Does it offend you when someone fires up a cigarette in your presence? Watch
When someone starts smoking a cigarette around me (my dad, usually, in this case), it doesn't offend me per se; it does, however, make me wonder if the fact that they're stressed out at that particular time (due to the fact that they've decided to start smoking) actually has anything to do with something I've said or done, or whether it's just simply because they're stressed out due to nicotine withdrawal.
I always seem to think that it's a bit of an awkward question to ask a smoker though, to be honest.
The other day I was at a bus shelter waiting for my bus when a woman with a baby stroller casually stood next to me and started puffing like there was no tomorrow. I politely asked her if she would move away from me and she refused claimed the wind would put her cigarette out. I berated her and called her a bad mother and a poor role model for her child she started tearing up and then my bus came.
i would be offended and if someone did that in front of my child, i would slap the cig out of their hand, stamp it with my foot and await their response
A smoker isn't going to light a fag to piss you off. Smokers smoke because it reduces stress, gives endorphin's, quells cravings and just makes you feel better, even if you're having a really **** time.
Loving the fact that you people are concerned about second hand smoke, whilst ignoring the fact that unless you live in the countryside you give up your right to clean air. Pollution from cars, factories, fires, ect does a ****-LOAD more damage than standing beside someone smoking a fag for five minutes.
Seriously, there was a study done (google it yourself, I'm not your lapdog) that found that you had be in an un-ventilated room with someone chainsmoking for 24 hours to do the same amount of damage to your lungs as Barbecuing a big meal. Seriously.
Smoking around a child or someone that you KNOW has breathing problems is different, yeah it's not gonna kill them, but it's nice to be nice and sensitive to their situation. Someone *****ing about their hair smelling bad however, can go to hell.
Because pretty much the only place I'll ever be where smokers also are is outdoors, where the smoke and smell dissipates very quickly.
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There is a lot a negativity aimed at smokers in this thread. We should be celebrating smokers. They die earlier which save the NHS and Government a lot of money. Dead people don't need pensions.
Before anybody starts claiming that smokers are a burden on the NHS, do some research the Tax revenue from smoking is £12.3 billion. The cost to the NHS is £5 billion.
Smokers should get more appreciation than they do. Next time you see a smoker, say thank you to them.