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Old 04-12-2012, 04:33 PM
 
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I usually try to hold my breath and walk past the person smoking, but I always inhale cigarette smoke at least once. There are the occasional people who smoke at the bus station while the wind wafts the smoke right into your face. And finally, there is the rare person who sits next to you on the subway reeking of cigarettes. What really pisses me off is that this stuff happens on a daily basis and in different neighborhoods. Hope this doesn't offend anybody, but it's unfair to make everybody around you inhale your second hand lung cancer.

 
Old 04-12-2012, 04:38 PM
 
Location: La Cañada
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Are you the only one who hates cigarette smoke?

No, no, I'm pretty sure that a lot of people do (including me). It's one of my least favorite smells. Cigar smoke, too, for that matter. I get where you're coming from, but i rarely run into people these days that smell like smoke or smoke. In fact, in California, it's illegal to smoke many places.
It is annoying and I wish they'd stop.
That said, you and I can do nothing about it. They have just as much a right to smoke that we have to NOT smoke. We cannot interfere with their life and their personal choices--we can only even the odds by making them smoke among themselves.
 
Old 04-12-2012, 05:00 PM
 
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I can't stand it either. I try to hold my breath and amazingly no smoker ever seems to notice. Only once has that happened. It happened at a bus stop and the guy noticed and moved further away from me. I was shocked at the consideration.
 
Old 04-12-2012, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Filtharette smoking and ALL that it entails..........yikes. The older I get, the less tolerant of this filth, pathetic. stinky addiction I am.

I live around lower income folks..............yikes, the smoking rate among these du**ies is probably around 80-90%...............sit around and chain-smoke all day.......one after another.
 
Old 04-12-2012, 05:46 PM
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I hate cigarette smoke too!
 
Old 04-12-2012, 05:49 PM
 
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I smoked for years and years before I quit at new year's this year. Honestly the scent doesn't bug me so much except that sometimes it makes me want one again lol I have noticed that I've become a lot more sensitive to it though. Previously I'd walk into a place where people had been smoking and not even notice, but now I can sniff it out on somebody even just passing them in the street on their clothes. Now that I think about it in those terms it is kind of nasty...I don't miss smoking at all and quitting was the best thing I ever did for myself, I feel so much better!
 
Old 04-12-2012, 06:06 PM
 
Location: NY,NY
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Originally Posted by SleepingInClass View Post
I usually try to hold my breath and walk past the person smoking, but I always inhale cigarette smoke at least once. There are the occasional people who smoke at the bus station while the wind wafts the smoke right into your face. And finally, there is the rare person who sits next to you on the subway reeking of cigarettes. What really pisses me off is that this stuff happens on a daily basis and in different neighborhoods. Hope this doesn't offend anybody, but it's unfair to make everybody around you inhale your second hand lung cancer.
How do you feel about automobile exhaust, smokestacks, acid rain, etc.?

You know, you could always stop breathing!

The air and the outdoors belongs to no one....
 
Old 04-12-2012, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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How do you feel about automobile exhaust, smokestacks, acid rain, etc.?

You know, you could always stop breathing!

The air and the outdoors belongs to no one....
Au contraire!

The air and the outdoors belong to all of us.

The difference between cigarette smoke and other sources of atmospheric pollution is that cigarette smoke is totally unnecessary.

Reducing exposure to second hand smoke is just one of the things we need to do to make it easier for all of us to breathe easier.
 
Old 04-12-2012, 07:10 PM
 
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I don't like the smell of cigarette smoke either. When you are around someone that you can tell is a heavy smoker, you know that stale smoke smell? Just gag thinking about it. What is bad too, I enjoy going dancing and you go to clubs to dance, by the end of the night you smell like it. Then you either have to take a shower no matter how late it is, OR suffer the effects of a terrible headache from the smell in your hair being around all that smoke. Blah!
 
Old 04-12-2012, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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How do you feel about automobile exhaust, smokestacks, acid rain, etc.?

You know, you could always stop breathing!

The air and the outdoors belongs to no one....
Absolutely.
It's understandable and reasonable imo that people have issues with indoor cigarette smoke but re; outdoor smoke - and i've never used this expression before but - get over it.
And there are many other pollutants that are not only totally unnecessary but also as bad as if not worse than cigarette smoke.
Anyone who lives in a city for example is getting bombarded by all sorts of air pollutants and, relative to them, the occasional waft of cigarette smoke is irrelevant.
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