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I Hate 2nd Hand Smoke

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    Emphysema

    When I was 15, I was fortunate enough to go the local Medical School for an evening of looking at two cadavers the med students were finished with.  One of the people was a lady who died of emphysema.  I got to hold her lung.  It was thin, black and smelled of...
    ohnudeone ohnudeone 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 14, 2008

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    Grrrr

    So I am a non smoker and have been all mi life, unless you count pot but I haven't smoked that in 5 years. But anyway, I can't stand when I am on break from work and decide "hey it's nice out I'll eat at the tables outside" and someone sits down next to where I am...
    FolsomOrchid FolsomOrchid 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2008

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    Hey, you guys tried using an air filter in your

    room? It seems to help me. My grandmother smokes cigs inside the house sometimes and I blast it.
    Floatingby Floatingby 18-21, F May 8

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    I Don't Think So!

    First off I hate cigarettes! The worst thing someone can do is to come by me with a cancer stick I will politely tell you to beat it! get the hell away from me I start waving the smoke away from me franticly  I want no parts of your cigarette. Some people take...
    Braveheart4real Braveheart4real 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 3, 2008

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    Help!!! C-A-N'-T Breathe...

    I Hate smoke. I'm really pissed of when someone is smoking or burning woods. They don't have any idea of its long term effects on everyone's health. Most of the time i find it hard to breathe. what's even worse is i get colds. FYI, it also ruins any kind of electronic devices. it...
    myheartscore myheartscore 22-25 1 Response May 13, 2013

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    *Please Insert Title Here*

    I just want to express how I much hate secondhand smoke... It just really shows how selfish people can be for their own pleasures... Smokers just don't care about other people --secondhand smokers-- around them... Even the people around them die in front of them because of the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 13, 2013

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    BARF, Barf..........................

    I hate 2nd hand smoke.  Quite a few years ago,  before it was against the law to smoke inside different places, I was in some kind of waiting room (can't remember what kind) well anywho,  a woman sitting next to me asked me if I minded if she smoked.  I said...
    Insomniac Insomniac 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 2008

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    Stinky

    If you want to smoke go for it. If you smell of it, I’m gonna tell you, if you bring it by me, I’m gonna mention it. Just please stay away with it. I have no issues with you doing it but my grandmother died of empasema caused by smoking and I have no desire to die...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2007

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    Known Enough Smokers...

    I know and have known enough smokers to know that most of those who smoke themselves dislike second hand smoke. It in no way gives them what they get off of a ciagrette, it's just bad. So why are some people so rude about when and where they light up? Why are they ignoring...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2007

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    An Age Old Argument

    As a former smoker, I understand how annoying it is to have non-smokers making dirty faces at you and waving their hands around to clear your second-hand smoke. It used to make me so mad to see people acting that way! But now that I am a non-smoker, I can easily relate to those...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Dec 3, 2009

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    Just a Note

    I really hate second hand smoke, just like everyone else. It's terrible, and I don't want anyone's tar and death particles in my lungs. But, my ex smoked, and for whatever reason, despite the fact that i hated the smoke (and hated the fact that she knew how bad it was for her...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 11, 2008

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    UGH!

    First of all, I despise ciggaretes and smoking. Second, your already endangering yourself, don't endanger others too! Second Hand smoke is so disgusting!   If you choose to smoke, don't make make others choose to smoke your smoke.
    ilovecocoa101892 ilovecocoa101892 16-17, F Jul 20, 2008

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    I Don't Want To Inhale Your Cigarette!

    It's gross and harms ME! Would YOU want ME doing something that hurts YOU? It's bad enough knowing I have to breathe the same air as you! At least try to keep it clean! >.<
    Turbulence Turbulence 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 14, 2010

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    It's Not Right

    What is the point for me not being smoking if every where around me I get smoke blown into my face? You try as hard as you can to have a healthy living be careful of what you’re eating, but then you realise you have asthma and all sort of disease because all your siblings...
    amarilys amarilys 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 16, 2010

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    :(

    I have friends that smoke but they are respectful smokers and do not blow it on me. I am asthmatic plus I do not like my hair to smell like cigarettes so no I do not like second hand smoke. 
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 1 Response May 26, 2010

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    Cough Cough.

    It's bad enough smokers INTENTIONALLY poison their lungs at their own will, but do ya have to kill the rest of us? BABIES CAN DIE JUST SO YOU KNOW! And babies dying is just plain sick and wrong. And yes, smokers, you have been the cause of infant deaths. If you wanna...
    peacenik peacenik 16-18, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2007

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    I Cant Breathe With That Stink !!!

    I can smell cigs. a block away coming. I can not tolerate it and the cheaper the brand is the more it stinks !   I wish they would ELEMINATE cigs. Whats really stupid is these cute teenie boopers smoking those little cigars !!!
    JEEPWRANGLERGUY95 JEEPWRANGLERGUY95 41-45, M Jul 22, 2012

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    Care If I Die?

