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

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Posted Jan 20, '12 at 5:19pm

soccerdude2

soccerdude2

1,588 posts

Really I would advise everyone not to smoke. There doesn't seem to even be any pros to it at all except for relieving stress, but there are way better ways to do that than smoking. Also, it is harmful to others around you, whether you say go somewhere else or not, you can't tell 100 people to go somewhere else in a crowded city. Hate me if you want, but I can't stand smokers and start excessively coughing loudly whenever one comes near. It shorten's your life as well and gives you way more of a chance to get lung cancer. And I haven't heard of anyone who didn't regret quitting.

 

Posted Jan 20, '12 at 5:20pm

Santi_

Santi_

444 posts

Well ,I have asthma, and if I get near anyone who is smoking, then I get into an asthma attack. Once that happened, I was at the hospital for a week. And apparently people say that the nicotine patches and nicotine gum doesn't work. Well just get that electronic cigarrete. It's steam.

 

Posted Jan 20, '12 at 8:24pm

numino

numino

217 posts

I smoke, I have been since I was 12 years old, so its been a while now. And I really hate smoking not because it's unhealthy, that is hardly the reason people quit these days. It is because smoking is a financial leech and a social leech. It affects your social life, especially when your in a pub and you want to go out for a cigarette and your the only one standing outside. It make you physically less appealing to the opposite sex (yellowing of teeth, increased aging of skin, etc.) Apart from the stress relief, which is very short lived because once you get addicted you don't feel the rush and you do it to feel normal. I'd say those are the reasons for hating smoking.

 

Posted Jan 20, '12 at 8:26pm

numino

numino

217 posts

oh yes one more thing, people who say they have asthma and smoking makes it worse, that's true but if you allow yourself to believe that to an extreme point then psychologically your body will react worse that it should, I only say this because I am also asthmatic.

 

Posted Jan 20, '12 at 8:41pm

invalid777

invalid777

835 posts

I dunno. In my opinion it's just society. (In a high pitched voice) "Oh, cigarettes are bad! The second hand smoke can kill you! They are dangerous for society!. . ." First of all, cigarettes aren't bad. A cigarette sitting on a table won't pick up a M249 and start shooting at you. People just say they are "bad" because they think that they "cause cancer" and stuff. Well guess what? Cigarettes don't cause cancer. People who choose to smoke. . . I dunno. . . indirectly kill themselves?

 

Posted Jan 21, '12 at 12:25am

Bladerunner679

Bladerunner679

1,343 posts

okay, I'm getting back into this, regrettably.

oh yes one more thing, people who say they have asthma and smoking makes it worse, that's true but if you allow yourself to believe that to an extreme point then psychologically your body will react worse that it should, I only say this because I am also asthmatic.

lol, two sides of one really odd coin.

but the evidence still shows the liabillities outweigh the benefit of stress release.

I know smokers, a lot actually. I see them at work all the time, they all say the same thing, "I hate this habbit, but I just can't get myself to stop." now let me ask you, if smoking is so great, why are smokers (long time ones too, they've smoked through their kids growing up) wanting to get off the habit? nothing's different, it's just that they realize how hard it is to keep the habit going nowadays.

whatever your views on the habit are, you will still have to face the fact that people around you don't like the smell of smoke on anything (except leather, that smell is actually rather...fitting). governments are also starting to agree, and taxes and regulations on cigarettes are going to start comming out of the woodwork to make your habit all the more painful to accomodate.

-Blade

 

Posted Jan 21, '12 at 8:51am

numino

numino

217 posts

and taxes and regulations on cigarettes are going to start comming out of the woodwork to make your habit all the more painful to accomodate.

the taxes on smoking is already phenomenal, increasing the price of something doesn't necessarily put you off, the price of food and necessities has gone up but you don't see people giving it up. At the end of the day it depends on the person willpower to give it up.

lol, two sides of one really odd coin.

now what do you mean by that mate?

 

Posted Jan 21, '12 at 12:24pm

Bladerunner679

Bladerunner679

1,343 posts

now what do you mean by that mate?

well when I thought of it, it was two opposites, like the two sides, and they affect you, the coin. I've never met a smoker with asthma, so I thought it was odd.

so it in conclusion was two sides of one really odd coin.

the price of food and necessities has gone up but you don't see people giving it up. At the end of the day it depends on the person willpower to give it up.

we put up with food prices because we all need to eat, but not all of us need to smoke.

-Blade

 

Posted Jan 21, '12 at 12:36pm

Kasic

Kasic

5,592 posts

but not all of us need to smoke.

Or want to.

"I hate this habbit, but I just can't get myself to stop."

Which is odd, now that you mention it. I've never met any smoker who was happy with their addiction, but the second someone asks them to stop/leave, they get extremely defensive.

 

Posted Jan 21, '12 at 12:38pm

ligaboy

ligaboy

1,019 posts

I smoke, and it's a personal choice. A lot of my friends smoke so it makes things easier. If I want to smoke near a friend of mine who doesn't smoke I always ask if it is alright with them first. If it isn't then I'll move away from them to smoke.

Some smokers are very rude and will smoke near people even if they have a problem with it. On the other hand, some non-smokers are very rude, and will go out of their way to harass smokers.