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what do you think about smoking

Discussion in 'Friendship Court' started by alextg55, May 3, 2005.

  1. brinny

    brinny everlovin' shiner of light in dark places Supporter

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    i don't hate smokers.
     
  2. HotRhymez

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    I think it is yucky..I've never tried it and never will. My family quit smoking many years ago and my best friend quit a few yrs ago..thank goodness.
     
  3. Butterfly

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    I have several friends/family members who are smokers but I don't approve of it. I think it's unhealthy and unsafe, and I also find it somewhat disrespectful of those around. So I prefer, if someone is going to smoke, for them to smoke not in the presence of other folks. It often bothers people, and for some it can induce Asthma or allergy attacks or other health related issues so I think that it is respectful to keep it away from other folks. Of course I would love for my friends/family to quit simply because it's unhealthy, but I know quitting is hard so I love them as they are and just pray they quit, for their own health and the health of those around them. As for it being a sin, personally I feel it is because it's harming your body which is the temple of the Holy Spirit, and it's also an addiction and costs money that could be used in a wiser way. But with that said, there are many things that the same could be said of, so I am in no position to judge someone for smoking when clearly, there are things in my own life that I could say are just as sinful.
     
  4. jsimms615

    jsimms615 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I think it is a nasty habit. If you want tar go lick the road
     
  5. Orange Crow

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    I agree!

    As for myself, I think it's unhealthy and not a good thing to begin with, I can enjoy anything in life that replaces all the moments of smoking. But, because I never experienced it either, I am not judging people that are smoking and enjoy doing it. It is up to them to decide if they want to continue or stop later. And yes sometimes I am not happy either when people start smoking next to me, and I will peacefully tell them that I don't like what they're doing next to me. But most of the times I am tolerant to them and I'll not bother with any of their business and just step back a little.
    I see it as an archievement that I have never smoked, well at least cigarettes. I am not sure yet if I'd ever start smoking cigars though, because I don't know what the consequences are of smoking those.
     
  6. Sageykins

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    I think it makes people smell like ashtrays :(
     
  7. ~Jo~

    ~Jo~ Just becareful out there.

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    I used to smoke, there's nothing wrong with it other than being called a social parasite by everyone and it's unhealthy. Only problem I had giving it up is the amount of weight I gained in the process which is also unhealthy for me. So I can't win either way.
     
  8. Wug

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    I don't like it and have never done it, but I do have a few friends who do smoke and I love them as much as I love my non- smoker friends. I wish they would quit, but I do know it is a horrible addiction and really hard to quit.
     
  9. Bon Bon

    Bon Bon I love you Lord with all my heart.

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    It is horrible and unhealthy and I have seen way too many people die of either Lung Cancer and other related illnesses such as Stroke and Heart Failure because of smoking.I understand how people my age age older have become addicted to Nicotine and cigarettes because the studies back then were not as prevalent at the time on how harmful the use of cigarettes were, but teens and adults today who are starting to smoke don't make any sense at all to me.
     
  10. RuthD

    RuthD blah blah blah Supporter

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    smoking is bad for one's health.
     
  11. emkei

    emkei Newbie

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    i dont think its right. its a bondage.
     
  12. RuthD

    RuthD blah blah blah Supporter

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    What does that mean, if I may ask?
     
  13. MissRowy

    MissRowy Ms Snarky Supporter

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    Im curious too!! But I won't smoke at all. Smells disgusting and gives you cancer
     
  14. RuthD

    RuthD blah blah blah Supporter

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    That's for sure. I quit and still have a cough with weezing!
     
  15. brinny

    brinny everlovin' shiner of light in dark places Supporter

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    I don't smoke, never have, but i don't hate smokers. It's an addiction/habit like any of the many others we are all prone to. An "addiction" can very well be a "bondage" in that it has a "hold" of us, keeps in a grip/prison, so to speak. That's what bondage is, being "chained" to it and needing to be set "free".
     
  16. RuthD

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    Thanks for explaining that brinny, it is so true! I am now set free Praise Jesus!
     
  17. LovebirdsFlying

    LovebirdsFlying My husband drew this cartoon of me. Staff Member Red Team - Moderator Supporter

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    I thank God I was able to quit almost 8 years ago after smoking for 30 years. I wish I had quit sooner. Sadly, my lungs may not be able to recover completely.
     
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