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[necro]What's the big deal about smoking?

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Posted Feb 29, '12 at 8:18pm

Squidbears

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I believe we have the right to intervene when it affects other people around them, too. I mentioned previously about how many people die from second-hand smoke. If those people weren't around people who smoke, roughly 53,000 people a year could live.

smoking in public is an entirely different issue than what i was talking about.. Where I live, (probably most places by now actually) smoking inside is banned for the reasons you stated. I discourage smoking in places where children are present, or where there are high volumes of human traffic. In private, or in designated smoking areas, i dont see the harm

And what if a person who smokes just does it to calm their nerves after a long day at work? There's nothing with doing something legal to relax one's self.

They wouldn't really have to if they never started to smoke in the first place. The addiction of smoking would be caused by nicotine.

smoking doesnt automatically guarantee addiction.. i know plenty of people who enjoy an occasional cigarette to relieve nerves, or stress... tobacco really does calm you down.

 

Posted Feb 29, '12 at 8:22pm

Squidbears

Squidbears

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NOO! i dont know how, but i hit submit... so i guess i might have a double post.

Happiness? You may be happy when you first start, but the effects of smoking can seriously hurt you. You won't be happy if you get emphysema,  coronary heart disease, bronchitis, chronic airway obstruction, acute myeloid leukemia, cancer of the esophagus, cancer of the larynx (voice box), cancer of the oral cavity (mouth), or cancer of the pharynx (throat). All of these are caused by smoking, and they all happen too often.

Once again, not guaranteed... the more you smoke the more likely, occasional smokers need not be TOO worried...

Why do you think pregnant women (if they have some common sense) don't smoke or drink? It's probably going to screw something up in their body, and affect their unborn child.

same deal as smoking around children that i mentioned in my other post >_>

 

Posted Mar 2, '12 at 3:27pm

exitpathuser

exitpathuser

145 posts

The big deal is that you put your family at risk and it just kind of smells nasty. but i do understand that its their choice to smoke so i woudn't hold it against them

 

Posted Mar 3, '12 at 2:26pm

MoonFairy

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smoking in public is an entirely different issue than what i was talking about.. Where I live, (probably most places by now actually) smoking inside is banned for the reasons you stated. I discourage smoking in places where children are present, or where there are high volumes of human traffic. In private, or in designated smoking areas, i dont see the harm

Well if you live alone, and there is no one around you, etc etc. Feel free to smoke. In public areas here, most places still have smoking and non smoking areas. Which is stupid. But yeah.

smoking doesnt automatically guarantee addiction.. i know plenty of people who enjoy an occasional cigarette to relieve nerves, or stress... tobacco really does calm you down.

Occasional. Again, if they never had one in the first place, they wouldn't really use it to relieve stress.

GOSH DARNIT IF YOU WOULDN'T DOUBLE POST THIS WOULD BE SO MUCH EASIER.

Once again, not guaranteed... the more you smoke the more likely, occasional smokers need not be TOO worried...

Occasional smokers, like the ones you mentioned that rarely do it. But addiction is hard, and most people who start smoking get around to a pack a day. Unless they have extreme self restraint, it's likely they'll be harmed by something I mentioned. And you know, your lungs WILL be affected, though maybe not as severe as lung cancer, etc,

same deal as smoking around children that i mentioned in my other post >_>

Well maybe you should have some interesting posts that hold the readers attention. :b

 

Posted Mar 5, '12 at 11:36pm

Hammer135

Hammer135

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1.seccond hand smoke has a history of killing people

not only does secondhand smoke have a history of killing people it further is more toxic and carcinogenic than the firsthand smoke and in addition to smoke around unconcenting or potentially unconsenting people is to unnecessarily endanger them, if it is a personal choice that's fine by me, just don't choose for the rest as well.

 

Posted Nov 2, '12 at 6:34pm

Clancy12

Clancy12

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Smoking gives you yellow teeth, yellow fingers and you smell horrible. If a smoker is near you all you want to do is get away.

Smoking is a leading cause of lung, bladder, kidney, pancreatic, throat, mouth, skin, stomach and esophageal cancer.

The worst part is that anybody near you has a higher chance of getting cancer. Even if it is only for a few minutes.

Finally, The health effects from cigarette smoking account for 20% of all deaths in the United States alone.

A better question is: Is there any good reason to smoke?

 

Posted Nov 2, '12 at 8:07pm

Freakenstein

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A great response, though too late as the thread is several months old. Locking for necro.