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Reply 1
Get used to smoking outside.
Reply 2
It's not a big deal, there is only one person that smoked outa 12 people from my flat and the flat across the hall and they don't have any issue with it, they tend to just smoke in their room or outside when they want one. It's not a major issue.
Reply 3
I've actually come across considerably more smokers than I expected at uni and more than a few people who've started since they got here so I wouldn't worry about it...
Reply 4
Why not quit before you start uni as you will be in new surroundings it'll be easier.
I started smoking when I came to uni -- the vast majority of people in my halls of residence are smokers, and most of the socialising during Fresher's Week was done over a cigarette or three.
It all depends on where you are, really.
Reply 6
I only know three people out of 300+ undergrads in my college who smoke. They only really get any hassle when they're selfish (e.g. light up while standing in a group of people, turn up to meals stinking of smoke, etc.) Otherwise it's no big deal at all.

My advice: give up :smile:
Reply 7
James Gurung
turn up to meals stinking of smoke,



Right, so you would give someone hassle if they turned up to a meal smelling of B.O? or piss?


As for the OP, don't think on it. Two of my close friends I met through the 'smokers corner'...I think it's probably an even ammount of smokers in uni as there are in real life!
Reply 8
i think u should stop smoking because u already know that smoking endanger ur life.
Reply 9
As #2 said, get used to smoking outside. Roll On smoking ban.
I actually can't believe how many people smoke at my uni, way more than I was expecting. I doubt you'll be an outcast just cos you smoke!
EDIT - and it only really bothers me when people aren't polite about it, lighting up without checking if it's ok with other people and then puffing great clouds of smoke into one's face... not very pleasant
Reply 11
Bubblebee
Right, so you would give someone hassle if they turned up to a meal smelling of B.O? or piss?

Erm.. yes?? I wouldn't be nasty about it (in fact I might personally not say anything at all) but I'd still be annoyed if the person sitting next to me absolutely stank. Surely that's fair enough? :s-smilie:
I don't live with anyone who smokes (the accomodation form let you put a preference and obviously I went for the I DO mind living with a smoker option) Many people on my course are smokers. As the first term progressed I started to notice more people taking up smoking. You certainly won't be an outcast. Sometimes it is the other way round, I went out for drinks with a group a while ago and I was the only person out of 12 not smoking.
Reply 13
A lot of students secretly smoke in non smoking halls. I think smoking should be banned throughout the whole campus. There are many of us who don't want to get cancer from passive smoking.
I'm actually surprised by how few smoke compared to 6th form....

But you will always find someone outside to chat with, so no you won't be some social outcast because of it.
Reply 15
I can't see you being outcast because of it. There will be plenty of smokers there.

I know it is difficult to give up (it took me about 20 attempts before I finally succeeded), but it's worth a try. Smokers always know the risks, but don't think about them and always think they will give up before it happens to them. I have watched 2 of my family members die of lung cancer - it is very unpleasant. I also have a family member with emphysema who refuses to give up smoking (it's always tomorrow) and smokes 60 a day. This disease will only get worse until it kills him if he continues to smoke. He was diagnosed with it 7 years ago.

I made the effort because I didn't want this to happen to me. Even 4 years after giving up, I still occassionally crave a cigarette, but I know I won't touch one again.

Anyway, it's usually the ex-smokers (like me) who moan more about smoking than non-smokers, so don't worry too much. The smoke smells worse now than it ever did before I smoked.

Personally, I would only be annoyed with inconsiderate smokers.
Reply 16
Smokers should be sent to jail for attempted murder. They know smoking can kill non smokers and they still smoke. I don't object with smoking... as long as it's done over 250 miles away from me so I get to breathe healthily.
Reply 17
jaroxski
Smokers should be sent to jail for attempted murder. They know smoking can kill non smokers and they still smoke. I don't object with smoking... as long as it's done over 250 miles away from me so I get to breathe healthily.


Bloody brilliant! Totally agree, i can't believe that people with the intelligence to go to uni still smoke :confused:
Reply 18
aelred89
Bloody brilliant! Totally agree, i can't believe that people with the intelligence to go to uni still smoke :confused:


I go to a micky mouse uni so its okay for me to smoke :wink:

My halls is all smoking. Out of 6 in our flat 3 are smokers. My friendship group is split 50/50 with smokers and non smokers. Certain flats are uptight about smoking and tell the smokers to go either on the stairs or outside. Our flat is very much a smoking flat none of us object to people smoking in it. Even though i smoke i'm still a bit huffy about people smoking in my room. :redface:
Reply 19
Smokers are generally pretty rare at Bath ,but you wont be outcast because of it, just smoke in your room/outside. Long as you are polite, people wont mind.