Why do you smoke? (if you do)

@sjhaeki (798)
Philippines
September 25, 2010 9:19am CST
okay, I'm just wondering this, "why dod you smoke?" if you do... well, my sister and her group are doing a research that has something to do with smoking and its effect on us. although it is already a known fact that smoking is dangerous to our health, with its main component (i think) attacking our lungs we still get ourselves hooked on it. i know everyone has his/her reasons why they smoke. it could be to release some stress or something else. i don't smoke, that's why i'm wondering why others do.
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6 responses
@exx007 (167)
• Philippines
26 Sep 10
i think they smoke to relax and become younger,... i mean they die young!!!
@sjhaeki (798)
• Philippines
26 Sep 10
haha.. that's the kind of joke when it comes to smokers. They do say that it has its calming effects, especially when they are stress. thanks and have a nice day!
@gimmme (19)
• Bulgaria
25 Sep 10
I don't smoke. My opinion is that smoking kills. No effect of smooking buy once you start is verry difficult to stop. Need willpower!
• United Arab Emirates
25 Sep 10
I smoke sometimes but i am not a regular smoker. I have complet control over smoking. I smoke when ever i feel like and stop whenever i want. I have complete control over it. I dont make any reasons to smoke...if i make reasons than i will have to keep on smoking.
@sjhaeki (798)
• Philippines
26 Sep 10
hmmm.. i'm just curious as to how many sticks you consume in a day? at least you say you have complete control over it. thanks for the response.
25 Sep 10
hi there, I believe people smoke as they develop this habit.People around us make us start smoking as they try to convince us about its benefits. they would say things like relieving tension, a passtime or hobby etc.
@sjhaeki (798)
• Philippines
26 Sep 10
yeah, it is a habit forming sort of thing. well, i do believe those reasons actually work for them. And I guess it's just up to us if we'll follow them.
• Philippines
25 Sep 10
even i was asking that question, why do you smoke? and what do you get from smoking? when i was younger and ask my brother. but now that i do smoke for more than 2 decades, i can say that relieves stress, in someway it calms you down. especially when i am out of head mad, i go out and smoke my lungs out. and when i am too full after a meal, it helps me breath after a heavy meal. well some say there's some kind of opium so that people would crave for more. not sure if it is true. but it's hard to quit. tried how many times, but keeps going back and makes me smoke more sticks a day each time i go back.
@sjhaeki (798)
• Philippines
26 Sep 10
the thing that actually makes me wonder is, medical practitioners are said to know about its effects on the body and they smoke themselves. the nicotine in it has the same effect as opium so i guess that would be the reason why it is addictive. it's good to know you've tried to quit and i do understand that it is hard to do so.
@msabc1 (88)
• Hong Kong
25 Sep 10
I began to smoke when I was twelve, the first year of my high school. At those times, it seemed smoking was a sign of maturity. Once started, I was addicted to it. I have tried several times before to quit smoking but I failed. To me, smoking really did release stress and much more... and it's a habit. But now, I'm trying to quit again. Today is the seventh day I haven't smoke.
@sjhaeki (798)
• Philippines
26 Sep 10
hmmm... i'd say congratulations in trying to quit smoking again and to have reach one week already! i hope this time you'll be successful, breaking a habit is really a hard one. thank you for sharing your response.