Why do people still smoke?

@bhbirdie6 (1771)
United States
October 19, 2006 8:01pm CST
Why are people still smoking when there is so much research that proves it kills you?!!!! I can understand older smokers a little better because they may have started the habit before they understood the consequences... but people who have grown up knowing it can cause cancer of all kinds? Why do people still do this?!
5 responses
@srhelmer (6930)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
24 Oct 06
I think it's because of the crowd people hang out with. When they are younger, it's cool to smoke because it is dangerous and wrong. When you're older and trying to quit, it's hard to do if everyone around you smokes.
@bhbirdie6 (1771)
• United States
24 Oct 06
I am part of the "younger" crowd... and honestly... it just grosses me out. I don't particularly think it's "cool".
• Netherlands
24 Oct 06
I can't quite remember what got me started smoking in the first place. I smoke, but when I try to think of how I picked up that first cig and thought to light it I can't tell you. I know that if there was a way to go back in my history and stop this rotten behaviour I would do it in a flash. I knowit's disgusting and harmful but yet I do it. Why?
@bhbirdie6 (1771)
• United States
24 Oct 06
You are stronger than that small inanimate object. You can quit! Just think... every day that you don't smoke... you're adding days even weeks, maybe YEARS to your life!
• Philippines
24 Oct 06
I smoke when I'm pressured, and it helps me to relive that feeling
@achilles7 (1277)
• India
24 Oct 06
smoking is bad habbit.
@xxtreme (594)
• India
24 Oct 06
i smoke..i know its a bad habit