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  • You stink.
    • Seriously. When a smoker walks into a room or gets too close to me, I smell them instantly. Sometimes it even makes my eyes water. Why would you want to smell bad constantly?
  • Your possessions stink.
    • Smoke permeates everything you own, your furniture, your pets, your clothes. It's inescapable.
  • More and more public establishments are banning smoking.
    • In my state, Virginia, smoking in restaurants and bars was officially banned starting December 1, 2009.
    • If a place has to ban something that you do, shouldn't that tell you something about it?
  • Smokers often use the excuse that they're the ones doing it, so it doesn't effect you and shouldn't bother you.
    • Secondhand smoke, anyone? Just walking by someone smoking on the sidewalk, I have to close my mouth and not breathe through my nose until I've passed them.
  • Smokers are some of the worst litterers anywhere.
    • Most main streets are lined with cigarrette butts thrown out of car windows. It's disgusting, dirty and unsightly. I don't understand why smokers not only get to foul up the air but the ground, as well.
  • It's SO expensive.
    • The price of a measley pack of cigarrettes has been jacked up to 8 dollars in some places. It just doesn't make sense why someone would be willing to waste that money away to kill themselves faster.
    • Also, in my experience, many habitual smokers are of lower income, therefore it makes even less sense that they would squander away their hard-earned money.
  • Um, it KILLS you.
    • Lung cancer, emphysema, the list goes on and on.
  • It ages you prematurely.
    • Young girls who smoke to suppress their appetite and stay thin: Sorry, but in the long run, you're going to be wrinkly, yellow-toothed and have the voice of an old man.
  • You can't live life to the fullest.
    • Getting winded walking up a flight of stairs, not being able to run around with your kids, coughing all the time. Why would anyone want that?
  • I understand the addiction factor, don't get me wrong, I know that it's a terribly difficult to break the habit. But I just don't understand why anyone would start in the first place when all the above information is proliferated everywhere?
nov 7 2009 ∞
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