Should I start smoking?
>years of "don't smoke" ads "lung cancer" ads "quit now" ads "youll get addicted" ads
And yet OP still wants to smoke
Who cares about ads?
Nicotine acts as brain protection substance
When I started smoking I was 16 and did it because all my friends did it.
Never felt pressured. I was just curious. Tried it and thought "fuck, this feels great"
Its great for a while. Feels great. Nothing like sparking up a cig on a cold winter morning. Capping off a great meal with a smoke. But eventually, it catches up to you. It always will. You probably won't get cancer, but you will definitely get COPD. Your teeth will get yellow and nasty. Everything you own will stink of tar. You start coughing up flem in the shower. You start getting out of breath going up stairs. You think "I'll enjoy my 20s and smoke when I'm young and will quit before I start getting health problems"
Good luck with that.
I have never felt dumber in my life than when I had a chest flu like bronchitis, and there I am... lungs full of shit and sore from being sick, fighting my basic survival instincts to have a smoke and satiate my nicotine cravings.
Not to mention how fucking expensive it is. When I started that shit was like $4 a pack for brand name and $2.50 for shit their off brand. Now that shit is $10+ a pack. Even adjusted for inflation it is way more expensive.
I can not recommend enough to just fucking not. Just don't start in the first place and you can save yourself a lot of fucking trouble.
but anime girls look cool when they do it
They do look cool. Because they are drawings. And tobacco companies spent assloads of money to make smoking look cool in movies and TV to associate them with being badass.
I smoked half a pack a day. And I had to go out of my way to limit myself. For health and cost.
You're talking about the trap most people fall into when they start smoking. "I'll just have 1 every once in a while or only at parties" turns into "just 1 or 2 a day" turns into "3 or 4 a day isn't that bad" and "today sucked ass I deserve 1 or 2 more just this time" and so on.
You become desensitized to the feeling fucking fast. You'll always need just a little more to get the same feeling that less used to get you.
You don't have to be a 2 pack a day smoker to fuck your health up.
have a cig and blow the smoke though a napkin or covid mask. look at how yellow and nasty it is from just 1 breath. Blow just 1 puff on a carbon monoxide detector and it will lose its shit.
>tobacco companies spent assloads of money to make smoking look cool in movies and TV to associate them with being badass.
people keep saying this but uh idk when ive ever seen a positive depiction of smoking. it just looks cool flat out, with zero influence from anything
>people keep saying this but uh idk when ive ever seen a positive depiction of smoking. it just looks cool flat out, with zero influence from anything
that's because they did it in the 60s and 70s before smoking advertisements in movies/TV was banned. By that time the damage was done and people expected to see cool characters smoking.
well i wasnt influenced by any of that so i still dont see your point
it doesnt even have to be a cigarette, even just a toothpick
just looks cool
>even just a toothpick
Then you've already found a solution.
but i dont drive and people will just think im insane and neurotic
If you say so... marketing only works on normies and not galaxybrains like yourself.
Smoking doesn't look cool. Cool people look cool no matter what they do. Normal people look like scumbags when they smoke.
yea there is a social aspect that can't be denied. If you want something to get you into more social situations this isn't the answer your looking for. Fuck it smoke then. Prove me wrong. I am sure you will come to find out it was a great decision 10 years from now.
You want to be social? Go do shit. Join a fucking club. Choose a social hobby that you see people face to face. Fuck, go to festivals and get shit faced. At least those are only addictive if you have a genetic propensity to it already.
>marketing only works on normies and not galaxybrains like yourself.
i never claimed that. im just saying ive literally never seen any of the marketing. ive only seen negative tobacco stuff
But how many cigs a day did you have? I feel like many people just smoke too much.
What if I only smoke when its offered to me? Ive never bought my own pack
Nta but seems fine to me. I can’t quit tho except all the times I did.
You just end up spending more time with smoker friends, who'll let you bum until you cave and start buying your own. You'll make excuses to make it happen
Its funny how people say this shit and then in the same breath
>yeah i met my wife because i went out for a smoke and she was there and i offered her one also I met my friends because someone needed to bum a cigarette but i quit when i hit 30 and btw you should never smoke ever
im fucking lonely dude
For every 10 smokers I know only 1 successful quit. They all try at some point. Your playing a shit game by rolling the dice on being one of the few who manage to quit later in life. And for what? to smoke?
>I met my wife smoking
Gtfo with that. I never in my life seen a girl say "only date smokers" you are severely limiting your options to women who also smoke or are willing to put up with your ash mouth.
>I never in my life seen a girl say "only date smokers"
i never said that either
sure but in a world as alienating as ours is right now smoking is one of the only remaining 'third places' where people are casual, open to conversation, and lounging around doing nothing else.
