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Why would you want to smoke? Oct. 24th, 2012 @ 09:49 PM Reply

Cigarettes/tobacco, specifically.

I have no clue what drives people to smoke that stuff. I've even met smokers themselves that say that the feeling of smoking feels gross and takes a while to get used to. Why they'd actually WANT to smoke enough to form a habit out of it is beyond me. I can't think of anything good that comes out of it...lung damage, depression, coughing, fire hazard, and eventual cancer (deny it all you want, they will eventually give you cancer) are all bad things no matter how you look at it. I haven't heard of smoking doing one positive thing for you. They don't even give you a high. Even if you're just doing it to be 'cool' and 'edgy' there's plenty of 'edgier' things out there you could be doing that actually have some benefits to them. I just don't get why people would want to get hooked on this stuff.

So, NG, I'd like to hear your thoughts about why people would want to smoke, possibly even from smokers on here. I'm not trying to be some kind of 'converter' or anything, I'm just honestly very confused by the matter.

Why do people smoke?

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Response to Why would you want to smoke? Oct. 24th, 2012 @ 09:52 PM Reply

At 10/24/12 09:49 PM, T3XT wrote: Why do people smoke?

For me it was just something to do when I was stressed... also social since I often smoked with friends. I also like the flavor and the feeling it gives you in your mouth after you smoke a whole lot.

I smoke less than once a month and it's usually cigars. It's just a relaxing, addicting little habit that I indulge in occasionally. I'm probably not very representative of smokers in general though.

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Response to Why would you want to smoke? Oct. 24th, 2012 @ 10:17 PM Reply

The lightheadedness you get from cigarettes or cigarillos is kind of nice when you're drinking and it kind of elevates the high that the booze gives you.

I've never gotten hooked on tobacco, though. I've only smoked to compliment the drunkenness.


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Response to Why would you want to smoke? Oct. 24th, 2012 @ 10:18 PM Reply

Because smoking is cool.
Why wouldn't you wanna be cool?

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Response to Why would you want to smoke? Oct. 24th, 2012 @ 10:20 PM Reply

Because nicotine acts as a stimulant.

It can also be pleasurable to smoke, if you're smoking cigars or a pipe. Smoke tricks and all that.


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Response to Why would you want to smoke? Oct. 24th, 2012 @ 10:42 PM Reply

It's cool, now that it has been made less tolerable as of late it has become even more cool with the lower age ranges who thus become addicted to the coolness only to find they are not able to actually do it anywhere.

It always amazes me how different it used to be when I watch shows like Mission Impossible where EVERYONE smokes, they can smoke at parties, in royal company, they can smoke in restaurants and smoke in hospitals, they could smoke ANYWHERE and always did. People from the 60s must really find this world weird.


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Response to Why would you want to smoke? Oct. 24th, 2012 @ 10:55 PM Reply

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Response to Why would you want to smoke? Oct. 24th, 2012 @ 11:02 PM Reply

The act of smoking is very relaxing to me, but cigarettes are disgusting. They just feel gross.
But smoking tea is relaxing. Better than drinking tea, imo.


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Response to Why would you want to smoke? Oct. 24th, 2012 @ 11:04 PM Reply

Smoking tastes good, smells good and feels good and looks cool to a lot of people. That's it. With or without alcohol. For me personally, I find it relaxing. Of course, decades back, cigarette ads were everywhere--on TV, on the radio, almost everywhere in public. You could smoke in most public places. Fast forward to where we are today...it's a totally different world we live in. The war on cigarettes and smoking in general has gone too far, and I really have to ask how much further will the government go.

Cigarettes may be strongly correlated with lung cancer, but that doesn't mean they necessarily cause it in everyone. You will still find many cases in which smokers lead long lives without developing lung cancer. I know some in my own family. No one will know for sure whether they're lucky or unlucky in that regard until very late in life.

People that are worried about getting hooked should probably stay away from cigarettes and all forms of smokeless tobacco, and stick to just cigars and pipes. However, if you have to smoke cigarettes, smoke Camels, because more doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette.

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Response to Why would you want to smoke? Oct. 24th, 2012 @ 11:07 PM Reply

Hash is your friend.

