Eupedia Forums
Site NavigationEupedia Top > Eupedia Forum & Japan Forum

View Poll Results: Please answer the options honestly :) .

Voters
69. You may not vote on this poll
  • I smoke a lot i.e. 5 or more average every day or almost every day.

    5 7.25%
  • I smoke regularly, but not much i.e. 5 or less average every day or almost every day.

    3 4.35%
  • I smoke occasionally i.e. a couple of times a week or less.

    5 7.25%
  • I smoke rarely or only a couple of times in my life.

    6 8.70%
  • I smoke, but have been smoking more recently.

    2 2.90%
  • I smoke, but have no idea of when or intentions of giving up yet.

    1 1.45%
  • I smoke, but have plans/intentions of giving it up at some point.

    4 5.80%
  • I smoke, but have been cutting down recently.

    2 2.90%
  • I smoke, but I am trying to quit the habit currently.

    0 0%
  • I smoke, but have given up the habit or taken breaks from it in the past.

    4 5.80%
  • I used to smoke but have quit the habit.

    10 14.49%
  • I donft smoke, but have considered taking up the habit in the past.

    0 0%
  • I donft smoke and have never considered taking it up.

    26 37.68%
  • I donft smoke, but quite a few of my friends or family do.

    9 13.04%
  • I donft smoke and very few or none of my friends or family do.

    17 24.64%
  • Ifve smoked before in places where I shouldnft have.

    5 7.25%
  • Ifve always smoked in places where it was allowed.

    5 7.25%
  • Ifve smoked underage before.

    17 24.64%
  • Ifve smoked an illegal substance before in the past.

    19 27.54%
  • Otherc

    2 2.90%
Multiple Choice Poll.
Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234
Results 76 to 91 of 91

Thread: Smoking poll, do you smoke?

  1. #76
    Satyavrata Achievements:
    Three FriendsRecommendation First ClassVeteran50000 Experience PointsTagger First Class
    Maciamo's Avatar
    Join Date
    17-07-02
    Location
    Lothier
    Posts
    8,724
    Points
    715,401
    Level
    100
    Points: 715,401, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 10.0%


    Ethnic group
    Italo-celto-germanic
    Country: Belgium - Brussels





    Tokis-Phoenix, I am not sure what you meant by "smoking an illegal substance" in your poll. I have tried cannabis, but once was in India and the other in Belgium. It is legal in both countries.
    My book selection---Follow me on Facebook and Twitter --- My profile on Academia.edu and on ResearchGate ----Check Wa-pedia's Japan Guide
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    "What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone?", Winston Churchill.

  2. #77
    Regular Member Achievements:
    1 year registered
    Tokis-Phoenix's Avatar
    Join Date
    23-09-05
    Location
    England, Somerset
    Age
    34
    Posts
    290


    Country: United Kingdom



    Quote Originally Posted by Maciamo
    Tokis-Phoenix, I am not sure what you meant by "smoking an illegal substance" in your poll. I have tried cannabis, but once was in India and the other in Belgium. It is legal in both countries.
    The option basically relates to whatever is illegal and smokable in your country- cannabis is illegal (although not in all situations) for the most part over here in england, so if i tried cannabis in england in an illegal situation i would say yes, but if i tried it in a country where it was legal i would say no :) .

  3. #78
    Advisor Achievements:
    Three FriendsTagger First Class1 year registered50000 Experience Points
    Awards:
    Master Tagger
    Jovialis's Avatar
    Join Date
    04-05-17
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    3,242
    Points
    127,940
    Level
    100
    Points: 127,940, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.3%

    Y-DNA haplogroup
    R1b1a1a2b1 (R-F1794)
    MtDNA haplogroup
    H6a1b

    Ethnic group
    Italian
    Country: United States



    *11 year thread necromancy*

    It's very hard to fully quit smoking. I usually fall in and out of it. The problem is I never should have started in the first place. As I probably have a predisposition to liking nicotine. I can quit for long stretches of time. Nevertheless, if I go out for a few drinks with friends, I may sometimes buy a pack or "loosies" (single cigarettes). I currently have a pack that I regret buying. Perhaps its the inhibition from the alcohol that lures me to it. My GP told me that once the brain gets hooked on it, its impossible to stop the urges; but you must resist.

    Nicotine is one of the most addictive substances you can do; ranked 3rd in the world. If you haven't done it, don't start.

    Nevertheless, I can go several months without smoking, at a time. If I do, it's usually just a short day or two flirtation with it.

