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    Default attitudes toward smoking

    I'm curious about peoples' attitudes toward this activity. What prompted you to start, why did you continue, what do you see as valuable in it, to what degree does it act as a fix for you, do you incorporate ritualistic settings for it, etc.?
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    Ritualistic settings??? I don't get it, I'm not setting up like a seance with deities or anything like that...
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    Well, then what do you do? You'd be surprised at the amount of ritual that can go into the pursuit, whether it be expressed in an underground sect of cigar lovers, or the solitary pursuit of a devoted addict.
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    i'm glad i don't have to answer any of these questions.
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    What prompted you to start,
    -curiosity. hey this is something new

    why did you continue,
    -curiosity. it just happened, i guess. the consequences were too far off into the future, i couldn't convince myself of them.

    what do you see as valuable in it, to what degree does it act as a fix for you,
    -time alone. time to think about things. it's something to do.
    -first morning cigarette, the buzz.
    -also, it's acts as a filler. so it was a good day, what now? cigarette. you're sad today --> cigarette.

    do you incorporate ritualistic settings for it, etc.?
    -music. always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimosa Pudica
    Valuable... I just like it. Keeps me sitting still for a while. Reflection time, maybe. Focuses me. For quite a long time afterwards also, actually.
    Same. There's a sense of personal attachment that develops, which only enhances the feelings of calm and focus that usually stem from the activity.

    Rituals? Yes. Comfort. I want to feel comfortable smoking. I prefer to sit down, preferably with a coffee. Feel warm (so I smoke less in winter). And it's a bonus if there are people present smoking too. If I'm cold, in a hurry or stressed, I don't smoke. If I did, it would just go back to being an addiction again, and then the cigarettes would be worthless. I want to be aware of every cigarette, and I almost manage.
    Yeah, I would never want it to act as fuel for a job or something. And coffee is definitely the preferable substance to go with it, especially in winter time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matilda
    -first morning cigarette, the buzz.
    YES. It is quite a soothing feeling to wake up with an itch and swiftly satiate it through a nice smoke. I would say that's the most "routine" aspect of my habit.

    -also, it's acts as a filler. so it was a good day, what now? cigarette. you're sad today --> cigarette.
    Indeed. And it's not so much like other drugs, where you actually escape into another psychological realm or whatever; it just numbs and calms you, reestablishes some internal rhythm.
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    Cigarette smoke actually gives me headaches, not to mention that it smells like shit if you haven't been around it in a while. I just realized this conversation is about smokers only, so nevermind.

    I tried smoking before. It was when my friends gave um up, and I had my few. I did it because it would make me feel cooler physically, not in the sense that I needed to get my cools. I was doing just fine, and I'm not addicted. Same with alchohol. I had my few, but I don't anymore, and I'm not addicted.

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    I find people who complain about the smell of nicotine rather annoying. Aside from the fact that you can choose where to go and who to associate with, you really aren't entitled to impose on someone else's pleasure because it happens to be displeasing to you.

    Also, the recent statute regarding restaurants becoming non-smoking by default, unless supplied with air ventilation and specifically demarcated sections, is a pure debacle. Restaurants attain character by permitting or banning smoking, not by sterilizing themselves to become more "productive," with a potentially added benefit for those who prefer to smoke. Just another gratification of a petty complaint and attempt to look healthy and diplomatic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strrrng View Post
    Aside from the fact that you can choose where to go and who to associate with, you really aren't entitled to impose on someone else's pleasure because it happens to be displeasing to you.
    Not really. People everywhere seem to smoke. Right when I exit a stuffy building to get some crisp fresh air for instance, the first thing that rushes through my nose and lungs is a big heap of tarry smoke. Aside from that some of my relatives smoke, and I have to associate myself with them from time to time. Their sensory world becomes mine.

