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    Quote Originally Posted by OneWithSoul View Post
    I smoked a cigarette once about 3 months ago and hated it. I've smoked a few cigars and smoke marijuana every so often..but never straight cigs.

    We watched a health documentary on smoking where this lady was addicted and it showed every little bad thing the tobacco was doing to her lungs and how it was killing her. It was scary. But on the other hand..she was addicted..and even quoted as saying she wishes she had never started.

    And this one girl in my class was laughing at her and how stupid she was for continually going outside of another smoke. It really bothered me.

    I have sympathy for smokers, because I know it's so hard to stop. I don't have sympathy for people who are overly-against smoking. To people who have never smoked (myself included), we don't really know what it is like to be addicted, so to criticize others for smoking is completely insane. The human error is actually starting. But once you are addicted, you lose a lot of control even though quitting isn't impossible. So my heart goes out to all of you who are addicted because it must suck.

    I give my respect out to ex-smokers. Those who have gotten the will power to quit. I doubt it's as easy as everyone assumes it to be. If you haven't been addicted, than you can't make such claims.

    And I totally agree with those Truth commercials that are anti-tobacco industry. It's not the smokers fault, per se, but more the fault of the money hungry Tobacco Industries. They put the addictive and life threatening chemicals in cigarettes to do the very things that cigarettes do. Just think of the number of people they've killed.

    I see smoking as a choice. There are so many other things we do that are almost as bad/worse than smoking. It's not for us to say whether something is right or wrong and to some people, smoking is justifiable. But personally, I find it disgusting.

    Don't criticize smokers.


    though people start for many reasons and most know the risks when starting. that's what gets under my skin about being called stupid for smoking, because I knew, I mean anyone can intentially do something detrimental to them and know the risks but do it anyways for some other reason that anti smokers can't or refuse to see or take into account.
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post


    though people start for many reasons and most know the risks when starting. that's what gets under my skin about being called stupid for smoking, because I knew, I mean anyone can intentially do something detrimental to them and know the risks but do it anyways for some other reason that anti smokers can't or refuse to see or take into account.
    We're all humans and we all have our own set of ideals and make our own decisions for whatever reasons.

    Trying to persuade one into thinking their views and judgments are wrong is blasphemy...especially if they have never been in the situation.
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    The whole weak-willed argument is silly.

    You're weak willed if you sleep late, if you don't exercise everyday, if you don't eat completely healthy foods, if you maintain all of your relationships in a healthy way, and overall take absolutely no repeated actions that don't maximize your health at all times.

    It's not all about health people. It's about happiness.

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    ^ I have only found few who smoke and don't regret it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lauren Ashley View Post
    Why have you tried to start? A few people I know have tried to get into it because of stress, etc.
    Mostly the social aspect at certain times in my life when many people around me were smoking. Not a great reason, but what the heck. Also, during the war it helped keep me awake under sleep deprived situations. Still didn't get addicted there either though ... just sick from the nicotine. Recently, I smoked a Cuban cigar in the Dominican Republic ... just to have that experience. The result? You guessed it ... I got sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragingkatsuki View Post
    ^ I have only found few who smoke and don't regret it.
    What about people who eat cheeseburgers and don't regret it?

    It's not that I don't regret smoking, it's that there are so many things I do that don't maximize my health at any given moment that smoking doesn't seem especially important to me right now.

    It all depends on where you want to put your resources. I attack one life problem at a time in order of subjective importance. I'm dealing with more important things than smoking at the moment. I also derive benefit from smoking.

    So yeah, it's not a good thing, but I doubt anyone would claim that it is. The only real argument is that sometimes it's a better use of resources to fix other life problems than to fix smoking. Or I guess another argument would be that smoking has more pros than cons.

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    I've smoked a couple of times, but I always regret doing it. I'm drunk and feel like getting a buzz. The buzz is incredibly short and just not worth the bad taste/smell and a cough. I prefer a joint because the buzz lasts for much longer, and it doesn't taste as bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan View Post
    What about people who eat cheeseburgers and don't regret it?

    It's not that I don't regret smoking, it's that there are so many things I do that don't maximize my health at any given moment that smoking doesn't seem especially important to me right now.

    It all depends on where you want to put your resources. I attack one life problem at a time in order of subjective importance. I'm dealing with more important things than smoking at the moment. I also derive benefit from smoking.

    So yeah, it's not a good thing, but I doubt anyone would claim that it is. The only real argument is that sometimes it's a better use of resources to fix other life problems than to fix smoking. Or I guess another argument would be that smoking has more pros than cons.
    If smoking is of low importance of all your health issues then you've seriously got some big health issues. Good luck on fixing them. Anyways to put the weak willed quote on a general term: Those who do something that they would regret are weak willed.

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    I don't smoke. It is hard for me to understand why someone would start knowing the health risks and how expensive it is. I hate to see people selling their food stamps, plasma, pawning their kids' video games, etc to support their habit, but otherwise, whatever. There are a lot worse things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragingkatsuki View Post
    If smoking is of low importance of all your health issues then you've seriously got some big health issues. Good luck on fixing them. Anyways to put the weak willed quote on a general term: Those who do something that they would regret are weak willed.
    Such an INTJ...such an INTJ.

    I won't even argue with you because you seem awfully entitled to your opinion.
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