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Old 01-08-2007, 09:12 PM   #1
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The anti-smoking thread

We've had a few pro-smoking threads here so maybe it's time for an anti-smoking thread, hmmm?

I have pains in my chest pretty much all the time.

I get heart palpitations from the nicotine gum I have to chew to keep myself from smoking.

I am paranoid about getting cancer.

Before I started smoking, I needed only 6 hours sleep a night as a smoker I needed at least 8 (and still felt tired).

I am still addicted to nicotine and sometimes I think I always will be.

I am 33 years of age.

It needed to be said.
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So, since the libertarian thread turned into an anti-smoking thread, does that mean this thread is going to be about libertarians???

i'm STILL confused!
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I still can't believe people even start smoking nowadays.
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Re: The anti-smoking thread

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I have pains in my chest pretty much all the time.
I just want to clarify, to avoid appearing melodramatic, I have had tests done and have no cardiac problems or anything, yet I do get chest pains which personally I blame on smoking (what else could have caused them?)
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So, since the libertarian thread turned into an anti-smoking thread, does that mean this thread is going to be about libertarians???

Maybe now I'll find out what they really believe in...
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My dad just turned 50 and he's already had a major tumor removed from his jaw and a smaller one removed from his back. The one taken from his jaw was supposed to leave half of his face paralyzed (no ability to smile), but he got lucky. He develops pneumonia easily. He still smokes a pack a day. If that new shot works out, my mom is making him get it. He's already blowing thousands of dollars a year on ciggs when they can barely make their house payment.

My grandpa has had four major heart attacks, the last one putting him in a coma for a while.

Both of these experiences have left me so shocked and disgusted, I don't think I can bring myself to ever smoke a single cigg. There's just no point. It's unhealthy from the first drag.
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I still can't believe people even start smoking nowadays.
That's always the most shocking to me too.
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Cripes. Well on the positive side it encouraged you not to start.
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That's always the most shocking to me too.
Given the number of celebrities, rock stars, etc, that smoke and given that tobacco advertising is still legal in many parts of the world, including many US states, it is not at all surprising.
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Given the number of celebrities, rock stars, etc, that smoke and given that tobacco advertising is still legal in many parts of the world, including many US states, it is not at all surprising.
I don't buy that as an excuse for why people smoke.
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I don't buy that as an excuse for why people smoke.
What is your alternative hypothesis?
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Women who smoke are such a turn off.
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Given the number of celebrities, rock stars, etc, that smoke and given that tobacco advertising is still legal in many parts of the world, including many US states, it is not at all surprising.
Actually, like weight issues for girls, drinking, and other things that seem to crop up in teens and early 20s, I think friends/peers are a much more significant influence. Like I said my dad already has plenty of health complications from smoking. My little sister and I won't touch tobacco with a ten foot pole, and we're the ones that watch TV, keep up on popular music, read celeb rags, etc. My brother - he's pretty out of that loop, but he's been smoking since he was 15. Why? His friends do. When he's not around his friends, he doesn't smoke. Since he now lives and works with his friends, they all smoke.
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Women who smoke are such a turn off.
Yes

just the thought of a woman taking something in her hand
and putting it in her mouth

a complete turn off
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