  4. #79
    Regular Member Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points
    AdeoF's Avatar
    Join Date
    06-03-13
    Location
    London - England
    Posts
    251
    Points
    5,643
    Level
    22
    Points: 5,643, Level: 22
    Level completed: 19%, Points required for next Level: 407
    Overall activity: 0%

    Y-DNA haplogroup
    R-L21 (R-DF13)
    MtDNA haplogroup
    H1 (H1h1) or (H1e1)

    Ethnic group
    Spanish
    Country: UK - England



    This thread is really old hahahaha.

    but no i don't smoke nor would I ever want too

  5. #80
    Advisor Achievements:
    Three FriendsTagger First Class1 year registered50000 Experience Points
    Awards:
    Master Tagger
    Jovialis's Avatar
    Join Date
    04-05-17
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    3,242
    Points
    127,940
    Level
    100
    Points: 127,940, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.3%

    Y-DNA haplogroup
    R1b1a1a2b1 (R-F1794)
    MtDNA haplogroup
    H6a1b

    Ethnic group
    Italian
    Country: United States



    Quote Originally Posted by AdeoF View Post
    This thread is really old hahahaha.

    but no i don't smoke nor would I ever want too
    You're not missing out.

  6. #81
    Advisor Achievements:
    VeteranThree Friends50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    Awards:
    Posting Award
    Angela's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-01-11
    Posts
    16,201
    Points
    333,320
    Level
    100
    Points: 333,320, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.6%


    Ethnic group
    Italian
    Country: USA - New York



    Quote Originally Posted by Jovialis View Post
    *11 year thread necromancy*

    It's very hard to fully quit smoking. I usually fall in and out of it. The problem is I never should have started in the first place. As I probably have a predisposition to liking nicotine. I can quit for long stretches of time. Nevertheless, if I go out for a few drinks with friends, I may sometimes buy a pack or "loosies" (single cigarettes). I currently have a pack that I regret buying. Perhaps its the inhibition from the alcohol that lures me to it. My GP told me that once the brain gets hooked on it, its impossible to stop the urges; but you must resist.

    Nicotine is one of the most addictive substances you can do; ranked 3rd in the world. If you haven't done it, don't start.

    Nevertheless, I can go several months without smoking, at a time. If I do, it's usually just a short day or two flirtation with it.
    I smoked for a couple of months when I was around 20 and at university. I honestly didn't get much out of it, and I hated the way my fingers looked yellow and the ashes all over the place. (I'm a clean fanatic in terms of my living and working space.) I just decided to stop and never had any desire to do it again.

    I must have my mother's genes where nicotine is concerned. My father was addicted to it virtually his whole life, from around 12, he said, until it killed him in his mid-70s, which was way too young in a family where they were very long lived. However, considering that when young he smoked Italian and Egyptian cigarettes, and then later sometimes two packs a day of Lucky Strikes, and after that cigars and pipe tobacco (and inhaled it all), it's a tribute to his immune system that it didn't get him earlier. He struggled so mightily with it, tried the nicotine gum, etc., but nothing worked. He was just miserable without it.

    Now I have to watch my son struggle with it. I told him over and over again not to start, but he did, and he is well and truly addicted. He switched to the e-cigaretees and now to the vape, which I hope is better. I worry about it all the time.

    Yet, perhaps because I smelled it for some many years, and smelled it on my father for so many years, especially pipe tobacco, the smell of it is far from unpleasant. After my father died, a friend of his came to see me early one morning to commiserate on our loss. It was winter and he had just come in from cutting wood, and he gave me a deep hug. The smell of the fresh, cold air, the wood, and the pipe tobacco which he also smoked, with the feel of his bristly, pre-shave cheek next to mine hit me like a thunderbolt, and I felt a sense of loss so profound that I burst into tears and my knees almost buckled. Even today, years later and as horrible as it is, the smell of tobacco, especially pipe tobacco, reminds me of my father, and so it ironically makes me feel safe and loved. Human beings are such strange creatures, or at least I am, I guess.


    Non si fa il proprio dovere perchè qualcuno ci dica grazie, lo si fa per principio, per se stessi, per la propria dignità. Oriana Fallaci

  7. #82
    Princess Achievements:
    Overdrive10000 Experience PointsVeteranThree Friends
    davef's Avatar
    Join Date
    19-06-16
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    2,240
    Points
    12,148
    Level
    33
    Points: 12,148, Level: 33
    Level completed: 29%, Points required for next Level: 502
    Overall activity: 2.0%


    Ethnic group
    Italian,Irish,Jewish
    Country: USA - New York



    Having witnessed horror vids back in grade school about lung disease caused by cigarette smoking, infomercials showing people strapped to an oxygen tank the rest of their lives, and someone who used to smoke who spent far too long catching his breath after walking up a staircase due to his abysmally poor physical fitness (he's clean now!), I have no desire.

