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Worst thing about smoking

Discussion in 'Tobacco / Nicotine' started by Carnold23, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. Carnold23

    Carnold23 Community Champion

    I thought for a little inspiration I would start a thread about the worst part about smoking.
    For me one of the worst things is the smell. I hate how the smell clings to everything, and how when I smoked my hair smelled like ciggarettes.
    Another bad thing about smoking is how people look down on you for it. I used to hate how I always felt judged for smoking.
    Another is how you would have to stop what your doing to smoke. Pause movies ton have a smoke, leave a restaurant to have a smoke.
    What are the things you hate about smoking?
  2. Nergaahl

    Nergaahl Community Champion

    I also hate the smell. In the past I used to consider it very pleasant, even sensual on some level, but now that I stopped smoking I just can't stand it anymore. It also irritates my eyes and makes them tear up.

    People getting angry because they have no more cigarettes left and screaming at everyone because of it annoys me as well. I understand that they're pissed off, but it's nobody's fault that they didn't buy anything to smoke. I was like this as well at some point, though.
  3. zaerine

    zaerine Community Champion

    I am not a smoker and I hate everything about it. :)
    I do not like the smell and it could make me uneasy to breath as I used to have asthma. Smoking is unhealthy and one can get various diseases even from the secondhand smoke.
  4. Joethefirst

    Joethefirst Community Champion

    The smell of tobacco is awful, just get into a smokers car and you wish you didn't. The worst is wanting to have a smoke and you can't. The only thing that you can think of is for that situation to be end so that you can have a smoke. It doesn't matter how pleasurable it is, the only thing that you can think of, is a having a smoke.
  5. pwarbi

    pwarbi Community Champion

    I'm a smoker and even I am aware that the smell isn't pleasant to say the least. While I'm sure that many people will find a lot to detest about the habit, it appears that the smell is what people notice the most.
  6. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    The smell, on your clothes, in your hair, on your hands. And the taste. Nobody wants to be around someone who smells and tastes like a dirty ashtray.
  7. Tallyho

    Tallyho Active Contributor

    I also hate having to stop what I'm doing to smoke. It's a pain, and if I'm in a social situation, like watching a movie with friends, or playing a game, everyone else "has to" stop too, which is embarrassing. Usually I just slip out to smoke and tell them to continue without me, but that leaves things disappointing on their end, and makes me feel like a jackal prowling out to eat garbage. :/

    I also don't like when I'm smoking and someone moves to keep from being "down-wind" and is clearly uncomfortable being around me. Makes me feel like a complete jerk.
  8. Damien Lee

    Damien Lee Community Champion

    It's really the smell. While I'm a non-smoker, I absolutely abhor how my clothes, skin and hair smell after frequenting a night club or music venue. I guess, many smokers are accustomed to the smell but I can't get over it. I also find it difficult holding a long conversation with someone that's just smoked a few cigarettes, their breath is usually off-putting.
  9. L_B

    L_B Community Champion

    I am a non-smoker who has never smoked. I the smell of it and how it gets in your hair and your clothes. I hate how it makes me choke and gag every time somebody lights one up. It is a nasty habit!
  10. Sparkster

    Sparkster Community Champion

    I think the worst thing for me about smoking is the smell when it's been combined with drinking (alcohol). Especially when an alcoholic drink has been tipped onto an ashtray. It then leaves a long lasting dingy smell of stale nicotine and alcohol and it's absolutely awful. Someone above mentioned liking the smell of tobacco smoke - I actually love the smell of pipe tobacco but man that stuff is incredibly addictive.
  11. kassie1234

    kassie1234 Community Champion

    The smell gets on everything, and lingers so others have said, clothes/hair/skin all smell like it when you've been smoking! I also hated how I always felt like I had some sort of respiratory thing going on. If there was a cough/cold going around, you can bet I'd pick it up.
  12. djolem

    djolem Senior Contributor

    I believe the worst thing would be that when you smoke you kill yourself, people around you and nature in general. If you thought about those less tragic stuff like the smell and spending money on damn things then i agree. My uncle is a heavy smoker and whenever i go to his place and after go home i have to put everything on me in washing machine because the smell is just awful. I do not understand how people can live like this. You just smell bad and your hands are all yellow and your skin smells bad too. It is money consuming habit as well. It would be much easier, i think, if you asked about good things.
  13. Amelie Santos

    Amelie Santos Active Contributor

    More than the smell (which was nasty, especially on the hair and fingertips), it was the way my mouth tasted after that I absolutely loathed. My tongue felt dehydrated and toxic. I could feel my teeth becoming stained. And naturally, food always tasted funny after. I also hated the light-headed feeling it gave me - like I was dizzy and floating and not quite present. Ugh! Smoking's the worst. I'm lucky I didn't reach the addiction point, although I do feel tempted every time I watch an episode of Mad Men.
  14. MichelleVL

    MichelleVL Senior Contributor

    I hate the smell of it, how it makes my stuff smell. I also hate how it limits the amount of people I can date at least by half, since not everyone likes to date smokers. I'm a smoker and I hate kissing smokers. Meh, what can I say? I also hate having to depend on such an unhealthy object to lower my level of stress, and how a lot of my life choices always have to revolve with being able to smoke. ughhh There are many more things, but I can't think about them right now. :)
  15. missbishi

    missbishi Community Champion

    I hate the fact that smoking has cost me so much money over the years. Don't get me wrong, the smell is rank but the amount of money I worked out I must have spent when I smoked is equally disgusting.
  16. FuZyOn

    FuZyOn Community Champion

    Financial problems. I spent so much money on cigarettes is not even funny. My parents have been smoking for at least 40-50 years. I added up the numbers and so far they've spent at least $650k on cigarettes alone, which is just... crazy. I can't even fathom that number, you basically burned money.
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  17. GettingBetter

    GettingBetter Senior Contributor

    So much to hate about my years as a smoker! I hate how it stole my energy, messed up my finances, made me smell terrible, and pushed my friends away. Most of all I hated that feeling of rushing through everything I was doing to get to my next smoke break. At work? Can't concentrate until break time. Out for a nice dinner? Can't relax because I'm eager to go have a cigarette. The time it takes away from doing important or joyful things is just awful.
  18. anorexorcist

    anorexorcist Community Champion

    Health problems, when I used to smoke more my health (especially my respiratory system) were not in the best place, and I'm really paranoid about cancer too. Financial problems would be the second thing on my list, cigarettes are really expensive and I think that I can spend my money on something more productive.
  19. dkelly

    dkelly Active Contributor

    I don't smoke and never will. I find it disgusting. What I hate most is that smokers no matter how they try always carry the smoke around them. I have a few coworkers who smoke and no matter how much gum or perfume they use I smell it. It also gives me a tight feeling in my chest and depending on how strong it is, leaves me coughing.
  20. Sparkster

    Sparkster Community Champion

    I think the fact that it is passive is probably the worst thing. When someone smokes, others around are breathing in the smoke and/or have to put up with the smell, fumes, etc. That's not the case when someone uses substances which are consumed in other ways, like pills or powdered substances, and therefore they are not passive - they do not affect other people. I think that's one of the worst things about smoking in general.