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Old 02-14-2008, 08:11 PM   #21
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Most smokers are very polite and would never dream of smoking in someones house or anywhere else its frowned upon. We know we have a disgusting habit.
It's true. I'm very embarrassed about still smoking and would never dream of doing it anywhere near non-smokers or inside buildings. I must admit, though, that I especially enjoy visiting my girlfriend who lives alone and smokes inside her house. I feel really decadent smoking inside when I'm there.
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:05 PM   #22
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I used to go over to a friends house for poker night, and there would be 4 us all smokers there. We would actually take turns smoking because even with the filters and fans going full blast the smoke was too much for us if more than one person smoked at a time. Even then we timed intervals of no smoking by anyone.
Not such a big deal in the summer if fans were going, but if the apartment was closed up in the winter or because the air conditioner was running it could get bad enough to make my eyes water.
Now add to that the fact that one of the guys got into smoking cigars...
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:32 PM   #23
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No, finally quit smoking.

Don't smoke, but I did more on than off for years. Finally quit for good about maybe ten years ago at age 59 - probably too late but nothing to be done about it now.

I agree with my good Ohio friend, it's better - no smoking here in public buildings. It's great. Absolutely. Give it a try!
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:42 PM   #24
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I have smoked all my life.

I don't want to inconvenience anyone, and try to be thoughtful, but I feel persecuted, and believe that my right to life, liberty and the persuit of happiness is being violated.
What is this deal about Big Brother deciding what is good for me? OK, I have the information. Now, he needs to mind his own business.

I don't want to bother any of you all...just give me a little place where I can be comfortable.
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:02 PM   #25
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[quote=Constance;550177]I have smoked all my life.

I don't want to inconvenience anyone, and try to be thoughtful, but I feel persecuted, and believe that my right to life, liberty and the persuit of happiness is being violated.
What is this deal about Big Brother deciding what is good for me? OK, I have the information. Now, he needs to mind his own business.

I don't want to bother any of you all...just give me a little place where I can be comfortable.[/quote

this is how i feel as well. good for u constance

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Old 02-14-2008, 11:34 PM   #26
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Habitual smoker in my teens and 20s, quit.... I only smoke socially now and I'm not quite sure how I pull that off. Usually that is about once every two months and amounts to about 5 cigs. After I smoke them, then I realize why I quit in the first place!

Don't tell anyone... it's my secret!!!
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Old 02-15-2008, 03:39 AM   #27
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We haven't been allowed to smoke in cinemas for decades, shopping centres and shops for not much shorter, Govt buildings and hospitals best part of a decade and restaurants and pubs/hotels for a couple of years. They are starting to ban smoking in restaurant's alfresco areas (ie on public sidewalk) now as well. And you can't smoke within 5 metres of an entrance to a Govt building, incl hospitals. Think you can still smoke in the International Room at the Burswood Casino, but that's about it for WA.

I've never smoked but grew up with parents smoking and most of my boyfriends having done so, not many of my friends though. Think we persecute smokers now out of fear mainly. Providing a smoker exhibits good manners and we aren't in an enclosed space, they don't bother me. Having said that, I find it annoying when smokers light up just out of habit. Smoke cos you want/need the cigarette, not just cos it is 5pm or you are getting in your car, that sort of thing.
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:50 AM   #28
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I smoked 3+ packs a day for 25 years. I gave it up in 1991.

It's a personal choice, if you want to smoke...go for it. If you want to drink...go for it.

However, with all the evidence available today, why one would want to do either is a mystery to me

I do imbibe, but I don let it interfere with my life.
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Old 02-15-2008, 06:24 AM   #29
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I did smoke, but quit cold turkey when diagnosed with breast cancer13 years ago. Don't miss it and am a real pain in the derriere when I have to be around smokers.
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:14 AM   #30
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Ex 3+pack a day smoker. Lucky for me, I don't crave them, either.
Except this Sunday, stuck in snowy traffic on I-81. If there had been a
pack on the side of the road, I would have smoked them all. Even if they
were Carlton 120s, the nastiest cigarette in America, LOL!

I am not a righteous ex-smoker. Light 'em up if you so desire, but not in my house
or car. And preferably not in my face. Otherwise, indulge!
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