If you smoke, why did you start?

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    May 30, 2013 9:05 PM GMT
    None of the other threads I looked up asked this question. They were all about whether you would date a smoker or not. So for those guys who do smoke, I am at a loss for an explanation. Why in the world did you ever start doing it? Did you think it looked cool? Did you think it would help you curb your appetite or help you manage your weight? Did you like the smell? Was it an influential life figure? Or were you just looking for anxiety relief?
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    May 30, 2013 10:38 PM GMT
    mixing with pot - the European way...
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    May 30, 2013 11:50 PM GMT
    I started smoking cause I worked out and got so hot that I just couldn't help it.

    Or maybe that was steam?
  • gwuinsf

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    May 31, 2013 12:28 AM GMT
    Scotticvs saidNone of the other threads I looked up asked this question. They were all about whether you would date a smoker or not. So for those guys who do smoke, I am at a loss for an explanation. Why in the world did you ever start doing it? Did you think it looked cool? Did you think it would help you curb your appetite or help you manage your weight? Did you like the smell? Was it an influential life figure? Or were you just looking for anxiety relief?


    I studied abroad in Leningrad in the days of the Soviet Union and everyone there smoked. Smoking was very much a social thing and as a kid in my 20s I really didn't care about the consequences. I quite in my late 20s.

    For myself (and I think many people) smoking is very much starts and stays a social activity.
  • rnch

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    May 31, 2013 1:16 AM GMT
    The man in my life was a high school swimmer and college jock. Always stayed in shape, avoided junk foods, exercised even when "off season".

    He avoided cig smoking in his teens, twenties, thirties and early forties....

    and then STARTED in his mid-forties!!!!

    How an otherwise intelligent man could do something SO stupid, at the very time when most men are desperately trying to quit smoking...if just effin' blows my mind.

    His (lame) explanation was that, at the time, he was working nights as an EMT, attending nursing school during the day, and needed to stay awake and alert in order to study and stay conscious during day school and night work. Also, since many of his fellow EMT peeps smoked in the ambulance, he inhaled their second hand smoke anyway.

    Why couldn't he just couldn't use dexatrim (and other amps) instead?

    He won't smoke inside his house, in his car, seldom around me (I do NOT hold back in expressing my disgust with his filthy nicotine habit!), at his Mother's house, at MY house, cannot smoke at the hospital he works at now. Louisiana almost banned smoking in bars last year, banned it in restaurants a few years back, so going thru 4, 5, 6 cigarettes (or until I loose my Russian temper and let loose verbally on slacker azz) during an evening out is not unusual. Why he doesn't just quit entirely is beyond logical reasoning.

    You would think that a man working in the medical field, seeing the effects of long term nicotine addiction on a daily basis, would try harder to quit cigs!
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    May 31, 2013 1:20 AM GMT
    Scotticvs saidNone of the other threads I looked up asked this question. They were all about whether you would date a smoker or not. So for those guys who do smoke, I am at a loss for an explanation. Why in the world did you ever start doing it? Did you think it looked cool? Did you think it would help you curb your appetite or help you manage your weight? Did you like the smell? Was it an influential life figure? Or were you just looking for anxiety relief?


    Most true athletes wouldn't think of smoking.

    I think the real question should be, "If you smoke why is it that you have not stopped?"

    10 minutes in an oncology ward can be very motivating. Most of my mom's best friends died from lung cancer. My mom died in 2009 from COPD, literally suffocating to death. She had stopped smoking in the 80's, but, it was too little; too late.
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    May 31, 2013 1:27 AM GMT
    Scotticvs saidNone of the other threads I looked up asked this question. They were all about whether you would date a smoker or not. So for those guys who do smoke, I am at a loss for an explanation. Why in the world did you ever start doing it? Did you think it looked cool? Did you think it would help you curb your appetite or help you manage your weight? Did you like the smell? Was it an influential life figure? Or were you just looking for anxiety relief?


