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I Don't Smoke Cigarettes

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    Never Been A Real Issue

    I grew up in a household where no one smoked. but I was never tempted either. all the stuff they would tell us in the dare program about smoking made it seem just so terrible. but when I moved out after graduation, I did try it just to see what it was actually like. I hated it...
    shadowplayTH shadowplayTH 26-30, F Oct 2, 2013

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    I Don't Smoke

    I don't smoke  I tried one once it made me choke I just couldn't stand it.
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Feb 18, 2012

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    And I never will. I do not want to get lung,

    tongue, mouth or throat cancer. I'm glad no one smokes in my family
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F Jun 20

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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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    While smoking was very fashionable in my youth,

    I choose to forgo it. My parents were avid smokers, 3 plus pack a day each. Cigarette companies advertised the healthy benefits of smoking their particular brand, with actors dressed as doctors, citing phony studies. The bottom line to this story is I watched both of my...
    pakettle pakettle 66-70, M Jul 24

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    st3ph3rzz st3ph3rzz 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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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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    Nor Weed

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

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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

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    This is another reason

    why i am single forever. I don't smoke.
    laserabe1 laserabe1 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 19

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    I find cigarette smoke totally gross

    and I don't like to be around people that are smoking. No one smokes at our house, but if we have company that smokes, they usually go out on the back deck to do that. I could never make out with a guy that smokes. Ewww, yuck!
    jerseyjade jerseyjade 16-17, F Nov 2

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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 23

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    No. No. No. They make me ill.

    They always have. I was diagnosed with smokers' cough at age 11. I believe I'm allergic to them. I've never smoked. I always thought they were "nasty" and "stank," and ashes look dirty, as a wee child and I can't say much has changed. My cousin's mother died a painful, violent...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Sep 28

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    Death Of The Cigarette!

    For too long people have been throwing money at purveyors of death, the tobacco industry, at long last they are waking up to the fact that polluting their bodies to make others rich is not an option, dont buy death, buy life and health and clean air.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 10, 2009

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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 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 2

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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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    I have not smoked since i was 18

    and serving in the forces in Germany where we could but cigar rtes at 5p for 20.I gave up to ensure I did not get hooked and am very glad having seen the bad effects of smoking on others
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M Mar 26

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    Roll Of Paper? What Is This Mean? 2013 July For Me

    I was waking to the Grocery Store on July Sunday 28, 2013.On the street I past another person, who looked at me and then asked me:"You have a roll of paper" (What? What is a "roll of paper"?)After I got what I wanted and just about (In my Return) to my Apartment.Coming out of...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M Jul 30, 2013

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    Smoking Is A Family Problem

    Everyone in my family smokes or used to. I am talking about like aunts uncles cousins and the entire family. There are about 6 people who stopped. My mom does and my grandpa used to but the doctor told him that if he did quit then he would die in the next few months. I am against...
    Fleo94 Fleo94 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2013

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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 4 Responses Jan 13, 2013

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    He Has The Kindest Eyes

    "Not you two too!" I groaned as I headed back into the house from the yard. In an absurd twist, I was unable to stay outdoors during the cast party because the lawn and deck was full of people smoking.  The smoke hurts my lungs and makes me susceptible to bronchitis, which...
    milkynips milkynips 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2012

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    Is it odd that I feel a stunningly beautiful

    woman gets suddenly less attractive when they pull out a cigarette?
    SamSomething SamSomething 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 28

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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 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 2

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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 10 Responses Jan 13, 2010

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    I don't smoke, I dislike the smell too.

