(Closed) Are you a smoker?

posted 9 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Are you a smoker?

    Yep, I light up.

    No, never have, never will.

    Used to, but I've quit.

    Only socially, every now and then.

    Tried it once or twice, but it wasn't for me.

  • Post # 16
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    I don’t think I could if I wanted to. Even sitting next to someone on the bus who smells of smoke turns my stomach. I’m fairly certain if I ever tried to actually personally smoke a cigarette, I would end up puking on the sidewalk, haha.

    Mr DDW used to smoke socially. I told him in no uncertain terms that I would probably leave him if he smoked while we were together.

    Post # 17
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Paying $6 a pack to kill myself does not sound practical.

    Post # 18
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I smoked for 6 years. I had wanted to quit, but just couldn’t muster the willpower. One day, DH (who was still Boyfriend or Best Friend at the time) gave me the willpower/an ultimatum: If I kept smoking one of three things would happen: 

    1) He would start smoking, because it’s hard being a non-smoker who’s living with a smoker. (As far as I was concerned, not an option). 

    2) He would break up (also not an option). 

    3) I would quit. 

    I know some people would not be okay with being given an ultimatum like this…but it really just served to give me the push I needed to quit. 

    That was…a year and a half ago, give or take a couple months. That said, I still do have one occasionally…when our smoker friends are in town, and we go out drinking, or when we visit my SIL (and are drinking…see a pattern?) He lights up too, though…not that he’s a hypocrit, he’s just a rare social smoker, and didn’t want to be with an addicted every day smoker. He doesn’t care if I occassionally have one, as long as I’m not running out to buy my own pack. 

    Post # 19
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Nope. I’ve just seen too many negative aspects of smoking within my family. My uncle recently died from lung cancer, my grandpa passed a few years back from the same thing. And my dad almost died from throat cancer. Luckily he didn’t but it’s not a risk I am willing to take. My mom recently quit about six months ago after smoking for 30 years. I am super glad she did. Plus, I hate that it is such a smelly habit. lol. I have a coworker that sits right next to me, and  he will come back in from a smoke break and he just reaks. ugh.

    Post # 20
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Never have. Never will. I hate that my mom smokes and I actually left a guy because I foudn out he did and he wasn’t willing to quit. I can’t handle the smell and the fact that it is just so dangerous for not only the smoker but moreso for  the people around them really pisses me off when people light up right next to me. I mean, if you want to smoke, go somewhere OTHER than right where I am standing too.

    Post # 21
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    5571 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    When I was in college my roommate used to smoke occasionally and I smoked with her socially. After I came home I smoked by myself for a little while but I just started doing it less and less until I stopped. It’s been 2 years now.

    Post # 22
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    14492 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I am a smoke and so is the FH. I want to quit, but it will be on my own time table. Every person that says derogatory things about smoking actually makes me keep smoking because it simply ticks me off. People complain about the smell of smoke, well then make sure you don’t wear perfume, light candles, light incense, smoke pot, smell of pets or cook crappy smelling food before you complain.

    *Sorry, rant over*

    Post # 23
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I smoked about 6 cigarettes in total in my life.  About 2 in middle school and the rest in college.  It was really gross and I never was that into it.  DH (back when he was a bf) used to smoke in college, but I helped him quit.  It seems like so long ago that he used to smoke, I don’t think he has any desire to start the habit back up, but I’m not sure – he didn’t smoke for all that long, maybe 2 years tops.

    Post # 24
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I’m the only person in my family who doesn’t smoke. I used to do it occasionally in college when I was out drinking at a bar, but then CA law put a stop to that and I never had the urge again. Good thing too, DH would not touch a smoker chick with a ten foot pole.

    Post # 25
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    3010 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I used to, but quit when I met J. 🙂

    Post # 26
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I quit smoking cold turkey 80 days ago as of this morning.  🙂  It’s seriously been a huge battle for me, but it’s worth it.

    I really miss smoking.  A lot.  And the cravings were horrendous the first couple weeks, but it’s been worth it to me.  I can feel the difference in my chest and I haven’t been coughing every morning like I used to!  I even bought some new running shoes hoping to use my newly aquired lung capasity (and lose a few pounds I’ve put on this winter).

    Anyway, to answer your question, I was a smoker for 6 years but have quit.

    Post # 27
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

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    @deetroitwhat: Couldnt agree more!! Smoking confuses me because there are absolutely no good reasons to do it. I cant for the life of me figure out why people spend money on this.

    Post # 28
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    2191 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I haven’t smoked in 1 month and 5 days today! It is still a battle. I still want to stop at the store on the way home on most days. But, my oldest daughter knows I’ve quit and she asks me daily if I am still not smoking and I can’t let her down. So, one day at a time.

    Post # 29
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’m looking at this and wondering how much correlation there is between smoking and being with someone else who smokes.

    Post # 30
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    2025 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Never have, never will. 

    I actually don’t loathe it or anything, but I never really “got” it. It was just never something that interested me. And then in high school one of my best friends became a chain smoker (still is), and she just never smelled clean. She was always smoking, and it was just everywhere.  Plus, it’s a pain in the ass to hang out with a smoker if you don’t do it since there a so few designated smoking area anymore. We were constanly making plans around her smoking. If I would have ever had an inkling to try it, she certainly stopped it. 

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