Smoking Poll 2016/ 2017

Discussion in 'Lifestyle & Culture' started by Commotion, Jan 7, 2016.

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TICK ALL THAT APPLY

  1. I smoke 10+ a day

    10.4%
  2. I smoke fewer than 10 a day

    10.4%
  3. I smoke, but not every day

    3.0%
  4. I am a "social smoker" (I.e. only when pissed)

    9.0%
  5. I am an ex smoker

    10.4%
  6. I smoke more than ever

    3.0%
  7. I smoke less than I used to

    7.5%
  8. I am actively trying to quit

    3.0%
  9. I have successfully quit in the past, but relapsed

    10.4%
  10. I would like to quit someday, but not yet

    10.4%
  11. I never intend to quit

    3.0%
  12. I have never been a smoker

    50.7%
  13. Other (please specify)

    4.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Jætike

    Jætike Gay horses eat hay

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    Singapore does it on all legal, taxed cigarettes, and have been doing so for decades. We like to say it's instrumental in reducing smoking rates, but it's not as if we're ignorant of the potential health problems, and many simply toss out the original packet and stuff their cigarettes in a fancy reusable case. The law doesn't prohibit that.
     
  2. Jætike

    Jætike Gay horses eat hay

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    About 10 years ago, the health ministry thought they'd up the ante by screening ads on free to air TV of smokers with rotting teeth and tumours stumbling through how cigarettes ruined their lives and face. They first got aired during prime time which made lots of kids lose their noodles, but the impact on actual smoking rates were unknown
     
  3. Pipo

    Pipo Gossip is the devil’s telephone, best to hang up!

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    how apt, especially since after a couple of fags I have the urge to run to the loo

    bless my stomach
     
  4. Zu-Klara

    Zu-Klara User

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    FAGS UPDATE

    I'm still a bit on and off with smoking (although I think weed's about to make a long-overdue return as it definitely contributed to my obsession with the whistling in 'Marble House' earlier) but the off periods are definitely because of the fucking rancid packaging. I quite like the artier pictures like the foetus-shaped ash (:disco:) but those diseased organs and feet hardly scream LUXURY PRODUCT
     
  5. Ag

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    I have been smoking at least 10 a day lately. I think I may have crossed a bridge or at least moved a step closer to quitting again after a heavy weekend! Also it's so fucking expensive and that warning with the neck hole that looks like an arsehole is absolutely foul.
     
  6. Zu-Klara

    Zu-Klara User

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    Along with the erstwhile luxury packaging, much-loved logos and lack of diseased offal pix, I miss TENS like a fucker

    What a FUCKING SWIZZ :oi:
     
  7. Ag

    Ag User

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    The lack of 10s is an expensive tragedy. The timing could not have been worse for me.

    The only good thing is the blank packaging means I don't really know what I'm smoking.
     
  8. Zu-Klara

    Zu-Klara User

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    Also, what's with the lack of expensive-looking silver bit to tear off with the new packaging, or is that just with Marlboro Reds (which tend to be my preferred brand given that if you're going for it, you might as well go all out with the milligrams :disco:)? And why are the new packets more difficult to prise open? QUESTIONS QUESTIONS
     
  9. Zu-Klara

    Zu-Klara User

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    I see that cigarette packets in Ukraine still have the lovely logos and only have a text warning which is simultaneously very exciting, totally incomprehensible and ignorable because it's in Ukrainian. Well I know where I'M going on holiday :weed:
     
  10. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Have they banned 10s?

    I bet there are still dodgy newsagents selling them singly to 8 year olds, if you know where to go. It's a PROUD BRITISH TRADITION!
     
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  11. Zu-Klara

    Zu-Klara User

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    They so HAVE banned them! MONSTERS!

    I've just had a flashback of taking a FAKED NOTE to Read's The Newsagent to get 20 ROTHMANS FOR MUM
     
  12. Zu-Klara

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    Is the ravishing @Penelope a smoker? I can quite see her greedily sucking on a Ziganov at the disco or reclined and comatose at one of her PARTIES :disco:
     
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  13. Indie

    Indie Skeptopotamus

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    Never mind 10s, they increased rolling baccy to minimum of 30g, which just gave the manufacturers the excuse to hike the prices as that weight didn't exist before, and people are too stupid to work it out.
     
  14. ameraal

    ameraal trash

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    i only recently realised the whole eu is plagued by the same really poor pictures. i thought they were a local feat what with masterpieces like naked man in fetal position or ash baby in ashtray and silhouette blows smoke up its eyes and man with awful haircut exhales on baby's face.

    anyway. they don't bother me at all. i've actually started smoking more lately for some reason (ding! ding!) and i would like to cut back. it's just been a very social period for me, trying to socialise so i have less time to ponder the ruins of my love life.
     
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  15. Zu-Klara

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    :D Naked man in foetal position is one of my OH THANK GOD IT'S THAT ONE favourites. I think there are variations across the EU countries because the pictures on German packets are somewhat worse. I almost threw a new pack of 28 (what IS that about?) Lucky Strike straight in the bin when I was last in Berlin, such was the bloody horror, but then decided to decant them into an empty packet. WAYS AND MEANS
     
  16. Mel

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    I remember some mum coming into the shop I worked in to have a right old rant at me for not selling her 10 year old cigarettes with a note. Stupid bitch!
     
