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    I don't smoke for there main reason:

    1. To much monney
    2. Smells
    3. My freinds have promised to break my legs if i start (my freinds unfourtonitly smoke)
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    I think over the last few years smoking has become less cool in the eyes of most people. I can't help thinking that it might be something to do with the fact that we are not towards the bottom end of the inteligence scale that none have admited to smoking.
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    Second hand smoke has become a paranoia. Remember back in 95 when the EPA (I think) said that people who are over 35 but don't smoke but are regularly exposed to secondhand smoke had a 1 in 30,000 chance of getting lung cancer in a given year? I still remember an attitude of "oh god the black plague is coming again we're all gonna get lung cancer." I don't smoke, and I think it is pretty disgusting, but the danger of secondhand smoke have been blown out of all proportions. Statistically, a parakeet owner is five times more likely to contract lung cancer from his parakeet than from passive smoking. Other things that are more likely to give you cancer: 1 pork chop a week, a carrot a week, some OJ twice a month, a head of lettuce every two years. Some people need to get an angle on this.
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    The reason no 1 admits to smoking is because most of you are not old enough anyway.

    I DO smoke, and am not arsed if you think it is disgusting/blah blah.

    I am 33 and old enough to make my own mind up!

    I am the type of geezer who would not smoke in a place where people are eating etc, so I am a NICE guy.


    I do smoke a lot...........


    All this classroom talk about people finally seing sense..........RUBBISH!

    Where I live there is a great number of smokers, none of which give a rats Ar** about the healh risks, because as you ALL incorrectly said - it is unfashionable....Yeh right, so is sex.


    AND , moronic ones do not judge other people by their habits....It's a bit rude..

    Oh damn, Prelude finds it a turn off.....Better sleep on my own tonight then..sniff sniff
    Such is life.

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    It's disgusting, addictive, and very expensive if you smoke a lot. I find smoking to be a major turn-off.

    Just to clarify.................


    HEHE


    and its not expensive - its the god damn tax! think yourself luck you yanks dont have to pay our petrol prices...You would all have pork chop/donut induced heart attacks.

    In UK it costs 8.30 for 50g of rolling tobacco, in belgium the SAME packet costs 1.79.....YET.....it is made in England and EXPORTED out, YET still costs loads more because of tax.....explain that one then
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    >and its not expensive - its the god damn tax!
    The tax makes it expensive.

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    Hey - I never said I found it disgusting - I just don't do it (and yeah, I am old enough)... Overreact much, Fountain?

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    I only overreact when a ONE sided argument is taking place...like now.


    Oh, and when I have no smokes.

    Get a life-Get a smoke!
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    >and its not expensive - its the god damn tax!
    Ho hum..the point that needs explaining is WHY the tax is so much more in certain places, not WHY it is more expensive....i KNOW its the tax.


    NO POLITICS PLEASE. It was an observation
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    i tryed smoking for like a month and never got a buzz...all it felt like way sucking on a smokey straw to me.. no i don't smoke.

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    "All this classroom talk about people finally seing sense..........RUBBISH!"

    Unfortuneately this is true, i know (mostly indirectly) many smokers, it is still seen as "cool", by impressionable teens (or idiotic arts students) who then get addicted.

    One would hope though that gradually people do start to see sense.

    "AND , moronic ones do not judge other people by their habits....It's a bit rude.. "

    Most people atleast in part judge people by their habits. Whether or not they should is somewhat separate, but they do.

    "tax.....explain that one then "

    Smoking is discouraged by increasing the tax and the government makes money to spend on things like health care, do you have any idea how much money smokers cost the NHS..... hmm? (not incidently that i think that the NHS shouldn't pay for smoking related disease treatement, merely that its not unreasonable to get a portion of the funds needed from cigarette tax)
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    Smoking is discouraged by increasing the tax and the government makes money to spend on things like health care, do you have any idea how much money smokers cost the NHS..... hmm? (not incidently that i think that the NHS shouldn't pay for smoking related disease treatement, merely that its not unreasonable to get a portion of the funds needed from cigarette tax)

    Ummm calling planet earth..come in please.....

    Are you really under the impression that the MASSIVE tax on smokes is what the government pays to the NHS to pay for ANY illness, not just smoking???

    Is that earth????????


    Smokers keep you roads going, your streets lit at night, your rubbish bins empty etc etc.....


    The NHS therefore SHOULD pay for smoking related diseases as WE PAY FOR IT TEN FOLD! and i pay my god dman NI like you...so, really you should receive less treatment than me......bears thinking about yes>!?!>


    AND I pay for fuel and beer...the two other massively taxed items in the UK............


    I must be a loyal citizen me.........


    Remember smokes cost 4.30 (average) and 80% is tax....your petty tax and NI pays the NHS nothing in comparison......same as fuel and beer
    Such is life.

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    >>It's disgusting, addictive, and very expensive if you smoke a lot. I find smoking to be a major turn-off.

    Bang on correct. I had the misfortune of being, er, not in a fully functional state one evening, and wound up in a, er... close encounter with a female who smoked. In my less than reasonable state, I didnt think much of it immediatly, especially as she was quite attractive in other ways. But any of you non-smokers who have ever kissed a smoker, know that I soon realised my mistake. I dont think I've ever been so turned off so fast in my entire life. Despite my optomistic expectations I was really quite disgusted.

    >>ones do not judge other people by their habits

    Actually, I do. And I think its a perfectly reasonable thing to do. Ones habits can be very revealing of how a person thinks. I find it very interesting that people would allow themselves to become addicted to anything. And I'm not specifically saying this in a demeaning way, I merely state that it is part of a persons mental description. And I know too many smokers for anybody to BS me that they can 'quit at any time' and its not an addiction. Thats crap.

    I'm a big fan of personal rights and thus I dont think that smoking should be made illegal. But just as anyone has the right to smoke, I have the right not to. That means that basically smoking should be restricted to private areas. Just as I dont like the smell of sewage and expect people to not ........ on the street, I dont like the smell of tobacco smoke, and will expect people to not blow it where I'm going to be breathing.
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    "Are you really under the impression that the MASSIVE tax on smokes is what the government pays to the NHS to pay for ANY illness, not just smoking??? "

    What they spend the money on is irrelevant the point is it goes into public spending, and out of public spending goes a large amount on funding for smoking related diseases.

    "The NHS therefore SHOULD pay for smoking related diseases as WE PAY FOR IT TEN FOLD!"

    I favour the NHS paying for smoking related diseases but the opposing argument is that smokers get what the had coming to them and public money should be put to better use for various diseases that are less dependant on an avoidable activity....... as i say i do NOT subscribe to that argument but i do feel that the tax on cigs is more than justified as a result.

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