Are you a smoker?

Scarlet Fever

macrumors 68040
Original poster
Jul 22, 2005
3,265
0
Bookshop!
Do you smoke cigarettes?

I never have, and i never will. Personally, I can't see the point; tobacco is a mild stimulant, and it does a lot more damage than good for your body.

If you voted for No- I quit, feel free to post your quitting story; why you quit and how you did it.

Congrats to those who have quit, and good luck to those in the process of quitting!


edit: dammit, this was supposed to be a poll. Could a mod fix it up for me please?
 

yanasax

macrumors member
Feb 17, 2006
36
0
Kutztown, PA
No, I don't smoke, but once an awhile I might have a bit of a cigar.
But even if you smoke for about 10 years, it only takes 2 for your lungs to recover, so it isn't that bad. I'm not justifying that it's right to smoke, I'm just saying, you can recover from it in 2 years (if you only smoked for 10, more than that, a little longer).
 

kretzy

macrumors 604
Sep 11, 2004
7,923
0
Canberra, Australia
I think we had a lengthy discussion about smoking a little while back.

Anyway, I've tried it once or twice and just found it revolting, so I'm a non-smoker.

I can't wait until smoking is banned in pubs/clubs/bars next year here. I went out tonight, couldn't breathe properly, got sore eyes and now that I'm home I reek of smoke.
 

calculus

Guest
Dec 12, 2005
4,505
4
max_altitude said:
I can't wait until smoking is banned in pubs/clubs/bars next year here. I went out tonight, couldn't breathe properly, got sore eyes and now that I'm home I reek of smoke.
Just got back from a couple of weeks in Scotland where a similar ban is now in force - it was absolutely wonderful and I can't wait for England to catch up.
 

miniConvert

macrumors 68040
On the news the other day they mentioned how there have been massive improvements in the 5 year+ survival rate for a good few cancers now, with the numbers of survivors of some forms doubling or more at 70-80%.

Lung cancer, however, still only had a 7% survival rate.

I had no idea the prospects for lung cancer sufferers were so dire. I don't smoke, and on knowing that I don't understand why anyone else would want to either.

Roll on the England smoking ban in 2007, I'm looking forward to being able to go out at night without coming home smelling like an ashtray.