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    Do you smoke and how often?

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    yes. a pouch of roll your own tobacco every 3-4 days (maybe half a smoke every half hour to hour, or a full smoke every couple hours at work). i like smoking: the ritual of rolling/doing something with my fingers, the feel of smoke and the little muting of feelings nicotine gives, maybe unconsiously a bit of micro-dosing suicide, also the chance to get away from people and be alone outside to "go have a smoke" but still have that muted socializing nod of smokers together in what's left of where you can smoke.

    idk, i know i should stop but... i really don't want to and never really have.

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    I hate it so much. Won’t even smoke weed because the feeling reminds me of tobacco. Don’t understand how anyone can stand the idea of smoke going into their lungs and blackening them and giving them cancer and causing breathing problems and eugh the thought gives me shivers. It’s like voluntarily torture, but not even in a direct way; even if you’re a masochist you’d feel no pleasure. And if you’re suicidal there are plenty of cheaper, less painful, and quicker ways to die.

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    Just this weekend I smoked for the first time in 2 years. I was hanging out with a LII friend, we were sitting in a park, having some beers, then we went to a restaurant to eat. It was a nice summer evening and then we thought, now we just have to get a smoke.

    It tastes good. I would smoke all the time if it wasnt unhealthy. I might start smoking again when Im really old and the relative harm to health is small.

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    around 6/7 joints + 4/5 hand rolled cigs everyday, but quantity may vary depending on what i do at night...

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    No, I used to smoke over a pack a day of Marlboro Menthol 100s for years but I accidentally quit when I was in a coma for over a month, yay, bonus. I'll miss the flavor, the feeling of smoke entering my mouth and lungs, and nicotine entering my system (even if I don't feel a strong need). I really enjoyed it. But I'll welcome having the fucking money in my bank account instead of throwing it at the tobacco store owner.

    Not really crazy about weed. Every once in awhile I have a lucky trip around the block but mostly I overthink and convince myself that everyone secretly dislikes me.

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    hey, so good that you quit! @ashlesha

    just to clarify, i smoke "fake weed", which was legalized last year over here, basically it has no thc and dosn't make you spacey and high, but has higher quantity of cbd, which is the relaxing component of ganja. i just smoke it for the flavour tbh because it's very high quality and the taste is super good compared to normal cigs, and tbh after a bit you get used to the cbd and it can make you a bit high..

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    I had a Juul but I lost it and haven't bothered to replace it.

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    I love smoking but quit years ago using meds.

    I think nicotine is a very good substance for my brain chemistry as it calms and focuses me. I’ve thought about vaping but am wary about opening the door to nicotine again.
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    i've only smoked a handful of times in my life and liked it but never became a smoker
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    I smoked a lot of weed but gave it up as a waste of time. I smoked occasionally from age 17 to 32, and several times a day, every day, from age 19 to 25.

    I smoked about ten cigarettes in my life, usually as a way to get alert enough to drink more beer. I didn’t make it a habit or become addicted to it. Of all the drugs I’ve tried, and I’ve tried a lot, I like nicotine the best. It made me more alert, like meth, while calming me down at the same time, like sedatives.

    I can easily understand its appeal. It has been proven to make people ten percent more productive. It just kills you ten percent sooner. Lol. Nothing is free.

    The things I didn’t like about it were its addictive properties, the fact that it takes, on average, seven years off your life, and the way it made my mouth taste like the bottom of a bird cage on the following day.

    My parents smoked all the time when I was growing up. My SLI father quit when he was about 50 but my LSE mother never quit. My SLI ex-wife smoked when I met her but eventually quit on the seventh try. I had a good ILI friend who smoked continuously and he had zero endurance and the nicotine eventually killed him. My LSI ex-GF switched from cigarettes to vaping, which seemed like little or no improvement. I bought a used Mercedes from a cigar smoker and every surface inside that vehicle was sticky. All in all, smoking is a filthy habit.
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    I’ve never tried tobacco. My mom used to smoke but she quit before I was born. She used to go on about how nasty it was and I think it deterred me/brainwashed from ever wanting to try it.

    I did used to smoke pot (we call weed pot in these parts lol) from when I was about 16-22/23. I have some anxiety/ depression issues and it was a quick fix & self medicating. I think I also liked the thrill of doing something illegal at that age. But I outgrew it. I got to the point where I thought I needed to let it go. Then I discovered Adderall and then downers became my enemy. Then I thought I needed to give up the Adderall, so now coffee/caffeine is my only vice. I doubt I ever smoke again.

    My dad & husband chew tobacco. It doesn’t bother me as much as smoking. Although I do worry they are going to give themselves oral cancer...
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    Smoking is awesome... I just don't because I feel like I'm aging faster and its clearly unhealthy at a pretty insidious level. Plus the craving is a slippery whirlpool and its hard to get out of, even though it creeps ups slowly. I tried to get really into it last year and once I started buying packs I decided to quit before I was ahead.

    Out on the fire lines the guys, especially the young guys dip tobacco. It gives you a bit of a rush and its 'cool' out there. Lots of guys get into it for the Macho bravado factor. I had started dipping the summer prior off and on, so I knew the effects and appeal. Eventually I stopped doing that as well cause I saw it was staining my bottom teeth and several thousand dollars were spent on those bad boys so it felt like a waste of effort to ruin them. No other real healthy good way to consume nicotine in a job that requires heavy hiking and traversing ground with weight on your back. To much strain on the cardiovascular system, I don't know how the smokers do it. Not well I can tell you that much. I notice the 2 hour withdrawls and the wain in energy levels throughout the day in them. Can't deny though, a smoke break, morning, afternoon, evening, is a moral booster.


