Smoking - Cool or suicidal?

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  1. Magic_Umbreon

    Magic_Umbreon Researching Tower Scientist, Retired

    The UK is to increase the age for being able to buy tobacco products from 16 to 18 in an effort to reduce related deaths. Will it work? What is the situation eleswhere and is smoking "cool" or do the known risks and warnings succeed to deter?

    Smoking is as ripe around my peers as ever; no-one even considers the risks and have a feeling of invincibility.
  2. DragonairMaster8

    DragonairMaster8 Active Member

    it depends on what type of social group you are in; mine thinks it is dumb
  3. Bobby

    Bobby New Member

    I didn't know you could get it at 16 over there.

    It isn't cool. :nonono:
  4. spoinkmaster

    spoinkmaster New Member

    dont doo drugs dood.
  5. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    Smoking is 18 over in the USA also, though oddly you have to be 21 to drink and gamble (I really don't know why they do that, but w/e). Personally, I will never smoke (or marry anyone who does), but I have no problem with other people who want to smoke, it's their own decision.
  6. ilikegengar

    ilikegengar Member

    smoking: not cool

    I'm in my 40's so right away to teens I'm not cool. However, I grew up in a family with both my parents smoking. Me and my 3 siblings HATED it. We hate smoking. Remember, that is a thought that came from a teen who is now an adult. Smoking is expensive, it stinks, and those around you can't breathe. You cut down on the number of girls (or boyfriends) you may attract. The top criteria I had in looking for a sweetheart was that he be a non-smoker.

    It's hard to find a place in public to smoke these days. You can't smoke on public transportation. It's bad for those around you. Basically, why would you purposely addict yourself to something?

    Good topic.

    best wishes. :smile:
  7. jkwarrior

    jkwarrior Active Member

    My parents smoked most of my childhood. I hate it.

    It's not cool. All it does is show weakness. And yes, it does kill people.
  8. Shellshock929

    Shellshock929 <a href="

    I avoid Smoking at all costs. I prefer not to get Lung Cancer for the sake of my life.
  9. doctormcdreamy

    doctormcdreamy New Member

    i dont and i never smoked. smoking leads into so many diseases. and it's an issue for everyone.
    they have to inhale that second hand smoke. or cry when their loved ones are dying of lung cancer. or have to suffer the increased costs of health care because of the unnecessary diseases caused by smoking.

    i'm all for freedom (freedom to smoke or freedom to not smoke) but we gotta watch it when other people's freedom disrupt our own freedom.
  10. Vegeta ss4

    Vegeta ss4 Iron Chef Leader

    I have smoked before...In my school, smoking was what the "cool" kids were doing. I smoked for about 1 month until really getting busted by a teacher and such. Then I quit and I wasn't addicted at all with it. I know 1 month you may not get addicted but still, I could of quit anytime I wanted to but again, I was thinking it was cool because of my middle school. But I think smoking is sooo stupid. I would never touch a cig again in my entire life. My parents have smoked since they were 11 and I have seen some of the damages that it has caused. I myself don't want to waste money on some tobacco and a piece of paper rolled around it just so I could die. Plus smoke smells really bad and as far as I lasr checked, girls don't like smelly guys.
  11. supertyranitar

    supertyranitar New Member

    Smoking is just plain horrible. I myself will never touch anything like it, any sort of drug. It's just not good for anyone in the end. I don't see how anyone can see it as cool, even if it 'might' seem like the mature thing to do.
  12. Burninating_Torchic

    Burninating_Torchic New Member

    But just look at their mascot! It's a camel with sunglasses! He's SOO cool!

    Sarcasm, of course.
    Smoking's bad, mmk?
  13. yoshi1001

    yoshi1001 Active Member

    16? The smoking age should be at least 21. I've often wondered what the pollution caused by secondhand smoke is compared to say, coal-burning plants.

    Sorry, I just have a personal vendetta against the tobacco industry since they killed two of my grandparents and my uncle.

    I've thought about taking a picture of a graveyard and superimposing "Welcome to Marlboro Country" over it.
  14. Magic_Umbreon

    Magic_Umbreon Researching Tower Scientist, Retired

    So does anyone think smoking is good ie has a positive effect on society in general?
  15. charmander rox

    charmander rox New Member

  16. Cardzmaster2004

    Cardzmaster2004 <a href="

    Cool - meh, to some, but not me personally. Sure, cigars smell wonderful, but the negative effects of smoking outweigh any benefit that I could garner from doing so. If it were for a part, I'd jsut get menthol rolls. but other than that, I can't see myself smoking anytime in the near OR distant future.

    Suicidial - again, def. no. If you wanted to kill yourself, there are better ways to go about it. Bad for your health - yeah; but, not suicidal.

    Just my two/three cents.
  17. Marril

    Marril New Member

    Smoking poisons your body, increases your chances of getting cancer, and pollutes the air for everyone around you. It's never cool. It's flat-up stupid, and anyone who gets into smoking because they think it's cool is a patent idiot.

    If you're going to intentionally harm yourself, at least have the courtesy to get into things like cutting. At least then you're not harming people around you.
  18. Magic_Umbreon

    Magic_Umbreon Researching Tower Scientist, Retired

    Ever sympathetic :cool:
  19. ShadowTogetic

    ShadowTogetic New Member

    there were people who smoke heavily told me that it's expensive getting Starbucks every day
  20. Dom

    Dom New Member

    Of course smoking is cool, it makes you look hard. You well earn respect points for it. Smoke.
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