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Old 04-16-2014, 05:16 AM   #1
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Smoking in public

Ok, I do like some occasional chaos but I have to say that along with spitting in public, smoking in public is fucking annoying.

On the way to a friend's house tonight I was literally blasted in the face by like 10 people smoking cigarettes downtown and at least as many people smoking doobies walking right down the street. Mind you, yes, I was walking through Gastown and Tinseltown, but often when I'm walking even through Yaletown, the West End, Coal Harbour or the odd trip near Granville there are muddafakkas everywhere just blasting smoke out their faces and it sucks!

My friend said when she was in Japan and working in Europe that they have outdoor hoods and fans and shit for people to smoke in designated areas. Maybe I'm getting all old and crotchety but holy shit when I'm walking down the street I don't want to get the smoke-blast every 10 fucking feet.

Haha I bet if I were more of an asshole I would enjoy annoying people like me
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then your gonna hate my ass cuz i love smoking cigars & my pipe, if i ever see u in DT i will be sure to blast some huge smoke in your face from my cigar (no.need to.thank me)
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All our construction sites are now 100% no smoking

Smoking is slowly dieing off mainly because the majority of the people who do smoke are realizing they can't afford it
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Try walking into metrotown by the chapters/mcdonalds entrance...gotta avoid 300 globs of fresh spit on the ground along with 40 ppl standing there smoking.


I don't smoke...so can someone tell me why it's a "must" to spit while smoking? Is it the taste or something? If it is then kill the problem at the source...quit smoking
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I can't remember the last time I was walking DT and someone was smoking a cig... It is a dying breed tho and you don't nearly see as many people smoking in public compared to the early 2000's and especially the 90's.

Shit I remember when people could still smoke on airplanes
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^ then you cross the border and go to skajit/silver reef casino and the entire place is an ash try
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if you think how things are today is bad, imagine what it was like back when smoking was not prohibited.

i used to work in an office building (circa 1995) that had not been renovated since the 1970's. it was a time capsule right down to the green vinyl seating in the waiting room. there were these ancient non-funtional exhaust fans mounted in the windows and when i asked why they were there, i was told it was because smoking used to be allowed indoors, and the exhaust fans so the few non-smokers could still breathe

my mom still has nightmares of the days when i was in elementary school and parents were voluntold to work in the bingo halls to raise funds. she said the cigarette smoking used to get so bad you could barely see
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Try walking into metrotown by the chapters/mcdonalds entrance...gotta avoid 300 globs of fresh spit on the ground along with 40 ppl standing there smoking.


I don't smoke...so can someone tell me why it's a "must" to spit while smoking? Is it the taste or something? If it is then kill the problem at the source...quit smoking
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reason is because sugar level is too high in the tobacco leaves (not sure.how to really explain in english), thats why a lot of ppl spit & alot of them are not use to the high sugar level in the leaves
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:22 AM   #9
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u think thats bad pshhh come on, i live in china now & every where i go ppl blow smoke every where, heck they even pass u a cig as a sign of respect (which is asking u to join them too)
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:29 AM   #10
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Eh its really not that bad here.

Here is what I was told in singapore "If 2nd hand is more dangerous, just smoke lah!"

ecigs are on the up on up, soon youll be smelling banana creams and stuff on the streets
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Its the walking smokers that I hate.
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if you think how things are today is bad, imagine what it was like back when smoking was not prohibited.

i used to work in an office building (circa 1995) that had not been renovated since the 1970's. it was a time capsule right down to the green vinyl seating in the waiting room. there were these ancient non-funtional exhaust fans mounted in the windows and when i asked why they were there, i was told it was because smoking used to be allowed indoors, and the exhaust fans so the few non-smokers could still breathe

my mom still has nightmares of the days when i was in elementary school and parents were voluntold to work in the bingo halls to raise funds. she said the cigarette smoking used to get so bad you could barely see
I remember being on airplanes crossing the Atlantic as a child and there were smoking areas on the plane.
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Remember when hotshots/old jack's loft was around, man my clothes and hair would smell so bad.

