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Old 05-04-2010, 08:51 AM
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I really don't think more people smoke in Pittsburgh than other places. More people smoking downtown is probably noticeable simply because there is a large amount of people in a relatively confined area at the same time.
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:09 AM
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Pittsburgh does tend to rank somewhat higher than most other city averages for smoking and ranks absolutely highest for women who smoke while pregnant. Interesting: the other 3-4 highest for maternal smoking are in Indiana and Ohio. Must be a regional really bad habit.
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Old 05-04-2010, 11:03 AM
Location: Squirrel Hill
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Last stat I saw Pittsburgh was 25% smokers which is slightly higher than the national average. I don't think it is much different than most other cities I have been to. NYC is particularly low since the city has done everything but make it an outright crime to smoke at all. The only places I've ever been that I noticed smoking being a problem were St. Louis and Winston-Salem, NC.
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Old 05-04-2010, 11:10 AM
Location: Pittsburgh
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Wow, I hardly ever see anybody smoking anymore. You can't smoke in office buildings, restaurants, or most bars. The only place I see any concentration is outside the big office towers downtown, and even then they have to move pretty far from the entrance. The one hoot I get is going past Shadyside Hospital on Centre Avenue and seeing some patients wheeling their IVs with them while they smoke on the sidewalk. Unbelievable.
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:36 PM
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your husband is smoking.
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:03 AM
Location: The Raider Nation._ Our band kicks brass
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Originally Posted by mrgonk View Post

Your husband is smoking.
Either that, or his girlfriend is a smoker.
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