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    What, are you going to complain about people smoking freely outside?
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    Yeah, because it sucks for me. It's not that big of a deal though. It's just that the point in time gets really ruined. Right when I was having a good day, for instance. I could have a long drawn out headache. However I hate people who complain too. My relatives seem to complain that they get headaches, where as I don't really complain, I just escape the chaos. So it's "probably because you smoke and tendency for headaches is genetically linked, and you should drink soda with caffiene, and maybe try to chill out for like two minutes." Damn EJs. I also have noticed that when someone mentions that they have a headache, it makes me sort of get one. If they can just shut up and keep their thoughts to themselves, everything would be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimosa Pudica View Post
    Yes. Comfort. I want to feel comfortable smoking. I prefer to sit down, preferably with a coffee. Feel warm (so I smoke less in winter). And it's a bonus if there are people present smoking too. If I'm cold, in a hurry or stressed, I don't smoke. If I did, it would just go back to being an addiction again, and then the cigarettes would be worthless. I want to be aware of every cigarette, and I almost manage.
    yes especially the bold, I used to be a heavy smoker, but for only two years. people who have smoke for decades or like my father who has happened to smoke Marlboro red for 40 years now can't quit. As of today I basically haven't touched a cigarettes, if I do it would be one or two at most for one day. but now that I am more into cigars, I smoke that occasionally, I don't inhale, and like you say its like an enjoyment, especially at the present of many people, parties with a cigar would be a nice present, I almost never smoke outdoor now, you will enjoy it much better if you situate yourself comfortably when enjoying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarno View Post
    1)
    A girl who I want to date, asks me: well first tell me how tall you are?
    My reply: well I will answer that, if you first tell me how much you weigh!

    2)
    A girl I was dating said she was oh so great at sex etc, but she didn't do blowjobs.
    My reply: Oh I'm really romantic etc, I just will never take you out to dinner.

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    Maduros are my babies.
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    I don't think 'comfortable' settings are always necessary for a good smoke. Tonight it snowed a blanket over the city; I smoked on a bench with snowflakes hitting my face; it was blissful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hitta View Post
    Maduros are my babies.
    Check Cigars International - discount cigars, humidors, cigar accessories thur slickdeals.net. They have samples sales running at 8 premium cigars for just around 15. they aren't cheap shit either. I have been buying from them whenever there is a deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarno View Post
    1)
    A girl who I want to date, asks me: well first tell me how tall you are?
    My reply: well I will answer that, if you first tell me how much you weigh!

    2)
    A girl I was dating said she was oh so great at sex etc, but she didn't do blowjobs.
    My reply: Oh I'm really romantic etc, I just will never take you out to dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strrrng View Post
    I don't think 'comfortable' settings are always necessary for a good smoke. Tonight it snowed a blanket over the city; I smoked on a bench with snowflakes hitting my face; it was blissful.
    ok, me and Mimosa Pudica can smoke by the fireplace, you can have your bless outside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarno View Post
    1)
    A girl who I want to date, asks me: well first tell me how tall you are?
    My reply: well I will answer that, if you first tell me how much you weigh!

    2)
    A girl I was dating said she was oh so great at sex etc, but she didn't do blowjobs.
    My reply: Oh I'm really romantic etc, I just will never take you out to dinner.

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    maduros... cigarsinternational... you fuckers really are up on this stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 07490 View Post
    ok, me and Mimosa Pudica can smoke by the fireplace, you can have your bless outside.
    No, Mimosa and I will smoke in the hot tub. You can lie down on the dog's blanket inside, next to the fireplace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strrrng View Post
    No, Mimosa and I will smoke in the hot tub. You can lie down on the dog's blanket inside, next to the fireplace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarno View Post
    1)
    A girl who I want to date, asks me: well first tell me how tall you are?
    My reply: well I will answer that, if you first tell me how much you weigh!

    2)
    A girl I was dating said she was oh so great at sex etc, but she didn't do blowjobs.
    My reply: Oh I'm really romantic etc, I just will never take you out to dinner.

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    Mimosa will determine who smokes with her.
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    Mimosa would feel safer with an asian in the bathtub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polikujm View Post
    Mimosa would feel safer with an asian in the bathtub.
    You have a problem with that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarno View Post
    1)
    A girl who I want to date, asks me: well first tell me how tall you are?
    My reply: well I will answer that, if you first tell me how much you weigh!

