(Closed) Do you now or did you ever smoke?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Do you now or did you ever smoke?
    I smoke regularly : (17 votes)
    8 %
    I smoke every once in a while : (17 votes)
    8 %
    I used to smoke but I've since quit : (43 votes)
    21 %
    I've never smoked : (125 votes)
    62 %
  • Post # 3
    722 posts
    Busy bee

    I smoked for 20 years. I only quit 4 months ago. It was incredibly hard and it took 3 months to feel like a normal human being again.

    Post # 4
    1854 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I used to smoke only in parties, then other social gathering, then up to 4 cigarettes a day. I always stopped when I started to hear myself thinking “I need a smoke”. I didn’t want to “need” it. Then I would start again, slowly…

    My ex made me quit because he was a big smoker and wanted to quit and thought it would be too hard for him if he had me around smoking. So I did. Then on a New Years eve party, I hid from him after too many drinks, and had litterally two cigarettes in a row. It made me sick. I was never able to touch or even smell cigarettes ever since. Good for me!!

    The ex smokes again now. He re-started when I dumped him, like, over a year and a half later.. Sad for him.

    Post # 5
    4381 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

    I smoked like a chimney for about three years, but quit two years ago.

    Post # 6
    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Congrats!  That is awesome that you were able to quit.

    There isn’t really an option in your poll for someone like me.  I always hated smoking with a passion when I was a little kid–like, refused to sit anywhere near someone smoking, wouldn’t eat at restaurants where the smoking section wasn’t appropriately segregated to keep the fumes out of the normal section, etc.  But when I was a young teen (like 14-15), and unable to hold my liquor, my friends convinced me it was a great idea to smoke while drinking.  I probably smoked around 10 times.  When I finally started to get control over myself when inebriated, I remembered that I hate smoking and wasn’t taking any pleasure in it at all, and stopped.  I haven’t smoked since.  

    So yeah, I was never even close to addicted, but I did, I guess, experiment with them a little before realizing that my experiences with them only reaffirmed the fact that I hate ’em.

    I don’t mind the occasional smoke of the next-most-common variety though (which I probably do like, I dunno, 2-3x/year in social settings).

    Post # 7
    5262 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I never smoked cigarettes. I did smoke…. another thing… when I was about 17 and 18. Sometimes I still miss the sensation of smoking. It’s strangely soothing, but definitely not a habit that I wanted to have into my adult years. 

    Post # 8
    1135 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    I’ve never even tried to smoke anything.  At all.  Of any kind.  Who’s sheltered and has two thumbs??  *this girl*

    Post # 9
    1347 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I tried smoking cigarettes and a few other things during college, but never enjoyed it enough to make a habit of it, luckily enough for me.

    ETA: actually, only cigarettes and one other thing, haha.

    Post # 10
    1237 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Good for all you long-time smokers that are making changes! Having been in college for the last five (yes, five) years, it truly amazes me that people my age still start smoking, knowing everything we know now.

    Post # 11
    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Never have and don’t plan on trying it. 🙂

    Post # 12
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    i’ve never smoked… never tried it. i’m kind of dorky, but in this area i think it’s a good thing.

    Post # 13
    2077 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’ve been smoking for almost 10 years now.  It’s not something I’m particularly proud of actually.  I’ve quit a few times (the longest being 2 months), and I plan on quitting again, for good.  I set my quit-date for May 1st.  My Fiance and I decided long ago that we wouldn’t be smokers when we got married, and I, personally, am sticking to my guns!

    I’m very proud of all of you that quit smoking.  It isn’t an easy thing to do…you all have my admiration!

    Post # 14
    1288 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

    I would sometimes smoke when drinking in college and during one particularly stressful summer. Not anymore though!

    Post # 15
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I started smoking when I lived in Europe and kept that up for about a year.  Then I quit for about two years but started smoking again as soon as I started law school, (can you say stress?).  About half way through law school I started dating a guy in med school who showed me a real lung which used to belong to a smoker.  I quit right then and there.  that was 4 years ago.  Haven’t touched a cigarette since.

    Post # 16
    27 posts
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I used to smoke like crazy but Fiance and I quit together. I’ve had a few stumbling (er, smoking?) blocks along the way but keeping really active has been a good motivator for me to stay smoke-free. Fiance started smoking again after the death of his father, but he’s quitting again… something that makes me VERY happy!

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