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Old 11-04-04, 01:16 PM
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Are people who smoke stupid?

They know it's bad for them and will most likely kill them yet they keep doing it. What amazes me is they start in the first place. Your thoughts?
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Wow.. get ready for a flame-fest. I have marshmellos for everyone.
Can someone bring the popcorn?
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people know starting threads like this will most likely get them flamed yet they keep doing it


they keep smoking because they are addicted (some). i dont know why they start, because they think it looks cool?
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Sherlock Holmes smoked, and shot up with cocaine. And he was a genius, and a great detective.
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I always found it funny how Phillip Morris has all these ads and commercials about "We Card" and what not. I always wonder what's the thought behind that. It's bad for kids, but good for adults?
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Not stupid, no -- you are obviously someone who has never smoked....

I started smoking when I was 13 because it was "cool". I quit smoking 5 weeks ago using Zyban -- I smoked for 33 years and I feel like this time the quitting will "take".

People do a lot of things that are bad for them and NONE of us are getting out of this alive....
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Are people who drink stupid?
Are people who drive motorcycles stupid?
Are people who skydive stupid?
Are people who eat fatty foods stupid?


I wonder if it ever occurs to people that some people smoke because they actually enjoy it.

Newsflash - not smoking is not going to prevent you from dying.
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You betcha they're stupid.
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Stupid,....no.

Disgusting,.....yes.
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How lucky are the folks who eat, drink and smoke whatever they want and live to be a ripe old age? My wife's Grandpa lived to be 93 and would sit at the local casino bar and chain smoke and drink beer.
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Originally posted by Red Dog

Newsflash - not smoking is not going to prevent you from dying.
Fixed for uhh... clarity.
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Originally posted by Red Dog
Are people who drink stupid?
Are people who drive motorcycles stupid?
Are people who skydive stupid?
Are people who eat fatty foods stupid?


I wonder if it ever occurs to people that some people smoke because they actually enjoy it.

Newsflash - not smoking is not going to prevent you from dying.
but wouldn't you agree that it significantly decreases lifespan? Or is dying at 80 the same as dying at 50?

I'm not one who particularly cares whether people smoke, I never have, and have no plans to, but I could care less whether people choose to smoke.

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Originally posted by Groucho
Sherlock Holmes smoked, and shot up with cocaine. And he was a genius, and a great detective.
but on the other hand, Otto the bus driver at Springfield Elementary is an idiot. must be the smoking and drugs.
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Originally posted by Birrman54
but wouldn't you agree that it significantly decreases lifespan? Or is dying at 80 the same as dying at 50?
Smoking does not take 30 years off your life. It's like 10 or 15.

And yes, people do smoke because it is enjoyable.
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Originally posted by Birrman54
but wouldn't you agree that it significantly decreases lifespan? Or is dying at 80 the same as dying at 50?

I'm not one who particularly cares whether people smoke, I never have, and have no plans to, but I could care less whether people choose to smoke.

birrman54

If you smoke 2 or 3 packs a day, it significantly decreases lifespan. So does drinking and eating unhealthy foods. Keep in mind that you can also smoke in moderation. The point is that almost everyone engages in some form of unhealthy behavior. Why do they do it? Because they derive pleasure out of it. I don't live my life just to see how long I can live. I live to enjoy things in life.
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Originally posted by Red Dog
I don't live my life just to see how long I can live. I live to enjoy things in life.
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Im banking on them finding a cure for smoking related diseases.
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Originally posted by chrisih8u
Im banking on them finding a cure for smoking related diseases.


That's the spirit!
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Are people who smoke stupid?

Some of them are, but not because they smoke. I assume people smoke because they enjoy it or are addicted to it in some way, and the benefit they get from the nicotine outweighs whatever health cost in their own minds (just as drinking alcohol in moderation does for me). I don't smoke, and I prefer not to smell smoke when I can avoid it, but I disagree with all the smoking bans.
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not stupid. addicted. it's not an easy equation.

but I will say that quitting feels like a significant accomplishment and is a source of pride and self-esteem.
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Originally posted by bigrederik
Otto...is an idiot. must be the smoking and drugs.
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Re: Are people who smoke stupid?

Originally posted by AGuyNamedMike
I don't smoke, and I prefer not to smell smoke when I can avoid it, but I disagree with all the smoking bans.

A Gold Star for your sensibility, sir.
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Re: Are people who smoke stupid?

Originally posted by AGuyNamedMike
I don't smoke, and I prefer not to smell smoke when I can avoid it, but I disagree with all the smoking bans.
I feel just the opposite. When I dream about a country where all 50 states are like California, I feel warm and fuzzy inside.

I HATE smokers. I still wouldn't call them stupid though. It has nothing to do with intelligence.
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Re: Re: Are people who smoke stupid?

Originally posted by Green Jello
When I dream about a country where all 50 states are like California


That sounds more like a nightmare.
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Re: Re: Are people who smoke stupid?

Originally posted by Green Jello
When I dream about a country where all 50 states are like California, I feel warm and fuzzy inside.
I'm from California and that thought scares me.

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