Smoking in public... your friends smoking... you smoking... whats your opinion?

February 3, 2007 5:40pm CST
Well... i had one friend that started smoking when he was about 12 years of age and i went mad at him when he started and every time he has a smoke i would have a go at him, knick his cigarette and throw it on the floor. I know for a fact both of my nan's have given up which i am totally proud of them for it but... one of them hasn't totally given up which isn't that bad because she has one before she goes to bed which i am still proud of her for because she has a little thing that she sucks on that gives her nicotine and the other one has given up for years now and hasn't touched one! My dad on the other hand tried to give up but found it too hard and went back to smoking. I'm not against the smokers i think they have just come addicted to a drug that shouldn't be allowed to be sold at all! If you smoke i am interested in what your opinion is and your opinion on people like me who are dead set against smoking. write back! andy!
9 people like this
55 responses
@emeraldisle (13146)
• United States
3 Feb 07
I agree with misskatonic that was way out of line for you to do. Fine your friend smokes, that is his choice. Would you like it if he knocked a can of coke out of your hand just because he didn't like you drinking it? You are allowed not to want to smoke just as they are allowed to. If both sides are polite to one another many problems would be avoided. If people really want to quit they will. My dad quit cold turkey and never went back. He decided he wanted to and that's the important part. They have to want to, not just because someone else wants them to either, but because they made a choice.
2 people like this
@jeans6618 (168)
• China
4 Feb 07
i think smonking is not healthy,so please don't smoke in public
1 person likes this
• Pakistan
4 Feb 07
You are right my brother the smonking is not healthy. I request for all my brother and sister The smonking is not good for health
• Pakistan
4 Feb 07
The Smonker think, the smoking is not better for me....
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
I personally hate smokers. I hope they realize how bad smoking is for their health.
@misskatonic (3730)
• United States
3 Feb 07
Wow, way to be rude to your friend about not being cool with smoking. I don't care who's for or against smoking, we're all allowed our own opinions, but there's no need for either side of the debate to be jerks about it. Smokers can just smoke on their own time, away from non-smokers, and non-smokers can respect a person's rights to smoke in their own home and among like-minded friends. If people really want to quit, they quit. Regardless of a physical addiction. The people who don't quit don't *want* to quit, and it's their right and no one should infringe on that. As long as they're polite about it and don't smoke around non-smokers.
1 person likes this
4 Feb 07
Well there is no need to be bluddy rude, and eating a candy bar, cheese burger or a can of coke wouldn't be effecting and killing and reducing the lives of others dramatically would it?
@manmaxman (850)
• India
4 Feb 07
my frds are smokers thay are adict about that
4 Feb 07
What do you think about them smoking? Do you feel they're hurting you in any way or do you try and stop them in any way?
• China
4 Feb 07
MY friend said:she has pressure of work.So,she somking I understand ...
4 Feb 07
but do you not think that your friend would be better taking her anger and stress out playing tennis or other sports keeping fit and active prolonging her life instead of cutting it short?
• Nepal
4 Feb 07
Cigratte is very bad for health so, its totally bad for health, when you are smoking with your friends, its harm not only for you, its harms your friends so its vrey bad habit to smoking.
4 Feb 07
that's what i'm talking about, if people really cared about their friends wouldn't they stop smoking if only not to harm the people they are suppose to care about - even their family!
4 Feb 07
that's what i'm talking about, if people really cared about their friends wouldn't they stop smoking if only not to harm the people they are suppose to care about - even their family!
4 Feb 07
wooooops! didn't mean to do tha!
@mayamber (138)
• India
4 Feb 07
i am also against smoking. i dont understand why people are smoking even knowing that it will kill them one day.not only them but also others are effected too even their family members and friends.
• India
4 Feb 07
hey dude u hve 2 die nywayz bt wat wll u do at the age of 60 or 70 haan .....its bad bt if u addicted wat wll u do ...haan...
4 Feb 07
I understand you both and you obviously have two totally different opinions. But do you not think that it is better to stay alive for as long as you can to enjoy the wonders and happinesses of your friends and people and doing activities even at the age of 70 you can be fit and running miles every day! Write back. Andy
@ajay089 (15)
• India
4 Feb 07
ya i also smoke bt i m 21 nw .........i hve started at the age of 16 ....i hve a very bad habbit n i m trying 2 quit ........bt its gud also ....coz ll u want a company for u always n its a gud company never n ever bitray u ...iu hve done a gud job my frnd ......
4 Feb 07
But seeing you as a smoker, do you never stop and think about what it does to others and yourself? write back, andy!