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Response to Why would you want to smoke? Oct. 24th, 2012 @ 11:18 PM Reply

At 10/24/12 11:07 PM, Tony-DarkGrave wrote: Hash is your friend.

That looks like a yummy brownie.

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Response to Why would you want to smoke? Oct. 24th, 2012 @ 11:31 PM Reply

I don't smoke but I'd guess its just something to do when you are bored and/or stressed really.

Same with how when you are bored and sitting down you might play with your hands or you might masturbate to porn even though you know its not going to be worth it you just feel compelled to do it

Then there is the chemical addiction that keeps you addicted

but yeah you are right there is nothing logical about smoking


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Response to Why would you want to smoke? Oct. 24th, 2012 @ 11:36 PM Reply

At 10/24/12 11:18 PM, T3XT wrote:
At 10/24/12 11:07 PM, Tony-DarkGrave wrote: Hash is your friend.
That looks like a yummy brownie.

if you make the has brownies they're amazing.

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Response to Why would you want to smoke? Oct. 24th, 2012 @ 11:43 PM Reply

I don't smoke, drink, or do drugs.

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Response to Why would you want to smoke? Oct. 24th, 2012 @ 11:45 PM Reply

At 10/24/12 09:49 PM, T3XT wrote: Cigarettes/tobacco, specifically.

I have no clue what drives people to smoke that stuff. I've even met smokers themselves that say that the feeling of smoking feels gross and takes a while to get used to. Why they'd actually WANT to smoke enough to form a habit out of it is beyond me. I can't think of anything good that comes out of it...lung damage, depression, coughing, fire hazard, and eventual cancer (deny it all you want, they will eventually give you cancer) are all bad things no matter how you look at it. I haven't heard of smoking doing one positive thing for you. They don't even give you a high. Even if you're just doing it to be 'cool' and 'edgy' there's plenty of 'edgier' things out there you could be doing that actually have some benefits to them. I just don't get why people would want to get hooked on this stuff.

I feel the same way. I always thought smoking was stupid, even marijuana. If your life sucks so bad why not improve it instead of smoking pot to take the edge off. Also I feel that way about alcoholics who drink because their life sucks as well. I'm not completely against drinking alcohol though.

Smoking just shortens your life, causes cancer etc. IT'S JUST PLAIN DUMB!


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Response to Why would you want to smoke? Oct. 24th, 2012 @ 11:55 PM Reply

At 10/24/12 11:45 PM, BoshansStudios wrote: I feel the same way. I always thought smoking was stupid, even marijuana. If your life sucks so bad why not improve it instead of smoking pot to take the edge off. Also I feel that way about alcoholics who drink because their life sucks as well. I'm not completely against drinking alcohol though.

You clearly have not led a rough or challenging life.


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Response to Why would you want to smoke? Oct. 25th, 2012 @ 12:19 AM Reply

At 10/24/12 09:49 PM, T3XT wrote: Why do people smoke?

Well, the way I see it, people like to keep doing what they're addicted to because they're trying to chase the first feeling that they got the first couple times they did it. They think that the buzz they get off the cigarette will help them through their daily troubles. A lot of people say it takes awhile to get used to, but a lot of people also really like smoking right off the bat the first couple times they try it. It's easy to get addicted to it as well, so that doesn't help anything.


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Response to Why would you want to smoke? Oct. 25th, 2012 @ 12:41 AM Reply

Why do people smoke?

Most people smoke because the first couple of times, you get a slight buzz from the cigarette. Then you can't stop, because your body wants more.

Haven't smoked in 3 days, quitting.

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Response to Why would you want to smoke? Oct. 25th, 2012 @ 12:49 AM Reply

I picked up smoking because it relieved stress in my senior year. I had a bitchy friend that made that year hell.
I graduated early tho, so that was cool.
But I'm still smoking....without being stressed and I've been graduated for 2 years now.


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Response to Why would you want to smoke? Oct. 25th, 2012 @ 01:07 AM Reply

At 10/24/12 11:55 PM, Cordyceps wrote:
At 10/24/12 11:45 PM, BoshansStudios wrote: I feel the same way. I always thought smoking was stupid, even marijuana. If your life sucks so bad why not improve it instead of smoking pot to take the edge off. Also I feel that way about alcoholics who drink because their life sucks as well. I'm not completely against drinking alcohol though.
You clearly have not led a rough or challenging life.

