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marrry - Yes, but we will die much later than you with nice, pink, healthy, normal lungs. There is NOT ONE single good reason to smoke. Does it look cool? Does it smell good? Does it make you smarter? Does it make you healthy? Is it cheap? Knowing something is bad and stupid and expensive and unhealthy and still doing it anyway is the epitome of idiocy.

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Lots of people also started smoking before the anti-smoking campaigns. Once you get addicted, it's hard to stop. People who don't smoke seem to have this sense of smug, almost pretentious sense of superiority over smokers. Now I don't smoke, and I agree it is stupid to smoke, but it's their own choice. Let them do it. But do they deserve having their hair set alight for it?

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Well whatever. I was just referring to smokers in general which is what the majority of the conversation seemed to be about, rather than the two people who mentioned teenagers. Either way, let them smoke, it's their choice. If you'd like to talk about teenagers, here's an example. My great aunt is in her 70's and she's been smoking since she was a teenager. Yes, it'll kill her eventually and I can accept that it's her fault. Still, she's held on this long. Doesn't change her personality and I don't think she deserves to have her hair set alight for it.

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dwc2134 - Nice try using big words, but you clearly don't know what the fuck "smarmy" means, nitwit. The only people whining here are the smokers like you - "Oh, people hate me because I blow toxic fumes in their air! WAAH WAAH WAAH!" It isn't a 'personal' hatred, moron. I am on the front line of seeing the ill effects of smoking. Dead lungs, dead bowel, dead brains, and dead hearts. There's no excuse for anyone to start smoking these days. If I do something stupid and dangerous, I would hope someone would vilify me for it. I think what I've said is very constructive. If you're hurt by it, go and smoke your pain away.

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Smokers are some of the most selfish people. The toxic fumes from their nasty cigarettes pollute the air and it's fine if they want to kill themselves by doing it but their secondhand smoke kills 600,000 people, annually. I always feel bad for children whose parents smoke in front of them; first being that the fumes are so harmful and second because they might grow up to think it's okay too, in which it is NOT.

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To all of you who are saying, "well it's their choice," and think we shouldn't get into their business: yes, we should! It wouldn't mind letting smokers smoke if it wasn't for the fact that they are poisoning the air around them. The air that non-smokers breathe in. If my health is affected by their stupid decisions, then I have a right to get into their business.

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Yes, I do say that to smokers I know, like my husband, every chance I get. I'm supposed to just turn the other cheek while I watch someone I love waste away their life on an expensive, and disgusting habit, that can also harm myself as well as other people? No. It's not like smoking only hurts the person doing the smoking, 2nd hand smoke is even worse.

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I have made my mother 8 years clean of cigarettes and have been getting at my dad to quit since I was about 8. My mom quit October 1, 2004. It made me so happy that I got her to quit, my dad has tried to quit so many times it's in the double digits, but his personality is so volatile when he doesn't smoke that there is no longer a point to nagging him. He carries the burden of not being able to quit with him everywhere, and he hates it, and I know I've done as much as I can, I just hope he beats it one day. Not for me, but for himself

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I understand why people hate smoking but you cannot force your opinions on others. People are rational and decide to smoke and its within their rights to smoke we should tell them the risks and let them decide. There not stupid people they choose to smoke for whatever reason and we should accept it if they know all he facts.

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109- I'm not exactly a supporter of the bad air that comes from there either, but you see, despite the bad things they do to nature, they still prove to be useful to us in some way. Is smoking useful to us? Not at all.

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Look. To all y'all sayin smokers are stupid,STOP. My mother,aunt,father,grandfather,and most of my mother's and father's friends smoke. Every one of them are tryin to quit. Smokin is a habit and is very addictin. I'm sure that some of y'all have habits that you can't break. Smokin is a harder habit to break than almost any other. If the people smokin don't smoke around non-smokers let them do what they want. All smokers understand the risk and many try to stop,but addictions are hard to break

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I hate people that say it's the smokers choice to smoke and it doesn't affect you. Well actually it does. I can barely walk downtown without having to cover my mouth and nose so I don't get second hand smoke. It's disgusting.

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Smoking is a great reason not to have to talk to self righteous non smokers. Sure, I'll die earlier, but what they always gloss over is that the Yeats you lose are the incontinent, senile ones at the end, and I'll trade them for having undesirables avoid me of their own volition.

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I used to smoke, but I quit. It's not hard to quit if you really want to. Some smokers just don't WANT to quit and it's become second nature, most aren't addicted to the cigarettes they're addicted to the act of smoking. My mom and dad smoke because it is what they've been doing since they were kids, literally. I had smoked for two years and I quit because I knew it was stupid to do in the first place, and I didn't want to be one of those idiots who smokes while pregnant. Been smoke free since last October 2011 and having a baby in January 2013.

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Hey doc I've always loved your comments but there are good reasons to smoke. I started about a year after joining the marine corps and have used it consistently since about three or four times a day to unwind after the nigh insurmountable stress I deal with on the day to day. With consistent exercise and a healthy diet I am more likely to live a long and healthy life than most.

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159- Now I'm not a doctor, but I'm sure Doc would agree that there are much better ways to deal with stress than smoking. Try yoga or meditation, or even simple breathing exercises. While these may seem like gimmicks, they have been proven to relieve stress immensely without harmful side effects..

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160- things that are proven to relieve stress only work if the person doing it is enjoying what they are doing it. If they dont enjoy doing its most likely guaranteed not to work, no matter how hard they try... For some smoking cigarettes is their way of relaxing and others have their own ways of relieving stress...

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Hey 160 trust me I understand. While I find your new age methods hilarious in a marine corps setting I appreciate your advice none the less. However the stress I was facing would be greatly exacerbated by busting out a fucking yoga mat or trying to meditate in a god damn war zone.

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165- I agree that in your particular setting, the methods I suggested would be considered pretty taboo. However, I was merely using those suggestions as examples for the fact that there are other tension-releasing activities other than smoking. But, on a side note, thank you for your service.

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151- so you're saying that you wouldn't mind dying a few years earlier, and to avoid those 'senile' years, you're willing to risk the lives of others? Did you know second hand smoke is twice as bad as the smoke you as a smoker inhale?

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Also, if you drench your head in flammable chemicals; avoid campfires, candles, gas powered ovens, matches, lighters, fireworks, and anything else with an open flame. That seems a bit more appropriate to the FML, doesn't it?

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The distinction is that when you are smoking, you are poisoning other people's air. The chances of the person eating the burger contributing to the deaths of others is much much smaller.

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When you smoke. Others need to walk through the smoke cloud. Smell that horrible smell on your clothes and everything. So smoking does effect everyone around you. Unlike a fat person only effects their own health.

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Proffesional tests have been unable to light gasoline on fire with cigarettes, even in optimal conditions at temperatures high enough for combustion. Draw conclusions?

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Yea 84 you should probably change your description if you're going to change your pic... It's pretty weird lol ;) I like your pic btw it made me laugh :)

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72 - It's the fumes that are flammable, you ninny. Sure, let it sit out in an open bucket for a couple of days and you can toss cigarettes into it and it'll extinguish them. But "professional tests" being "unable to ignite" gasoline? I would tell you to go smoke with your head next to the tank next time you fill up, but it'd probably just drive up the cost of gas. -.-

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Yeah, I wouldn't mind walking around with a ball of fire on my head; only problem is that the hair style would work only once before I have to get a wig.

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