    'Mind if I smoke?" "Care if I die?"     At that time the anti-smoking Groups decided humour might work...I thought it was pretty funny.
    smebro smebro 22-25, M 8 Responses Oct 3, 2007

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    Gross

    My mom smokes and I HATE it. I especially hate it when she does it around me. It stinks. And it makes me cough and sometimes I can't breathe. When I was younger my mom used to some out in the laundry room, around all the clean clothes, and that would make all my clothes...
    Melody08 Melody08 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 5, 2008

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    Gave First Hand Up Years Ago

     Sore throat and a nagging cough were no fun.  Now, most places are banning smoking but you still have to wade through the smokers lined up outside the door.  Yuck!  I remember kissing a smoker.  It was like licking an ash tray.  Not what I'd chose...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M Oct 3, 2008

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    Well I wouldn't say I hate it because it could be worse. I could have no hands so I'm grateful for what I have. With that being said people,myself included,have a hard time...
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    I dont know why but i always have
    Bobbylover2000 Bobbylover2000 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    LOL it just looks like scribble. Wish I can do better. My teacher once complained because I wrote too small for my essay but I think it didn't count since she wears very thick...
    HikoukiGumo HikoukiGumo 18-21, F Aug 8

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    They say it's because we're unhealthy and killing ourselves. What are people who drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes doing? Alcoholics kill their organs and when they drive drunk...
    Sugarcoatedfatty Sugarcoatedfatty 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 27

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    I hate living in a culture that promotes that being fake as positive. I live in a bubble set up with a hierarchy dependent on perpetual fakeness. I don't hate them but I hate their...
    LIZard0121 LIZard0121 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I dislike talking about this sort of thing. I suppose it is because it makes me feel weak, I don't know. I have not felt right since I was really little. I have been anxious...
    jord4567 jord4567 18-21, M 31 mins ago

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    Who else loves to smoke weed?
    mochasfastwolf mochasfastwolf 13-15, M 58 mins ago

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    In actuality I used to smoke for about 10 years. I recently quit January 2nd and why the 2nd? Because I bought a pack on New Years eve and thought that it would be a waste of money...
    ImToolazyforaWittyUseName ImToolazyforaWittyUseName 31-35, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    What are fake gamers what is your definition of a fake gamer shall I look it up will I see your face in the book for hating for the us females who love video games ever since...
    Xxchristinx18 Xxchristinx18 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    As I said in the title i smoke weed i have a pipe a lighter and my own plant and this is just my first experience with it :) It all started when I was in seventh grade I got off...
    Zidaki222 Zidaki222 18-21, M Jul 24

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    well you can't control the people who smoke on the streets and in public places, they're selfish fcuks but your family, that's when you start holding a grudge against the world...
    LoneDovahKiin LoneDovahKiin 22-25, M Jul 24

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    I'm still new-ish to it all, but from what I already know: For one, I like medicinal and certain strains one of which is called Skywalker I think. When I went on a weekend to...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F Aug 3

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    I'm 13 years old and I smoke weed. I used to look at my dad/mom and think " I'll never be so stupid and smoke" but now look at me. I smoke weed because it helps me escape my...
    Kakepielovemuffin Kakepielovemuffin 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 25

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    I don't mind smokers. I don't mind cigarette smoke. I really couldn't care less if people smoke around me. What I hate with a passion though is walking down the street and...
    NuuIdeas NuuIdeas 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    This is what I deal with at my brothers house- my mom, my sister in law and my brother smoke and my brother and sister in law are the most inconsiderate- I am the only one who...
    AmandaHugandKiss2014 AmandaHugandKiss2014 26-30, F Aug 10

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    In 2008 my Mother in law lost h husband . I tried helping her through his illness and after his death and things were ok.I had never had bad feelings toward her in the past,as a...
    helpless69 helpless69 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I hate when people tell me "Don't smoke'' or ''Smoking is bad for you'' You know something guys? I know that is bad!! But I like it. I love how smoking feels and believe me it...
    Dean00200 Dean00200 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    I don't see any reason to smoke. I grew up in a non-smoking family, neither of my parents has ever smoked. There are lots of reasons not to smoke, but the most important one is...
    Sanvis Sanvis 18-21, F Jul 23

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    http://aciu-top.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/pemerkosaan-perempuan-amoi-di-jakarta.html In this website is showing those brutal Muslim raped and murdered thousands of Chinese girls...
    Arrow17 Arrow17 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 24

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    I also hate it when religious people (mainly christians) classes me as someone who has no moral beliefs and lives in sin. I'm an atheist but I'm also a spiritualist. I have never...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F Jul 29

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    I hate telling people I do smoke when they ask. I'm not an addict, and I don't smoke once a day or anything like that. Don't be so judgmental, goodness. I still get 4.0s in school...
    bawniie bawniie 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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    It's not okay to blow smoke into a non smokers face. Like I respect your decision to smoke, but it's not mine. Be more respectful of that 👎✋
    ciciyoshi ciciyoshi 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Okay so I have a friend who recently started seeing a new girl (by recently I mean they've known each other all of 2 weeks) and this girl has a 3 month old baby. Sense meeting...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    He is verbally abusive and has been physically abusive to me in the past.When I used to go to school he would yell at me telling me 'out of no where' that he never wants to see me...
    Eternity2164 Eternity2164 16-17 1 Response Jul 27

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    Riding your bike while your high (cover photo) . Don't smoke and ride if you smoked thc oil ( I tried to lift my front tires on the sidewalk and failed miserably and hit my nuts on...
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 5

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    i recently got a cigarette from a friend and smoked it since i had no access to one. it was my first time smoking a cigarette. let me tell you something, it's the best feeling on...
    flowerqueenx flowerqueenx 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've only held hands with boys but not by choice. I think I only have two times. 1st time it was as a kid and I was walking this little boy to his class. The 2nd time was as a teen...
    ONEPIECE749 ONEPIECE749 18-21, M Jul 23

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    1.When did you start smoking? 3-4 years ago. Seems like it's been a long time. 2. What was the main motivation for starting? My mother died from cigarettes, so I stayed away from...
    WiredCritter WiredCritter 22-25 Aug 4

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    I get annoyed when someone's smoking in front of me on the way to work, I try to walk pass them but still can smell the smoke. Why do people still smoke even though they know the...
    MeJustBeing MeJustBeing 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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