Do you smoke?

Canadian

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If Yes, Have you ever tried to Quit it?

Thankfully I have never gotten into smoking and I never will!
 

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Yes, When i'm stress i keep smoking, when going to poop, and when i'm drinking beer. I know it's bad for the health but i can't stop it , whenever i plan to stop smoking i couldn't help my self to avoid smoking. My friends smoke too that's why i can't help myself to avoid it.
 

pamz

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Yes I do, although I only do it whenever I drink to much, I always feel like smoking sometimes it keeps me less drunk, but on regular days I don't smoke at all.
I am not really in to smoking like I can't stop that I must smoke, I am not that kind of person. I don't like it but I don't hate it either.
 

spaget

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Jun 20, 2018
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I have never and will never try smoking because I know how addicting it can be and the health effects it brings, plus I don't really see any benefit in smoking.
 

Uyai

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I don't smoke, never will because I don't introduce into my system any deadly substances. I wonder what smokers gain from inhaling smokes into their longs, blacken the lungs, have red sunken eyes and dry skin and lips. it doesn't make sense to me
 

renics24

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Im more of a dog person no offense to cat people but i prefer dogs.

They are more friendly when you approach them they look so cute when you gain there trust. And dogs are around my area so they are more on my soft side because they won’t meow in the middle of the night just annoying.
 

Tessix

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I tried it many years ago and it was something that had absolutely no appeal to me. To this day, I still have no desire whatsoever to smoke even though my entire family smokes. I guess I don't have an addictive personality?
 

Kaynil

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I was never completely into smoking. I was drilled on how it gives no benefits and then it is really hard to get out of it so I found hard to understand why people near me like my mother and my friend did it. I wanted to try out and see by myself, which probably was not the best decision. The limit I had set myself was to never ever under any circumstance buy my own package. Where I was living a roommate was a heavy smoker and he'd go to China and come back with boxes of cigarettes and was very insisting, so since my friend and he would talk often I felt out of place saying no every time so once in a while I did take his offer. He went off for a trip and I realize I was missing hanging out outside a bit too much. It was the nicotine speaking. The first time I tried to quit the neighbour (and now a friend too) insisted that if I was going to be out it was better than at least had the filter and that it was worse than I was just taking second-hand smoke. But after that, I just tried to keep my distance. I was surprised how even without actually being a steady smoker and never buying a package on my own I had some of the effects.

This might sound counter to the experience but I don't regret having tried because detoxing myself made me realize how much of a prick I had been with my mum and anyone genuinely trying to quit and failing at it. When people can't quit other people stop taking them seriously and it is a huge blow for someone already struggling really hard to get rid of the habit. It helped me understand what they were going through and how much of a high horse I had.

That said, I was lucky I didn't keep spiralling down because that's the way it goes, no one starts buying 5 packs a day. The trap of the vice is that people feel in control at the beginning and by the time they realize they have been indulging too much and need to cut back that's when everything kicks in. I definitely would not recommend people to try their luck with something that can only hurt you, but also to be compassionate and supportive with the people trying to quit it. We want them to leave it after all, even if it takes them a lot of tries.

If anyone in the forums want to quit, I recommend the books of Allen Carr. I saw a friend quit smoking completely with the help of a book by this author. basically, the idea is to make you realize that the benefits you think the ciggies give you don't work. It is also a better alternative for people that don't smoke that want to understand better how smoking work without doing the stupid thing I did to read a book like that, that way you can also even find ways to help that person near you that smokes and is ready to quit it.
 

Jerlene

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I have been smoking cigarettes since I was a kid. It's been about twenty years since I started smoking regularly. I've tried quitting a bunch of times, but it's extremely difficult. It's hard to break a x-year-old habit, no matter how bad the habit. I recently attempted to quit again but my girlfriend smokes, too, so that just made it extra difficult because she's not ready to quit. I'll try again though...
 

bhuvi

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I know some who got affected due to this...so i don't even want to try.
 

Esmee

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Nov 28, 2019
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I prefer not to smoke. My brother smokes a lot. And most of the time not smoking is much better option for me. Because I have managed to kept my health pretty good way.