Smoking, do you do it?



  1. Yes

    23 vote(s)
  2. No

    62 vote(s)
By God Of Mana ยท 86 replies
Sep 21, 2007
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  1. Do you smoke?

    It does not matter for
    If I am bored...etc.
    When I am nervy...etc.

    Its either yes or no.​
  2. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    Nope....quit 11 years ago.....hope it was soon enough.
  3. God Of Mana

    God Of Mana TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 493

    It really depends, each ciggy takes 15 minutes off your life span.. How many did u smoke?
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Yes, I smoke around 30 to 40 cigarettes a day and have done since I was about 15 years old.

    There is no disputing the fact that smoking is bad for you(hell, life is bad for you lol). However, to suggest in a factual way, that each cigarette knocks 15 minutes off your life is absurd.

    As an example: My father who is 78 years old has smoked around 40 cigarettes a day since he was fifteen. If you care to do the calculations(I have;)) That means he`s lost 26 years off of his life thus far. I have serious doubts that had he not smoked, he could be expected to live to being 104 years old. :p

    Sweeping statements seldom hold true, or in this case, even make much sense.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Just a bad habit.
  6. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    what i want to know is how does howard have time to do all he does on here then step outside 30-40 times a day ;)
  7. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    ahh, that's what i was thinking ;) i'd hate to have to go outside that many times every day, especially in good old british weather
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Yeah, the weather is absolutely crap at the moment. High winds and torrential rain. Hell, I doub`t I`d even be able to light the damn things lol.

    Regards Howard :)
  9. VvWolverinevV

    VvWolverinevV TS Booster Posts: 119

    Does the occasional cigar count as smoking?
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Yes, I reckon it does mate. ;)

    Regards Howard :)
  11. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    Yeah I smoke, about a 1/2 pack a day.
  12. VvWolverinevV

    VvWolverinevV TS Booster Posts: 119

    Blast! ...I voted wrong :dead:
  13. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    No worries, I`ll alter the vote accordingly mate.

    Regards Howard :)

    Edit: Done.
  14. Blackjack

    Blackjack TS Rookie Posts: 62

    Hell, Smoking is BAD. No doubt about that, But I don't understand why People like "God of Mana" get offended if other people do it? I mean, its become socially unacceptable to smoke IN FRONT of other people, and smokers don't seem to have a problem, so whats the issue? For some people, smoking relieves stress and such. I say, If smokers decide to smoke, so be it. Hey, if they want to choose to lose 10 years or whatever so be it, It's not as if everyone who smokes is a bad person, it's just a choice or habit. Thats My Opinion. And Howard is a GOD! :p
  15. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    You just need one of these:
    Windmill Windproof & Stormproof Lighter
  16. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Lol, cheers mate. I already have a Zippo that`s pretty good at lighting in the wind, but the torrential rain we`ve had today is a complete no no. It just makes `em soggy and hard to light. :p

    Regards Howard :)
  17. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    Howard, I got a lighter that will still light in wind or if wet. I think it's a military based design or something. Has a ruberrized case and looks very much like the yellow one Dave posted above but is dark grey.
  18. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,485   +45

    No smoking for myself. But I do have habits that are just as costly. Like reaching my hand into my case. Couldnt that kill me tomorrow if I touched or did something wrong. I mean, highly unlikely with the way boards are designed today. But what if I was screwing on my case side, pressed too hard and the screwdrive slipped passed the fan and into that plugged in 1kw powersupply, ooops. I'd rather have a smoke than for that to happen.
  19. VvWolverinevV

    VvWolverinevV TS Booster Posts: 119

    Just stating the obvious here: I can understand why people get offended when others smoke in front of them. Second-hand smoke can cause cancer. Also, cigarettes, unlike alcohol, have a strong odor that is unpleasant to some. Aversion to smokers in this light is not unlike aversion to people who fart excessively in front of others.
  20. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Whats the point in making a thread about smoking and then slagging off poeple who do??

    It's like saying "I want an arguement"!!

    Just seems a rather pointless thing to do to me, anyone else feel the same?
  21. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,485   +45

    I second that notion Rik, if you know that you're so "left side" oppose to smoking then why make a thread if you know you're going to argue. Foremost passed the simple issue. I have great respect for howards, although I've only been here 6 months, he's helped me often, and countless others, smoking or non smoking users btw.
  22. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I won`t disagree with you there mate.

    However, here in the UK a ban on smoking in enclosed public places was introduced on the 1/7/07. I`m not going to disagree with that either.

    However, one complaint I`ve heard from a couple of non smokers is that now there`s no smell of smoke in the pub, all you can smell is peoples body odour lol. Another complaint is that the pubs and bars are empty cause nearly every ones out side puffing away lol.

    Regards Howard :)
  23. mikescorpio81

    mikescorpio81 TS Rookie Posts: 293

    I smoke, and I hate myself for it ...
    I'm totally against corporate fatcats and here I am, supporting them!

    It's a part of me now ... OH GOD HELP ME! :dead:
  24. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    Wow! Since my post, I'd been away for awhile doing "life" things which were keeping me very busy and still do. This topic really took off a bit. Sorry if I offended the OP in any way with my lack of response to his question. I'd smoked a couple packs a day from the age of 17 until about 43 (11 years ago).

    The reason I stated that I hoped I'd quit soon enough is because emphysema and COPD can crop up decades later in smokers...even after they'd quit. My mother passed away last year from that disease...and slowly suffocating is no way to die..believe me. I watched it happen....and I sure as hell don't want it to happen to me.

    I'm happy I've quit....hopefully, it added many more years for me to enjoy my children (and hopefully, grandchildren) but everybody has the perfect right to decide their own lives, as long as they're not infringing on the lives of others. It just saddens me to see it, is all.

    Howard, understand that some people...because of things that may have happened to loved ones, can sometimes be very vehement about things. That's where the anger comes in. But, I'm sure deep down, you realize that people only want to see the best for you.

    Damn, this is about the most wind I've had in a long time. See, it's working already!!! :haha:
  25. God Of Mana

    God Of Mana TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 493

    I find the odour of cigars very errmmm... nasty. Well first of all im asmatic so i cant stand the stuff.

    Howard, i apologise for insulting you like that,i guess i was just having one of those days.( a bad one)
    Howard, can you please edit or delete the post err...flaming me back. (no offence)
    I guess i was just a little surprized that my biggest idol smokes. reply soon :)

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