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I wana start smoking - anyone else ever felt that

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reli jealous of smokers I no so many people that do, I dont yet and never have before, but i feel its a great social tool, its a great way to de-stress, almost a comforter Anyone have any opini…
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banned7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
reli jealous of smokers

I no so many people that do, I dont yet and never have before, but i feel its a great social tool, its a great way to de-stress, almost a comforter

Anyone have any opinions or advice on this?

Thanks
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banned7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
cant say this thought has ever crosssed my mind to be honest how old are yah if you dont mind me asking
banned#2
i'm 20 guys
banned#3
Johnrulez
i'm 20 guys


I sometimes have urges to have a cigarette, even as a vehement non smoker, but never act on them. I literally saw my grandad die of lung cancer and thats not something I want. Plus the stench of most fags are disgusting and the hands, teeth and nails of smokers are enough to put me off too.

But yes, I do sometimes get the urge to hold a ciggie and some do smell nice if you get a whiff. Bloody expensive habit though and not one I'm about to get into. I disagree that it's social, in fact as a non-smoker I find it very anti social as they are forcing the smell and smoke onto non smokers, like it or not.

would give it a miss tho mate. x
banned#4
H_K
I sometimes have urges to have a cigarette, even as a vehement non smoker, but never act on them. I literally saw my grandad die of lung cancer and thats not something I want. Plus the stench of most fags are disgusting and the hands, teeth and nails of smokers are enough to put me off too.

But yes, I do sometimes get the urge to hold a ciggie and some do smell nice if you get a whiff. Bloody expensive habit though and not one I'm about to get into. I disagree that it's social, in fact as a non-smoker I find it very anti social as they are forcing the smell and smoke onto non smokers, like it or not.

would give it a miss tho mate. x


I have a large group of friends, and most of them smoke, I feel rather alienated from it, and see a few beneifts, especially at this age

I have been thinking about it for a while now
#5
Please Do Not Smoke It Is So Addictive And Harmfull.
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Please Do Not Smoke It Is So Addictive And Harmfull.
Please Do Not Smoke It Is So Addictive And Harmfull.
Please Do Not Smoke It Is So Addictive And Harmfull.
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Please Do Not Smoke It Is So Addictive And Harmfull.
banned#6
Johnrulez
I have a large group of friends, and most of them smoke, I feel rather alienated from it, and see a few beneifts, especially at this age

I have been thinking about it for a while now


I think you're in enough danger of suffering the side effects of passive smoking without taking it up yourself. What's your situation? uni? home? working?

You have the strength to question yourself, otherwise you would have started by now, so what's holding you back?
banned#7
H_K
I think you're in enough danger of suffering the side effects of passive smoking without taking it up yourself. What's your situation? uni? home? working?

You have the strength to question yourself, otherwise you would have started by now, so what's holding you back?


seeing what my dad thinks of it if I start, thats the only thing holding me back

Im nearly finished uni, I am going travelling for 2 yrs from July accross Australia, so quite changing circumstances
#8
I don't think starting to smoke because you feel alienated is the right way to go about it, first of all, I bet most of your friends are a little jealous of you, and they probably want to give up, they just won't show it. Most of my friends smoke too, but I have never felt like starting, I feel better knowing I have it in me not to feel left out or let it affect my friendships, I say keep it how it is, they won't judge you because you don't smoke, if anything, they probably want to be like you and wish they never started in the first place..

oh and....it's a HUGE waste of money! lol
#9
Johnrulez
i'm 20 guys


ah i thought you were gonna say 15 or somethin

well you make your own choices

id say smoking is anti social and dont like the smell of somone who has just had one

also ups your chance of cancer
banned#10
Smoking is alright when you have had a few, i dont touch it during the week though
banned#11
Johnrulez
seeing what my dad thinks of it if I start, thats the only thing holding me back

Im nearly finished uni, I am going travelling for 2 yrs from July accross Australia, so quite changing circumstances


wow, you only have a month or so to go until you're off into the wide open? why on earth would you start smoking now then? In a lot of countries its frowned upon and could cost you a small fortune. A pack is over a fiver in most instances now, you get hooked you'll be on a pack a day. Can you really afford to throw away £35 a week- £140 a month while you're travelling. Think of the things you could be doing with the money!

sure, if you're travelling, your dad wouldn't know, but you would and it's aint as easy to stop as it is to start. Every time you get the urge, put a £5 in a pot which is what you'd have spent on a packet. Then use that cash to buy something your mates can't. You'll soon realise you're strong enough to not start.


