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Old 09-11-2010, 12:47 AM   #61
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Methane smells even worse than cigarette smoke, but AFAIK isn't dangerous to those around you. Plus, I never heard of anyone inadvertently lighting up a cigarette! (And going "oops," or trying to pretend it wasn't really them).

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Actually, methane is odourless. Pharts aren't. Which were you talking about?
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:37 AM   #62
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Recently read where 20% of adult population in US smokes and rate among teenagers is holding steady around 20%. I really don't see it, I think the rate is lower. Of the smokers I know, they tend to manage their smokes per day, don't know any two pack a day smokers anymore. From what I've seen in Europe and read, smoking rates are declining, but still a majority of adults smoke.
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Old 09-17-2010, 02:06 PM   #63
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I smoked for a week while in the 9th grade. I haven't smoked since. And no...I'm not in 10th grade right now!
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Old 11-15-2010, 04:38 AM   #64
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Cigarauction.com At these prices I can't afford NOT to smoke them.
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:23 PM   #66
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I quit March 3rd 1983 and have not lit up since. Both my parents smoked and died early from smoke related disease. I have not even thought about smoking for many many years. You know, I do not even remember smoking?

I am now 63 and so glad I kicked that awful habit.

My solution would be educating people in the very horrible effects that tobacco does have on the human body, also the people around them.

Telling this a smoker is like talking to a wall though I deal with those everyday at work. They always tell me, you got to die of something. Oldtrig
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Actually, methane is odourless. Pharts aren't. ich were you talking about?
May be, but what most of us associate with methane is natural gas, which has a very smelly mercaptan additive. Interstingly, this same compound produces most of the bad smell in intestinal gas and feces.

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May be, but what most of us associate with methane is natural gas, which has a very smelly mercaptan additive. Interstingly, this same compound produces most of the bad smell in intestinal gas and feces.

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my wife says I smoke... oh wait you meant cigarettes

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College roommates were all smokers so I tried it. Marlb*ro nearly scorched my throat! It was gross and made me feel sick. Tried the all natural kind and was not a problem at all. No after-feeling nasty feelings, burns far slower than the kind w/ all the chems added on. If you take a Marlb*ro it will burn down fast on its own - if you take a natural cig it will burn out and you have to re-lite it if you haven't been puffing on it.

So for a while, if I ever did smoke (usually when out with friends partying) then it was natural and never got addicted. I really think it has more to do with the stuff they add to the tobacco than the tobacco myself.
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When I was teenager, I tried to smoke a few cigarettes, but never really could inhale without coughing my guts out. For some reason, I didn't have that trouble with the "funny" cigarettes. I could smoke a joint with my buds with no problem! I don't do that stuff anymore. Once I enlisted in the Air Force and they started doing random drug testing, bringing in the drug dogs, etc, the ante was substantially upped for getting busted, especially once I became a family man. Way too much to lose...so I gave that activity up when I was around 20 or so. No smoking anything for me now. I have enough troubles without going looking for more...
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I smoked for 8 years, about a pack/day M-F but very little on weekends, quit successfully about 30 years ago.

I have about 80 employees, just under 20% are smokers if that's an insight.
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It will kill you in about twelve different ways

I smoked most of my adult life. Was a cop for 27 years. My first roll call was a cloud of smoke. everyone lit up as soon as they entered the room. Pipes, cigars. and cigarettes. It leads to lung cancer, head and neck cancer, COPD, and hardening of the arteries as well as a bunch of other medically related problems. There is no good in it. I still like the smell of it and secretly want to tell people to stop. It almost killed me last year with my cancer diagnosis. I had quit a couple years before. You can never reverse the damage it causes. Please stop if you currently smoke as I don't wish you the anguish it has caused me.
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Good advice Rat. Sorry to hear about your health problems. My sister died a horrible death caused by smoking.
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Getting back to the original question....
Here are some current Canadian statistics.

CBC News - Health - Statistical look at cigarettes and Canadian smokers
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Was a nicotine addict for about 30 years but quit 5 years ago as of December 5th.
I quit 5 years ago, too, as of December 1. I smoked for 45 years.
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Congrats are in order for BT and GL ~ Happy Quit Smoking Anniversary!!
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Apparently the most famous smoker in the world is kicking the habit; kudos to him...

White House: Obama still trying to kick the habit - Yahoo! News
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Apparently the most famous smoker in the world is kicking the habit; kudos to him...

White House: Obama still trying to kick the habit - Yahoo! News
No chance, he'll never get it past a Senate filibuster.
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