If I'm out in public smoking, I'm extremely careful not to blow smoke in anyone's face.
I won't walk and smoke, I know it'll catch someone's face in the back so I'll just stand in a corner with light foot traffic and do it. If someone does happen to walk by, I'll exhale up like a chimney.

Most smokers I know try to be as courteous as possible and often apologize if they accidentally get smoke in someone's face.
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Yea cause dis is china bro
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Try walking into metrotown by the chapters/mcdonalds entrance...gotta avoid 300 globs of fresh spit on the ground along with 40 ppl standing there smoking.


I don't smoke...so can someone tell me why it's a "must" to spit while smoking? Is it the taste or something? If it is then kill the problem at the source...quit smoking
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ya that place to sit in front with the bushes and the no smoking signs, everyone smokes there anyway.

IMO i leaves a taste/film in your saliva that's gross. tried it a few times after HS as a few friends did it and found it disgusting. glad i never picked up the habit
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I don't smoke...so can someone tell me why it's a "must" to spit while smoking? Is it the taste or something? If it is then kill the problem at the source...quit smoking
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I don't think its a "MUST", not very many of my buddies spat. I spat a lot but that was just out of habit.


Lol smoking cigs is slowly becoming a rich man's habit...I'm glad I quit.
Almost $12 for the good packs now...
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i go to some local meets and most people vape, so standing in a group of them isnt bad, infact it usually smells amazing, but then 1 smoker will walk over and hes clearly not welcome after blowing his smoke around with no concern for those around him

i didnt realize how annoying it was until less people did it. i dont wanna smell that shit or smell like it.

its like someone shitting their pants and following you around so you have to smell it.
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Lol smoking cigs is slowly becoming a rich man's habit...I'm glad I quit.
Almost $12 for the good packs now...
out of curiosity, how long does a pack last the average person? few days? if that? none of my friends smoke so i cant ask them lol
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out of curiosity, how long does a pack last the average person? few days? if that? none of my friends smoke so i cant ask them lol
i had a friend that was 2 packs a day, and his wife was 1. now they both vape and says the money they save is crazy!

and they dont smell gross anymore!

i would call the average smoker 1/2 -1 pack a day

casual smokers would probably last 2-3 days
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TLDR: You can easily be a social smoker and end up being addicted to smoking 5+ fags a day.

For me smoking was one of those things that sneaks up on you

Hired a guy who smokes, (I quit in the year after highschool from 1 pack a day), and ended up being oh lets have a smoke in the morning, then after lunch. Oh damn we just finished a burst of hard work, lets smoke.

By the end of it I was smoking 4-5 a day, addicted. On weekends I didnt smoke cause my employee wasnt there, and looking back I was more short tempered with my gf, and when big fights happened first thing i did was drive to the store and pick up a pack. Just took up vaping again last week, first 3 or so days was shitty.
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I still remember being on flights as a kid and the rear end of the plane would be a smoking section.
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then your gonna hate my ass cuz i love smoking cigars & my pipe, if i ever see u in DT i will be sure to blast some huge smoke in your face from my cigar (no.need to.thank me)
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wow so you mean you can just make an obscene amount of noise in your apartment to the tune of filming a music video and then have the "balls" to bitch about neighbor complaints. then you turn around and run your mouth about other peoples second hand smoke?

you are such a loser. sadly you are also so inept that you wont ever accept this fact and try and better yourself.


sincerely, a 9-5 piece of shit.
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wow so you mean you can just make an obscene amount of noise in your apartment to the tune of filming a music video and then have the "balls" to bitch about neighbor complaints. then you turn around and run your mouth about other peoples second hand smoke?

you are such a loser. sadly you are also so inept that you wont ever accept this fact and try and better yourself.


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i quit last xmas. inconsiderate people are inconsiderate. i'd go out of my way to not blow smoke at/towards folks. look up and exhale. it's not hard. or at least wait til they pass by before taking a drag.

smoke all you want. but like anything have some decency.
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