I hate smoking because

@naseemkum (1804)
India
December 14, 2011 2:04am CST
When your parents were young, people could buy cigarettes and smoke pretty much anywhere — even in hospitals! Ads for cigarettes were all over the place. Today we're more aware about how bad smoking is for our health. Smoking is restricted or banned in almost all public places and cigarette companies are no longer allowed to advertise on TV, radio, and in many magazines. Almost everyone knows that smoking causes cancer, emphysema, and heart disease; that it can shorten your life by 10 years or more; and that the habit can cost a smoker thousands of dollars a year. So how come people are still lighting up? The answer, in a word, is addiction. Once You Start, It's Hard to Stop Smoking is a hard habit to break because tobacco contains nicotine, which is highly addictive. Like heroin or other addictive drugs, the body and mind quickly become so used to the nicotine in cigarettes that a person needs to have it just to feel normal. People start smoking for a variety of different reasons. Some think it looks cool.Others start because their family members or friends smoke. Statistics show that about 9 out of 10 tobacco users start before they're 18 years old. Most adults who started smoking in their teens never expected to become addicted. That's why people say it's just so much easier to not start smoking at all.
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11 responses
• India
14 Dec 11
Very good topic, I should say then it was much easier for me to stay away from smoking rather than trying it and then quitting it to prove that I couldn't get addicted to smoking.
@naseemkum (1804)
• India
15 Dec 11
Its good to be not addicted to smoking. If once addicted then we cant change ourselves and there is no health benefit of smoking. Better say no to smoking.
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@ayvanee (149)
• Philippines
15 Dec 11
I have tried smoking but I never liked it, never was I addicted to smoking. The smoke smells awful. All the more second hand smokes. I just can't tolerate it. I hate it when people just smoke anywhere without thinking of the consequences they bring to the innocent people- the non smokers. Also, smoking is the number one cause of all cancer.
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@naseemkum (1804)
• India
15 Dec 11
People wil never care even they are reason for causing pollution. They wil also claim its the best habit to relax themselves. They really to save society and to save themselves.
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
14 Dec 11
i hate smoking because these people are ruining their lungs intentonally and as for me, i have bad lungs (born that way, never smoked a day in my life). in fact, when i was a teenager, the doctor that i was a patient of told me i had only a year to live. that was 30 some odd years ago however my bad lungs have caught up with me. so my question is: why on earth would you do that to yourself?
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@Arieles (2474)
• United States
14 Dec 11
I dislike smoking as well. I am so happy that I never started. I have seen many family members struggle with quitting. I have noticed that not only does smoking smell bad, it makes people appear older than what they are. Smokers seem to have more wrinkles, smokers breath, yellow hands, smoky clothes, etc..And then of course there are all of the health risks of smoking that you have already mentioned. I believe a lot of people would be able to save more money if they could quit smoking. I really feel bad for smokers and the addiction that nicotine has for them.
@naseemkum (1804)
• India
15 Dec 11
Its true that every men can save more money for their family if they really quit smoking as for men income mostly spend more money on smoking and drinking. If they stop they can save those money for future purpose.
@mohkanari (1957)
• India
14 Dec 11
I know so many persons suffering from addiction to smoking who started smoking just for company's sake. As you said it easy to start smoking ,but it is not all easy to start quitting of smoking. I think decision taken by friends as a whole to stop smoking is found with considerable positive affects. De-addiction centres with counseling facility are to be promoted by social organizations to help persons suffering from smoking habit.
@naseemkum (1804)
• India
15 Dec 11
Rehabilation is good for smoking habits as if we expose the hazards of smoking then it wil helps to create awareness among people to quit those smoking habits and save society.
@jsmalong (109)
14 Dec 11
Smoking is not only dangerous to one's health but to all others who are the unlucky recipients of the second-hand smoke. It is also one of the causes of pollution. Years ago, a Bangladeshi Muslim friend of mine told me that he was able to successfully quit smoking. How? By swearing on the Holy Quran. Needless to say, if all human efforts to quit smoking fail, the last resort is to ask for divine intervention irrespective of your religious inclinations.
@naseemkum (1804)
• India
15 Dec 11
One should know how to control his mind if he can do why cant he quit smoking. Religious divine is important thing to control our own mind. So only ur friend successfully get out from those bad habits.
@alquizar (480)
• Philippines
14 Dec 11
I am really a health conscious person.I always watch what I had eaten and particular about health and as much as possible I prefered eating with fruits and vegetables.When I see someone smoking I think sometimes why they should have to do that if they know that it won't do good for them and will just put their self into risk and can decrease their life span.Anyway it's a choice also for an individual.But me I will still stay being health conscious because I feel good inside and it will reflect outside too.
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@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
15 Dec 11
I hate smoking because of the activity itself and the bad results/effect from it. I hate smokers because they don't love themselves. They like to ruined themselves and waste their money-they don't love the money yet still complaint how their lives get hard for having not enough money. They don't love others as they smoke anywhere they want. No matter how they will deny it, when they smoke they bring no benefits at all. I don't know how they say it is good to smoke- I would rather eat foods. The earth is already full with smoke from the vehicles and factory or other activity but they still want to contribute for more smoke by smoking. What to say? They should change that bad attitude.
@jadoixa (1171)
• Philippines
15 Dec 11
well, i definitely don't smoke and i hate smokers too. yes, a lot of people think it's cool, others started out of curiosity because they can see and hear other people around them say it feels good to smoke and once they start it, it can become a habit and can become an addiction,,,it's hard to take it away from their system. some smokers don't really think and care about the consequences and just ignore what other people are trying to advice to them about the bad effects of smoking to themselves and most especially to their health but once they get sick that's the time they will complain and realize and regret the effects of their habit of constant smoking..so to the people out there if you're a non smoker, don't even follow those who do and start smoking yourself, or even if you are one of those who only smoke a bit..i advice you to stop it now before it becomes a habit and before it's too late..
@naseemkum (1804)
• India
16 Dec 11
Its better to stop the habit at first stage. If its grow then we can be unstoppable. It would be slow killer disease so a man couldnt know he is dying so its better to prevention is better than cure.
@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
22 Jul 12
I remember the days when people smoked in grocery stores and dropped their butts on the floor. My mom was one of those. I was so happy when smoking was banned in public places and many restaurants don't have a smoking section any more, at least in some states in America. I was really surprised when I was in the hospital in China a couple of years ago and doctors were smoking in the hospital! I couldn't believe it! I was glad to get back to America where smoking is not allowed anywhere near the hospital, or at least at the cancer center I am treated at. I think it may be the entire university health system, but not really sure. I was so happy when my parents quit smoking even though it took my mom until I was a teenager before she quit. I think she realized that it was just too expensive. There may have been other reasons, but that was the one that strikes me first. Thanks for bringing up this topic!
@davaome (1828)
• Philippines
16 Dec 11
I hate smoking because... I hate the thought of burning my lungs and it has no beneficiary features for me. I don't know why they indulge in smoking, better to ask a smoker to get their views on it