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Offline AllegroVivace

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Do you smoke?
« on: August 01, 2011, 02:40:41 PM »
I know some people have more complicated relationship with smoking (trying to quite, smoking on and off, once every blue moon, etc.)...

I'm making the question simple and straightforward: Do you currently smoke?

I've been interested in the statistics. In the US, for example, there's been a dramatic decrease in the number of smokers over the last two decades (especially states like California, Hawaii...) It's interesting to know what percentage of the musical community here smokes, as compared to other statistics.

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Re: Do you smoke?
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2011, 03:06:19 PM »
Nope, but I did for nine years when I was younger.  Then I quit.  Better not to smoke, though I did enjoy it.
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Re: Do you smoke?
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2011, 03:26:45 PM »
Non, never smoked. I helped a friend quit a few years back which made the house smoke free (everybody else had smoked at a light level at previous points in their life) - ironically this caused her to up her intake of alcohol in the period afterwards, but that evened out later.

Don't the stats all seem to indicate that the more highly educated the demographic, the lower the percentage of smokers? I guess I'm an exception to that ;)
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Re: Do you smoke?
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2011, 07:00:49 PM »
Wow! 1 in 10 so far...

This is already impressive, considering that the overwhelming majority here are men.
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Re: Do you smoke?
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2011, 07:11:18 PM »
My Dad was a smoker. He hasn't smoked in 20 years now. My Mom now smokes, which I'm not sure why, I guess it calms her nerves. I never cared anything about smoking or even drinking alcohol. I hate cigarette smoke and I can't stand the taste of an alcoholic beverage. This certainly doesn't make me better than anyone else, I just know that these kinds of things aren't for me.
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Re: Do you smoke?
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2011, 07:15:21 PM »
Quit 3 years ago after smoking for about 12 years off and on...mostly on.

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Re: Do you smoke?
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2011, 07:21:16 PM »
No, I don't smoke - as of the last 2 days.  :)

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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2011, 09:28:33 PM »
I tried to become a smoker (there was a girl involved), but couldn't stick it. I generally hate the smell (I can detect the faintest whiff of smoke), but some of the exotic tobaccos have appeal.

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Re: Do you smoke?
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2011, 09:59:35 PM »
I tried to become a smoker (there was a girl involved), but couldn't stick it. I generally hate the smell (I can detect the faintest whiff of smoke), but some of the exotic tobaccos have appeal.

I love the smell of a cigar and pipe, but not lit of course.
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Re: Do you smoke?
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2011, 02:46:58 AM »
My parents were heavy smokers so I guess I was a smoker as a child after breathing in the air in our house.  However, I have never smoked a cigarette/cigar/joint so I am a virgin in that respect and intend to remain one. I am also very sensitive to the smell of cigarette smoke and as a darts player I also had to endure the second hand smoke of the pub environment. I hope my passive smoking doesn't come back to bite me!
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Re: Do you smoke?
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2011, 02:59:05 AM »
No, never did except for the occasional cigar on New years Eve in the distant past. But my dad did, and died of lung cancer (at the ripe old age of 84 it must be added)

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Re: Do you smoke?
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2011, 03:51:36 AM »
Don't smoke now, never have....and that despite the army prior to the 80s making it financially attractive to smoke with subsidized prices in the PX and cigs in every C-ration box.


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Re: Do you smoke?
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2011, 03:57:31 AM »
Smoked Marlboro longhorns (mostly) for about 15 years(?). Quit many times and finally for good.

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Re: Do you smoke?
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2011, 04:19:55 AM »
Nope, but I did for thirteen years when I was younger.  Then I quit.  Better not to smoke, though I did enjoy it.

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Re: Do you smoke?
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2011, 07:39:44 AM »
I've never smoked cigarettes - no appeal whatsoever - but I do like a good cigar now and then, maybe once a month.

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Re: Do you smoke?
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2011, 10:14:46 AM »
but I do like a good cigar now and then, maybe once a month.

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Nothing wrong with that, Bruce.

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Re: Do you smoke?
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2011, 10:16:57 AM »
Amazing! Imagine if this poll was done in 1920s. It would be the exact reverse!
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Re: Do you smoke?
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2011, 10:18:15 AM »
Amazing! Imagine if this poll was done in 1920s. It would be the exact reverse!

So true, Sandra!

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Re: Do you smoke?
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2011, 12:43:37 PM »
My Grandmother died of lung cancer, I have never and will never smoke.

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Re: Do you smoke?
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2011, 12:49:52 PM »
My Grandmother died of lung cancer, I have never and will never smoke.
Change that to grandpa that I only saw once in my life (on his deathbed), and the same is true for me.

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