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View Poll Results: Your Smoking habits
I smoke 22 17.74%
I occasionally smoke 7 5.65%
I quit smoking 31 25.00%
I have never smoked 58 46.77%
I sneak a smoke sometime 2 1.61%
Other 3 2.42%
I am am lying about it all 1 0.81%
Voters: 124. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-02-2015, 10:49 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I was a smoker for ~18 years. I "started" when I was 14, but I really picked up the habit about 16-17. I quite last year thanks to vaping. I wanted to quit for about 5 years, but I refused to do it the pharmaceutical way. I saw all these idiots who chewed that gum furiously like monkeys while handing over more than a cigarette habit's cost each month to the makers of Nicorette. One guy in my office was a Nicorette addict...he simply transitioned. I had several friends try Chantix (I just can't believe that **** is legal). All of them just about went insane (literally, not figuratively). They all ended up stopping that and picked up the habit again. I had tried e-cigs before, but as a way to "smoke" when I couldn't "smoke". I couldn't consider what I picked up a viable alternative to smoking actual cigarettes. Then I finally committed to vaping using the pen devices (which are SO much better at replacing all smoking's addictions) because I just knew I had to stop. It took only one week to completely put them down...and that was only because I was doing it out of habit for no reason at all when I would walk outside to go do something. I really, actually quit in a single day. Once I realized what I was doing, I put the remaining pack in the freezer and haven't touched them since. I LOVE that it still just sits there. It's not a temptation...it's a reminder of what I don't anymore.
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Old 09-26-2015, 06:32 PM
 
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Not me, though I might consider it if the smoke Nazi's would get off my back. I'm just hard headed enough not to give them the satisfaction!
Are you still smoking?
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Old 09-27-2015, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I feel the same way as Stillkit.
No I don't smoke around non smokers or children.

Until I decide to quit, get cancer or they make ciggerrttes illegal I plan on continuing my addiction.

In the grand scheme of life it's only an annoyance to people who have nothing better to do than complain.

Be thankful for my tax dollars and freedom of speech..

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Old 09-27-2015, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I enjoy smoking but don't smoke because of the health issues. It's not worth it in the long run. I've never been addicted to smoking, however - I've been more of a social smoker.

If smoking wasn't detrimental to one's health, I'd be smoking those long, skinny menthol cigarettes every evening sitting on my patio (I don't like the smell of tobacco products in the house or in enclosed spaces, health or no health issues). But I'll make do with a glass of wine instead!
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Old 09-27-2015, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I smoke cigarettes every now and then, but mostly I smoke marijuana. I don't consider myelf a pothead because I don't smoke all the time, but helps my anxiety and stess alot more then cigarettes which isn't healthy at all. Marijuana has more benefits than cigarettes. Sorry just had to get that out there.
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Old 09-27-2015, 06:59 PM
 
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I smoked some cigars when I was a college freshman.I used to smoke with friends .One time I smoked a cigar inside and my sister has respitory problems.Looking back on it, I feel so bad for doing that.I have a couple friends that smoke.My dad's dad used to smoke as a kid during the depression.He smoked for a long time but quit.He is now 89 and still lives in his own home.My mom's grandfather was a chain smoker for years and years and he made it well into his 90's.I remember he still smoked when I was a kid.He died of a stroke in the mid-to late 90's.He probably would of made 100 if he would have never smoked.I guess he was just lucky or it just wasnt his time to go when he was young.He was born in 1901.
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Old 09-07-2019, 09:11 AM
 
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I have never smoked.
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Old 09-07-2019, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I smoked from the time I was 15-19. Haven’t touched it since.
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Old 09-07-2019, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I have severe asthma, chronic bronchitis, and i have never smoked. but my parents did when i was growing up. It affected my lungs, and at times i feel sadness that i had no choice but they didnt know back then what we do now.

On the bad days when i can barely catch a breath, i wonder why my son smokes, he grew up with a mom who always had a hard time breathing. He says he cant quit.my brothers smoke, one has died , my sisters smoke one quit. I am the only one with asthma and chronic bronchitis and the only one who never smoked.
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Old 09-07-2019, 03:51 PM
 
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Never been a cigarette smoker. It never appealed to me. My father owned a bar when I was growing up and always hated the smell. That’s when everyone smoked too.
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