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I Don't Smoke Cigarettes

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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 Never Did.

     I never smoked, but I have profound respect for people who used to and quit. It sounds like an extraordinary feat of willpower. Kudos to you.
    CleverScreenName CleverScreenName 31-35, M Jan 7, 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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    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 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 4, 2010

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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 Don't

    My fiance smokes and sometimes the smoke chokes me...i'm trying to help him quit
    goldwaffles goldwaffles 18-21, F 2 Responses May 6, 2009

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    I Quit Smoking

    Next month, I'll be cigarette free for 5 proud years! Thank God!
    MySweetLord MySweetLord 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2009

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    Thanks to My Dad

    Before people realized how bad smoking was for everyone, my Dad smoked in the car with all the windows closed.  Every time he did that, it made me very nauseous.  Because of that, I have never had any desire to try smoking.  Thanks Dad.
    Francescanolonger Francescanolonger 46-50, F Feb 9, 2008

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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 Used To

    I smoked for 12 years and then I quit. Yeehaw!
    baltazar816 baltazar816 31-35, M 7 Responses Nov 29, 2009

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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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    Of Course Not!

    i smoke weed instead, and through a vaporiser to minimise risks
    jsaomney jsaomney 18-21 Apr 4, 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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    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 - 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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    Never Have

    Never tried it. The idea revolted me from the get-go. I hate the smell. I am so grateful for the way society is now moving towards smoking bans in all public places.
    chovhani chovhani 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 19, 2007

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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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    Tried It Before

    I tried to smoke a square before when i was like 15 and it tasted soooo horrible and that was I everytime i even smell one it reminds me of how disgusting it tasted.
    siggy10 siggy10 31-35, M Jan 9, 2008

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    Eew

    Idk why people like cigarrettes. I tried it yesterday and never will again. Gross.
    Rainincloudlesssky Rainincloudlesssky 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 11, 2010

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    Yuck!

    I tried it once, and absolutely hated it. Tasted bad. Smelled bad. It just grosses me out. Makes me sad to see people sucking on these stinky little cancer-sticks.
    paperalias paperalias 22-25, F Apr 10, 2008

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    Never Understood The Appeal!!

    i tried smoking when i was younger (like most people i presume) but i just didnt like it, i mean, im never the sort of person to get persuaded to do something i dont want to do, but at the time, i just wanted to try it, to see what it was like, to see if it was any good, and to...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 8, 2011

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    Nasty Habit

    It's just such a nasty habit. I don't even know why people would start smoking in the first place.
    Scott88 Scott88 22-25, M Jul 27, 2010

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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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    Never Even Tired

    I haven't ever been tempted to try them. Just never had interest. I am married to a smoker and just don't like the side effects either. So they still don't interest me at all!
    Aminik Aminik 31-35, F Jan 17, 2008

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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 Quit

    because I got bored with them. I realised one day I only smoked while I was driving, so I realised I was addicted to the action, not the nicotine. Quitting was easy!
    pipersecrets pipersecrets 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 7, 2010

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    Nope

    But I used to. Back in High School and College. Then I had my daughter and quit. No questions asked. I've never restarted either.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 23, 2011

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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 22-25 8 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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    4 Months Going Strong

    i quit in march, shortly after getting my wisdom teeth removed. i really missed swimming and running like i used to, and now i enjoy both much more. i quit cold turkey and just medicated heavily for my wisdom teeth pain and hoped for the best. i started when i was 15 and quit at...
    dirtyguy69 dirtyguy69 18-21, M Aug 2, 2011

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    I Gave Them Up

    i gave them up there on the 7th of January 2008 as a pact with a guy from work he failed miserably i am still successful so far, hopefully for ever, i dont like them anymore they are horrible smelly and they used to make me tired and unfit, im happy to be a non-smoker
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M Mar 25, 2008

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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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    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 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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    Cigarettes = Yucky

    I tried it once, almost coughed up a lung, and that was the end of my smoking life.  :D  Not to mention it totally wreaked havoc with my asthma, making me use up a whole inhaler in one week.  Smoking is just not my thing, at all.
    Jaggie Jaggie 22-25 Sep 28, 2007

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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 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 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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    Nor Weed

    The smell of both is nauseating
    CountessDawn CountessDawn 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 27, 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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    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 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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    No Cash

    I suppose it's something that I never really felt drawn to, I already had my money going towards the chocolate addicton :) My pocket money income could only just cover my supplies, so I never had any spare cash for such things as cigarettes.
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Jan 29, 2008

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    X/

    Don't like them. Never did. The smoke smells horrible.. and stinks. My father smokes non stop.. it's highly aggitating.. not to mention smoking shortens the lifespan... I don't think I'll ever smoke..
    sasukesnumber1fan sasukesnumber1fan 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 5, 2010

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    Runs In the Family

    Both of my grandmothers smoke. My mother smokes. My biological father smokes. My aunts smoke. The majority of my cousins smoke. Aside from the fact that if I were to try smoking, I would be genetically dispositioned to become addicted-it's just not healthy and it's not attractive...
    ArabellaBlythe ArabellaBlythe 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 24, 2009

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    10 Years Smoke Free

    I quit smoking 10 years ago...  I was burning up to a half a carton a day... thats right, up to 5 packs a day.. never less than 3 packs... If I was awake I had a smoke in my lips..  best thing I ever did for myself was quit...  
    CallMeLee CallMeLee 31-35, M Nov 12, 2007

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    I Think It Is Disgusting I Hate It

    My Parents Smoked them.  And it made me sick, having to live with it as second hand smoke around me. I hated it.I learned how Parents get their Ego's embarrassed, when being young that something imitates things to them.When I was around 4 or 5 years old and I was still sucking...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M Jan 15, 2012

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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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    Don't Smoke Weed or Sess, cause it's know to give a brother brain damage and brain damage on the mic don't manage.
    TheBeastieBoy TheBeastieBoy 13-15, M Apr 12

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    They may be cool, I get it. But I really hate their smell and they are of new use other than being harmful for your health.
    goodboyhaha goodboyhaha 18-21, M Apr 4

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    I did smoke a pack Once I did once and after that failed experiment - I don't smoke them for over 35 years. And, never, ever looked back and feeling good for not having any...
    StarSphere StarSphere 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    When people look at me, they often say they can't imagine me smoking. Which is weird because, why does it matter what you look like? But yeah. I do smoke. I know it's bad for...
    SwimmingDarkness SwimmingDarkness 16-17, F 7 Responses Mar 21

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    i'm almost 13 and i've been smoking for about 3 months.my parents let me smoke, but not around other family members because they don't approve.
    untamedperrie untamedperrie 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    People should always be careful of their words because the tongue is a deadly sword. #if you're not for me you must be against me. Talking about friends is judgment, unless you can...
    TooUnbearable TooUnbearable 36-40, F 26 mins ago

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    I can't lie, I use to smoke weed and do ecstasy when I was in middle school. I learned from my mistakes that it was only wasted money. I don't like the feeling anymore I don't care...
    lexix0 lexix0 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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