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Kay41 the Midwest
10/27/13 9:47 am

I see them as bad decision makers. But, I feel the same way about people who abuse their bodies in other ways.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/27/13 9:52 am

Not at all. As long as they aren't smoking in my house, in a car with me, or upwind, they don't bother me. It's a personal choice. Their personal choice. Not mine.

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chickencookie It really is
10/27/13 10:00 am

I don't like being around them. I grew up in a house filled with smoke its a wonder i never started. I hate being around people who smell like smoke and entering buildings where i have to walk through a cloud of smoke.

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Arya8
10/27/13 9:46 am

I'll admit that I do. Especially the type that has multiple health problems related to smoking and refuse to try quitting at all/deny that their health problems (like COPD) are caused by smoking. I feel like they're weak and lazy. Is that awful?

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Arya8
10/27/13 9:46 am

Oh yes totally. Both my grandfathers died of lung cancer, my grandmother and my dad both have emphysema and COPD. Super cool!

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Rainey 633 Stag Trail Road
10/27/13 9:47 am

I only look down on smokers if they're being rude and smoking close to a group of people or if pregnant women are smoking

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dlinz001
10/27/13 5:42 pm

Do you feel that the same way about the majority of fat people?

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skinner Jersey City
10/27/13 5:10 pm

Because I think they are weak willed

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KudosToYou California
10/27/13 10:27 am

The action, not so much the people.

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cpaswr just say the letters
10/27/13 10:12 am

Smoking is a bad financial decision.

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icytoes the tepid north
10/27/13 10:37 am

No, I'm a reformed smoker myself, and am married to a smoker. It's a HARD habit to break.

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Arya8
10/27/13 10:16 am

I admit that I'm biased for sure. My
Mom is the worst; she refuses to try quitting. My dad has recently switched to the e-cigs and his health problems improved a ton. She flat out refuses and I don't get it. It makes me angrier than it should...

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twss trump is a garbage human
10/27/13 10:25 am

I can understand. I'm sure it's a lot harder that all these people are close family. I'm sorry, Rhe ❤️

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dlinz001
10/27/13 6:16 pm

Word, I ask cause I feel the same but most people are quick to look down in smokers but ignore the fact that obesity is just as bad

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twss trump is a garbage human
10/27/13 10:09 am

Considering what you explained to TMS below, I'd say your feelings are more than a little justified. I'll shut up though cause I do smoke socially. I am trying to decide whether it's time to quit forever though.

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techkak north coast
10/27/13 11:25 am

I have never ever attempted to smoke, so I know I can't understand how hard it is to quit. It does seem with all the information available why people start it to begin with or don't try harder to quit . Especial if they have health problems

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shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/27/13 11:53 am

No - but I can't be around them too much because the smoke triggers my reactive airway disorder and I can't breath / I think of this as my problem. Smokers who smoke in cars and houses with children are the acceptation -- I do think they are selfsh

mikeey1962 on SOH where else
10/28/13 9:26 am

Yes I have to, all my children who smoke are shorter then me...

Praetorianus Fair enough.
10/27/13 11:58 am

Do I look down on myself? Sorry but I vote this down.

susanr Colorado
10/27/13 10:20 am

"Look down on" isn't something I feel in regard to other people.

dotails DotUrTsAndCrossUrEyes
10/27/13 7:14 pm

I look down on every nonretarded or noninfant human including myself. In other words if you are not innocent you ought not be admired including me.

DavesNotHere where am I
10/28/13 5:14 am

Only if I'm standing up and they're sitting down

jvc1133 61535
10/27/13 10:02 am

Although I've been drug to my share

cathyro Long Beach,Ca
10/27/13 2:22 pm

No, there are no good reasons I can think of to look down on someone, but for smoking? My dad is 83, he has been smoking since he was 14. I think it would probably kill him to quit.

Arya8
10/27/13 10:06 am

Same here. My parents, all grandparents, brothers, their wives - everyone in my family basically smokes and always has. Constant respiratory issues, pneumonia, and ear infections as a kid.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/27/13 11:19 am

No, but I honestly feel bad that they smoke. It's so bad...

megomez712 Vagabond
10/27/13 10:49 pm

Ahh a fellow smoker... Nice! Wait did u thumbs down this question?

Arya8
10/27/13 2:57 pm

A bit sensitive? It's a legit question. I didn't say you should; just asked if you did.

Evseng2
10/27/13 11:26 am

I don't look down on anyone.
So no, I just feel for them, because I can tell the "trying to quit" people from the "not wanting to quit"
And it's hard to quit