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POLL: Do you smoke?

Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by Aldeth the Foppish Idiot, Jun 30, 2004.

  1. ArtEChoke Gems: 17/31
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    Wierd the last time I was in Europe, I noticed that the people in Prague smoked like crazy, everyone was smoking. Really wierd coming from a nearly smoke-free city in the U.S.

    Former social smoker here, didn't really quit so much as I just sorta didn't smoke again after college. It wasn't a concious decision, I just was never that into it I guess.

    As a side note, both of my grandparents from my mother's side of the family died from smoking related cancer.
     
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    Hey, it's not my lungs, but it sure is the air I breathe! > :(
     
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    very infrequent smoker, less than socially...

    @Aldeth: smokeless tobacco (snuff or chewing tobacco, we called it "chaw") might be even more carcinogenic than cigarettes, and I think it delivers more nicotine than cigarettes as well. Maybe that's why they banned it in Finland. Took it up for a while when wrestling; gave it up when I saw a few picts of guys with oral cancer... :eek:
     
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    Never touched a deathstick in my life. And now I work for a place that sells them, and I don't think I could afford to start.

    I might consider a cigar for special occasions, but nothing else.
     
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    Nope, and don't intend to begin either :p

    Though a friend do smoke, and i think my mother smoke on partys(sp?) an' stuff :?
     
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    Morgoroth Just because I happen to have tentacles, it doesn'

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    Well as far as I know snuff is forbidden in the most of EU. Sweden has a specieal right because it has "cultural bonds" with the stuff. Personally I find the thing disgusting and am more than happy to have it banned. The smell of it just makes me sick.

    Oh and on the topic itself, I'm one of those social smokers and smoke when I'm drunk. Cigars perhaps on special occations even without alcohol.
     
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    When it comes to snus they even had to remove the warning labels about cancer as all studies had been inconclusive. Now I am not naive enough to think the stuff isnt bad for me, but it is without a question vastly less dangerous than cigarettes. You do get much more nicotine though, which if you are a nicotinist migth be both a good and a bad thing.

    Also if I am not mistaken I think it is closer for snus to be allowed in the rest of EU than it for being banned in Sweden as well.
     
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    I'm European, have never smoked, and probably never will.
     
  9. Dranalis DeAealth

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    I smoke occasionally; no more than twelve or so a week.
     
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    The thing that strikes me as most ironic about my smoking habit is that when I was younger I was the loudest one out of mum's 3 kids about her quitting and I'm the only one that smokes.
     
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    Urithrand Mind turning the light off? ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran

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    Smoke like a chimney (Eurpoean, UK) and wish I didn't. Quit for a month, then split up with partner. Biiiiiiig mistake.........
     
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    Never tried one. Never appealed. I'm a casual 2nd hand smoker though... not by choice.
     
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    I smoke about 6 cigarets in a year.. ehen I went out had a real good time and wait for people, that happens 6 time a year :S
     
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    I know I've answered in this thread before, but uhh...things've kinda changed.

    I now smoke on an almost-regular basis. Only at work though; and then I usually only have one or 2 smokes a day, (heh...I can't handle any more than that...and even *that* can wreck me sometimes :p ) and only when I'm seriously depressed...which has been happening a lot lately (hence the "almost-regular" basis)

    And unless things start looking up for me, well...I'll have to start getting my 19 year old buds to buy me packs of smokes soon.
    *sigh*

    Why can't the government just legalize weed so I can smoke some peace-leaf in public, rather than having to resort to this nasty "tobacco" (read: cigarette) crap?
     
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    Because that would be stupid and because smoking isn't a 'right'?
     
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    The government will eventually legalize weed. Then we will all have different smoking addictions.
     
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    Yeah I smoke. I'd like to quit but I don't want to quit that much ... yet.
     
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    I voted for N. American / stopped, though that's hardly accurate. I tried once, smoked half a cig and it was so nasty (even as drunk as I was) that I never tried it again.

    Now, I so dislike the stench that I roll up the windows in my car while driving near a smoker and hold my breath and walk wide around the stink-faces surrounding the building entrances. Around here, smokers seem to thing that the entire world is their ash tray and have no problem flicking their butts out the window, into the grass, on the sidewalk, etc. It's disgusting! :(
     
  19. Triactus

    Triactus United we stand, divided we fall Veteran

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    I don't smoke either. Although, at family reunions, I second-hand-smoke about a pack... :(

    Uhhh, Jaguar, you do know that weed is not addictive...right?
     
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    I guess you could say I quit, but then again I guess you could say I'm in the process of quitting. Over 2 months now since my last Export 'A medium. Smoked since I was 12 or so, and that's about 5 years I guess.
     
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