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Old 08-10-2011, 04:18 PM
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smoking is prohibited, you shouldn't do this.

" If you want more information on lunge cancer then keep smoking"

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Old 08-11-2011, 01:53 PM
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Hi there,

I think it is fine to have smoking tax.

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Old 08-13-2011, 10:37 AM
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Been a smoker still making the healing really is bad for one's health and what is more worst when you decide that it is time to quit. whoaa
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So don't start so you wont need to quit, and free from

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Old 09-17-2011, 08:45 AM
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One thing I can say in this posts is to stop as soon as possible. Set out a date that you will be stress free. However friends have been telling me and it's the best possible answer is just to STOP. Enjoy the benefits it will bring.

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Old 09-18-2011, 03:54 PM
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As a smoker honestly believe there is no way to stop kids from smoking altogether. I went through highschool without lighting a single cigarette, then a year later in college I started smoking during my parents' divorce because that was a way for me to express the angst. I know it doesn't make sense to non-smokers, and many will think "my parents divorced without me starting smoking" - it's not about that.

What I'm trying to say is at the end of the day there are a number of reasons why anyone would start smoking. You start because of social reasons (peer pressure, partying etc) or for reasons of your own (self pity, like me, or other similar mental states). I think it is wise to discourage kids to start smoking for social reasons; because you can avoid THAT. You can build kids' egos up to a place where they won't care about peer pressure. You can teach kids to make their own choices for themselves. That will eliminate over half of the teens smoking now. Because most of them started from peer pressure or to "look cool". But anyone who starts for their own reasons, you can't stop and you can't make them stop once they've started.

In fact my aunt (who chain smoked all her life) died from lung cancer a year ago, she was 72. At the same time my best friend's mother died of lung cancer; she had never smoked, not even second hand smoke. It didn't scare me off. It won't scare 99% of smokers off. Smokers aren't dumb or unaware. They make a choice every day to smoke, I do, too. Maybe because it's the path of least resistance for them, for us. I can't speak for everyone.

You have to quit because you WANT to quit and you have to do it in a way that works for you. Some people start slowly cutting down the number of cigarettes they smoke, others can just stop cold turkey and succeed, others need nicotine patches and some even need therapy and/or acupuncture. You can't dictate what works for someone else or even what is a realistic option for anyone. You can't judge if they should have the strength or not because you are not in their shoes. If we got to judge each other like that openly all the time, the world would be ugly - but culture nowadays cheers people on if they are judgemental towards smokers. Other addicts have a disease... smokers are "just dirty". I think that encourages them even more to keep smoking sometimes.

As for prices making one want to quit; yes, I am quitting before I go to Australia. Also because I have a major surgery coming up here at home (not smoke/lung related). That is my main reason. People have to find their own reasons to quit, price will hardly ever do it in my opinion. It'll just make them cut down on something else if they don't want to quit. It's not going to make them want to quit all on its own.

Kids should be taught to make their own decisions as smartly as possible regardless of peer pressure, and thereby to not start smoking due to peer pressure. Just the same smokers aren't going to quit from peer pressure. They have to make their own decision.

I'll get off my soapbox now :-p sorry about the rant.

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Old 12-14-2011, 01:41 PM
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just saw your questions and its seems interesting to participate. however i am a non smoker and i support the increase in tax of cigaret. it will deter the people from smoking and deter consumption. people think that it increase there masculinity that's why they prefer smoking first. campaign about negative effect of smoking should increase against smoking.

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