    I see the appeal of tobacco. It simultaneously calms you and provides mental clarity. I've read nicotine turns on both sympathetic and parasympathetic systems at once, which is why people smoke to relax and to focus.

    Overall I think all types smoke. Including Si types, actually they have it the worst because its such an internal trigger for pleasure. The truth is that the body hates it, you almost have to suffer through the smokes for the first several dozen times.

    It is cool though, no matter what the Public Health services try and teach you. They are right about the health effects, but lighting up that smoke somewhere and blowing it in front of people makes you feel cool as fuck.

    Its just waaay to hard on my health in to many directions and having a bad habitual practise is the reason I choose not to. By all means light up in front of me though and enjoy it for the both of us.

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    Nope neva smoked

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    I never got addicted to cigarettes. When I was 21, I wanted to try cigarettes with a friend and I had three cigarettes in one night and I decided to quit on the spot because I could tell it could become addictive and I never touched it since.

    I used to smoke weed randomly (about once a week) from 18 to 23 and then I cut down to once a month and then I eventually down to a few times a year 5 years later and I have been smoking weed that often since.

    I smoked cigarillos and cigars about once a month when I was 23 and I then eventually cut down to a few times a year 5 years later and I have been smoking cigarillos and cigars that often since.

    I guess I have never truly got addicted to smoking anything and treated it like something to do once in a blue moon.
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    I've seen the advanced health effects in family members from a young age. Two were on respirators, one had a heart attack which caused a heart problem they eventually died from, two died from COPD. Trailer trash. Not something you'll catch me doing.

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    I have tried smoking, and although I didn't particularly mind it, in fact I may have liked it, I never felt a need to start doing it regularly. I only smoked weed once, but it just made me tired, I was unable to see the point of it, really. I come from one of those "trailer trash" families, I remember my mother would smoke one pack of cigarettes a day at least, and so would my sister. Perhaps the unhealthiness of it all combined with their other lifestyles is what's deterred me from their behaviours so much, including smoking.

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    I have had strong reactions to cigarette smoke since before I was even born. I really like watching insense burn though.

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    I smoked for ~4 years, started with al capones (no idea how I sustained that), transitioned to rolling tobacco, then eventually settled down on camels. I loved it while it lasted, and have considered starting up with rolling tobacco again, but I don't want to fuck up my conditioning, and I know that it would just hook me. But yeah, every time I get a whiff of someone's cig it is like that, but ultimately I'm not 21 wandering anymore, so I think it's best to leave it be. And I quit cold turkey, but mostly because for whatever reason my body started rejecting it (and I had been quitting on and off for the preceding two weeks), and didn't have any cravings for the first 6 months or so after.

    Weed I also discontinued because all it does is relax me for 15 minutes then make me more spacey and introverted than I already am, and I don't care enough about it to only smoke before bed etc. However, I'm not against it in the same way I am against nicotine, as I've seen its benefits, I've just moved on.
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    I've never smoked because I've never caught on fire. Doesn't sound like a pleasant experience.

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    Not really. I don't smoke cuz my dad died from lung cancer, though he was born with bad lungs on top of that and the smoking all those years since he was 12 just put a nail in the coffin. But shitty lungs runs in my family so if I started to smoke, I'd probably get cancer. Well I'll most likely get cancer anyway lol but I try not to do things that are bad for me. Even If I will die anyway and its all just meaningless lol.

    I don't do drugs either, cuz I saw how they almost destroyed my best friend. Ppl perceive me as an uncool worthless dork cuz of this sometimes but eh, I guess I'd rather be unloved but still alive.

    I've tried weed before and didn't like it, it smells like a skunk's ass and is kinda overly str8 male douche like sorry. =/ I did it when I had a really bad cold tho and it just somehow made the cold worse. My sister told me I had a really bad strain and I should do it more, but it just kinda turned it off for me in general.

    I'll try not to judge ppl for smoking/drinking if they don't judge me for not doing it. My uncle smokes but he's really nice about it and always asks if he can smoke around me. lol I don't care if he does it, I actually like the way his cigarettes smell cuz its all manly and hot and shit. (I love my uncle cuz he's heterosexual as can be yet ironically so damn homoerotic without realizing it, its so fun lol) I didn't like the kind my dad smoked though, so I think some brands cause cancer more than others maybe idk.

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    I've never smoked... and probably never will... I can't even imaging being in relationship with someone who smoke tobacco and no one of my family smokes or smoked.
    Because I perceive the smell of tabacco smoke as disgusting.

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    I might get quite strong inhaling issues just from being near someone who smokes. So never.
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    It's not good for health so I do not.
    Also it's hard to stop after you've started, - I do not like that. People feel the regular need to get another cigaretes after a short time. They annoy by the smoke the others who do not smoke. Do significant spendings. A slavery with doubtful good use.
    It's a drug. Only lesser destructive than restricted already.

    Also I do not drink alcohol often or much by the same reasons. I prefer this on celebrations which are 1 per 1-3 monthes, sometimes on weekends. Prefer to keep spirit in ~30-40 g per day. As I do no drink often, I prefer costy kinds alike better wines.

    Never used drugs.

    There are different not good dependencies which people have besides that.
    I like sweets, for example. So I need to force myself to limit them to keep the weight in norma. I remove any meal limitations on Sundays.
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    I stopped smoking (cigs) approx. 6 months ago. It might sound cliche, but as far as i understand my own motivations when i first started i was heavily influenced by a (EIE) friend i had at the time. It turning into a regular activity was cemented by my spending about a year as an exchange student in a country where basically at that time (early 2000s) people there would *almost* wonder 'why *don't* you smoke'? I hesitate to say more about it, but one could analyze further, willingly, and yes, i had stopped for 1 year/s and/or several months at various times from the time i first started until i stopped recently.
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