AB yes I have smoked before when I was in high school because all my friends were doing it. After 6 months of this I just stopped because I realised I despised it so much
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14-01-2012 14:11 #21
14-01-2012 14:15 #22
I dunno, maybe I live in a weird town, but I hardly ever see smokers out the front of our mall, or smoking around other people's babies. 99% of smokers I know are hyper vigiliant (often bc of backlash like in this thread, and I do get that btw) about smoking near *anyone*. I smoke outside, the kids aren't allowed near me, I wash my hands, NEVER EVER smoke in the car with kids, never ever smoke near others... infact people often have a chuckle when I walk to the other side of the yard to smoke when others are around.
Maybe people need to contact centre management or something, I agree it's selfish smoking around others. But can we please tone down the anti smoker stuff. I'm a real person who actually *doesn't* pollute others space or smoke on top of my kids...
14-01-2012 14:15 #23
Well I had a natural birth no drugs.IF I CAN DO IT ANYONE CAN!
Its the same thing really.No 2 people are the same,and giving up for one person may be easy peasy,others find it harder.Hell,some of us DONT want to quit.
Yes there are rude smokers out there...I hope I am not one.I try to keep to myself and not force my smoke on anyone.
14-01-2012 14:15 #24
Nicotine addiction is as serious as Heroin addiction - this is a documented fact. We don't just expect Heroin addicts to say "ah well, yeah I'm ready to give up...I'll just go cold turkey about it" - so to trivialise how serious an addiction smoking is by saying "someone I know quit, so you can too" is ridiculous.
I've cut down to 10 cigarettes per day, I am sooooooooo, so so so sooo proud of myself as is my doctor, family, friends etc. I will give up one day, I know I will - just the way my dad quit smoking after 40 years (cold turkey as it happened). Mum did the same thing. I may quit cold turkey, I may get some help. Who knows. Until then though? I don't smoke in public because I don't want my habit effecting anyone else and I don't smoke in my backyard if the neighbours are in their backyard. I consider myself to be one of the *majority* of smokers (ie the considerate ones).
14-01-2012 14:15 #25
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Pinkzy it's like bashing your head against a brick wall.
I truly don't see hoards of inconsiderate smokers though. Of course they are around but not every where I turn. Or maybe I just don't notice it? But you know, I smoke occasionally with a glass of wine in my back yard, and according to this thread that makes me inconsiderate to others.
14-01-2012 14:18 #27
Also going back to commenting on obese people eating a cheeseburger and adding to witwicky's post. An obese person eating a cheeseburger only affects that individual. Smoking in public and outside houses that are close living affects everyone around that area. I believe the law does need to enforce smoking laws and be very harsh about it. I don't want cancer because of someone elses life choice
14-01-2012 14:19 #28
14-01-2012 14:19 #29
14-01-2012 14:20 #30
The threads are referring to inconsiderate smokers. As you know, you can be considerate regardless of your addiction.
I don't know whether it's a case of where you live or not noticing. As a non-smoker, breathing in cigarette smoke feels like I have just placed my mouth over the exhaust of a car. I go from breathing 'fresh' air to feeling a burning sensation (depending how close) and a very, very offensive smell. I come across it everywhere, and I've lived in three different cities.
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