@sebatt84 (131)
• France
4 Feb 07
Smoking is dangerours four you health, it the only thing that you have to memorize
4 Feb 07
Yes but you might memorize that but not have enough will power to give up and near extra help fron outside people. What do you think? write back, andy!
@9676276 (264)
• Pakistan
4 Feb 07
Yea i used 2 smoke approx 40 cigrets a day.i dun think smoking is bad.it releases tension.it has only one disadvantage dat cigrets ends very soon... Lolzzzzzz
4 Feb 07
lol i can understand what you mean but do you not think that they influence your opinion and that in real life, youd be better off without and releasing tension playing sports or something? write back, andy!
• India
4 Feb 07
in my opinion that i never smoke but my friends smoke regularly thats i said to him be control your mind thats it one of my friend responde to my words and he desideed that thats he smoking is hard to health ,once it comes in your life that hard to through outsite , so friends my quotation is that*no smoking ,no drinking keep in your mind fresh and be happy* ok biiiiiiiii
4 Feb 07
im confused ... in your opinion if you don't smoke or drink or anything like that you are happier in life and take a more positive thought towards everything? write back, andy!
@ilyasjan (803)
• Pakistan
4 Feb 07
i not smoking. very bad habit it is, smokers distrubes othere the time of smoking.
4 Feb 07
Well are you effected by the fact that people are smoking everywhere and killing everybody? Do you get involved with smokers or are you just friends with non-smokers? Write back about how it affects your life, andy!
• Israel
4 Feb 07
my friends are smoking but i am against it..i just let them do whatever they want but in return they must respect the decision of me not to smoke...
4 Feb 07
Do you not get annoyed about the fact they are slowly corrupting your body and killing you off aswell as themselves? write back, andy!
• India
4 Feb 07
Smoking in public irritates most of the people. But still smoker doesnt seem to care. Smoke also affests non smokers.
4 Feb 07
What is your personaly opinion, have you ever tried smoking or know people close to you that smoke and effect you? write back, andy!
• Malaysia
4 Feb 07
It's all right to smoking in everywhere.. like mall, outside.. but in the right place like smoking room.. in the place that no people.. in your house..
4 Feb 07
Yes but, smoking would be in your lungs and you could still be breathing out smoke like 5 minutes after smoking, which would still affect people in public areas, i know it should be allowed in smoking areas but do you not think if there was less plces for people to smoke, more and more people would give up? write back, andy!
• India
4 Feb 07
Smoking is an addiction and it cant be left easily once a person is a regular smoker, But its ok if a person is smoking in a public place, but he should take care that if there are people who dont like smoking then he should avoid smoking at that places, specially when there are childrens at that place.
4 Feb 07
i totally agree about the children prt of things, i am very close to my friends family, and im invited to all their family outings, its cool really cos they're nice to me, but my friends sister has a baby who is about two now and as soon as she was pregnant she gave up and didn't start again because of her little boy, and her family wasn't allowed to smoke around her little boy and still aren't as far as i know, i think children do have a huge influence on people but not everybody. Do you have problem with smoking, smokers or smoking around children? write back, andy!
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
Well, i do smoke but not always..I try to not smoke because I know it's bad for my health and that of others. I think smokers should start to stop smoking because it will make you sick..I am a nurse and I had this patient who had a hole on his neck and he has this device he has to put in front of his neck so he can be able to be understood...and guess how he got that way? Yes, from over smoking...I always get that as an example when I talk people out of smoking.
4 Feb 07
your a doctor? what would you do to help people stop smoking because it can't be as easy as just stopping because somebody spoke to you? write back, andy!
@nizayu (30)
• Malaysia
4 Feb 07
Smoking is a bad habit.I stop smoking for 5 years.My opinion is if you or your friend are smoking,try to avoid it when you need it.how? I suggest you try sweet or something better than it .Try to eat something better for your health.
@Zikaro (57)
• United States
4 Feb 07
Smoking is a disgusting habit and puts not only your life at risk but also the lives of the people around you. Personally, I think people should get thrown in jail for smoking. It's basically committing murder but in a much, much much more slower and painful manner.
4 Feb 07
But its like getting brainwashed or hypnotised, and somebody who did it making you kill people around you, im not trying to justify smoking at all because i am totally against it but its a bit harsh jailing smokers?
@Alphasee (389)
• United States
4 Feb 07
Smoking is stupid.
4 Feb 07
Why is it stupid, why do you think people begin smoking and what would you do to get people to stop? write back, andy!
• India
4 Feb 07
i am a no-smoker i would do the same thing what you have done.
4 Feb 07
Have you any friends that smoke and would you do what i did if you had the chance, write back, andy!