    it's the buzz and feeling of relaxation. save the lectures for those that want to hear them. adults can decide for themselves.
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    May 31, 2013 2:24 AM GMT
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    May 31, 2013 2:46 AM GMT
    chuckystud said
    Scotticvs saidNone of the other threads I looked up asked this question. They were all about whether you would date a smoker or not. So for those guys who do smoke, I am at a loss for an explanation. Why in the world did you ever start doing it? Did you think it looked cool? Did you think it would help you curb your appetite or help you manage your weight? Did you like the smell? Was it an influential life figure? Or were you just looking for anxiety relief?


    Most true athletes wouldn't think of smoking.

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    They don't?

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  • DarkSensation

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    May 31, 2013 2:51 AM GMT

    well mine is a little stupid....i was being social when i was hanging out with some new friends in college. Also having a mother that smoke, i wanted to try it for once and been smoking ever since.
  • DarkSensation

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    May 31, 2013 2:53 AM GMT
    gwuinsf said
    Scotticvs said

    For myself (and I think many people) smoking is very much starts and stays a social activity.


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    May 31, 2013 6:09 AM GMT
    I was young, i wanted to fit in, stressful time in my life, blah blah blah...
    (Never should've listened to my cousin! That fuckin' bitch...)



    That's it, it's stupid, i know.
    I'm quitting cold turkey! icon_evil.gif
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    May 31, 2013 6:17 AM GMT
    http://www.futurepundit.com/archives/002834.html

    Both of my grandfathers smoked until they caught pneumonia. Both quit cold-turkey and lived to their 70's. Died of other causes, I believe.
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    May 31, 2013 6:17 AM GMT
    I'm not a smoker and I can't stand the smell of weed. Plus, being someone who is really active in gymnastics and running, it probably wouldn't be the best thing to start doing.

    If my future BF is a smoker, I wouldn't mind. As long as he isn't doing it around me.
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    May 31, 2013 6:44 AM GMT
    I used to smoke the odd cigarette when I went out clubbing and since my mother is smoker she used to give me one here and there when I'd see her. Most of my fam smoke actually.

    The mistake I made was I started buying my own cigarettes and smoking them on a regular basis thinking I could quit anytime I wanted to ( so naive !!!). I started smoking properly in 2010 and if I could go back in time I would slap myself !
  • easterndude69

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    May 31, 2013 6:45 AM GMT
    Does smoking weed count?icon_biggrin.gif

    I do it because it makes me feel good. It's relaxing, and the high is intellectually stimulating.

    I do stay away from tobacco though. It's nasty tried a few cigs now I hold myself back. I can't stand the shit.
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    May 31, 2013 8:06 AM GMT
    One of the advantages I have by working in healthcare is that I witness countless health decisions people make that have adverse affects on their lives. I get a chance to learn from their decisions. I took care of a 40 year old guy who was a triathlete and had been training for years. This guy looked healthy except he smoked cigarettes and had been doing so since his early 20's.

    Fast forward. Why did this guy end up in the hospital? The nicotine caused 3 blocked arteries in his heart so he needed a procedure called a coronary artery bypass graft. For those of you who have no clue on what this is, it's a surgical procedure to improve blood flow to the heart after a heart attack. Surgeons split your chest open in order to do this procedure.

    This guy ended up going home but I have no clue on if he decided to continue smoking. I guess I'll know soon if he ends up getting readmitted. Overall, it's your body and your choice on whether or not to pick up a cigarette!
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    May 31, 2013 8:58 AM GMT
    easterndude69 saidDoes smoking weed count?icon_biggrin.gif

    I do it because it makes me feel good. It's relaxing, and the high is intellectually stimulating.

    I do stay away from tobacco though. It's nasty tried a few cigs now I hold myself back. I can't stand the shit.
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    May 31, 2013 11:58 AM GMT
    easterndude69 saidDoes smoking weed count?icon_biggrin.gif

    I do it because it makes me feel good. It's relaxing, and the high is intellectually stimulating.