  17. Dr Lecter

    Dr Lecter HAS BEEN

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    I've run out of all my duty frees so smoking those b&h blue which are £7 but still cheaper than £10 plus for Marlboro

    Also I'm still staunchly ANTI VAPE
     
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  18. Penelope

    Penelope AND SHAVE OUR EYEBROWS

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    D'ACCORD

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. Penelope

    Penelope AND SHAVE OUR EYEBROWS

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    UTTERLY FUCKING FURIOUS!
     
  20. Ag

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    I HATE MENTHOL FAGS!

    Good fucking riddance.
     
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  21. Penelope

    Penelope AND SHAVE OUR EYEBROWS

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    We prefer to be called MINT QUEENS THANK YOU
     
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  22. Zu-Klara

    Zu-Klara User

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    Look at that LOVELY DIANA T-SHIRT! :disco:

    On the menthol fags front, I will miss the standard ones which MIRACULOUSLY MORPH INTO MENTHOL after a quick clicky of the filter :shock:
     
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  23. Penelope

    Penelope AND SHAVE OUR EYEBROWS

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    I really do LOATHE STRAIGHTS (as it were). If you can't ROLL YOUR OWN WHAT GOOD ARE YOU IN A WAR
     
  24. Ag

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    Part of my re-addiction has been a newfound love of tailor mades. I force myself to have roll-ups so that I find them more and more gross and give up.
     
  25. Zu-Klara

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    QUITE RIGHT TOO. I fucking hate vaping. I used to work with someone who constantly sucked at it like mum's left tit and bleated on to uninterested parties about how she hadn't smoked for THREE YEARS thanks to her vape, which was complete bollocks given that she'd scabbed fags off me the week before when she was pissed. I also despise the vape shops where the invariably cuntish staff blow smoke rings, hover around the leather sofas and think they're really edgy, even when they're flogging the FOREST FRUITS flavour. It's not exactly HEROIN LOVE!
     
  26. Kate

    Kate most die in your bedroom

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    Mr Kate's mum is 84 and has been smoking since she was 12. His sister persuaded her to try vaping. "UGH it's like SUCKING ON A BIRO" she said and went straight back to the Silk Cut.
     
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  27. Pipo

    Pipo Gossip is the devil’s telephone, best to hang up!

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    menthol fags are my faves

    do you guys get my ALL TIME FAVE PIC of the DEAD RAT on your packets?

    [​IMG]
     
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  28. Jætike

    Jætike Gay horses eat hay

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    Vapers are all pseudo-intellectuals anyway
     
  29. Dr Lecter

    Dr Lecter HAS BEEN

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    And what's all this "oh mine tastes of grape juice" shit. Cigarettes are supposed to taste like cigarettes morons . And those gadgets it's like holding a crudely made pipe bomb. Ugh. It's a HOT BUTTON issue for me
     
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  30. Mel

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    Vapers are rude as fuck. I've seem them puff endless streams of vape directly into people at bus shelters, circle of friends*, over a table of drinks etc.

    Yeah, it ain't tobacco but we still don't choose to be engulfed in whatever the hell vape is.

    (*and if a friend ever did that to me I'd call them out for being a rude, inconsiderate cunt!)
     
  31. Zu-Klara

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    Oh the sheer quantity of vape (or smoke or whatever it is) that they produce is ridiculous. Said ex-colleague used to vape constantly in the office and the ever-present and slightly sickly stench brought to mind that of a particularly nasty SPRING BOUQUET panty pad
     
  32. Zu-Klara

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    I've got some friends with two 12 year old daughters who think that smoking is grubby and smells nasty, yet vaping is apparently illicit and exciting, so make of that what you will
     
  33. Jætike

    Jætike Gay horses eat hay

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    I make that tweens are nasty
     
  34. Pipo

    Pipo Gossip is the devil’s telephone, best to hang up!

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    I've seen some RIDICULOUS vape pipes.

    I used to own one when I decided to "switch" but no cigar (tee hee hee KLUNK)

    Two of my best friends owned a pipe as long as a fukcing Harry Potter wand, I cringed every time we were at a closed place like a restaurant or a cafe because they coudln't keep it in their pockets due to how LONG they were :basil:
     
  35. Ag

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    I'm 2 days in, cold turkey. I think I'm going to have to get a vape before I punch Mr Ag.
     
  36. ameraal

    ameraal trash

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    :D

    i stopped smoking (and drinking when i got my injury). so it's been about 8 days without a fag (or a wank - my libido is non-existent) now.

    i have, however, been smoking weed almost daily. they say it's good for healing fractures. i shit you not.
     
  37. Ag

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    Mr Ag has discovered the JOY of weed after our recent festival adventure. I rather suspect things are gonna take a twist quite soon.
     
  38. ameraal

    ameraal trash

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    if he has issues with alcohol he should probably be careful.
     
  39. Ag

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    He's far better with control now, but I take your point. I'd rather he was smoking weed than drinking tbh.
     
  40. Jætike

    Jætike Gay horses eat hay

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    Can you vape weed?
     

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