It Is a Disgusting Habit

It smells bad and makes people sick! Hell, it makes me sick, just to smell it when I walk by someone smoking or on their clothes. I have asthma so I can't understand why people would smoke and ruin their health. I'm also a respiratory therapist and I take care of people who are sick from smoking. I guess it's job security for me but I can stay busy enough with asthma and pneumonia patients!

JojoWazoo JojoWazoo
46-50, F
16 Responses Feb 14, 2009

Lovis4u, You know I love you, my dear friend, I know you would never push your beliefs or habits on another. I am wanting to make you see that your choice to smoke (which I respect you having that choice) is not a healthy one.<br />
I certainly realize the addictive powers of nicotine. I am a certified smoking cessation facilitator and I deal with nicotine addiction. I don't care if people smoke marijuana either, just know that it is bad for your lungs and with life giving oxygen, you lungs sustain you, without....well I don't have to tell you. It's just a real ****** way to have to go, sweetie! I respect you and I hope someday soon you can quit. Having asthma as bad as I do, I cannot for the life of me figure out why someone would intentionally damage their lungs. It's a real ***** not being able to breathe. I'm in a crisis right now and I can tell you, it sucks. The steroids are the devil and I hate having to take them. I need to come on down and get me a steak and the works for my appetite! UGH. Moon face, hungry and short of breath, wheezing and coughing. It sucks!

lovis4u, see Jojo's last post to Krypton for your answer. She's not dropping her friends just cuz they smoke.

Krypton, my dear friend, I know you would never push your beliefs or habits on another. I was just trying to make you see that your choice to smoke (which I respect you having that choice) is not a healthy one. I agree with "V". You could come on down and we'd cure you instantly! I certainly realize the addictive powers of nicotine. I am a certified smoking cessation facilitator and I deal with nicotine addiction. I don't care if people smoke marijuana either, just know that it is bad for the lungs and with life giving oxygen, you lungs sustain you, without....well I don't have to tell you. It's just a real ****** way to have to go, sweetie! I respect you and I hope someday soon you can quit.

Well that's the least you could do. And then Jojo and I would just hang around you 24 hours a day and presto, you've quit smoking! Brilliant plan, I know, thanks.

I would never try to convince someone to smoke, just as I wouldn't try to convince them to do cocaine or eat meat. I never said it makes sense when sat next to the goal of living as long as humanly possible. I would never smoke around children or blow smoke at someone that doesn't want it. As adults we make choices and I personally believe we should all be allowed to make them. I don't care if someone wants to do drugs, **********, get an abortion, cut themsevles, have gay sex, or kill themselves. In all things that we do we have to act responsibly and not force it upon others. We all have things that we do that are not so healthy for us emotionally and physically. Some of us hide them and some of us don't. It is fine to hate things that people do so long as no one tries to take away their right to do them. <br />
If I meet someone that can't stand to be around me because I smoke, well they can always move along and find another friend. As a side note, I would love to meet YOU JoJo so I would be willing to refrain from smoking for that. I suppose I would also refrain in order to meet V. haha :P

Krypton, first of all, I am a severe asthmatic. second, I work 12 hours a night taking care of people who can't breathe, for whatever reason. The #1 reason is due to smoking. People come in the ER and they can't breathe. I ask "do you smoke" and they say "yes" as they're pulling on my scrub shirt and popping the buttons while they beg me to help them breathe.<br />
I help them breathe better and they leave and go smoke again. Tell me how much sense that makes? <br />
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My parents both smoked when I was growing up. I have asthma today. Coincidence? I don't think so. <br />
So maybe you're doing a good thing by smoking outside but when you come in, you reek and the nicotine is in your clothes and hair and it affects me and everyone who has to smell it on you.<br />
Sorry, pal, I just can't sympathize on this subject. <br />
The only positive thing I can say is as long as there are smokers, I have good job security. Harsh? yes. Reality? yes. Sad? yes. I don't see any 'no's' here except to say "no" when it comes to smoking.<br />
Jojo

For the record, I'd be just as outraged if a group of people stood around the entrance to a building spraying themselves with perfume over and over and I had to walk through an obnoxious cloud of smelly good stuff. A cloud of stinky stuff just makes it a little worse. <br />
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And I also shared my own story in this group :P

I have put up with smoking for ages ...not anymore much, I don't like it at all... in fact, i hate the smell of it, and the taste of it and i don't know why people smoke in the first place... like, get a proper habit! your killing yourself, and others, and why don't you just quit ...selfish bastard! <br />
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haha this is a rant ....but still! ....come on! :D

True, but I don't smoke in closed rooms with people that don't want to be there. We all have choices.

The key difference being that if the loser next to you is eating a Whopper, it has zero ill effect on you. Not the way it works with smoking.

Now Now... Let us not all badger smokers. :(<br />
We all still have the right to decide what we want to enjoy at the cost of our health. Some of us smoke, some of us eat Whoppers, some of us live high stress lives. We all decide what we are willing to sacrifice, but we don't decide it for others. :D

Or just hang around a bunch of smokers........ You too can smell like ****!

lite up, and you too could die from lung cancer!

If only I could be that cool...sigh...dare to dream right? lol

Yeah, the handsome Marlboro was really cool too! He died from lung cancer too!

But you're forgetting the crucial aspect of smoking...It makes you cool ;) lol, apparently lung cancer is cool