    2)
    A girl I was dating said she was oh so great at sex etc, but she didn't do blowjobs.
    My reply: Oh I'm really romantic etc, I just will never take you out to dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 07490 View Post
    You have a problem with that?
    No. I like asians and bathtubs. A lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polikujm View Post
    No. I like asians and bathtubs. A lot.
    ok, so please cut the comment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarno View Post
    1)
    A girl who I want to date, asks me: well first tell me how tall you are?
    My reply: well I will answer that, if you first tell me how much you weigh!

    2)
    A girl I was dating said she was oh so great at sex etc, but she didn't do blowjobs.
    My reply: Oh I'm really romantic etc, I just will never take you out to dinner.

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    I respect you because you're asian. It's not that big of a deal either. Asians just have that edge to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polikujm View Post
    I respect you because you're asian.
    ok, but your comment was just out of line, I hope you are not a troll, only the internet can keep you safe, what is the point of talking shit online?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarno View Post
    1)
    A girl who I want to date, asks me: well first tell me how tall you are?
    My reply: well I will answer that, if you first tell me how much you weigh!

    2)
    A girl I was dating said she was oh so great at sex etc, but she didn't do blowjobs.
    My reply: Oh I'm really romantic etc, I just will never take you out to dinner.

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    Safety has never been an issue for me, and also, your tone is a bit too serious. I'm not going to act serious on the internet. That is just contradictory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polikujm View Post
    Safety has never been an issue for me, and also, your tone is a bit too serious. I'm not going to act serious on the internet. That is just contradictory.
    Then don't speak or comment on things i say...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarno View Post
    1)
    A girl who I want to date, asks me: well first tell me how tall you are?
    My reply: well I will answer that, if you first tell me how much you weigh!

    2)
    A girl I was dating said she was oh so great at sex etc, but she didn't do blowjobs.
    My reply: Oh I'm really romantic etc, I just will never take you out to dinner.

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    I'm sorry.

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    I never got addicted to smoking. I could smoke heavily for a week and not touch them again for a year and be perfectly fine with that. Sometimes I'll get a craving but it comes and goes quickly. The only time I'll smoke is if I'm offered one or they happen to be laying around and i've been drinking.

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    smoking since I was 11,
    just switched to e-cigarettes
    (high-nicotine blackberry-flavored mist)



    *I started to look cool and continued for the taste/feeling;
    it eventually became a way to clear my mind of withdrawal symptoms so it is also when I do my best thinking...
    I like to smoke when I wake up, after eating, and after I ejaculate

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    I guess I smoke out of necessity, what that is I don't know, but I started when I was 17 and I quit every 6 mos. for 6 mos. exactly.
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    Hookah is a different story...I smoke hookah like 4 times a week. It's probobly just as bad as cigarettes..if not worse. Oh well. I love it.

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    I used to go to a hookah lounge; me and my LII friend would smoke while he would help me with Algebra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huitzilopochtli View Post
    I like to smoke when I wake up, after eating, and after I ejaculate
    It does have some weird calming effect that seems more pronounced when induced after other, sensory activities.

    Quote Originally Posted by glamourama View Post
    i'm smoking hookah right now, i love it
    Yeah, hookahs are pretty nice. I prefer them for relaxed, aesthetic pleasure; but nothing can top the nicotine buzz I get from normal smokes (*not* cigarettes...).
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    Numbers, why do you have a little league boys baseball team as your avatar? lol.
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    This is numbers we are talking about! The same person who admitted to getting his prostitute off of Craigslist because it's cheaper
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    Quote Originally Posted by strrrng View Post
    I find people who complain about the smell of nicotine rather annoying. Aside from the fact that you can choose where to go and who to associate with, you really aren't entitled to impose on someone else's pleasure because it happens to be displeasing to you.
    I don't think that nicotine is the problem, the smell comes from the chemical compounds of the cig as a whole. Self-made cigs, with more natural compounds, have a much better smell, actually it can even be pleasurable
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    Quote Originally Posted by strrrng View Post
    Numbers, why do you have a little league boys baseball team as your avatar? lol.
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