BTW, have you ever smoked socially? Took drags on friends ciggies or had one of theirs etc?
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#12
http://i40.tinypic.com/mm4kur.jpg
#13
hehe im 15 and even i dont want to smoke
banned#14
welshsoldier
hehe im 15 and even i dont want to smoke


good lad :thumbsup:
#15
It will shrink your *****...don't do it, plus you'll get cancer and die
banned#16
choc1969
It will shrink your *****...don't do it, plus you'll get cancer and die


nice and to the point there Choc :thumbsup:
banned#17
Ive got 400 Marlboro lights for sale mate... shall i start a FS thread? LOL

.....Yes thats a joke. Chuckle chuckle...
#18
There's no smoke without fire.

Wonder how many smokers get to the crematorium sooner than they think!
#19
Ah, i understand what you are saying though. I spend alot of time in our group of 6 and i am the only one who doesnt smoke and sometimes it does make u feel like you are somehow missing out, i have got asthma though and would never start smoking, enjoy your trip and concentrate on being healthly and having fun xx
#20
If you wanna smoke, i'll set you on fire :lol:
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dont do it its not worth it i am a smoker and would love to stop but i just dont have the will power i have smoked 20 a day for the past 12 years and i am only 26 years old. i really cant understand why you would want to start smoking well the choice is yours but if i was you i wouldnt to get to 20 years old and not smoke is a great thing unfortuantly i followed suit and started smoking at 14 coz all my mates did and i thought it would be cool how wrong was i. anyway start smoking if you want to spend a minimum of £1,750 per year (that is the cost of smoking 20 a day and thats the cheaper cigs at that.) and you will get a nasty smokers cough as well which trust me isnt nice.DONT DO IT.
#22
choc1969
It will shrink your *****...don't do it, plus you'll get cancer and die

dcx_badass
I can't say I've ever considered suicide tbh.

Must say i dont agree to the full extent with your points, of course there is always the possiblitity of cancer, and dying earlier then maybe your meant to. However my grandad has smoked since his days in the RAF and they would have been unfiltered and even worse back then as he is now in his mid 70s...no cancer, no lung problems, and still fit and healthy (considering his age), he still works 5 days a week as a painter and decorator!

greyparrot
dont do it its not worth it i am a smoker and would love to stop but i just dont have the will power i have smoked 20 a day for the past 12 years and i am only 26 years old. i really cant understand why you would want to start smoking well the choice is yours but if i was you i wouldnt to get to 20 years old and not smoke is a great thing unfortuantly i followed suit and started smoking at 14 coz all my mates did and i thought it would be cool how wrong was i. anyway start smoking if you want to spend a minimum of £1,750 per year (that is the cost of smoking 20 a day and thats the cheaper cigs at that.) and you will get a nasty smokers cough as well which trust me isnt nice.DONT DO IT.

Again im going to disagree my mother has smoked since she was about 21 she is now in her mid 40s and she is giving up (for about the 6th time!:whistling:) but she has never had a smokers cough. And now after just two weeks she is counted as a non smoker by the GP as the toxins in her body have already gone.


Despite that....I do not smoke, would never consider it (im 21 as well), and would hate to have to stand outside and smoke whilst otherwise sit in the warm with their pint. Furthermore, i hate it when people just smoke near me, if im walking behind a smoker i will move to the side, or in front, its filthy and to be honest id be all for banning it in public full stop, as i dont believe people should have to put up with passive smoking, or at least ban it in town/city centres etc, so busy areas.
#23
I gave up 2 months ago (again!!!!!)