    I just can't stand it. Which is good, cause it costs like $20-30 per pack here now I think.
    InfernoXES InfernoXES 31-35, M Mar 26

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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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    I Don't Smoke

    i don't smoke and i don't take any drug its bad for all of us and i don't like when people smoke beside me you want to kill urself go ahead but don't try to pull me with you.. cause i don't if i ever catch a cancer about that i blame it on them-.- cause i never put a single...
    Thompsons Thompsons 18-21 1 Response Dec 17, 2012

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    Quit And Proud

    I started smoking at an early age. 8 years old was when I picked up my first cigarette. Where I lived, it was easy to get cigarettes pretty much at any age. I smoked for 20 years, every once in a while taking a week to a month off trying to quit. I tried to 5 years trying to quit...
    SociallyAwkward1982 SociallyAwkward1982 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 6, 2012

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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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    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 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    Just don't do it near me

    or in front of me, unless you want to be lectured with a complete diagram and illustration using biology and organic chemistry.
    AntiHelix AntiHelix 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    Bum-puff At A Party For A Giggle

    but a few members of my family smoke.. (we make them smoke outside now!) i don't however as i had whooping cough as a baby and near died and have had trachea damage as a result. I can't breathe it in without choking and i hate the stuff, on clothes and in your hair the odour is...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Apr 10, 2011

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    I Quit !

    The 8th of June 2012 I finally quit :) I smoked for almost ten years and three years long I was trying to stop but I lacked willpower. When I moved in with my boyfriend (a non-smoker) I finally managed to quit cold turkey. It feels like a big achievement !
    Mintsaidthebear Mintsaidthebear 22-25, F Aug 19, 2013

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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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    No

    Of course I have try  smoking ciggies. Yuck. I don't like the taste of it. I'm gald that I'm none smoker.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 4, 2010

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    No Thank You !!

    I never had any interest in smoking cigarettes. Matter of fact in my younger years I would go out with my girlfriends dancing. We would have so much fun. We would find a table to sit at before the live band would play. If someone was smoking near us I would make such a big stink...
    angelsamongus angelsamongus 56-60, F 7 Responses Mar 15, 2009

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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 6 Responses Jul 22, 2012

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    I Used To

    I smoked for 12 years and then I quit. Yeehaw!
    baltazar816 baltazar816 31-35, M 6 Responses Nov 29, 2009

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    I Just Don't Get It

    I have always been against cigarettes because that's how I was raised. I tried my first cigarette at 20 as an experiment and it wasn't bad, but it wasn't good either. It was blah. Neutral. So I decided to smoke two or three every day for a week. Still nothing. I didn't get it. I...
    devouringflames devouringflames 22-25, F Mar 8, 2013

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    I've Smoked Other Stuff.

    I've smoked weed and heroin, but I've never smoked cigarettes.  I don't know why, but I've never been curious about trying them.
    RagingSkillet RagingSkillet 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 8, 2012

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    Neither do i drink. And yes,

    i am a virgin ;p too. I didn't have a girl friend either!!!
    kaku1994 kaku1994 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    I Did

    I smoked for close to a decade. My parents strongly disapproved, but once I moved out of their house they couldn't say much.  Sure, I smelled like an ashtray...but at least I took my butt (and butts) outside for my smoke breaks.*embarrassed look*  So at one point I had (mostly...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Jul 9, 2012

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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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    artymike8 artymike8 41-45, M Nov 30

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    yes my friends smoke and drink. i tried to change them, . they never asked or tempt to smoke. they started listening to my words and i am happy for them.
    rushikesh99 rushikesh99 18-21, M Nov 25

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    I just hate them because they must be full of themselves. I mean, it's safe to say smokers have been told not to smoke before. In fact, every time they look at their pack it tells...
    bsthebenster bsthebenster 18-21, M Nov 26

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    Okay I can understand the danger of smoking but if your not putting it in your mouth and lighting it, it shouldnt matter. **** off.
    dandanbear dandanbear 18-21, F Nov 25

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    Never will. My health is more important than feeling relaxed for a few hours.
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't smoke, but I have a boyfriend that does. I use to be one of those people that hated to be around it, and never would have dated someone that did. But a lot of my good...
    brucewayne87 brucewayne87 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    sometimes I feel lame whenever I talk to or hang out with my friends. Yes I drink, but only with a group of people, so I'm only a social drinker. yet other than that, I don't smoke...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    I just don't care anymore. I made a deal with my boyfriend if I let him smoke weed he would let me smoke cigarettes so now I can do it without him bugging me and he got me into...
    Malia1010 Malia1010 13-15, F 1 Response