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why we shouldn´t smoke cigarette
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20.       girleegirl
5065 posts
 18 Nov 2008 Tue 07:48 pm

Anybody have a light?  {#lang_emotions_super_cool}

21.       Trudy
7887 posts
 18 Nov 2008 Tue 08:06 pm

 

Quoting girleegirl

Anybody have a light?  {#lang_emotions_super_cool}

 

 Sure. An ashtray too?

22.       alameda
3499 posts
 18 Nov 2008 Tue 09:09 pm

 

Quoting TheAenigma

 Well as I am giving up, that is beside the point.  I guess we all die of something eh? And... do I really want to end my days in some old people´s home, sitting in a chair day after day and arguing with Femme?

 

 + 1001 {#lang_emotions_flowers}

 

.....and besides, one who has never smoked does not realize the joys of smoking. As far as I´m concerned it´s just another way to lord it over others...."I´m better than you because I don´t smoke."  I wish all those who insist on telling us smoking will kill you are doing more damage that the actual smoking. Words have power. It´s like a self-fulfilling curse.

 

 Hey, we are all dying.....deal with it, and move on.

 

If you are really so concerned about our well-being, how about looking at the pollutants in the air that will kill and mutilate more quickly, or, how about the additives in our food and water....or the chemicals added to textiles and plastics that cause hormone disruption, mutations and kill?

 

You know, it looks to me like the anti-smoking propaganda is yet another way to make a new scapegoat. It´s a diversionary tactic to get you to harp at your neighbour; instead of looking at the other more insidious polluter/killers.

 

If they really cared for the health concerns of smokers, why don´t they spend some time on inventing a less lethal tobacco product? The Amerindians didn´t smoke pure tobacco, they mixed it with other herbs.

23.       teaschip
3870 posts
 18 Nov 2008 Tue 09:14 pm

 

Quoting lesluv

 good luck ......I have been a non smoker for 15 months and it feels fab not to be a slave to the weed!!!

 

 Nothing wrong with a little weed is there?{#lang_emotions_super_cool}

24.       teaschip
3870 posts
 18 Nov 2008 Tue 09:29 pm

OMG....{#lang_emotions_lol_fast}  I wonder how many papers they needed to roll that.{#lang_emotions_bigsmile}

25.       justinetime
1018 posts
 18 Nov 2008 Tue 10:37 pm

my grandpa died of lung cancer... it was a slow death. he even tried committing suicide because he can´t take it anymore, it was hard breathing, speaking, talking, everything was difficult.

 

he slit his wrists. found himself on the hospital the next day, my uncle aunts,and dad were devasted.after a few weeks,  he died, not of the suicide... but of the lung cancer.

 

it was also hard to see my mom get sick because of smoking. she started coughing a lot with phlegm. when she got better she goes back to smoking, and then she´ll get sick again... the moment she started coughing out black colored phlegm, that made her decide to stop.

 

i don´t want anybody that i know or love to experience the same thing. that´s why i never tried it. (besides the fact that i had asthma)

 

maybe alameda is right. but i don´t think everyone is pushing the ant-smoking propaganda, to rub it on people´s faces and act "holier than thou"... some people who have had family members or loved ones experience losing someone because of this, may have a different motive in doing so...

26.       alameda
3499 posts
 19 Nov 2008 Wed 12:45 am

 

Quoting justinetime

...................................maybe alameda is right. but i don´t think everyone is pushing the ant-smoking propaganda, to rub it on people´s faces and act "holier than thou"... some people who have had family members or loved ones experience losing someone because of this, may have a different motive in doing so...

 

 You are right justintime....not all.....but I think if there were real concern by the "interested parties" there would be some movement on producing a healthier product. It´s not necessarily the actual nicotine that people are habituated to, it´s the holding, playing with the smoke, looking at the smoke and all the things that go along with it.

 

.....I question motives...and in this anti-smoking thing....I question. I think things are blown out of proportion. If it were as bad as made out to be by the "anti smoking" regime, many of us would not be here.

27.       si++
3785 posts
 19 Nov 2008 Wed 08:35 am

Turkey pay more than $20 billions per year for cigarette consumption. I bet most of it go to US companies. Last year a new law was passed banning smoking in many public places. There was an attempt to pass a similar law in 90´s (when Ozal was president) and it couldn´t be passed. US companies made a lo tof lobying for it. Even US president called Ozal and demanded that law not to pass.

28.       TheAenigma
5001 posts
 19 Nov 2008 Wed 01:11 pm

 

Quoting alameda

.....I question motives...and in this anti-smoking thing....I question. I think things are blown out of proportion. If it were as bad as made out to be by the "anti smoking" regime, many of us would not be here.

 

I agree with you Alameda. I can understand if you have a relative or close friend who suffered from lung cancer - it is indeed a horrible disease.  I have witnessed a truly horrible death of a friend from bowel cancer, yet I don´t feel the need to lecture others about eating less red meat and more vegetables.

 

People who smoke know the risks.  In the UK we are not allowed to smoke in any public place, but people still feel that they should approach smokers and point out the risks they are taking.   Perhaps I should copy them and patrol the fast food restaurants and approach diners reminding them of the dangers of heart disease?

29.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 19 Nov 2008 Wed 06:45 pm

 

Quoting alameda

 

.....I question motives...and in this anti-smoking thing....I question. I think things are blown out of proportion. If it were as bad as made out to be by the "anti smoking" regime, many of us would not be here.

 

 Well, I personally don´t have anything against smoking and smokers.  I smoked until I became pregnant with my son 12 years ago......however, I can´t stand it around me.  I think if you want to smoke in your own home, outside or in your own vehicle, knock yourself out. 

30.       catwoman
8933 posts
 19 Nov 2008 Wed 07:57 pm

 

Quoting lesluv

 heeeeey nooo maaaaan!!

 

 

care to join me for a sunday joint hehe

 

sorry lesluv, I deleted your picture because it was too large.

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