It's dirty, stinking and revolting - everytime, I went back to it I was ashamed. When you stop, you realise how much it smells!

Don't do it - not unless you want to stink like an ashtray, have foul smelling tobacco breath and take the risk of dying!!!!!!
#24
i smoked for 23 years then just stopped when i went to hospital.all my friends are smokers and they sometimes get jealous as i have stopped and then try to offer me a ciggy in september it will be 4 years since i last had a smoke and i dont really miss it .but i do have more money to spend.but at the end of the day only you can decide wether to damage your lungs or not personally i would'nt bother as you say you will be traveling soon and you will be needing your money for that
#25
mrspatch;5178104
I gave up 2 months ago (again!!!!!)

It's dirty, stinking and revolting - everytime, I went back to it I was ashamed. When you stop, you realise how much it smells!

Don't do it - not unless you want to stink like an ashtray, have foul smelling tobacco breath and take the risk of dying!!!!!!


+1

Smokers fill the coffers of the tobacco industry, stand outside with other coughers coughing, and end up prematurely in a coffin.
#26
I have lost 5 stone in weight in just over a year but unfortunately i now smoke 5 or 6 cigs per day instead of having a snack. Not sure which is better - being overweight or smoking. I do feel though that once i reach my target weight (1.5 stone to go ) that i could give up. Not sure if this has happened to anyone else.
#27
both my parents died of smoking related illness,my dad died at 60 with cancer and my mum died at 66,she died in severe pain,screaming for help,smoking had closed her arteries and stopped her kidneys working so she had dialysis 4 times a wk,she was in a wheelchair because she could not walk with the pain in her legs from her arteries,before she could get out of her bed every morning she had to take strong morhine and lie there till it worked,the day she died she had got blood poisoning from the hole in her chest for the and was in dreadful pain begging us to help her out of it DO NOT SMOKE
#28
Which pic do you think is off a smoker's lungs? - Google will show you worse!
http://i42.tinypic.com/o0b6ug.jpg
#29
Jealous of smokers? How strange, most smokers are jealous of non smokers, except the ones who are in denial.
#30
Why the hell would you wanna spend something like approx £2000 a year (£5 a day/20 fags a day), on givin yourself CANCER, makin urself n ur clothes/car/house STINK, havin yellow fingers n teeth, lessen your sense of taste n smell etc etc????????
This just absolutely baffles me.
I was in the pub last week and they had 1 of those machines selling fags n it was SEVEN POUND a packet LOL.
The government are just rubbin their hands at all the smokers out there.
I myself saw my dad die a slow and excruciatingly painful death at 58 thru the cancer n he had smoked 20 a day.

I wouldn't actually wish this on my worst enemy.

But hey if you think it's "social", good luck!
#31
ettam123
both my parents died of smoking related illness,my dad died at 60 with cancer and my mum died at 66,she died in severe pain,screaming for help,smoking had closed her arteries and stopped her kidneys working so she had dialysis 4 times a wk,she was in a wheelchair because she could not walk with the pain in her legs from her arteries,before she could get out of her bed every morning she had to take strong morhine and lie there till it worked,the day she died she had got blood poisoning from the hole in her chest for the and was in dreadful pain begging us to help her out of it DO NOT SMOKE


however horrible that may be, my grandma died at 63 and was not through anything like that, some people just dont live as long as others, its horrible but its life (or death).

The thing i propose is how do you know if they hadnt smoked they would not of had other problems? Although doubtful, but most people always believe it 'will never happen to me' (or family/friends.
#32
Johnrulez
seeing what my dad thinks of it if I start, thats the only thing holding me back

Im nearly finished uni, I am going travelling for 2 yrs from July accross Australia, so quite changing circumstances


So you're University educated and STILL want to damage your body by smoking? I'd accept it if you were ignorant as to what cigarettes can do to you, but there's no excuse here. Your friends are mugs to continue smoking and you are definitely in a better place by not doing it.

Jumpingphil's comments were spot on - you can tell a smoker a mile off. The awful stale smell of cigarette smoke follows them everywhere. Not only does the stench impregnate itself onto their clothes, it also absorbs into everything they touch too. My desk at work used to be by the 'aisle' and I could tell when the smokers were back from their 'session' without even lifting my head.

