I sound like a grandma at the moment xD but i don't get it. what makes you start? many people say that it's a social thing when I ask them but what's social about blowing smoke in eachothers faces and smelling like shit? Some say it's cool and badass. sorry but destroying your lungs isn't badass it's just idiotic.
so why do you smoke?
or why do you think smokers smoke?
Most Helpful Guy
I smoke because I enjoy it, and because after looking into the studies and the numbers on smoking and supposed smoking related illnesses the numbers don't add up so I think it's a load of bullshit. Much of what we're told about smoking tobacco is lies, for example did you know that doctors can't actually tell the difference between a smoker's lung and a non-smoker's lung? Those pictures they show you of black lungs are actually black lung - what coal miners get. Japan rank third in longevity, they smoke twice as much as Americans, yet they have lower rates of lung cancer and live much longer on average. Even though more people have stopped smoking, illnesses such as cancer and heart disease have risen. When I was younger 1 in 4 peoples would get cancer, now it's 1 in 2, yet less of us smoke. When they say smokers are more likely to die early, what they actually mean is that smokers die on average a year or two, very little difference at all. So even if I am wrong about cancer, heart disease etc. something else is gonna. get me a year or two later anyway.
They also don't tell you about the benefits of smoking. It's an appetite suppressant. Smokers rarely develop alzheimers, dementure or parkinsons. Smokers have less allergies. Pregnant. women who smoke are much less likely to have preeclampsia. Smokers are less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis, and if they have knee surgery they're less likely to need it again. Smoking is anti-estrogenic, possibly why it is sometimes seen as a masculine thing.0
Most Helpful Girl
I don't know many people who smoke. The only person who I know that smokes does it because she has her demons and it calms her down. She also has bad self esteem issues and she feels it helps her lose weight. I wouldn't smoke just because it's disgusting but also because cigarette smoke gives me a really awful headache0