Do you/have you smoked tobacco?

Discussion in 'Survey' started by Judderman, May 7, 2004.

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Have you or do you smoke tobbacco?

  1. Never smoked

    398 vote(s)
    49.3%
  2. I quit

    238 vote(s)
    29.5%
  3. I smoke, but only socially

    78 vote(s)
    9.7%
  4. I'm a smoker

    106 vote(s)
    13.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. KSN_Princess

    KSN_Princess Kuk Sool Won Princess

    I will never do so for my sensei makes us do alot of warm up drills & before we are finished im usually out of breath but yea i just started Kuk Sool Won about 3-5 months ago!!!
     
  2. Seventh

    Seventh Super Sexy Sushi Time

    Never have, Never will.
     
  3. Kuto

    Kuto Vacuumed Member

    Did smoke since the age of 12 or 13, but I never really liked it. I was just somehow addicted or something, but I always hated the smell of smoke, let alone the smell of ashtrays...
    After a couple of attempts (maybe 60 or 70 ... =D ) I finally managed to quit last year at the age of 26.
    The only possible scenario I see myself smoking again is when I'm 80, sitting in an armchair, reading a paper and smoking a long pipe. But only because thats the picture I have of old men.
    Kinda biased maybe...
     
  4. Obewan

    Obewan "Hillbilly Jedi"

    Smoked a few years from 18 - 21 was up to 11/2 packs a day until the first time I stepped in to the dojang. I quit that night and joined MA the next week. I must say that after 25 years I still have the craving once in a while.
     
  5. LeaFirebender

    LeaFirebender Ice Bear has ninja stars

    i'm only 17 so I haven't even (legally) had the choice yet.

    But as I have the smallest lungs on the planet, I'm not going to start ... my lungs are weak enough as is :O
     
  6. Kuma

    Kuma Lurking about

    I did when I was in the Marine Corps, but have been smoke-free since 2003.

    I enjoy a little Red Man occasionally still.
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2011
  7. greytowhite

    greytowhite Valued Member

    Used to smoke half a pack a day for a little over a year. Now I smoke perhaps once a week or so when I visit my grandmother or if I'm drunk. Gods know how I hate her light cigarettes but that sweet sweet nicotine is almost always worth it.
     
  8. mocochoco

    mocochoco Valued Member

    I'm a smoker and have been for about 12 years. Though 3 months ago I changed over to e-cigarettes.

    All I can say is wow.... the difference I have felt and noticed since switching over to them is amazing.

    Anyone who is really have trouble quitting should try them. Not only will you notice a huge difference as you arent taking in actual smoke and all the thousands of random chemicals. But the cost is really so much cheaper.

    Costs me about about £8 a month. (I was a 20 a day smoker)
     
  9. Sketco

    Sketco Banned Banned

    I used to smoke the batchy regularly when I was doing restaurants work so about four years. When you're dealing with insane staff and crazy customers for a 9 hour shift a smoke is a piece of heaven.

    I quit two years ago. Never understood those folks who complain about it being so difficult to stop. One day I just put them down. Haven't touched them for two years and haven't had any urge to.

    I still enjoy a good cigar here and there or use one to roll a blunt but I could just as easily do without.
     
  10. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    So you haven't quit then.

    Mitch
     
  11. Sketco

    Sketco Banned Banned

    I consider that I have. I have no need to smoke. It's a choice and not a compulsion. It's the difference between an alcoholic who drinks every day and someone who enjoys a glass of brandy a few times a year because they enjoy the flavour. I wouldn't label the second as a drinker just as I don't consider myself a tobacco smoker. I'm not a gamer but I do pick up a controller now and then.
     
  12. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    How often do you smoke?

    Mitch
     
  13. Sketco

    Sketco Banned Banned

    Once every four to six months. More on the side of six usually.
     
  14. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    So you have one cigar a year and one blunt (whatever that is) a year? Totaling two occasions of smoking in a year?

    Mitch
     
  15. Sketco

    Sketco Banned Banned

    I'd say anywhere from two to four so usually about that. I kind exhausted myself on drinking and smoking (both kinds). It's no longer something I do heavily, frequently, or in large doses. I find it's a lot more enjoyable this way.

    I think I may have... Heaven forbid... Grown up
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2012
  16. adouglasmhor

    adouglasmhor Not an Objectivist

    I used to smoke one cigar at new year and one at my mate's clubs bike rally. But I got an e-cigar (they do exist just like e-cigarettes) about 3 years ago. Only problem is I don't think it keeps the midges away as well as a real one.
     
  17. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    I'm on and off at the moment. Usually smoke about 30+ a day. I'm trying to give up, but I'm really struggling.

    I will miss the pipes though.
     
  18. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    My old man smoked for many years... only through a chance accident recently did he even find out there was a shadow on a lung... so they went to investigate it further. Turns out he has lung cancer. So several months back they removed the top two lobes of his right lung and he had to do a round or two of chemo. It's aged him a ton and now he's a frail, slow moving, very grumpy old man. Up until this point I never thought of him as an old man. But something like cancer just drains you. He's just had some sort of port put into his chest to make the chemo administration easier... and he's got to go through more of it... so more sitting around being grumpy with the heavy weight of do I live or die sitting on his head.

    I'd been on him for years (since I was around 14 or 15) for him to kick the habit. He never did and now he's paying the price. He also passed the stupid habit onto my sister and brother. It took them seeing him slowing being rotted away to realize it can come get them at any time. There is nothing that can be done about it. In the end it will consume him totally and completely. If he wasn't a military veteran with family members who are willing to wage the war against the absolute mountains of paperwork, and ducking and dodging and incompetent front office staff in the medical world... the aggravation would have gotten him even before the cancer. Until you have a family member go through cancer you can't even begin to imagine the costs associated with it.

    I can't think of anything dumber than smoking. I feel zero sympathy for anyone suffering from lung cancer - and yes somewhat sadly... this includes my own father. They know full well what they are getting into when they smoke. If they don't at this late date in the game...they're a bloomin' idiot.
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2012
  19. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    I've heard crack and skag aren't much fun. ;)
     
  20. boards

    boards Its all in the reflexes!

    Never tried tobacco in my life and never will. I can understand how older people still smoke as it was considered healthy when they started, but for the life of me I can not see how a normally sensible person now would take it up or not quit. Disgusting habit, I used to despise having to go into the smoking rooms while working in the bar. Can't wait for the day they ban it in public, then they will stop huddling around the doors covering the area in smoke!!!!!
     

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