Why do think some people smoke?

November 19, 2008 10:07am CST
we are suffering from global warming now a days, and there are lots of people who is smoking and destroying our environment more. but why? what are their reason for smoking? pleasure? or just to act cool?
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@owlwings (43915)
• Cambridge, England
19 Nov 08
We smoke because it's an addiction and a habit and some people think it's cool. In actual fact we do far more harm to global warming by farting than we do by smoking. As a smoker, I am very aware that others don't want to breathe my smoke and I try to keep it away from non-smokers. I have no bad feelings as regards the environment, though, in burning one small tube of dried leaves. What it does to me is another matter. It will probably hasten the time when I deliver my carbon &c to the earth and help to produce new trees, vegetables and other life-giving necessities to my brother inhabitants of the globe.
@Lexus656 (672)
• United States
19 Nov 08
Wow thanks for writing that! I had come back to this discussion several times trying to figure out what I was going to say in a nice manner. I have a hard time talking to people that write these kinds of discussions. I guess It's becuase I have been a smoker for years and no matter what I am doing to my body is my decision its a free right. Alot of things are getting blown out of porportion these days especially when it comes to smoking. I am just tired of hearing people talk about why the government allows me to smoke and hurt myself. I don't see why it's a problem if I am respectful about it. I don't smoke aroung non-smokers or children and I am considerate of others when I do smoke. I just don't think that we as smokers are getting a fair hand in the deal. I understand restaurants that don't want smoking in them but at a bar that's taking it a little to far. We have to stand outside every where we go, wether it be freezing cold or poruing down rain. I think that non-smokers should understand that it may not be right for them but they aren't eveyrone they can't tell others what they can and cannot do. To be honest it's like they are saying yea you have the right to do this but we are going to try to take that right away from you to. But if you think about it if you don't like the food at one restaurant are you going to continue to go there? no of course not so if you are a non smoker going to a place where smoking is allowed then why do you go there and then get on websites and complain. You all are asking us to change our lifestyle but what about yours? You can't meet half way?
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@cripfemme (7698)
• United States
27 Nov 08
I think the main reason people smoke is addiction. Everybody knows the health risks, but some people are too addicted to quit. Also, for some people it's a macho thing or a you can't tell me what to do kind of thing. That doesn't make sense to me. Why try to kill yourself?