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I Don't Smoke Cigarettes

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    This is another reason

    why i am single forever. I don't smoke.
    laserabe1 laserabe1 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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.
    waitwhatssleep waitwhatssleep 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 11

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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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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    st3ph3rzz st3ph3rzz 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2014

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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 tried two cigarettes. Both in my early teen years, trying to impress some girls. It didn't work. I don't smoke anything now. I love the smell of certain pipe tobacco but j can't...
    cdbrez cdbrez 46-50, M Feb 8

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    I don't do those things, but I'm agonist. but I don't care if you do it or not. I respect people do Rhodes things or not, just don't make me do it.
    craz3f8g craz3f8g 18-21 3 days ago

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    I think about smoking a lot lately :/ I'm not a smoker, never was, but the disturbing craving I'm feeling is undeniable.
    MadNocturnes MadNocturnes 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Oh **** I do smoke drink and take drugs sorry lol
    NightGambit NightGambit 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't like hanging with people who smoke. They always blow smoke in your face by mistake. The smell is nasty. I don't smoke or drink.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Feb 16

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    I really want to smoke weed, I live in Colorado... All my friends smoke it when I go to there house. I know all that stuff like how the HTC works and how the term 'munchies work...
    universegirl101 universegirl101 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    When I was little, my twin sister and I were BEST friends, (Her name is Nevaeh) even though we did have our "small" issues now and then. Before Nevaeh and I started kindergarten...
    HeavenElizabeth6262 HeavenElizabeth6262 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    So for Christmas my husband bought me tickets to see Garth brooks which I'm super excited about. Today is the concert and we are staying overnight in Detroit we went up early to do...
    Slackergirl Slackergirl 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Does anyone have any advice for me? My kids are 13, 10, and 6. I was a Catholic until about 3 years ago. After years of internal conflict, I decided to leave the church and...
    thepeanutgallery thepeanutgallery 36-40, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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