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do you find it disturbing when people somke around you. Does the fact that people smoke disturb you?....Don't you ever wonder why people smoke, despite the fact that Smoking is the largest cause of preventable cancer deaths in Britain?
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In public (though not in bars and restaurants) I have found that English people tend to be the most considerate when smoking - it's a lot worse in the rest of Europe. As much as I don't like smoking, I do have to stick up for English smokers a little before the smoker-bashing ensues.
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I don't find it disturbing as such but I definetly don't like it - if you are in a public place then people who wish to smoke should move to somewhere where they don't have to stand by others (ie don't stand smoking in a bus stop). I think people should be free to smoke if they want to but they shouldn't be allowed to enflict the consequences on others.
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do you find it disturbing when people somke around you. Does the fact that people smoke disturb you?....Don't you ever wonder why people smoke, despite the fact that Smoking is the largest cause of preventable cancer deaths in Britain?
I don't think disturbing is the right word.
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I don't think disturbing is the right word.
so it doesn't disturb you even though they are killing themselves.
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(Original post by _tobi_coker07_)
do you find it disturbing when people somke around you. Does the fact that people smoke disturb you?....Don't you ever wonder why people smoke, despite the fact that Smoking is the largest cause of preventable cancer deaths in Britain?
people smoke because they are weak, much like people drink alcohol. It is an addiction, and is generally started when kids try to be "cool" and all grown up - so there is not only the physical addiction to break but the mental associations between when they do smoke and how it makes them feel - which is why its so hard to quit.

69% of british smokers want to quit.
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people smoke because they are weak,
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so it doesn't disturb you even though they are killing themselves.
I know what you mean but I still don't think that disturb is the right word. But anway yes I do find it strange that people still smoke - but it's their decision and some people just chose to ignore the fact that they are killing themselves.
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Smoking is the most disgusting habit. I would never have a partner who smoked. It's just pointless. The little white stick that you put in your mouth that kills you. Woo.
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do you find it disturbing when people somke around you. Does the fact that people smoke disturb you?....Don't you ever wonder why people smoke, despite the fact that Smoking is the largest cause of preventable cancer deaths in Britain?
i don't smoke, but i don't wonder why people do, and it doesn't "disturb" me. people smoke because it's sociable, because it makes them feel less shy, because it's something to have in common with others...the more non-smokers go on about it, the more it makes some smokers (ie my dad) kick their heels in - it's a personal decision. i don't want to, but i'm not going to tell people they shouldn't, just as i dont expect people who do smoke to tell me i should.
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Smoking is the most disgusting habit. I would never have a partner who smoked. It's just pointless. The little white stick that you put in your mouth that kills you. Woo.
i agree. but i dont understand why people smoke, it doesnt benefit anyone in any way, it causes your teeth to become coloured;it makes your skin to wrinkle faster;contributes to heart dieseases and cancer;they lose one day of life every week;sperm counts gets lower(men);kills those around them-not that they care. :confused:
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(Original post by _tobi_coker07_)
i agree. but i dont understand why people smoke, it doesnt benefit anyone in any way, it causes your teeth to become coloured;it makes your skin to wrinkle faster;contributes to heart dieseases and cancer;they lose one day of life every week;sperm counts gets lower(men);kills those aroun them-not that they care. :confused:
All of these things are in the future, and for someone who is addicted they can only think about the next fix. Its not like they don't know the consequences, but mainly its the knowledge that if they give up the chances of further risk are greatly reduced.

If you're smoked for ten years, and give up in about 5 years time it will be as if you never really smoked. The effects are effectivly flushed out of your system.
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(Original post by _tobi_coker07_)
i agree. but i dont understand why people smoke, it doesnt benefit anyone in any way, it causes your teeth to become coloured;it makes your skin to wrinkle faster;contributes to heart dieseases and cancer;they lose one day of life every week;sperm counts gets lower(men);kills those around them-not that they care. :confused:
When i was younger i used to go to my grandparents once a week and they smoked loads but because i was so young i didn't realise what it could be doing to me. So i was a passive smoker for about 11 years
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Here is my input to this thread .....

SMOKING IS WRONG

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lol, yes

SMOKING IS WRONG
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i hate people smoking around me

i find it often ruins nights out because too much smoke gives me headaches..not good at a gig when somebody goes and stands infront of you smoking..grrrrr
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My mum reckons i won't have a decent social life later in life because i don't like smoky places :confused:
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When i smoke and i am out with my mates i always ask if they mind (the ones that don't) and try to keep the smoke away from them. Also if it bothers you when you dont know the person, tell them! If it was me I would move away. I also try to make sure when i am walking down the street that any children do not get hit by the lit end or inhale smoke given off, to achieve that i lift it to a level above their heads.
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When i smoke and i am out with my mates i always ask if they mind (the ones that don't) and try to keep the smoke away from them. Also if it bothers you when you dont know the person, tell them! If it was me I would move away. I also try to make sure when i am walking down the street that any children do not get hit by the lit end or inhale smoke given off, to achieve that i lift it to a level above their heads.
i was having coffee with a friend the other day and he smokes but he was trying to be considerate and keep the smoke away from me which was nice
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i was having coffee with a friend the other day and he smokes but he was trying to be considerate and keep the smoke away from me which was nice
Lol! See not all smokers are inconsiderate. I just wish people woud let me know its bothering them rather than ***** and moan on forum threads like this one!
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