There's a reason smoking is becoming more and more socially unacceptable in this country - it can kill YOU and others around you (passive smoking). To date, over 32 diseases can be attributed to smoking, not forgetting that Formaldehyde is present in cigarettes too.

Forget about cigarettes being 'fashionable' and concentrate on the fact that Nicotine is just another addictive drug and unless you intend to smoke for the rest of your life, you'll need to stop sooner or later. Ask any regular smoker who's tried to quit what it's like then ask yourself again if it's a habit you REALLY want to start?
#33
whatever you all say smoking is a terrible habit and it does put your health at risk even if you have got relatives that have smoked all there lives and fine but they are just the lucky ones i am sure more people suffer from smoking than the ones that dont and just to verify i have a really bad smokers cough so it is affecting me i just need to find away to stop. so please dont start smoking.
#34
I sometimes feel like smoking but then sanity kicks in.
#35
Presumably, after reading the replies, you are now wondering what madness possessed you to even think about starting smoking.
As you already know everyone who smokes would rather not.
It would of course be utter stupidity and vastly reduce your chances of kissing a young lady/person.
#36
I have thought about smoking in order to get my weight down - after all most smokers don't appear to snack as much.

My sister smokes, she has done since she was a teenager, and has hidden the fact from my mum for 20 years! I am a couple of years older than her, she takes very good care of herself otherwise, but people always think I am much younger, because her skin has started drying out and she is looking 'creased'. She is also having frequent tests for abnormal cells and her teeth are stained, though she uses a whitening toothpaste and chews gum to try and keep her teeth whiter. Afterall, it's a giveaway that you smoke when your teeth are yellow. My sister is addicted, she knows it's bad, but she now tries to hide the fact that she smokes from her children. It causes alot of stress around the family, and I have to watch what I say so that I don't drop her in it, amongst family or friends that might pass the message on!

My husband has given up so many times, and I see others battling with giving up - putting their families through hell with their moods, that they go back to smoking to keep the peace.

I think you could make your life more complicated if you start smoking - I hope you don't!
#37
if ur gonna smoke at least smoke something worthwhile.....

never smoked cigarettes in my life.....waste of time
#38
When I was about 16, I decided to start smoking for pretty much the reasons you say. It's actually pretty good. What people tend not to tell you is that for a while, you get something called a nicotine hit, which is what happens when the supernice druggy core of a cig hits you, and it makes you feel great for a little while. Socially, you're right, smoking is very good. I've since sotpped smoking, but I still go outside with my mates when they want a fag when we're at a pub or whatever, and it's the easiest way I've found to chat up girls. Much easier than forcing yourself on some girl in the "Uh, hi, can I interrupt you talking to your mates and sit in here and be hated by everyone while I try and coax you into having sex with me by buying you drinks?" method of old.

Yeah, smoking isn't healthy or cheap, and I don't regret quitting. But, ignoring hideous cancer death, it's good.
#39
dxx
When I was about 16, I decided to start smoking for pretty much the reasons you say. It's actually pretty good. What people tend not to tell you is that for a while, you get something called a nicotine hit, which is what happens when the supernice druggy core of a cig hits you, and it makes you feel great for a little while. Socially, you're right, smoking is very good. I've since sotpped smoking, but I still go outside with my mates when they want a fag when we're at a pub or whatever, and it's the easiest way I've found to chat up girls. Much easier than forcing yourself on some girl in the "Uh, hi, can I interrupt you talking to your mates and sit in here and be hated by everyone while I try and coax you into having sex with me by buying you drinks?" method of old.

Yeah, smoking isn't healthy or cheap, and I don't regret quitting. But, ignoring hideous cancer death, it's good.


Your post made me laugh - have you ever thought of using charm and wit to get a girl.:p
#40
welshsoldier
hehe im 15 and even i dont want to smoke

And you a soldier? Wow!
On topic, not for me, hate the smell of it.

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