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I Don't Smoke Cigarettes

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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 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 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.
    stevencardoso stevencardoso 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 14

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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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    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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    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 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

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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
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 26, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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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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    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 1 Response Jan 11

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jun 30

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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 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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    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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    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 16-17, F Jun 20, 2014

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

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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 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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    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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    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 1 Response Mar 5

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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 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 18-21, F Nov 2, 2014

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    This is another reason

    why i am single forever. I don't smoke.
    laserabe1 laserabe1 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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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 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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    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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    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 Jun 6, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    There is nothing more unnatractive than an attractive peson who smokes. I don't care how hot you are, that is a complete no go for me. sorry not sorry.
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