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    Whats the point of smoking?

    I had a friend whom I questioned upon his action regarding starting smoking. (Cigarettes)
    Me and Him grew up not smoking, eventually when he was 17, at that age he started to smoke.
    I couldn't underststand his actions. Why would you start an addiction, waste money and also risk health issues in the future? Can someone care to elaborate ? I understand that 12 year olds most likely start smoking, due to peer pressure, but a nearly 18 year old?

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    it makes you look 10 times cooler. duh

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    People start for a variety of reasons. They get addicted and it can be very hard to stop. If you're a good friend, try and help him with it. Remember, he'll only quit if HE WANTS to. Constant peer pressure is only going to make it worse. Be supportive, not judgmental.

    It's a hard thing to quit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter Blossom View Post
    People start for a variety of reasons. They get addicted and it can be very hard to stop. If you're a good friend, try and help him with it. Remember, he'll only quit if HE WANTS to. Constant peer pressure is only going to make it worse. Be supportive, not judgmental.

    It's a hard thing to quit.

    I tried and still trying, it annoys him pretty much. I sometimes distance myelf from him, as i hate the smell of cigarettes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huntedmarsh View Post
    I had a friend whom I questioned upon his action regarding starting smoking. (Cigarettes)
    Me and Him grew up not smoking, eventually when he was 17, at that age he started to smoke.
    I couldn't underststand his actions. Why would you start an addiction, waste money and also risk health issues in the future? Can someone care to elaborate ? I understand that 12 year olds most likely start smoking, due to peer pressure, but a nearly 18 year old?
    People are still incredibly irrational at 17/18. You really don't realize it until you are like mid-late 20's. Your friend likely has no rationality behind it, knows it kinda doesn't make sense, but won't admit that to you.

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    There's a big chance he's addicted to something else as well. Smoking is a lot of times a enhancer to other things. Pain pills, weed, beer.

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    Where I'm from, many people start smoking because its cold as balls and its fire in your face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stonecloak View Post
    There's a big chance he's addicted to something else as well. Smoking is a lot of times a enhancer to other things. Pain pills, weed, beer.
    Lol.

    Where'd you dream up this bullshit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huntedmarsh View Post
    I tried and still trying, it annoys him pretty much. I sometimes distance myelf from him, as i hate the smell of cigarettes
    It sounds like he doesn't want to quit. If doesn't want to, it's doubtful he will - even with you pushing him to do it.

    Some people just enjoy smoking. Some do it out of boredom or because it's "just something to do". Others say it helps calm them down. Whatever the reason, don't be too harsh on him. Just when he smokes, leave the area and let him be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasierith View Post
    Where I'm from, many people start smoking because its cold as balls and its fire in your face.
    In Mother Russia, cigarette smokes you.
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    There basically is no point, most people start through peer pressure, or misguided attempts to look cool, (Note: it doesn't)

    Sadly it's such an addictive habit that by the time people realise it's bad, they're too hooked to stop easily

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    Most of my friends got into it by doing Poppers whenever they'd hit a bowl. it basically creates more of a head rush if you mix it with Weed.
    Other people started it because in their line of work its the only way to get breaks.
    Some grew up around enough second hand that they enjoyed the actual stuff.

    Everyone has their reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystrome View Post
    Lol.

    Where'd you dream up this bullshit?
    I didn't say 100% the time. A large margin of people who start smoking start while drinking, smoking weed or something else. Then it could become habit. It's obviously not the only way, but happens a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stonecloak View Post
    I didn't say 100% the time. A large margin of people who start smoking start while drinking, smoking weed or something else. Then it could become habit. It's obviously not the only way, but happens a lot.
    Nah, the "big chance" that he's an addict to something else covered your insight in the matter quite well. As much as your "large margin" does.

    You clearly don't know anything about smoking besides it being bad for your health. Your anecdotes are not proof, nor statistics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystrome View Post
    Nah, the "big chance" that he's an addict to something else covered your insight in the matter quite well. As much as your "large margin" does.

    You clearly don't know anything about smoking besides it being bad for your health. Your anecdotes are not proof, nor statistics.
    In my experience as a past smoker those are my opinions. Where is your stats? And I doubt they even exist is feasible or accurate way.

    Also addictive personalities usually don't stop at one thing.
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    I don't want to come out as an ass but OP, tbh I think your friend is old enough to make his own decisions. Don't get me wrong, you are a good friend for trying to get him to stop, but don't waste your time on someone that doesn't want to be helped.

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    Both of my folks died from smoking and they were still young my mother started at 11 years old she was dead at 50, same with the old man he was dead before 60, i never took it up i tried it as alot teenage kids do i didnt like it so never took it up my brothers and sisters did, you cant tell a heavy smoker by the sound of them coughing up a lung if anyone thinks that is attractive are crazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huntedmarsh View Post
    I had a friend whom I questioned upon his action regarding starting smoking. (Cigarettes)
    Me and Him grew up not smoking, eventually when he was 17, at that age he started to smoke.
    I couldn't underststand his actions. Why would you start an addiction, waste money and also risk health issues in the future? Can someone care to elaborate ? I understand that 12 year olds most likely start smoking, due to peer pressure, but a nearly 18 year old?
    Perhaps it helps one not come across as a smartass and a goody two shoes.

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    There's no point! Those unfortunate enough to be hooked on it will most likely tell you the same. It's a terrible habit to break and hard to understand I guess if you've never been addicted to nicotine.

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    If a lung cancer patient knows he has the cancer but still dosen't stop smoking then there is no hope.

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    I think most people start because they either want to try it or it looks cool. And then by the time they realize that there's just no point in doing it, or that it can get expensive, or that it is bad for their health, they're too addicted and can't quit.

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