    I would be happy to turn back time and stop myself from grabbing the booze bottle, especially since I had a weak liver even before then. I'm not an alcoholic, but I drink recreationally and I would be super happy if I could find a substitute.

  8. #83
    Advisor Achievements:
    Three FriendsTagger First Class1 year registered50000 Experience Points
    Awards:
    Master Tagger
    Jovialis's Avatar
    Join Date
    04-05-17
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    3,242
    Points
    127,940
    Level
    100
    Points: 127,940, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.3%

    Y-DNA haplogroup
    R1b1a1a2b1 (R-F1794)
    MtDNA haplogroup
    H6a1b

    Ethnic group
    Italian
    Country: United States



    Quote Originally Posted by Angela View Post
    I smoked for a couple of months when I was around 20 and at university. I honestly didn't get much out of it, and I hated the way my fingers looked yellow and the ashes all over the place. (I'm a clean fanatic in terms of my living and working space.) I just decided to stop and never had any desire to do it again.
    I must have my mother's genes where nicotine is concerned. My father was addicted to it virtually his whole life, from around 12, he said, until it killed him in his mid-70s, which was way too young in a family where they were very long lived. However, considering that when young he smoked Italian and Egyptian cigarettes, and then later sometimes two packs a day of Lucky Strikes, and after that cigars and pipe tobacco (and inhaled it all), it's a tribute to his immune system that it didn't get him earlier. He struggled so mightily with it, tried the nicotine gum, etc., but nothing worked. He was just miserable without it.
    Now I have to watch my son struggle with it. I told him over and over again not to start, but he did, and he is well and truly addicted. He switched to the e-cigaretees and now to the vape, which I hope is better. I worry about it all the time.
    Yet, perhaps because I smelled it for some many years, and smelled it on my father for so many years, especially pipe tobacco, the smell of it is far from unpleasant. After my father died, a friend of his came to see me early one morning to commiserate on our loss. It was winter and he had just come in from cutting wood, and he gave me a deep hug. The smell of the fresh, cold air, the wood, and the pipe tobacco which he also smoked, with the feel of his bristly, pre-shave cheek next to mine hit me like a thunderbolt, and I felt a sense of loss so profound that I burst into tears and my knees almost buckled. Even today, years later and as horrible as it is, the smell of tobacco, especially pipe tobacco, reminds me of my father, and so it ironically makes me feel safe and loved. Human beings are such strange creatures, or at least I am, I guess.
    My dad still smokes cigarettes, and he's been smoking since he was 9 years old; he's 60 now. I don't think he's ever going to quit : (

    I must have his genes in that regard.

    My mom smoked too for a few years, but was able to quit cold turkey and never went back to it after decades.

    But I know what you mean about the smell of tobacco and linking it to your dad. When I smell my hand after having a cigarette I instantly think of my parents.

    I don't know how good vaping is for you, but perhaps your son should try something else like chewing gum. Honestly, I think the biggest part of addiction to cigarettes is really the act of smoking itself. Because after a few puffs, I usually feel disgusted by it. It's more of the habit of doing it, than the satisfaction you get from it I think. Filling the gap of boredom is what drove me to do it sometimes. Perhaps tell him to replace it with some other type of ritualistic act like, making tea. That helped me sometimes.

  9. #84
    Regular Member Achievements:
    7 days registered100 Experience Points

    Join Date
    24-10-17
    Posts
    23
    Points
    109
    Level
    1
    Points: 109, Level: 1
    Level completed: 59%, Points required for next Level: 41
    Overall activity: 44.0%


    Country: France



    Quote Originally Posted by Angela View Post
    Now I have to watch my son struggle with it. I told him over and over again not to start, but he did, and he is well and truly addicted. He switched to the e-cigaretees and now to the vape, which I hope is better. I worry about it all the time.
    Has he tried the gum, patches, or the pills?
    Last edited by SoloWarrior; 02-11-17 at 01:57.

  10. #85
    Regular Member Achievements:
    3 months registered500 Experience Points

    Join Date
    26-03-19
    Posts
    12
    Points
    527
    Level
    5
    Points: 527, Level: 5
    Level completed: 77%, Points required for next Level: 23
    Overall activity: 0%


    Country: USA - Minnesota



    I quit smoking more or less easily because of vaping. Cause yes, the main addiction is the act of smoking, not the nicotine, I didn't even use patches. In the end I vaped the sweetest juices on purpose to be disgusted and quit completely. It helped. Just let your son buy a quality gadget and juice to reduce the harm. https://vapingdaily.com/ is a nice site, but actually there are tons of them. See for yourself.

