
    5 Responses Nov 29, 2009

    My friend purposely coughs

    when she's around smokers, I just try to not breath in so much because I don't want to die of second hand smoke.
    ComicGeek ComicGeek
    13-15, F
    1 Response Aug 15, 2015

    It's A Turnoff

    I've never liked the idea of smoking. I know it's bad for your health and it gets in your clothes and your hair and smells bad. It isn't sexy to me. I don't do drugs either but I've had beer and wine but it doesn't take a lot to make me sick.
    jennigurl91 jennigurl91
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 13, 2013
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