(Closed) Are you a smoker?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Are you a smoker?
    Yep, I light up. : (13 votes)
    8 %
    No, never have, never will. : (68 votes)
    43 %
    Used to, but I've quit. : (30 votes)
    19 %
    Only socially, every now and then. : (20 votes)
    13 %
    Tried it once or twice, but it wasn't for me. : (26 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1003 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I quit smoking cigarettes a while ago. I just looked at my cigarette one day and said “Wow, this is ever stupid and expensive.” Dropped it on the ground and never looked back. I had started when I was 11 but I never had the headaches or comedowns people get.

    Maybe because now I just jack myself with coffee?

    Post # 4
    Member
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I’ve never smoked one cigarette. They just smell gross to me. Also, both of my grandfathers died of lung cancer, and emphysema contributed to both my grandmother’s and uncle’s deaths. My brother smokes and it drives me absolutely crazy… CLEARLY our family is predisposed to smoking-related health problems so I don’t see how he could even start. sigh. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    You have to be ready to quit.  I smoked for about 10 years.  Everyone in my family smokes and most of my friends smoke.   I quit using Chantix and also went to counseling.  It was 3 years last January.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1087 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    good luck when you do decide to quit!!! You will be happy once you do, I promise

    Post # 7
    Member
    2214 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I’ve never smoked a cigarette.  My SO probably smokes 4-6 packs a year because he’ll have a few cigarettes when he’s really stressed with school or really drunk, but those are fairly rare occurances.  I hate smoking, so he never does it around me, and 4-6 packs a year isn’t something that I want to get on his case about.

    Post # 8
    Member
    3220 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    every once in a while, especially when I’m at a bar! SO used to smoke more regularly– he worked at restaurants for a while and then used it to get out of the office when he switched jobs– but he gave up cigarettes for lent! (no prompting from me, I still want one every now and then but am being good since he is!)

    Post # 9
    Member
    3624 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I chose “used to, but I quit”. Although, It was more like I used to socially smoke, and then I got SUPER sick from smoking a whole pack of really  bad stale old cigarettes (it’s a long story!), and haven’t been able to touch them since. Which is totally a good thing in my books!

    Post # 10
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    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I WISH!  🙂  Sorry, that sounds awful.  I quit.  I NEVER in a million years thought I would smoke at all, I am a long distance runner and a jazz sax player, but when I was completely removed from everything and everyone out in college across the country, I tried it with my girlfriends.  Nat Shermans.  Someone left them at our house.  We literally did it “just for fun.”  I am someone who like to have every experience, and doesn’t like to miss out (on almost any experience, once, that is).  After that I would occasionally roll a roll-your-own -never sheet tobacco cigarettes.  I would smoke one a day tops, and go days without it.  Anyway, I was 20 when I started and I told myself I would completely stop by 25.  So, I did.  Sometimes I miss it and wish it was good for me, but now I am just an ice cream addict. 

    Post # 11
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    2871 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I am a social smoker.  I only smoke when I am out drinking, and I only smoke cloves.

    I dont really care for it actually.  If I never smoked again the rest of my life I would be fine with that.

     

    Post # 12
    Member
    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I quit nearly 3 years ago.  I don’t miss it at all.  I am now sure how the smell didn’t gross me out before, because it does now.  I don’t say that to be rude or judge, obviously I know how it goes.  You have to be ready to quit, and when you are, you’ll do it.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1137 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Nope. My parents told us that if they ever saw us smoking or found us with cigarettes, they would assume that we have enough money in the world to support ourselves and our habits, and they would stop contributing anything financially. Not sure if they would actually stop paying for college because I smoked a cigarette, but I wasn’t about to find out….

    Post # 13
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    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I quit smoking 5 years ago and I recently helped Darling Husband quit, he’s been smoke free for over a year now. Even though I’ve never cheated in 5 years, I still have dreams that I smoke quite frequently.. not sure what that means!

    Post # 14
    Member
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I have a cigarette every once in a while when Im really drunk. Maybe 3 times a year total.

    Post # 15
    Member
    311 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Darling Husband and I are trying to quit as I type this.  I just started Wellbutrin to help me stop.  I can’t wait to quit, I hate it so much, but realized that in order to do so, I needed assistance.  It doesn’t help that my mom smokes the same cigarettes that I do, so it’s easy to just pick one up.  I’m trying to talk her into quitting and she’s thinking about it. 

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