  11. #86
    Regular Member Achievements:
    500 Experience Points3 months registered
    Ivar of Rasa Bol's Avatar
    Join Date
    11-10-19
    Posts
    32
    Points
    836
    Level
    7
    Points: 836, Level: 7
    Level completed: 44%, Points required for next Level: 114
    Overall activity: 7.0%

    Y-DNA haplogroup
    I1-M253 --->I-Y46754
    MtDNA haplogroup
    U5b2a6

    Ethnic group
    Finnish-Swedish 50%, Finnish 50%
    Country: Finland



    Oh no, never Smoking is poisonous and why "burn" money?

    Yes I tried, as most teenagers of my friends did at that time, but if I suck the smoke into my lungs, I felt unwell and dizzy.
    Last edited by Ivar of Rasa Bol; 23-10-19 at 17:54.

  12. #87
    Regular Member Achievements:
    Three FriendsVeteran10000 Experience Points
    Stuvanè's Avatar
    Join Date
    25-09-16
    Location
    Milan
    Posts
    289
    Points
    17,912
    Level
    40
    Points: 17,912, Level: 40
    Level completed: 83%, Points required for next Level: 138
    Overall activity: 14.0%

    Y-DNA haplogroup
    J2
    MtDNA haplogroup
    H1e

    Ethnic group
    Italian
    Country: Italy



    1 members found this post helpful.
    I’m not the one who’s gonna deny that smoking hurts, but sometimes it makes you feel better (in the soul). I am lucky because I don't like cigarettes - this is a very compulsive style of smoking - but I love cigars and, above all, pipes, the so-called "slow smoking". You should not inhale, but you taste it in your mouth and nose, and especially it doesn't create addiction
    FB_IMG_1575747009710.jpeg

    Sent from my SM-J730F using Eupedia Forum mobile app

  13. #88
    Advisor Achievements:
    VeteranThree Friends50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    Awards:
    Posting Award
    Angela's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-01-11
    Posts
    16,201
    Points
    333,320
    Level
    100
    Points: 333,320, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.6%


    Ethnic group
    Italian
    Country: USA - New York



    1 members found this post helpful.
    Quote Originally Posted by Stuvanè View Post
    I’m not the one who’s gonna deny that smoking hurts, but sometimes it makes you feel better (in the soul). I am lucky because I don't like cigarettes - this is a very compulsive style of smoking - but I love cigars and, above all, pipes, the so-called "slow smoking". You should not inhale, but you taste it in your mouth and nose, and especially it doesn't create addiction
    FB_IMG_1575747009710.jpeg

    Sent from my SM-J730F using Eupedia Forum mobile app
    You look like you could be one of my cousins. :)

    My Dad smoked pipes in the latter part of his life. Unfortunately he inhaled even that.

    The smell, particularly of cigars (which he also smoked), and pipe tobacco, is so entwined with my love for him and my memories of him that to this day I find it an attractive and even comforting smell on a man.

    I don't know if I told the story on this thread, but shortly after my father died a dear friend of the family dropped in at my parents' house to see how I was doing. He was about my father's age, smoked a pipe, like my dad, hadn't shaved so he was a little bristly, and had been out in the cold air cutting firewood, which my dad did all the time. When he hugged me close I felt a jolt of remembrance and love, and just broke down crying. So embarrassing.

    Smell is a powerful conveyor of emotion.

    I never took to it myself, although while at university I smoked for a few months. From what my dad said the nicotine both calms and focuses, so I can well understand why some people really like it.

    It just never had much effect on me, other than to make me a little hyper-focused, which I definitely didn't need. It's like caffeine that way. I just can't handle very much of it.

  14. #89
    Regular Member Achievements:
    Three FriendsVeteran10000 Experience Points
    Stuvanè's Avatar
    Join Date
    25-09-16
    Location
    Milan
    Posts
    289
    Points
    17,912
    Level
    40
    Points: 17,912, Level: 40
    Level completed: 83%, Points required for next Level: 138
    Overall activity: 14.0%

    Y-DNA haplogroup
    J2
    MtDNA haplogroup
    H1e

    Ethnic group
    Italian
    Country: Italy



    1 members found this post helpful.
    Quote Originally Posted by Angela View Post
    You look like you could be one of my cousins. :)

    My Dad smoked pipes in the latter part of his life. Unfortunately he inhaled even that.

    The smell, particularly of cigars (which he also smoked), and pipe tobacco, is so entwined with my love for him and my memories of him that to this day I find it an attractive and even comforting smell on a man.

