Why people keep complaining about smoking and drinking?

@klaudine (3651)
Indonesia
September 5, 2008 5:42am CST
I want to ask this from the long time ago. Before I start this I want to tell you that I am a habitual heavy smoker and a moderate social drinker. Yeah, I do that. I wonder why people keep complaining and said to us that it was bad for our health? While there are so many things that they don't realize was bad for their health too... Junk food... people with junk food has the big possibility of having high cholesterol in blood and obesity that would bring to the heart disease. Instant food... it has many msg in the ingredients that would contaminated your blood with Natrium Coffee... it has lots of caffeine, bad for your heart and could make hyperacidty Sweets and softdrinks... you could get diabetes from this kind of consumptions.... even SUNLIGHT... it could makes you suffer from the skin cancer by its ultraviolet radiation to your skin!! why people never complaining about those kind of things? Why it's just smoking and drinking that they condemn while people that consume what I mentioned above is more than the total smoker and drinker population?
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16 responses
@Anne18 (11034)
5 Sep 08
I don't really know. Perhaps its because we all do one or the other or even both! I drink at weekends, never smoked. Or perhaps they are at a lost to comlain about something and these two things are always about us? Hope that helps a little bit
@snpyvin (1518)
• Malaysia
5 Sep 08
but those is things we need to take.. smoking and drinking you can choose to stop it and dont have it..lols other then that people just don't like to see girls smoke and drink..you know moral thinggy..
@Wizzywig (7858)
5 Sep 08
Are you saying we need junk food, instant food and coffee We can choose to stop those as well (or instead ) I think illnesses linked with smoking have been given a higher profile so thats the area most people comment on.
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@klaudine (3651)
• Indonesia
5 Sep 08
Talking about pollution, the factories and transportations contribute more in this. So I think moral thingies are more acceptable since I can understand in some place people are still conventional about such things. Thank you very much of your participation, have a nice day :)
@snpyvin (1518)
• Malaysia
6 Sep 08
factory is different.. that do have some kind of protection or cleaner to clean the air before they are off to our environment for some responsible factory. But do smoking have it?? we cant simply stop factory from producing something just because pollution cause its just not the way it is.. but for smoke we can choose.. if i stop smoking means good health and less pollution to the air and people around or harming people around that i love. by the way since smoking brings non advantages but hell lots of disadvantages maybe you can consider to make a stop for it now. but the choice is still in your hand. I'll been to hospital few times for my leg sport injuring operation cause its not doing well and i do know the life in hospital seeing many people suffer of the pain some of it half die half living thinking of all this makes me even hate going back to hospital( i suffer alot too even thought is just leg operation how bout lung cancer?? heart problem i think they suffer more)... so why u have to go smoke and make yourself ill and put u in all this suffer???? doest that worth?? how about people beside you that love you so much that one day they have to came across to see you suffer in this situation..
@mimico (3618)
• Philippines
6 Sep 08
I don't smoke nor drink. I used to hate smokers for polluting the air and destroying my health through second hand smoke. But I've met many amazing people who happen to be smokers so over the years I've become more accepting. I nag my friends who smoke because I really do care about their health. Smoking, unlike eating junk food and staying under the sun is AN ADDICTION. I think that's why you smokers get a lot more flak for it. :P
@marciascott (25553)
• United States
6 Sep 08
I totally agree with you, I don't smoke but I drink. I try to tell my friends to stop smoking but, I dosen't help. I care about my friends health too!
@rup011 (726)
• Germany
5 Sep 08
Junk food, Coffe, sweets, sunlight can harm only oneself. But when you smoke you put others to harm too. Passive smoking is as dangerous as active smoking. Small children brethe that polluted air. When one drinks, he harms ones body but if has a potential to harm others too. So many accidents occur due to the reason that the driver was drunk. Some teenagers drink and loose control over their mind and indulge into fight and some times murder. So smoking and drinking is not only bad for oneself but for others too.
5 Sep 08
I'm with you - the people that complain about smoking are within their rights to - smoking harms other people. Usually people dont pick up on eating rubbish or drinking because it isnt effecting their health personally. although if you care about someone you tell them off for that sort of thing too!
@salonga (27835)
• Philippines
5 Sep 08
Well they are altogether bad. It takes a wise man to realize that he is engaging in bad habits as smoking and drinking and bad habit of partaking junks. I believe people who tell you that your habits are bad for your health are not really complaining but rather are concerned people around you. Well, I don't blame you if you take their good advice against them because you are not the only one. People who enjoyed their bad habits normally do. I have relatives around who have the some stand. On the other hand those people who keep on eating unhealthy food are also blind to the reality that those food are slowly killing them. They have been told of the truth by they shrugged it off. Same with people who engage in smoking and drinking or other bad habits. They tend to go blind. Why because they find pleasure in what they are doing. Their motto....Enjoy life today for tomorrow we shall die! Tsk!Tsk!Tsk!
