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I started secretly smoking when I was about 8 as my dad always had a stash in his bedroom.

My family caught me once or twice growing up smoking outside with other people, told me off and assumed that it was them offering me the cigarettes.

I smoked throughout the entire of middle and high school, not for popularity reasons, or to be different, just because I enjoyed it. My family still didn't realise I smoked even when I was 16.

Started smoking in the house around aged 16, also had been smoking weed for about 3 or 4 years at the time too (must point out here I was an intelligent kid and a kind and respectful one, not a deviant in any way). My brother and dad also smoked around the house too.

My mother died of lung cancer when I was about 18, ironically she was the only one in the house who never smoked.

I have started and stopped smoking on a few occasions, never with any real withdrawals or symptoms of addiction, I mainly did it on a social level or inbetween games of LoL or raid bosses in online games, etc. Worst point I was smoking about 60 a day.

Never so much as had a bad cough or chest infection before, always relatively healthy until about february this year I've had a horrible chest and my lungs fill with fluid whenever I lay down which is really restricting my ability to sleep or breathe when I try to sleep. Doctor's dunno what it is, but on the bright side I quit smoking this week and don't really intend to start again any time soon.


thanks for sharing. I honestly hope you never smoke again On a semi related note feel free to add me on LoL for a game, IGN: Vye Ra
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Yeah, my story starts about the same as yours. Around 16(soon to be 20), at a party, tried to see what the fuzz was about, thought it was nice, you get "soical benefits", enjoyed a cigarette in the morning, in the sun, with friends etcetc. Even though the "feeling" was gone, it becomes that needless habbit(I woudn't even say it's an addiction for me, I don't feel an urge to smoke, or even miss it much, it was "just" a bad habbit that sorta was there in your life that also happened to be nice at times). I managed to quit around six months ago though, simply because I didn't want to walk around smelling like an ashtray and get bad skin, and I had recenly moved to a new town, so it was easier to quit. I had no friends there who smoked and didn't know anyone really, so the things I enjoyed the most with smoking kind of disapeared on their own. It's much, MUCH harder to quit when almost everyone around you is a smoker, and you feel "left out" when everone get's out for "fresh air". Especially if you are one of those people who gets grumpy when they haven't had their daily fix of lung cancer I'd imagine. Luckaly I'm not one of those people.

And of course when I'm visiting my old town now and meeting some of my friends, alcohol get involved and I for some stupid god damn reason decided to smoke yesterday. I usually don't even drink otherwise. Well well, I know I won't start when I get back home again at least.

But about the cancer part, I don't know why that doesn't put more people off (especially young people), maybe it's because it feels so far away. "If I smoke, I'll only live til 70 instead of 75, oh no. And besides, that's one hell of a long lifetime before that. You will probably get cancer anyway because of bad food habbits or other lifestyle choises, or simply just get cancer because that's how life fucking is sometimes". Sorta. I know I used to think like that when I was an annoying teenager.
Now when you're older, you realize it can affect you in so many other different ways much earlier than that. And that there will probably be a lot of complications before you even get to 70 (if you do). I know cancer runs in my family too, many of my relatives has died of it, and my own older sister had cancer as well. But it's still pretty stupid to ruin you're own chances of not getting it at all, or to sound like a damaged old casette at 40. I don't regret that I did start though, I just think of it as an experience that is pretty much behind me now, and there was some good times thrown in there. I wouldn't have met my partner that I now live with if I hadn't gone out that particular time to have a smoke etc.

I'm not against people who do smoke by the way. It's their life and their body pretty much. It does have it's "benefits", even though the reasons behind them are of more questionable manners. I don't advise anyone who thinks of starting to do so though, it's really just a moneywasting getting-bad-breath-bad-skin-bad-lungs "addiction". It may relieve you of stress that one time, but not all of the others. And I can assure you, there will be others.



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I use to love smoking, I use to be such a huge pothead lol and I would smoke so much damn weed. I would easily go through an 8th a week but... I can't anymore ;P I'm a vocalist now and unfortunately smoking weed is detrimental to how my voice sounds
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I don't smoke because it will effect to the beauty.
So, I don't think it's attracting. haha
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I have smoked for over 12 years but quit that hobby over 4 years ago.
I must say quiting has been one of the best choices I have made in my life, as starting has been one of my worst.
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Yeah, my story starts about the same as yours. Around 16(soon to be 20), at a party, tried to see what the fuzz was about, thought it was nice, you get "soical benefits", enjoyed a cigarette in the morning, in the sun, with friends etcetc. Even though the "feeling" was gone, it becomes that needless habbit(I woudn't even say it's an addiction for me, I don't feel an urge to smoke, or even miss it much, it was "just" a bad habbit that sorta was there in your life that also happened to be nice at times). I managed to quit around six months ago though, simply because I didn't want to walk around smelling like an ashtray and get bad skin, and I had recenly moved to a new town, so it was easier to quit. I had no friends there who smoked and didn't know anyone really, so the things I enjoyed the most with smoking kind of disapeared on their own. It's much, MUCH harder to quit when almost everyone around you is a smoker, and you feel "left out" when everone get's out for "fresh air". Especially if you are one of those people who gets grumpy when they haven't had their daily fix of lung cancer I'd imagine. Luckaly I'm not one of those people.

And of course when I'm visiting my old town now and meeting some of my friends, alcohol get involved and I for some stupid god damn reason decided to smoke yesterday. I usually don't even drink otherwise. Well well, I know I won't start when I get back home again at least.

But about the cancer part, I don't know why that doesn't put more people off (especially young people), maybe it's because it feels so far away. "If I smoke, I'll only live til 70 instead of 75, oh no. And besides, that's one hell of a long lifetime before that. You will probably get cancer anyway because of bad food habbits or other lifestyle choises, or simply just get cancer because that's how life fucking is sometimes". Sorta. I know I used to think like that when I was an annoying teenager.
Now when you're older, you realize it can affect you in so many other different ways much earlier than that. And that there will probably be a lot of complications before you even get to 70 (if you do). I know cancer runs in my family too, many of my relatives has died of it, and my own older sister had cancer as well. But it's still pretty stupid to ruin you're own chances of not getting it at all, or to sound like a damaged old casette at 40. I don't regret that I did start though, I just think of it as an experience that is pretty much behind me now, and there was some good times thrown in there. I wouldn't have met my partner that I now live with if I hadn't gone out that particular time to have a smoke etc.

I'm not against people who do smoke by the way. It's their life and their body pretty much. It does have it's "benefits", even though the reasons behind them are of more questionable manners. I don't advise anyone who thinks of starting to do so though, it's really just a moneywasting getting-bad-breath-bad-skin-bad-lungs "addiction". It may relieve you of stress that one time, but not all of the others. And I can assure you, there will be others.





interesting read thanks for your input
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I have nothing against smokers as long as you pay for your own cigar. With your own money.
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I have only smoked one cigarette and a couple cigars. However, I have been smoking weed since I was 14. I do not do it as much as I did in high school and the end of middle school but on occasion I still partake.
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I don't smoke... does second hand smoking count? lol
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^ Second-hand smoking is more damaging to the body than first-hand smoking.

Can't be bothered.
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Posted 5/10/13
Nah, not interested.
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Yup, since I was 14. Old habits die hard.

No problem, my girlfriend smokes all the time.
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Never have, never will.
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Started smoking during military service. Planned to quit after it ended but found myself liking for some reason.
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Started smoking during military service. Planned to quit after it ended but found myself liking for some reason.


I started again since military service. When you're cold and wet it helps.
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