People rush around with their heads down from one event to another usually escorted by family and friends with no pause inbetween
smoking allows you to be singled out with someone else, having something uncommon in common(smoking), and you're both in need of something to do while you puff anyway
Its not a good habit but its clearly a good social opportunity you miss out on
My friend in college met an amazing girl that became his wife because he was the only one of us that smoked and she also was a rare smoker.
i'm fucking lonely, im tired of people who do things that are clearly advantageous and then they say "actually thats unhealthy dont do it"
drinking a lot in public
other risky behavior
It all helps you be social and meet people, and then you turn around and tell the younger generation not to do it
well how the fuck do we meet eachother then?
>finally get a bum gf but have your lungs full of flem when you’re 35 or be alone forever but be healthy
It literally cannot be this bad you are overreacting
dont start, your teeth will get fucked, but if you really have to, smoke organic tobbacco with cotton filters, roll your own, never buy industrial cigarette cancer, or god forbid, using a vape
what about a pipe
ill be honest, piping feels good, but it absolutely heems your mouth, lungs and throat, and just try smoking properly (not inhaling) with a niccotine addiction, its very hard, like i said, smoke organic tobbacco, learn to roll, thick cotton filters, or dont start, NEVER touch vape poison or packaged cigarettes you will regret it
There are benefits to smoking people dont talk about, they only talk about the bad stuff. The benefits of smoking are that it helps you concentrate, sometimes when you work or study and you feel llike you cant go anymore you have a smoke break and it resets your mind in a way.
If that is something you desperately need it may be for you but is not worth it for most people.
The smoker is just like any other addict. He doesn't smoke because it is pleasurable, but to scratch the itch, satiate the pangs. When he starts it's disgusting, but he gets used to it. Read Allen Carr's book for more insight.
It's a waste of money. And you'll cripple your lungs. And have cravings like a junkie and smoke outside in the rain and snow like a bitch not even being aware of why.
Currently I puff cigars, pipes, cigarillos and cigarettes all farm tobacco (no chemicals). No inhalation, no cravings. I go on 5-day hiking trips without even thinking about it.
Pro-tip: Everything that feels good is NOT GOOD FOR YOU.
The reason I don't smoke is so broke ass invalids can't ask me for a smoke.
I'd say no of course but this way they get less asshurt.
What if I carry around a pack of cigarettes and a lighter just to give it to people who want to bum one but have no intentions on smoking myself
yes im that lonely
I knew a guy that did that
No. Fuck no. Don't pay for your death.
> no bro you'll totally cave and be addicted an you'll buy your on packs an the you'll do two packs a day
Sounds like you made up your mind. Why you asking anons for permission? Start smoking. You'll start making friends, meet girls, and easily quit by 30 before it starts having noticeable negative effects. Literally, no one can stop you from achieving your dreams and you'll look super cool doing it.
I'm not sure why you're being such a skeptical and passive aggressive person about this. I just simply won't pick up the habit at all. You seem to be assuming everyone is as impulsive as you, but if I'm even discussing this then clearly I'm not an impulsive or addictive person.
>clearly I'm not an impulsive or addictive person.
Great. All the more reason to go grab a pack. You have refuted every point people here have made
It starts with just one every once I. a while and grows into more over time
>Won't happen to me. I'm not impulsive or have an addictive personality like you
You will have health problems
>nuh uh, that only happens to people who smoke 2 packs a day. I just won't.
You statistically won't quit in later years
>well I'll just quit. I have self control.
Smoking for social reasons isn't worth it there are better ways
>but what about super specific smoking social interactions?
fuck it smoke then...
>but muh galaxy brain. I thought this out. I asked people if it's a good idea. They unanimously said no. But because I rationalized it before doing it I have clearly demonstrated that I have a superior intellect. This proves I don't have addictive tendencies and can kick smokings ass. Addictive never rationalize their addictions. Check mate.
Honestly man I hope you get through whatever you're going through. You are hung up.
been smoking since 2013, 2 packs a week--i love to have a cigarette through out the day at work, but don't smoke at home or weekends where i'm not doing much. i've been able to keep the habit reasonably under control for years, but i've had friends who developed into a pack or 2 packs a day.
i started smoking again after going back to a shitty job. at first i was happy because it makes me more social and outgoing, started to talk with people more for some reason. i was only smoking 4 cigs a day. after a couple of months i was almost at 10 cigs a day. it's a fucking addiction
>it's a fucking addiction
Only if you are a weak willed normalfag.
If you don't want to smoke anymore, just don't. What's the big problem?
SMOKING IS SHIT
t. smoker for 10 years
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