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I Don't Smoke Cigarettes

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    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
    sophiencis sophiencis 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    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 3 Responses Jan 1

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    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

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    time2qwerty time2qwerty 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 18

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    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

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    Never have and never will.

    Not a fan of destroying my lungs or smelling like an ash tray or having my teeth get all gross looking.I prefer not to date women who smoke cigs, just doesn't make sense to me.A one night stand for some fun sure I be into that,I'd want no part of it long term.I don't care if...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 5, 2015

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    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 1 Response Sep 9, 2015

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    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 2 Responses May 5, 2009

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    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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    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

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    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

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    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 5 Responses Jul 22, 2012

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    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

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    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 4 Responses Aug 15, 2015

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    I have never smoked cigarettes,

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    I stopped cold turkey in 1993.

    I now can't believe how much I was addicted to those things.
    jimbrodan jimbrodan 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 19

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    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

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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    The only thing I smoke is salmon!

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

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    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

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    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

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    I don't, except in ceremony

    when they are given to me. And that's the only time cigarette smoke won't make me sick. We are fully immersed in prayer, it's what matters, everything else falls by the wayside. I grew up with parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents all smoked. Our houses and our vehicles were...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F Nov 6, 2015

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    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

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    I've tried them... Weed too,

    dont care for it.
    pardax pardax 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    I have never even lit one,

    don't know how to do that. I have smoked about 4-5 puffs as a whole. 1 when about 15 (parents still don't know) and 2-5 when on holiday in Creete at 22.
    cheekyhannah36 cheekyhannah36 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 30, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    Nor Weed

    The smell of both is nauseating
    CountessDawn CountessDawn 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 27, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    I Used To

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    I try, but damn is my gag reflex sensitive. The tiniest bit of smoke gets there and I start hacking. Any more and I throw up. So I've been trying to get my body used to it, because...
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