Do you know any reasons why people like to smoke?

Philippines
September 13, 2008 2:43pm CST
I must admit,I am a smoker and i can smoke as much as a pack a day.I learned this habit from my friend and I want to quit but its reallly hard.Sometimes I just smoke to past time or when im really ito doing something like an importantproject I usually smoke because it helps me focus on the task at hand.So how about you do you know any other reasons why people smoke?have a nice day.
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• United States
13 Sep 08
Well, I'm a smoker, too and I can tell you, I smoke because I just don't have the desire or the energy or determination to quit. I know I sound lazy, but with so much going on in my life right now, that's one thing that isn't at the top of my priority list. I wish non-smokers could understand how difficult it really is to quit... I know, I've tried. I've been thinking about quitting, but it really takes a lot of effort that I don't have to give right now. I smoke a lot when I'm stressed out, when I'm working on something that requires a lot of attention, or when I need a break. Sometimes the only answer you can give to the question, "why do you smoke?" is, "Because I do."
@pickles12 (308)
• Canada
13 Sep 08
I think the reason people smoke is simply addiction,boredom, stress or because other people are. I live with two smokers and I think it's just addiction for them. sometimes it seems like it's just routine for some people.
@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
13 Sep 08
People make the bad decision when they are young to smoke, and after a while they get addicted to nicotine so it's very hard for their bodies to not have it in them. It's really unhealthy and costly, and it had no benefits to be addicted, it's probably best to give a huge effort to quitting, and think of all the benefits of quitting all the time.
• United States
13 Sep 08
I am a smoker myself and have been for 15 years now. I started when I was 12. At first, it was more to look cool around my friends, I think. Now, it is just full fledged addiction.I smoke when I am bored, when I am stressed, and especially when I am on a long drive. That is when I tend to smoke the most. On long drives, I get tired and smoking keeps me awake.