@klaudine (3651)
• Indonesia
5 Sep 08
Hey, what's wrong with enjoying today? I don't feel offended.. it's just not fair because people telling me that it is bad to smoke, but they don't say anything to people who eat junk food and drink softdrinks... If they're really care, they should tell those people that obesity is the main reason why people die of the heart attack
@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
6 Sep 08
Hi friend, Once when you start drinking and smoking,you tend to go beyond the limits.Am not complaining but the addiction is like that people smoke and drink too much without knowing what the limit is.So its very injurious to health.Coffee and other factors how much can we drink? there is no intoxication in that.smoking and drinking cetainly affects your health than others.Thanks for sharing.happy mylotting.
@marciascott (25553)
• United States
6 Sep 08
Why do people complain about this because they don't smoke or drink. I don't smoke but I drink from time to time, I say to each it's own. but I can't stand being around no one that smokes.
• United States
6 Sep 08
There are several reasons, I think, for the concern/complaining. There certainly are many other harmful habits, but smoking and drinking have been the negative habits for years. I have had this discussion with a lot of people and I think that because these habits don't only affect the person that is doing it, people tend to voice their opinions louder. I don't like to see an overweight man chowing down on a Big Mac, but I would much rather encounter that than have someone blow smoke in my direction or get stumbling drunk and then drive. There are much higher consequences for individuals around you when you have those habits. I don't judge people for doing those things, but I don't appreciate witnessing them on a regular basis.
• Philippines
6 Sep 08
Why? Because it's so darn annoying, when smokers do it in front of us non-smokers. I really don't mind for responsible smokers who knows when and where to do it but when they don't, I try to cover my nose or move away from them. They're irresponsible in a way that they're also affecting the health of us non-smokers. I know a professor of mine who's a survivor of lung cancer, and there's this 2 smokers who are smoking in front of him, since my prof can't move away from his position... all he could do is cover his nose... and those 2 smokers doesn't seem to care and continue doing it. As for drinking... it's actually alright for me, as long as they don't influence me to drink too...
@cudamani (996)
• India
6 Sep 08
It is because smoking affects lungs and excessive drinking causes damage to liver. Drinking affects brain too and one develops loss of memory and other brain related ailments. God has given all of us very good brain. Should we spoil that by drinking?
6 Sep 08
You yourself said that you are a habitual heavy smoker, so you should be heavily additive to smoking,Maybe that's why---I believe no body wants to be addictive to junk food,instant food,etc. And, we donnot have the foods you mentioned so frequently as you smoke. I think somking and drinking could do nothing good for your health,but junk food can make me feel full when I am hungry,and moderate sunlight can make my body healthier. What can somking do,except making you lung black?Yes it can refresh yourself if you have been addictive, but the non-smokers may suffer from second hand smoking.Many guys even feel stunned when getting the smoke. So the most important thing may be that somking and drinking may get your surroundings messed.You can find dedicated smoking room,but you cannot stop the air flowing around. And at last, a black humor,when most of the population are doing onething and little are doing another thing, the most are right, the little are wrong. Just for fun.
• United States
6 Sep 08
i dont know why they complaint ... drinking and smoking is our fashion these days ..lol
@lingli_78 (12836)
• Australia
6 Sep 08
well, i think it is because both smoking and drinking are affecting the lives of other people too... not only the person who is doing it... for example, passive smokers also suffer health consequences from the smokers... and as for drinkers, there are already a lot of road accidents that are caused by drink driving... that's why people are complaining about it... as for the other things that you mention like junk food, instant food, coffee and sunlight, they only affect individuals and won't affect other people... that's why nobody ever complain about them... take care and have a nice day...
@shuyina (31)
5 Sep 08
its a bad habits and make ur life getting short with disease...make trown money away for nothing..better give me coz i need money..that why i join mylot..hehe
@Geone1 (65)
5 Sep 08
Well I should imagine without trying to take sides, that the evidence for smoking or drinking is more conclusive and has more of a risk attached to it than the others I guess, with smoking also it's not only your own health you risk putting in danger but others around you who have to breath in your passive discharge of smoke and also putting themselves in risk of getting cancer, sorry there is no nice way of putting it. Drinking also has similar affect on not only yourself but your life and marriage or relationship or even family.
@SHAMRACK (8521)
• India
5 Sep 08
Dear friend, I do see that the indication as injurious to health is shown in both. Moreover it is also seen that others may get effected if one who smoke or drink extensively. Moreover Smoking is much injurious to health to those who inhale it and drinking is also effect to their child while reproduction and may other health factors too. Moreover it gives a brain malfunction that may result it more worse situations Anyhow as you indicated there are also other aspects that effect health which are not much emphasised. May they give more worse to the person who consumes it than to others.