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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:51 AM
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Smoker or Non-Smoker?
Me, I am a non-smoker. I don't mind smoke, but I was happy to see NJ restaurants and bars go non-smoking.
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LeftyFingerPop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:51 AM
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1. Smoker. n/t
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:53 AM
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2. Former, quit Election Day 1996
Had an emergency appendectomy very early the next morning. Three days in the Hospital and Nicorette did the trick........
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blockhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:54 AM
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3. midnight toker
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:55 AM
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4. Non-Smoker.
I will take the occasional toke. On the rare.
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:58 AM
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5. Ex-smoker.
There was a few years in my late teens - early 20's that I smoked.
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Drunken Girlfriend Donating Member (310 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:58 AM
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6. Smoker or non smoker
I am a non smoker myself,but will have the occasional
ciggy if I've had a few beers(if offered to me).

Here in Canada,you can't smoke in the restaurants or bars.

And as of recently(yesterday to be exact),it's illegal to smoke
in a car,even if your window is down.

Ciggarette smoke doesn't bother me too much,
but nowadays smokers should have some consideration when they are
around people who don't smoke,especially if they have children.

It doesn't take much to go have a smoke break outdoors,whether it be
your backyard,or a balcony.

Kids should not have to have future health complications,because of your bad habits.



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harmonicon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:51 PM
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32. illegal to smoke in a car?!?!
That's fucking nuts!! What on earth could the reasoning be?!
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justabob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:52 PM
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39. banned in your own car?
Sorry, that is just too much. I understand with kids riding with you, but just alone in your car? No. That is just too much.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:05 AM
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7. Smoker.
But I do support the smoking bans that are in place in CT. I don't mind them at all. I don't smoke in my house so I don't mind going outside at a bar, club, restaurant.
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:08 AM
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8. Ex-smoker.
I quit last March, so coming up on a year now. I think I'll always be an ex-smoker, rather than a nonsmoker, because there will always be times when I want to smoke. I just don't.

That said, I supported the smoking bans even when I was a smoker.
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:11 AM
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9. Smoker
:hi:
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Crazy Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:13 AM
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10. Only premium hand rolled cigars
My only bad habit and indulgence left.
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:33 AM
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11. Poker
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:35 AM
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12. Non-smoker (former smoker, really; quit July 1, 1998.)
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:59 AM
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13. Non-smoker.
I can't stand smoke, either. x( x( x(
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Justyce Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:08 AM
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14. Ex-smoker. 2 packs a day for about 10 yrs, then cold turkey baby!
So glad I quit.
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:54 AM
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15. Non-smoker. Pretty protective of my lungs, too.
If you're smoking around me, you won't need the lung cancer to kill you...

:hide:

Not really; I'm pretty non-violent. But PLEASE don't smoke around me! Thanks...
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:59 AM
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16. Non. I can't stand cigarette smoke.
I was standing next to a guy recently in a store and he was obviously a smoker. I could hardly breathe just from smelling his stinking clothes and hair. They were giving off noxious fumes. x(
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ogneopasno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:04 PM
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17. Former smoker of cigarettes, occasional smoker of pipe. Not that kind of pipe!
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:09 PM
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18. Non-smoker
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:32 PM
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19. Ex-cig smoker. Current crack smoker.
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:34 PM
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20. Non-smoker but
I will smoke a cigar about once a month. Bad habit...
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rrneck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:36 PM
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21. Non
Smoke a pipe (tobacco) when camping. Cig smoke can give a bitchin' head cold.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:49 PM
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22. Non-smoker. I find cigarette smoke to be revolting.
It just smells s-o-o-o-o bad. And the fact that it is airborne means there is no way to contain it. I don't know if it is the shitty tobacco, the chemicals or what, because cigars, pipes and wood smoke don't smell that bad to me. And the only thing worse than cigarette smoke? Old cigarette smoke. The kind that sticks to everything. If I walk into a smoker's home, it is immediately obvious. And I mean obvious. The smell is usually overwhelming.

I think smokers and people who are around people smoking don't realize just how goddawful it really is.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:08 PM
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23. Non smoker. well, of tobacco
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Mugu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:23 PM
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24. ..

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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:30 PM
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25. non-smoker....
YAY...5 years this month

Tikki
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:32 PM
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26. Neither - I am an Ex Smoker
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:37 PM
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27. used to, haven't been for 15 years!
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ObamaRules Donating Member (35 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:44 PM
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28. Ex-Smoker
5 years
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Lucian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:46 PM
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29. Non-smoking all the way.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:49 PM
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30. Non smoker. Cannot bear the smell of cigarette smoke. Bleh.
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harmonicon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:49 PM
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31. I smoke
smoking is cool. It makes you look older and more attractive.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:54 PM
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33. Smoker here. I'm 70 years old and have been smoking since I was 16.
I plan on being around for another 20 years.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:23 PM
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34. Non smoker and happy they are doing what they can to stop people from starting to smoke.
Horrible and addictive habit. I just quit 8 months ago.
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:37 PM
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35. never a smoker and the non smoking rules delight me to the core of my being
since the stuff gives me bad headaches
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:40 PM
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36. Smoker. I don't care about bans in restaurants.
Banning it bars is simply ridiculous though. We ignore it here.
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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:47 PM
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37. Somewhere in the middle.
I'd love to say that I'm a staunch non-smoker and cigarette smoke does bother me when I'm eating or confined to a small space; I do occasionally smoke a lovely briar pipe though.
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:51 PM
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38. Smoker.....outdoors and alone !
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justabob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:59 PM
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40. smoker
I have no problem with bans, try to stay away from other people when smoking in public, and I am a little crazy about butts on the ground. If they ban smoking while driving, as someone upthread mentioned, I will have a big problem. My car, my space.
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chknltl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:07 AM
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41. Cigarette addict surviver.
I quit that nasty habit about 15 years ago! I started at age 15 and smoked cigarettes until I was in my early 40s. Early on I got hooked on the menthol brands, favoring a brand called Kools for almost 20 years. Kicking the menthol habit was quite difficult but eventually I went to non menthol supposedly low tar and nicotine brands. At the end of my career as a smoker, I was smoking two packs a day of a horrible tasting brand called Carltons. As an ex-heroin junkie I would like to add that cigarettes was far harder than heroin to kick. I am actually proud of the fact that I was able to quit both addictions, I'll NEVER do either again period!

I allow those who want to smoke in my home the ability to do so indoors should they so choose. Lately I have no smoking friends to entertain but there is an ashtray available should a smoker come over. I've mixed feelings about the bars no longer allowing smoking in my state. On the plus side it makes for a safer environment for those who work there but on the down side it has cut into business.

I live quite near an Indian Casino, likely thousands troop their doors daily and due to some technicality smoking is allowed in this establishment. I've only ventured in a few times but it is rare to see anyone lighting up which leads me to believe that cigarette smoking is (hopefully) becoming a thing of the past around here. I would like to see smoking tabacco eventually become as popular as chewing beetlenut in the USA.
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