    I do stay away from tobacco though. It's nasty tried a few cigs now I hold myself back. I can't stand the shit.

    I hear weed is actually good for you.
    Wait, I think that's what tobacco companies used to say in the old days.
    Still, weed is a natural plant and thus, must be good for you. Not like tobacco, which I think is made in a lab somewhere.
    I could be wrong, I am too stoned to be paying attention.
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    May 31, 2013 12:31 PM GMT
    I started smoking when I was 14 because it was forbidden. Then I stopped when I was 18 because it was no longer forbidden.
    Since then, my rule is to smoke one cigaret every year.
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    May 31, 2013 9:51 PM GMT
    madfacts said
    easterndude69 saidDoes smoking weed count?icon_biggrin.gif


    Still, weed is a natural plant and thus, must be good for you.


    A caveat. Just because something is natural doesn't mean it's always good for you. There are plenty of dangerous naturally occurring substances that are hazardous. Like aflatoxin. They're produced by fungi like Aspergillus flavus and are among the most carcinogenic substances known to man.

    But I digress. Weed has medical applications and for good reason: to ease pain and enable appetite.
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    Jun 01, 2013 7:59 PM GMT
    Isugemi saidI started smoking when I was 14 because it was forbidden. Then I stopped when I was 18 because it was no longer forbidden.
    Since then, my rule is to smoke one cigaret every year.


    what an arbitrary and stupid rule.

    why just one? Why not 3?
    why have a rule? Why not just NOT smoke? Period.

    One cigg? icon_rolleyes.gif
    fuck that. If im drinking---u better believe im smoking half a pack in a night.... AND smoking weed....and doing whippets....AND blowin some coke....AND to come down off the coke, I will do Xanex.
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    Jun 01, 2013 8:03 PM GMT
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    Scotticvs saidNone of the other threads I looked up asked this question. They were all about whether you would date a smoker or not. So for those guys who do smoke, I am at a loss for an explanation. Why in the world did you ever start doing it? Did you think it looked cool? Did you think it would help you curb your appetite or help you manage your weight? Did you like the smell? Was it an influential life figure? Or were you just looking for anxiety relief?


    it's the buzz and feeling of relaxation. save the lectures for those that want to hear them. adults can decide for themselves.


    Sucks for the non-smokers who DON'T get a filter.
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    Jun 01, 2013 8:03 PM GMT
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    Import said
    Isugemi saidI started smoking when I was 14 because it was forbidden. Then I stopped when I was 18 because it was no longer forbidden.
    Since then, my rule is to smoke one cigaret every year.


    what an arbitrary and stupid rule.

    why just one? Why not 3?
    why have a rule? Why not just NOT smoke? Period.

    One cigg? icon_rolleyes.gif
    fuck that. If im drinking---u better believe im smoking half a pack in a night.... AND smoking weed....and doing whippets....AND blowin some coke....AND to come down off the coke, I will do Xanex.

    you such a badass


    eh, it's just part of being a gay! icon_wink.gif
  • blueandgold

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    Jun 01, 2013 8:03 PM GMT
    Import said
    Isugemi saidI started smoking when I was 14 because it was forbidden. Then I stopped when I was 18 because it was no longer forbidden.
    Since then, my rule is to smoke one cigaret every year.


    what an arbitrary and stupid rule.

    why just one? Why not 3?
    why have a rule? Why not just NOT smoke? Period.

    One cigg? icon_rolleyes.gif
    fuck that. If im drinking---u better believe im smoking half a pack in a night.... AND smoking weed....and doing whippets....AND blowin some coke....AND to come down off the coke, I will do Xanex.


    snort that xanax inyour fucking nose! also.... i got a fishbowl full of coke at this party, with one huge dr suess crazy straw. each person gets ONE turn at the fishbowl. make tgat fucker count.