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#25 KSpan

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:05 PM

Outside of the addiction factor, I have no idea what the appeal is - I'm 29 and smoking was an immediate deal-breaker when I was younger and dating. Played in a band for years and never understood the appeal, especially after hocking black crud the morning after a few particularly smoky shows. We've all seen pictures of smokers' lungs, and at my last job I occasionally isolated human lung proteins from lung tissue donated by smokers; even after centrifugation and purification the protein suspensions themselves were literally blakcish-grey, thick, and smelled of smoke. Nasty stuff.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 02:16 PM

i aint neva smoked a cig before

21 years strong

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:04 PM

i've never legit smoked but if i have a long-ass hard-ass beat-ass night at the bar where i've been going for twelve hours straight and the shift ends and the other bartenders are out back smoking i'll join them and drag one down for the hell of it. it's never been addictive for me though.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:49 PM

don't pie me; i've smoked other things

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:04 PM

check out some of the ecig forums... don't buy the crap from the gas station.


Got it from Walgreen's. :)

The menthol one isn't that bad, and I hate menthol. Their Classic Tobacco, on the other hand, tastes like rotten walnuts.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:11 PM

Got it from Walgreen's. :)

The menthol one isn't that bad, and I hate menthol. Their Classic Tobacco, on the other hand, tastes like rotten walnuts.


tobacco flavors never taste like tobacco but they can still be good.... they taste more like tobacco smells... the cheap ones are awful, taste like spoiled chocolate or as you said, walnuts.


seriously, if you really wanna give it a shot buy an Ego T starter kit and a few little bottles of juice from indigo vapors... it'll cost you a little on the front side but they are actually really enjoyable to smoke... really good taste, lots of vapor, good throat hit... not quite as good as an actual cig but pretty damn close (and leagues better than the little ones you buy at convenience stores.)

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:14 PM

I kind of feel the same way Biscuit, but I've never drank or tried drugs of any kind... Well, outside of caffeine. That being said, I noticed a much larger amount of my friends in the media studies program (creative/art field) smoked than I ever would've expected. And the weird thing was, it was like they were "social smokers." It wasn't like they craved it, but rather, they just did it when they got around each other and one of them had a pack. They never really did it alone or chain smoked, so I got the impression that it was the "cool factor."

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:20 PM

I teach high school, and it's a lot less prevelant that it has been in my 20 years teaching. Hell it's so expensive, that's one thing that I believe is driving the stats as much as education about how bad it is for you.

I really feel bad for folks that are addicted, as I have seen people try to quit. But I also saw my grandmother die a painful death from lung cancer. My brother smokes and I have tried to get him to quit,

Great question though. I can't answer it. At 42, I've never smoked in single cigarette. My guess is the rebellious part as much as anything.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:38 PM

Meh...just enjoyed it in high school as a thing we weren't allowed to do

When I waited tables it was a reason to take a break

Smoking a bowl then a cigarette w always nice too

Wasn't really addicted I just figured it was time to quit and be healthy .....now it's gross and even if I tried I would throw up

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:39 PM

I was at a club/bar in Wrightsville Beach to see some friends' band a couple weeks ago... To my surprise, people were allowed to smoke inside. I ended up having to leave after the 3rd band because I couldn't take it anymore.

I don't know what really drives people to smoke. Hell, I don't know what drives people to do most of the dumb poo they do nowadays.

It's probably the same trait that makes me eat unhealthy poo because it tastes good.

Nobody's perfect, I suppose. But, I at least try to respect other people when I'm binging on a vice.

I don't really have a problem with smokers. I do have a problem being a forced participant, or seeing someone flick their butts out on the road. The world isn't your fuging trash can!