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    Whew, long post.
    But don't worry about me - direct the anger towards other people.
    While I certainly hate smoking, I don't know if I would hate people smoking. Smoking might be the same as everything other behavior. You do it right and there's no problem. You do it wrong and people get annoyed.

    Certainly, I do wish smoking would get banned because it does nothing but harm, but the individuals themselves I could certainly live with. Nothing wrong there.
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    I just hate how people smell who smoke so I can't smoke myself. The breath, the teeth, the smell, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidP View Post
    and roughly 70% of Europeans smoke.
    I don't know where you read that, but let me assure you that's just ridiculous. Percentages are and always have been usually around 30-40% with a steadly decline in the past 15 years to the point of some national percentages showing, arguably in my opinion, percentages in the 20s.
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    I said yes, but if someone asked me if I smoke I'd say no. It's yes but is by virtue of the question's criteria -- I have a cigar a few times a year when I feel pretentious and there's something to celebrate. But that's it. I tried cigarettes in my teens. Wasn't that taken by them. I say I enjoy cigars occasionally but to be honest haven't decided if I really do or not.

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    Maybe I should start a thread to decide if I'm a smoker. I wouldn't like to be labeled with that term though. While it's technically probably un-false... it makes me sound much dirtier than I'd like, to myself... that's nearly the definition of denial isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twomers View Post
    Maybe I should start a thread to decide if I'm a smoker. I wouldn't like to be labeled with that term though. While it's technically probably un-false... it makes me sound much dirtier than I'd like, to myself... that's nearly the definition of denial isn't it?
    Don't think so. Certainly you are a non smoker from a smoker POV. What it certainly is however, is a problem with our society that has a ball making smokers feel dirty.
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    I've been smoking cigs for 40 plus years and I'm still alive, although I attribute that to physical labour. If I were a couch potato, I'd probably be dead by now.

    It's a bad habit and I constantly remind younger people not to do it (or quit) even though that sounds rather hypocritical of me. I'm considerate to a degree; I won't smoke in someone else's house, or in a restaurant even when allowed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    What it certainly is however, is a problem with our society that has a ball making smokers feel dirty.
    Smokers are dirty. Dirty... dirty... dirty. That will *dirty* never *dirty* change.
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    When I see someone smoking I will automatically presume them an extremely undisciplined and irresponsible person. (Either that or just plain dumb.)

    So yes, smokers are dirty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarin View Post
    When I see someone smoking I will automatically presume them an extremely undisciplined and irresponsible person. (Either that or just plain dumb.)

    So yes, smokers are dirty.
    When I see people jump to conclusions like this, I generally attribute them with the characteristic in parenthesis above.
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    Really? Provide a logical reason as to why you do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarin View Post
    Really? Provide a logical reason as to why you do that.
    You need a logical explanation on why jumping to conclusions is not intelligent? Don't you find it a little ironic that you're asking for logical reasoning when, in fact, you are the one making conclusions with no such reasoning? If I were you, I'd try to stick to the smoking topic in this debate... at least there is data on the internet that you could copy/paste on that subject.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    Don't think so. Certainly you are a non smoker from a smoker POV. What it certainly is however, is a problem with our society that has a ball making smokers feel dirty.
    Smokers consistently inhale the opposite of passably clean air to their lungs on a casual basis, generally take on the smell of said smoke, generally have bad dental and breath problems, and overall the smell makes non-smokers nauseous.

    If it quacks like a duck...

    But they have the no smoking indoors here in miami so the only time I encounter smoke is walking to and from the parking lot at work with people smoking on the sidewalk.

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