Maybe not, but there are plenty of people who have rough and challenging lives who don't turn to pot or alcohol. There are also very successful people who turn to drugs and other substances too. Saying you do that shit because you had a tough life is just an excuse. Don't even try to justify it.


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Response to Why would you want to smoke? Oct. 25th, 2012 @ 01:12 AM Reply

Smoking gets you laid and helps you figure out who's fuckable. If she smokes, she pokes.


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Response to Why would you want to smoke? Oct. 25th, 2012 @ 01:14 AM Reply

At 10/25/12 01:07 AM, BoshansStudios wrote: Maybe not, but there are plenty of people who have rough and challenging lives who don't turn to pot or alcohol. There are also very successful people who turn to drugs and other substances too. Saying you do that shit because you had a tough life is just an excuse. Don't even try to justify it.

It is now apparent that you haven't led a particularly long life, either.


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Response to Why would you want to smoke? Oct. 25th, 2012 @ 05:37 AM Reply

At 10/24/12 10:42 PM, Ragnarokia wrote: It always amazes me how different it used to be when I watch shows like Mission Impossible where EVERYONE smokes, they can smoke at parties, in royal company, they can smoke in restaurants and smoke in hospitals, they could smoke ANYWHERE and always did. People from the 60s must really find this world weird.

My mother told me a story recently where she mentioned that teachers used to smoke in class. It sounded very unreal to me. Like, just screw those kids with asthma? :p

But yeah, when I was young it was forbidden in some places but in most places people could still smoke. Restaurants used to have special zones for smokers and non-smokers, but I believe now it's no-smoking in every restaurant. I remember the canteen at my old football club was always misty because of all the smoking, but they eventually banned that too.

What I also see is that less and less people smoke in their own homes. I remember some people's houses smelt very badly of tobacco and cigarettes, but nowadays most people seem to prefer to smoke outside.


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Response to Why would you want to smoke? Oct. 25th, 2012 @ 06:29 AM Reply

Whenever I hear how smoking is relaxing to someone I want to ask them if they couldn't find something relaxing that doesn't give you cancer, smells like ass and endangers people around you.


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Response to Why would you want to smoke? Oct. 25th, 2012 @ 06:41 AM Reply

I've never smoked, I've been offered by a girl my age, but I refused, I have heard smoking reduces stress, so I guess that's why people do smoke.


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Response to Why would you want to smoke? Oct. 25th, 2012 @ 06:44 AM Reply

At 10/25/12 06:41 AM, Madjasper1 wrote: I've never smoked, I've been offered by a girl my age, but I refused, I have heard smoking reduces stress, so I guess that's why people do smoke.

I was once offered a cigarette by a girl around my age and she started flirting with me mentioning how sharing one was like sharing a kiss etc. definitely up there in my top most awkward moments.

Naturally one would consider this event went on to make me flirt less with people myself due to seeing how awkward it was, but I still do it anyway.


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Response to Why would you want to smoke? Oct. 25th, 2012 @ 03:19 PM Reply

At 10/24/12 09:49 PM, T3XT wrote:

. I can't think of anything good that comes out of it...lung damage, depression, coughing, fire hazard, and eventual cancer (deny it all you want, they will eventually give you cancer)

Don Adams smoked packs a day until age 88 and died with no cancer. Unless you're saying cigarettes will give you cancer given enough time e.g. Infinite Monkey Theorem, but that's cheating.


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Response to Why would you want to smoke? Oct. 25th, 2012 @ 11:28 PM Reply

At 10/25/12 01:14 AM, Cordyceps wrote:
At 10/25/12 01:07 AM, BoshansStudios wrote: Maybe not, but there are plenty of people who have rough and challenging lives who don't turn to pot or alcohol. There are also very successful people who turn to drugs and other substances too. Saying you do that shit because you had a tough life is just an excuse. Don't even try to justify it.
It is now apparent that you haven't led a particularly long life, either.

Twenty-one years is more then enough of a life to make the statements I did and to know they are accurate, even if they don't ring true in your misguided mind.


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