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. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    absolutely. cigars are one of the little pleasures in life and I cannot stand anti-smoking nazis. I will not patronize a restaurant, casino, or club that outright forbids smoking. I never smoke in a restaurant (my wife does and enjoys her cigarettes), occasionally in a bar, and often in a casino.

    I can understand people who might like it and I try to be polite about, but I ask they respect my rights as well.

    If you're going to ban smoking, ban other offensive behaviors like saggy pants with buttcrack showing, midriffs, butts with slvt stamps (tattoos), loud music, body piercings, and morbid obesity
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    God Of Mana:

    I accept your apology and as far as I`m concerned it`s over and done with. ;)

    I have deleted the posts concerned as per your request.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. God Of Mana

    God Of Mana TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 493

    Thanks , Im gonna delete (or edit) mine.
    Was having trouble replying because someone banned me for a while.
    (till 01/10/07 At 10:00pm)
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    You were never banned at any stage. so I don`t know what makes you think that.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Holy crap, that's a crapload :haha:

    I know people who smoke alot but 40 a day... that's alot :|
  6. God Of Mana

    God Of Mana TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 493

    NO really! I was! When I logged in, a VBulleten thing came up and said(well wrote): You have been banned from Techspot
    Reason for ban: None
    Ban will be lifted: 10/01/07 10;00pm.

    Man I knew I should've taken a screenie....
  7. VvWolverinevV

    VvWolverinevV TS Booster Posts: 119

    New reason for ban: You said "screenie" :haha:
  8. longchalks

    longchalks TS Rookie

    yes. At least 12.5 grams baccy a day and i would smoke 30 tailormade could i afford it. Smoking is cool, thats why i started it, thats why we all started. p.s. no arguements, smoking is cool and if you dont think so your an ex smoker who is deluding themseves or you dont have any style. as for women tell me a parisian girl with a gap in her front teeth smoking a gauloise isnt both cool and sexy.................even better if you smoke yourself you dont smell her turd breath when you have succeded in seducing her.
  9. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 937

    I do see what you are saying, but those behaviors do not directly cause physical harm to other people, whereas second hand smoke does. If someone chooses to smoke, drink, do meth, whatever, i could care less, as long as you dont harm others in the process.
  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    They have banned smoking in resturants of some cities around where I live. I hope it doesn't become more widespread (it will).

    Last Friday I went to dinner with my sister and the place was packed, we told the hostess that we didn't have a smoking preference and they seated us in non-smoking (neither of us smoke). The problem with that is we sat in an area that had 5 kids easily within bread roll throwing distance of a 5 year old, and each of the 5 at some point went into a screaming fit. My guess is most new parents (at least those taking their kids to a fairly nice resturant) would be so paranoid of second hand smoke that they would always request non-smoking section. So in order to avoid kids, I think I'm going to start explicitly requesting smoking whenever possible.

    I'd much rather see screaming kids banned from public places than smoking.
  11. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Great post SNGX, had me rolling around the floor in fits of laughter.

    Unfortunately, we no longer have a choice here in the UK. Our nanny state government has banned smoking in all enclosed public spaces. This even extends to bus shelters where the wind howls through lol.

    Regards Howard :)
  12. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Booster Posts: 575

    Well, to avoid raising anyone's ire I will just say that I have never smoked and never will. Years ago my Dad had a car accident that broke some ribs and punctured a lung. He had a drain put in to drain the fluid from his lungs while it healed. Lets just say that the stuff coming out was so disgusting that I get queasy 14 years later!

    Minnesota had a law go into effect on Oct. 1, 2007 that pretty much bans smoking in any public place (bars, restaraunts, etc...). Also, didn't England just ban smoking in cars or while driving?
  13. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    i think they want to ban lighting up whilst driving (which is fair enough imho, it takes your attention from the road) but i constantly get confused on the "in your car" thing was banned, i see people do it so maybe it wasn't, i'm not sure :p

    they have banned it in public places (as howard said) which does indeed include bus stops but if you're moving it's ok apparently. someone i know was stood at a bus shelter and was the only one there and some police pulled up and told him he wasn't allowed to smoke there. he said he was the only person but they were having none of it and said it was ok if he was walking or something so he started pacing backwards and forwards a couple of steps and they said it was ok :D

    personally i think the lighting up in a car ban is a good idea from my experience little over a year ago (i think howard knows about this) basically there was a very nasty car crash (we don't call it an accident because it wasn't) where a speeding drunk driver hit us because she tried to light up whilst going round a corner

    made me chuckle that did ;)
  14. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Something similar happen to me, but he dropped his lighter instead and went down to pick it up and ran a red light :(
  15. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Booster Posts: 575

    Grandfather did basically the same thing with me in the car wilst he was smoking. He tried to throw a cig out the window while we were going around a bend in the road. Wind blew it back in and not thinking he reached down to grab it. I had been reading at the time, but looked up when I felt us hit the curb in time to see us wipeout a sign that alerted drivers to the bend!
  16. God Of Mana

    God Of Mana TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 493

    LOL! Who thought ciggys could be funny. LOL
    But I lost my granddad to lung cancer caused by smoking. (R.I.P)
    I guess thats why I am so emotional about the topic. Hmmm thats maybe why i started this topic. (subconsciously)

    YOU can smoke in public in my country but you can't do so in enclosed spaces such as elevators, bathrooms. (rule:If you can see da light, gimme a lite.) :)
  17. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    if you're referring to nickslick74's post i wouldn't really call it funny

    you could say it was ironic, taking out a sign about the bend, but personally i wouldn't be laughing, more of a "huh, that's ironic"
  18. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I`m sorry to hear you lost your grandfather due to lung cancer.

    However, this is a public forum and you were the one who started the thread. Therefore, you shouldn`t be too surprised at some of the comments people make.

    If you`re(quite understandably) sensitive, then perhaps it would have been prudent not to start the thread in the first place.

    Regards Howard :)
  19. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    Yes, i agree with you rik. lol

    And for the record, i don't smoke. I just think it's a disgusting habit and all us who don't smoke have to suffer breathing it in all the time. :(

    Regards Jase :)
  20. God Of Mana

    God Of Mana TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 493

    WOW. Never saw that Jase123 was anywhere close to being banned. 0.0 Oh well, we'll miss ya.

    I think I made this thread to find out how many of the nerds (don't try to deny it)including me, smoke at any time.
    Just wanted some statstics I guess.
  21. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

  22. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

    I do. Light cigars ( size as cigarette ) is enough for me. it helps to go sleep better.
    But i'm surprised the facts that tedster gives out. I will keep that for future reference.
  23. LuckyM

    LuckyM Banned Posts: 66

    nope:cool: i quit almost three years ago and never had a cigarette since then
  24. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +208

    Bad habit i know, but yes. The lighter in the middle looks like some kind of transformer :)
  25. VvWolverinevV

    VvWolverinevV TS Booster Posts: 119

    From that article: "Never has an argument been won based on statistic alone." Not only is this gramatically incorrect, but there are a lot of strong statements like this in the article without references. Tedster, you're going to have to do better than that to convince us that SHS is good for children...

    This reminds me of a related topic in the news recently. The University of California Board of Regents is struggling with the issue of allowing tobacco companies to fund research on the effects of tobacco use. The most recent conclusion has been to allow it with stricter than average monitoring of the research. It is a very interesting topic. Check it out:

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