Cigarette smoking in the US continues to plunge, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between andthe rate plummeted from 21 percent to 15 percent of adults, falling an impressive 1. This suggests the decline is happening at a relatively rapid clip.
We asked them directly. Have you ever tried to quit? I always told myself I wouldn't smoke past the age of 30, but we'll see.
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Do you think starting young had any impact? I feel like since I started smoking at such a young age, it feels somewhat ingrained in me.
It's just something I've always done in my teenage and now adult life. How and why did you start smoking?
I started smoking at 16 while working at an ice skating rink, and only the cool kids got to go on breaks, and they were smoke breaks. I wanted a break, too.
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When they gave me a cigarette, that was a life-changing movement. Not for the better, obviously. Why haven't you quit?
It's a tough habit to kick. I've battle anxiety and depression most of my life, and cigarettes were something reliable that I could depend on. Are the consequences in the back of your mind when you smoke?
It's a terrible habit that I wish I'd never started. My father's a smoker, and I can see the effect it's had on him. I think about it, but I don't stop.
Maybe I just lack the self-control, or I haven't felt the impact enough to push me over the edge. I tried quitting dozens of times. And Tat don't feel like I'm prepared right now.
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I think the only positive I get from it is that it's calming and kind of levels me out. With that said, I do think there are much healthier ways to get calm and relax. Do you ever think about the health consequences? I think when you're young and in your 20's, you don't really think Women that like to smoke fast be under 30 illness or death.
Of course, I think about it, and I am a natural worrier. But that kind of stuff seems so far off that you don't really think it could happen to you.
What would it take for you to quit? My boyfriend doesn't find it attractive, and I would much rather have him around than smoke. If he were to ask me to never smoke another cigarette again, I would do it.Campinas Needs His World Rocked
What did your parents think when you started? When I first started at 16, my mom actually smoked at the time as well, so she would buy me cigarettes, since I was too young to buy cigarettes at most places myself. After 11 years, do you feel like you can quit? Or rather, do you want to? I do feel like I can quit at any time, however, I still don't have Partylet me take that sensation away motivation or drive to actually do so.
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If I see an advertisement on TV or in the newspaper, I usually quickly glance and then look away. I do know someday I will eventually quit, but I'm not ready today. How did it all begin?
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I remember my first cigarette was walking around the block in my neighborhood, I pulled it out of my pocket, looking around to see if my neighbors would see me I quickly lit it with matches, and it was not the coolest thing.
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What do you smoke? Cigarettes when I'm outdoors, vaping only in winter time, when I can't go outside my house or open a window. I don't get much of a buzz off vaping, so those sessions always tend to be much, much longer.
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I would need to be financially and mentally stable. Women that like to smoke fast be under 30 need my issues and my stress to be over. Did you grow up around cigarettes? My dad had been a smooke smoker, but quit when I was born and communicated for most of my adolescence how bad it was to start. But the novelty of being able to purchase them on my 18th birthday lead to me picking up a pack of Djarum clove cigarettes for myself and some friends.
For about six months, we'd repeat that habit on occasion before finally switching to the real thing, a pack of deliciously smooth Camel Turkish Silvers. It's been a constant since then, though for the last four years I've been smoking American Spirits. I've had a few breaks peppered in, but for the most part I've been smoking for the better part of 13 years now. I told myself for a while that I'd quit before my 30's, and had a few solid periods without smoking or with alternative options—gums, patches, rubber-band-snapping, the whole lot.
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I know Women that like to smoke fast be under 30 the benefits of quitting. I just haven't gotten to a point where those prospects outweigh the valued aspects of why I smoke. Do you wish you never started? I suppose if I could go back and never have gotten those cloves I would, and I genuinely hope to not pass this habit along to anyone at any point. But even though it's almost embarrassingly contradictory, I just love cigarettes. With everything we know about the adverse health effects of smoking, what do you think it is that keeps you lighting up?Hot Housewives Looking Sex Stratford-on-Avon
I view it as picking my battles. Given that our society is saturated with negative health and environmental impacts, from the toxic foods we eat to toxic air we breath and unsustainable energy sources, I see the personal health effects of smoking as relatively unimportant.
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What do you smoke, and how frequently? I smoke Newports—it's my wild card. Today, I smoke between 5 to 10 cigarettes a day, but there was a time in my life when I was chain smoking over a pack to fasy packs a day. I was doing a lot of partying then, and smoking was a huge part of the ritual of getting drunk or high.
Why keep smoking when you know it's bad for you? My grandfather, whom I was very close to, just died of lung cancer a little over a month ago. I guess it's just one of those things where you just assume it will never happen to you.