planning to start smoking? Shall i go ahead?

smoking - shall i start smoking?
India
December 13, 2006 3:25am CST
hey.... i am 25 year male. Right from my chidhood days (after joining in junior college) i very much wanted to smoke. I feel that i gives a sense of command and manly looks. But it's for my mom i am resisting it still. Shall i go for smoking and if at all, can i quit after sometimes? Suggest me and tell me about your view on this....
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75 responses
• Ireland
13 Dec 06
Don't even think about smoking the smelly things. I started smoking when I was thirty - just a couple each day. I quit, and then I started again. I am now addicted and smoke twenty every day. Now if you think that is cool, let me tell you I got asthma at age 35 which has now developed into COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and there is no cure for it. Do you think it will look manly when you are gasping for breath and you have to take your medication in public because you suddenly find you cannot walk? Think about it.
@GardenGerty (93693)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Dec 06
You can tell it like it is better than most. So sorry about your health. I have many people in my family who smoke, and are always sick. I am glad that I never started.
@katcarneo (1433)
• Philippines
13 Dec 06
well i think you shouldn't start because you have no idea how hard it is to quit. besides, a vice like smoking costs you a lot of money that could be used for more important things. looking manly doesn't mean you have to smoke, come on, that's a very backwards point of view. there are many smokers out there who are wishing that they never got started.
• India
14 Dec 06
its a really bad habit dont do it dude ul b spoilt 4 lif n u cant loose d habit control urself there r other beautiful things in lif
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• India
14 Dec 06
thanks a lot..... i justed wanted to know whether i should go for it or not... now am a bit clear
@crystal8577 (1470)
• United States
14 Dec 06
Not only is it bad for your health, but also for those around you. The smell lingers in your hair & clothes. I personally think kissing someone who smokes is just gross too. I do not think more of anyone who smokes whether it be a man or woman.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
13 Dec 06
No please whatever you do DO NOT START SMOKING Keep away from it I wish I never had and it is very hard for me to stop but I am still trying as I am sick and part of it is through smoking so please do not start take advise from someone who regrets ever starting
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@caramello (4382)
• Australia
13 Dec 06
I cannot understand why you would "plan" on starting smoking, but when you start like any addiction it is not so easy to quit! But of course the choice is entirely yours, no one can tell you to or not, and if it is because it gives you "manly" looks, say that to yourself if and when you got emphasema!
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@chikku (673)
• India
14 Dec 06
i so very agree with you. please don't start smoking. it will lead you nowhere and cause lots of problems for you. and believe me its damn difficult to quit once you are on it...
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• India
14 Dec 06
thanks CHIKKU.... for that special word "please".....
@laling (92)
• Malaysia
15 Dec 06
Sir Sean Connery - Sean Connery was the first, and is possibly still the most beloved, of the actor.
Hey viiney if you want to start smoking need to start early,because your body biology can suit promptly.In another way is make your antibody work efficient.To solve problem of stamina,you need to exercise as well.My grandpa is now 85years old still smoking and I'm see him like Sir Sean Connery,macho in style.
• India
14 Dec 06
You are 25 years of old and I think you are mature enough for smoking.So start smoking,but don't smoke limitlessly.
• India
14 Dec 06
hey.... this is the first reply which is asking me to go ahead.... i am mature enough..... but still, lots and lots of friends here are asking me not to smoke....
@JBD189 (346)
• India
14 Dec 06
After 25 years, I guess, you will be posting ont his site to ask how to quit smoking!! What's so great about smoking? Do you want to keep up with the jonesses or are you wanting to be yourself.
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• India
14 Dec 06
yup... i expected something like this.... after so many post i got one... thnaks....
@pookie92 (1714)
• United States
14 Dec 06
I was 18 when I started smoking, I thought it was cool too, I wanted to fit in. I smoked for 10 years, wasted endless dollars because I couldn't quit. I smelled and coughed and will probably have health issues in my senior years because of my stupidity. Don't start, it tastes BAD, and it's REALLY hard to quit.
@dominican (202)
• Philippines
14 Dec 06
No problem starting smoking, but I really have to tell you its really hard to quit when you'll have complications from your lungs. It took me 6 yrs on and off quitting and returning to this habit until it finally went out of my system. Do consider certain things.
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@wvchell78 (564)
• United States
14 Dec 06
As a former smoker I would not suggest starting smoking if you have not done so. It is not only an addiction that is hard to quit but it also causes many health problems to your self and those around the second hand smoke. I am currently trying to get my husband to quit smoking and it has been hard.
@abijan (494)
• Malaysia
14 Dec 06
Hey, other people have a hard time to quit and you want to start it. Don't be a fool, there's nothing to gain with smoking except bad breath and poor health. Trust me, I've been smoking for the past 17 years and it is hard for me to quit. I've tried for several times. It last only from a week to less than a month. Don't start it. Live a healthy life. Don't make the same mistake like I did.
@juicemilk (2291)
• Australia
14 Dec 06
you want to start smoking so you will look cool? Are you sure you're not 13? That is the most ridiculous reason to start something that is so obviously harming to yourself and people around you. People smoking don't look cool, and they certainly don't smell cool.
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@bayboy (991)
• United States
14 Dec 06
don't be stupid bro my best advice is not too start.. smoking can be an addiction, and any addiction is bad... dont be influenced by many people that you see smoking... believe me its hard to quit!
• India
14 Dec 06
sure, i ll listen to your words.....
@Poison_Girl (4164)
• United States
14 Dec 06
OMG! Smoking does NOT give a sense of command and it is SO not manly. It's disgusting and oh so stupid. I've watched both of my grandparents die painful deaths due to the effects of smoking. DON'T start. This is a stupid question.
• Australia
14 Dec 06
Although regretfully a smoker myself, i agree 100%, Don't start & stupid question! :)
• Philippines
14 Dec 06
You have the right to decide... but for me as early as you can pls..stop smoking not good for your health. Better quit a lot of side effects to your body especially your lungs.
• Portugal
14 Dec 06
Apple - apple
Plus the money I spend!
@sylviekitty (2084)
• United States
19 Dec 06
This is me personally, but aside from the fact that it is addictive and can potentially kill you (at some point in your life), I don't think it makes you more sexy or manly because you smoke. It's up to you. You're a grown up. If you really want to smoke, certainly you don't need a bunch of people on mylot to dissuade you or persuade you.
@amitavesh (180)
• India
19 Dec 06
i suggest u plz don't go for it....
• Belgium
19 Dec 06
well if u like u can surely start smoking but i wud like to say one thing...its a ONE WAY only...and u never know its way to heaven or hell but watever is there is no coming back easily (rare cases when ppl leave smoking in most cases smoking let the ppl leave this world)
• Malaysia
15 Dec 06
Sure no. smoking absolutely not good to our health and may cause many types of cancer, slow our reaction, heart problems, AIDs and many more. wasting money is another issue. Somebody said that they can enjoy by smooking, I am not sure because I never try it but I think there are many other ways to relax instead of smoking.
@bhawnam (1436)
• India
15 Dec 06
u can smoke once to get the feel of it but dont start it on a regular basis.. coz once u start it you wont be able to quit, and everyone knows it is very very harmful