    I don't know if I told the story on this thread, but shortly after my father died a dear friend of the family dropped in at my parents' house to see how I was doing. He was about my father's age, smoked a pipe, like my dad, hadn't shaved so he was a little bristly, and had been out in the cold air cutting firewood, which my dad did all the time. When he hugged me close I felt a jolt of remembrance and love, and just broke down crying. So embarrassing.

    Smell is a powerful conveyor of emotion.

    I never took to it myself, although while at university I smoked for a few months. From what my dad said the nicotine both calms and focuses, so I can well understand why some people really like it.

    It just never had much effect on me, other than to make me a little hyper-focused, which I definitely didn't need. It's like caffeine that way. I just can't handle very much of it.
    Human olfactory abilities are stronger than we want to admit, and I believe that this is even more important for women
    http://www.lescienze.it/news/2017/05...imali-3524999/

    Surely this habit of smoking - more or less relaxing - is as old as the world, since even in his Histories - IV book Herodotus spoke of the Scythians burning hemp seeds to get high.
    And Mr. Bach also wrote an air inspired by the pipe and its smoke ;)


  15. #90
    Advisor Achievements:
    VeteranThree Friends50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    Awards:
    Posting Award
    Angela's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-01-11
    Posts
    16,201
    Points
    333,320
    Level
    100
    Points: 333,320, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.6%


    Ethnic group
    Italian
    Country: USA - New York



    1 members found this post helpful.
    Quote Originally Posted by Stuvanè View Post
    Human olfactory abilities are stronger than we want to admit, and I believe that this is even more important for women
    http://www.lescienze.it/news/2017/05...imali-3524999/

    Surely this habit of smoking - more or less relaxing - is as old as the world, since even in his Histories - IV book Herodotus spoke of the Scythians burning hemp seeds to get high.
    And Mr. Bach also wrote an air inspired by the pipe and its smoke ;)

    Interesting. So maybe this ancient "ability" isn't extinct. I like that they used the ability to smell different "notes" in wine as an example. :)

    I've mentioned once, I think, that I could swear that I remember my mother's scent: it was like delicate flowers. I always thought of it as the scent of "goodness". :) I lay on her bed with her when she died and just tried to breathe it in.

    I think perhaps that's connected to why dogs and cats seem to hate certain people (and other animals) and love others on what looks like first "sight" but is probably on smell.

    Who knows, maybe that has something to do with "love at first sight" with humans as well.

    One of the most affecting scenes I've seen in film, one that has been shamelessly copied by other directors, is the scene in "Z" by Costa Gravas where the widow, played by Irene Papas, stands in the closet she shared with her husband, smelling his shirt, and becomes hysterical with grief. That expressive, gorgeous face of hers just crumbled. I totally "got" it.


    Ah, my beloved Bach. Yes, what a testimony to the seductive appeal of tobacco. :)

  16. #91
    Regular Member Achievements:
    Three FriendsVeteran10000 Experience Points
    Stuvanè's Avatar
    Join Date
    25-09-16
    Location
    Milan
    Posts
    289
    Points
    17,912
    Level
    40
    Points: 17,912, Level: 40
    Level completed: 83%, Points required for next Level: 138
    Overall activity: 14.0%

    Y-DNA haplogroup
    J2
    MtDNA haplogroup
    H1e

    Ethnic group
    Italian
    Country: Italy



    Quote Originally Posted by Angela View Post
    Interesting. So maybe this ancient "ability" isn't extinct. I like that they used the ability to smell different "notes" in wine as an example. :)

    I've mentioned once, I think, that I could swear that I remember my mother's scent: it was like delicate flowers. I always thought of it as the scent of "goodness". :) I lay on her bed with her when she died and just tried to breathe it in.

    I think perhaps that's connected to why dogs and cats seem to hate certain people (and other animals) and love others on what looks like first "sight" but is probably on smell.

    Who knows, maybe that has something to do with "love at first sight" with humans as well.

    Correct: the so-called "chemistry" :)

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234

Similar Threads

  1. Smoke Pot, Yes or No?
    By Carlson in forum Opinions
    Replies: 51
    Last Post: 21-10-12, 19:30
  2. UN seeks world ban on indoor smoking
    By Silverbackman in forum Politics & Governments
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 21-01-10, 00:40
  3. Smoking Ban in Bars Right or Wrong
    By Starship in forum Opinions
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 22-12-08, 11:45
  4. Smoke-free Belgium
    By Maciamo in forum European News & Hot Topics
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 24-01-06, 13:25
  5. You smoke in your private time?=fired!
    By Miss_apollo7 in forum Opinions
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 07-06-05, 11:16

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •