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I am a man and I have smoked within the last 3 months 17 10.18%
I am a woman and I have smoked within the last 3 months 5 2.99%
I am a man and I have not smoked within the last 3 months 98 58.68%
I am a woman and I have not smoked within the last 3 months 47 28.14%
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:36 PM   #1
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Poll -Do You Smoke?

Off of Vicente's thread- do you smoke? The question is for the present tense, which will be defined as "Have you smoked within the last 3 months".

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Old 08-31-2010, 01:53 PM   #2
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Off of Vicente's thread- do you smoke? The question is for the present tense, which will be defined as "Have you smoked within the last 3 months".

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I should have been more precise. "And still smoke and do to the amount of a pack a day"
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At age 11 (end of 5th grade) I went to grammar school and the new friends I made did not smoke, so I gave up smoking then. However, since my parents were always very heavy smokers and the family of 6 lived in a 4 room house, I got plenty of secondary smoke until I left home at age 18.
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I should have been more precise. "And still smoke and do to the amount of a pack a day"
Make you own poll then - but you won't find many Americans likely to be on this board that smoke>= a pack a day. In my high school in the fifties, almost all the girls smoked, but very few boys because we turned out for sports and smoking could get you kicked off the team.

I wish more women still smoked- I have a fetish about the taste of cigarette smoke kissing a woman, but hard to find a smoking woman any more except the young pierced punkers. I also really like smoking scenes in old movies. Wasn't Lana Turner a great smoker?

BTW, when I read the poll it reminds me of confession "Bless me father, for I have xxx'd 200 times in the last 3 months. "Good god my child, Hail Mary(s) won't help you, we might have to dust off the rack."

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I wish more women still smoked- I have a fetish about the taste of cigarette smoke kissing a woman, but hard to find a smoking woman any more except the young pierced punkers. I also really like smoking scenes in old movies. Wasn't Lana Turner a great smoker?

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I like smoking hot women, but in my dating days I found that kissing a girl that smoked was like kissing an ashtray Of course, I would put up with it if I thought I would score higher than a 2*.




* UK male scoring system from the 1960's:

1 = kissing
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3 = upstairs inside
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I'm assuming this poll applies to any type of tobacco. I occasionally smoke a pipe or cigar, but I have never even tried a cigarette (blech!).
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I quit 26 years ago today.
Last week marked 33 years since I quit smoking.

For many reasons, I am so glad that I did.

Just think of the extra "mad money": During the past 33 years I did NOT smoke about 15,000 packs of cigarettes. I don't know how much cigarettes cost any more, but I am sure it adds up.
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Yes I smoke cigarettes.

Ready...aim...fire...throw your tomatoes at will.

The daily amount varies with the weather.

Nice day - outside and busy, very little smoking.
Crappy day - inside and busy, smoke on breaks from projects.
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Make you own poll then - but you won't find many Americans likely to be on this board that smoke>= a pack a day. In my high school in the fifties, almost all the girls smoked, but very few boys because we turned out for sports and smoking could get you kicked off the team.

I wish more women still smoked- I have a fetish about the taste of cigarette smoke kissing a woman, but hard to find a smoking woman any more except the young pierced punkers. I also really like smoking scenes in old movies. Wasn't Lana Turner a great smoker?

BTW, when I read the poll it reminds me of confession "Bless me father, for I have xxx'd 200 times in the last 3 months. "Good god my child, Hail Mary(s) won't help you, we might have to dust off the rack."

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Ha, send a PM to Freebird. You're in!
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Ha, send a PM to Freebird. You're in!



Freebird IS still single these days.

Heavily pursued, but still single.
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I have never smoked nor have I ever lived with anyone who indulged (other than my first semester freshman roommate who smoked like a chimney in our tiny room ). Not that I am an anti smoking nut. I have friends who smoke. I keep an ashtray outside the front door on a bench for their comfort and convenience. Smoking does not bother me much so long as it is outside...like walking with someone who is smoking or sitting at an outdoor dining spot. I think it is ridiculous to ban smoking in bars so long as the dining room is not affected. That said, I think smoking is a terrible thing for one's health and I would certainly applaud anyone who quits.
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Why is it ridiculous to ban smoking in bars. Should the majority of the people be subjected to smoke for the 23% that smoke? Should the people who work in bars be forced to breath burning tobacco? I think it's ridiculous to make that statement.
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Never tried and never will try! (Other than second hand smoke.)My parents both were smokers when I was living at home but they both quite a long time ago. I always thought the smoking sections on planes was funny as if the smoke knew it could not travel to the non-smoking section!
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Why is it ridiculous to ban smoking in bars. Should the majority of the people be subjected to smoke for the 23% that smoke? Should the people who work in bars be forced to breath burning tobacco? I think it's ridiculous to make that statement.
I guess I don't think of a bar on a par with a health club. I am guessing (but don't know for sure) that most of the people who spend large amounts of time in bars are smokers or don't mind smoking. Of course, I would be in sympathy with a bar employee who could not tolerate the smoking for whatever reason. I would hope they would look for other employment. Here in western PA we have a lot of what I would call "real bars"...shot and beer places and social clubs. Many of the patrons enjoy smoking. But heck, if they outlawed smoking everywhere that would be fine with me. I don't go anywhere if something about the place bothers me.
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Exactly my point! Since you and I are part of the 77% that don't smoke wouldn't you think the owners of the bar would rather intertain the majority. Are smokers the only people who drink? Also, why in the world should the workers have to seek other employment because of smoking?

Bars that have mostly smokers have them because people like us, the 77%, don't go because of the smoking.

In most parts of the country there is no longer smoking in bars, restaurants and most every where else.
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If you want to drink or dance in a convivial atmosphere, the bar is your destination. There are many more social drinkers than smokers in America. Washington banned smoking in all public places, and it has made life much better for the almost 80% of the population that doesn't smoke. Actually, I think that in this state there are fewer than 20% smokers. And the smokers really do have fun standing out in the rain and wind getting their fixes. Such bonding!

We even have smoke free casinos.

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Never. Bob Newhart used to do a bit about the discovery of tobacco by Sir Walter Raleigh and introducing it to England. I thought it was great.
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