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wings of progression Donating Member (11 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-31-08 02:02 PM
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I continue to smoke because
Edited on Wed Dec-31-08 02:04 PM by wings of progression
.. of smoking bans. they only make me want to smoke more to rebel against and question bureaucratic authority. I am 100 percent pro-choice on smoking. people should be free to make their own decisions, not some dictatorial bureaucrat. Nothing against non-smokers or folks trying to quit, but I want freedom of choice. Nanny state laws do more harm than good. Smokers continue to face intolerance and discrimination just because it's not politically correct to be a smoker.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 05:05 PM
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1. As a smoker, I enjoy the smoking bans.
It's been in place for quite a few years now here in CT and I really am ok with it.
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TWiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 04:44 PM
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2. Smoking and smokers stink.
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 04:45 PM by TWiley
You may not notice, but smokers really stink. They smell worse than a bad fart. I can smell someone who just had a cigarette at about 60 - 100 feet. I cannot smell someone who just farted at that distance.

If you do quit, you will begin to think other things smell bad. Well, they ALWAYS smelled that way, you just couldn't smell it. Lots of recently quit smokers think their crap smells worse because their biology is changing. Well, it has always smelled that way, and your nose is finally recovering from all the abuse you have been giving it.
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JanusAscending Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-06-10 11:16 PM
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6. TOO TRUE!
Funny as hell too! I'm a recovering NICOTINE addict, who didn't know just how bad the dog and cat piss has smelled up her house!! No wonder I never have any company stay more than 15 min.!!!(unless they are being paid by the hr. to rip me off!!) :rofl:
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 01:36 AM
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3. They are probably more sensible than
the 'old days'. I smoked in the hospital after my son was born (1978). We used to smoke at our desks in the high rise bank building downtown (1980s). It makes more sense to limit smoking areas. It's more difficult to justify non-smoking bars, though.
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Gore1FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 01:17 AM
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4. I was you once
but I quit letting my addiction set my political agenda. Then I quit my addiction.
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DaveJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-29-09 03:34 PM
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5. I'm with you, although I am quitting
Since the 24th I've only had 3 cigarettes which is great for me since I had been smoking a pack a day.

Anyway...

I agree, it is unacceptable that smokers are treated like 2nd class citizens. People always have to have a group to persecute. Suddenly it's okay to persecute smokers. Personally, I persecute shallow people. I think they deserve it. But it's tough because shallow people are a very powerful group... actors, models, the wealthy... and they are so well liked by others just after a first impression, regardless of what they really are like.

I promise I will NEVER discriminate against someone who smokes.

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