It is in my opinion a form of self harm, as are drinking too much and eating to much. I think a lot of people don't want to see the relationship between them and the similarity's because they can't perceive something that they personally do as self harm.
it is self harm
and a long, slow suicide.
i fail to understand it, however hard i try
............................. does that make me a bad person?
respect, from robbie
i guess it could be viewed as a form of self harm. personally i am hoping that if i take it up, it'll help me stop self mutilating. but i'm still figuring out how to take it up without my parents finding out because i know they'll kick me out.
Nope, I don't think of it as self harm any more than eating greasy food, tanning ,using my cell while pumping gas....
I know someone who smokes to over come self-harm. Trying to stop an addiction by an addiction.
no its not. this is trivializing what self harm really is.
No,its actually quite serial killer...its hard to catch it..
Smoking does harm us, but I really don't think we smoke for the purose of harming us. I started smoking just for the sake that I wanted to be "bad". to defy my parents.
exactly its about intent
Me too. I quit smoking 6 months ago. It will take 10 years for my lungs to recover to normal.
Smoking IS self harm along with drinking and eating unhealthy among other drug.
no its not self harm you dont smoke drink or eat bad to hurt yourself.
You aren't doing it to hurt yourself, so no, you aren't addicted to self harm but you ARE doing things that cause self harm.
I have cause someone in my circle said it
I actually started smoking as another form of self-harm, along with my cutting, and eating problems, and drinking, and pills, and sex. I do all these things knowing they hurt me, but when I do these things I can get out of my own head, and I can stop thinking. So yes, people do use it as self-harm.
It can be. I feel many times that I smoke to hurt myself but part of me wants to quit before it actually works. lol the self harm cutters that talk about taking up smoking instead..I wondered before if I took up self cutting if that would make me stop smoking.