thecpt: I know a couple guys who picked it up just so they had a reason to hit on the girls who have to go outside and smoke alone.
Slaxl: Smoking is cool, I don't know why it is but it is. Probably early days of film pop culture. I think there's enough pop culture imagery from the 30s to the 90s of heroes smoking to keep that going forever.
Slaxl: If you want people to stop smoking then ban the whole thing altogether.
bonno: I started smoking because I thought it was cool.It took me 25 years to realise it was not cool, and I quit.
drxym: And surprise surprise, e-cigarettes unburdened by any regulations or restrictions are promoting themselves as cool and sexy too.
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Slaxl: Smoking is cool, I don't know why it is but it is. Probably early days of film pop culture. I think there's enough pop culture imagery from the 30s to the 90s of heroes smoking to keep that going forever.If you want people to stop smoking then ban the whole thing altogether. E-cigs aren't cool but they'll give the nicotine people crave. Don't just go around complaining that people are smoking because it's cool to smoke. You'll only make smoking cooler by making it something rebellious again.Having had smoking adverts banned here for over a decade I forgot what it was like to see them. When I went to Monte Carlo they had huge billboards for cigarettes, it was interesting to see. Didn't make me want to smoke though.
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Terrydatroll: Slaxl: Smoking is cool.But it IS cool to a kid.
Tat'dGreaser: I think I started when I was 16, pretty sure at that age anything you do is superficial.Quit for about seven months now. Have the occasional one but haven't bought a pack in seven months.
fatalvenom: So you probably bum them off people? I hate that.
Terrydatroll: I agree with someone who posted above, the only way to stop it is to ban it.
Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Slaxl: Smoking is cool, I don't know why it is but it is. Probably early days of film pop culture. I think there's enough pop culture imagery from the 30s to the 90s of heroes smoking to keep that going forever.Also, think about it. You're putting fire in your mouth and making it your biatch. You don't keep puffing, that fire is gone, man. Plus, you're breathing in poison and instead of dying (immediately, anyway), you're getting high on it!What could be cooler than that? I mean yeah, pictures of people with holes in their throats. Gross. But teenagers could give a fark what happens in 30 years.
Lady J: let's face it, drugs are big and they are clever
bborchar: That was the precise reason both of my friends started smoking when we were 14. I told them they were stupid, but they always shot back with "I can stop whenever I want to". Almost 20 years later, both of them are chain smokers that I stopped talking to ages ago. My mom is a smoker and she would have killed us if we started smoking. It wasn't an idle threat because all three of us are cigarette, drug and alcohol-free.
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