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Originally posted by Holly N.R.A.
Have any of you heard of ADDITIVE FREE tobacco??? or ORGANICALLY GROWN ADDITIVE FREE??? This is put out by American Spirit. It is tobacco that does NOT contain any of the CRAP that the big companies add. The papers are made from flax...and if you buy the pre-rolled packs the filters are made from cotton.
I am not condoning the use of tobacco....even tho I am a smoker that quit for 17 years and have been back at it for the last 2.5....but I am saying, that this type of tobacco is much easier to quit smoking when one makes the choice.
I don't smoke more than 10 a day and sometimes less...I use the loose tobacco and roll them myself...if one does not abuse it, like any other substance, there should be nothing wrong with ADULTS choosing to smoke, regardless of it's concequinces, it is a personal choice.
Several people I have known that smoke have made the switch to this tobacco and have cut their smoking by at least 75% or more....if they choose to quit, it will make it much easier.
It is a personal choice to smoke, and it can be done with decorum if both sides are willing.
Originally posted by TasteTheMagick
reply to post by foremanator
I have done my research and beyond that I know smokers. I'm a smoker. I never said people smoke to get high, I said that people GET a nicotine high. I said that it chemically makes you happy. Doing a little google search can't tell you what ACTUAL smokers feel when they smoke.
I smoke, it relieves stress and makes me feel good. No amount of phony research or twisted statistics can make that fact false. The same thing goes for a lot of my friends. One in particular found out she couldn't drink anymore and turned to smoking for a stress relief.
Get over yourself.
Originally posted by Mynaeris
Originally posted by disgustedbyhumanity
Well I can't go to the pub or most public places because many people will be wearing perume or cologne and I am guaranteed to get a migraine. Where do you draw the line? If the world was a smarter place you would have both smoking and non-smoking bars and restraunts. Let each consumer make their own choice.
By the same token as your previous post you are probably weak and have some serious medical condition and that's why you can't deal with the smell of perfume. When I read this post after your previous one I was rolling on the floor with laughter. Thank God I don't smoke or my lungs would have collapsed!
Just for info : If someone can smell you from more than a foot away you're wearing too much perfume! It's a class thing - perfume isn't meant to chase away stink, just to enhance those intimate moments. Smoking on the other hand people can smell your smoke from about 15 plus foot away.
[edit on 27-1-2009 by Mynaeris]
Originally posted by Avenginggecko
I find it incredibly amusing that not only will smokers defend their right to smoke so vehemently, but also completely excuse the tobacco companies from any wrongdoing.
Now those are some very good chemists making those cigarettes. I actually want to go into their R&D Departments and see how they are able to alter someone's psyche so fundamentally that they would defend their addiction, the harmful effects on their own bodies, the harmful effects on the environment and others around them, and even the tobacco companies that actively market to minors in order to maintain a viable profit margin.
Good video. I wish everyone that smokes would take a second and realize that regardless of the reasons I mentioned above, when smoking begins to destroy your body and contribute to a premature, painful death, it won't be just you that suffers. It will be your friends and family that love you that suffer as you will.
Originally posted by Mynaeris
reply to post by MilitieTempliSalmo
Recent research has shown that people from lower social classes , with lower education levels are more likely to smoke. I can understand it , it sucks living under constant stress. For your own sake and your family's stop smoking if you can.
None of the people defending smoking here have denied its suspected health risks. We know how we feel when we run a block. We've seen people die from it.
You know what, though? I have seen people die from drinking our water, eating sandwiches, ice skating, drinking, running, excersizing, and a whole load of other things.