ANSWERS: 100
  • don't like the risks of gettting cancer and all the other crappiness that comes with it.
  • 1. The smell disgusts me. 2. The money it would cost me over the years to smoke is disgusting. 3. The things it does to your teeth and breath are just gross. 4. Any other health effects, proven or NOT I don't want to risk them.
  • I am trying to quit ITS HARD!!! today I have no Idea why!
  • Because I choose not to.
  • Smoking is in direct conflict with Bible principles. You are supposed to treat your life and body with respect because it is a precious gift and you should not do anything that can hurt your neighbor.
  • I quit because I was persuaded that it's not healthy and blah blah.
  • I don't smoke because i feel that it's discusting and so harmful to my body.
  • Because I find it a nasty, dirty, unhealthy, expensive, unnecessary habit.
  • Because Im not on fire at the moment.... ;-)
  • When I realized that the woman I was dating was The One, I tried to come up with a really off-the-charts birthday present for her. Quitting smoking was it. I gave her a wallet-sized card from the American Lung Association that had a list of 5 things as the reasons for why you want to quit smoking. This is what I wrote: 1. My health 2. Your love 3. Jessica Lynn 4. Ryan Thomas 5. Our 50th Wedding Anniversary (The names are of the kids we hadn't had yet. Jessica eventually arrived some years later. A few years after that we had Natalie...God forgot to put the stem on the apple.)
  • Smoking is selfish, stupid and harmful. When you smoke, you do not seem to care about anyone else around you who is also breathing your smoke. Stupid, because the only reason you got into it was because your friends were doing it too, or you thought it might help reduce stress. Harmful, well I don't need to explain that one.
  • I don't smoke because when I was a kid my dad would smoke in the car and would not allow us to roll down the windows hours and hours of second hand smoke is not a pleasant experience. I vowed never to smoke and I abstain.
  • Because I've watched my dad go through hell. I don't need that.
  • Right now? Because I am sitting at work and my smoke-break is over :)
  • In no particular order... It smells I don't want cancer/emphysema/bronchitis, etc It's not "cool" I like my lungs 'Tis nasty And other related things like that.
  • I tried it when I was 12 and thought it was gross.
  • ... how long can you go without food ??? ... how long can you go without water ??? ... how long can you go without oxygen ??? ... which is more important to your life, food, water, or oxygen ??? __________ I have never actually tried smoking, but I tried to figure out how smoking helped breathing, and could not find any evidence it did, nor could I figure out how smoking helped the blood, the heart, strengthened the immune system, toughened the bones, etc., I just could not find a plus side that appealled to me.
  • I do smoke but I would stop following for the following reasons: - if smoking is taking control of me and I find myself looking for sigarettes all the time this is not enjoying smoke anymore so it should stop; - if smoking conditions my physical activities; - if smoking disturbs the people around me.
  • I try not to kill myself before my time. I also don't play Russian roulette with real bullets....
  • Because I think it is disgusting, and it kills you.
  • The CIGARETTE smokes. I'M just the SUCKER.
  • Because I have more important things to waste my money on and I enjoy not coughing my lungs up like a coal miner or some unwanted street urchin from a Dickens novel.
  • Because at a young age my body had a terrible negative effect when taking a drag from a cigarette Peer pressure was always there but I refused to smoke and changed friends if the issue was too great.I don't need friends that want me to smoke and they are not true friends if they try to put that shit on me.
  • I don't smoke because my step-mom used to smoke around me for 7yrs and I would always go to school smelling like ciggaretts and when I would go visit my family they would always tell me that I smelled bad. I suppose it made me feel bad therefore that's the feeling that I always associated smoking with and I was never curious on starting.
  • Because I have seen first hand what smoking does to your body and the bodies of those you love.
  • Because I don't like it.I think it's dirty.I don't like smoke,I can't breathe well in smoky weather.It's much worse with cigarette.But I don't blame those who smoke,although I think it's bad.Because lots of the times I've done things that are bad for me,so I have no right to blame those who smoke.
  • Smoke what? Cigarettes: I wish I could, there is just too much negativity towards it right now. I had to quit because I can't smoke anywhere anymore. I used to enjoy it but it's nice to not have the phlegm anymore. Sinsemellia: I smoke the ganja every once in a while. Cannabrownies are my favorite though.
  • I don't smoke because A.) Cigarettes are bad for your health and smell and taste disgusting, and B.) Marijuana makes me sick and is not a very fun experience for me.
  • I don't smoke because 1) I can't afford it 2) I became lazy 3) The Smoke stinks 4) I have enough to carry around 5) I don't want to hack up black crap from my lungs anymore (I quit almost a year ago)
  • I now it´s silly - but I just afraid to be addict on something. And with ciggarets - I feel that this could happen.
  • 1. I have asthma 2. My grandpa died of lung cancer from smoking 3. It's expensive 4. Bad breath 5. Yellow teeth 6. Smelly house/clothes/car 7. Second hand smoke would be bad for my family/friends 8. Higher cost of health insurance
  • I like to be different from everybody in my family.
  • I'm trying not to kill myself before my number's called.
  • to shut the doc's up from whinging at me after the strokes ... even though I loved the ciggies I haven't touched one in over 5years now...so the ciggie company must be feeling the pinch now that I'm not smoking 70 a day and adding to their profits .....but its the hypocritical government who must be really hurting because of the less tax they are ripping off me!
  • Tried it and wasn't thrilled - plus if I smoke w/ my birth control I could kill myself, basically.
  • I never succumbed to the peer pressure. My friends on the golf course try to get me to dip too..........not in to that either.
  • Because I can't stand the fumes they put off, it makes clothes smell bad, and it isn't healthy.
  • i think that smoking is gross i never smoked and never will no offends smokers it is just what i think about smoking
  • Maybe its that god awful smell or brown teeth color or lung cancer or very slow painful death thing.
  • Because I can,t keep myself lit!
  • It's too nasty.
  • I had no friends, so i had no peer pressure! :P
  • Because it is very unhealthy for both me and those around me, including pets. It is very dirty for homes and clothes. It wastes a lot of money. I'd rather buy things that have real value to me than hurting my health and killing other people around me.
  • The major reason why I don't smoke is because smoking is bad for my health. My asthma went away when I turned thirteen and I don't want it to come back. The wasted money would be the second reason.
  • because i am only 16 years old
  • When I was four (Holloween night), we had a party and I begged my dad over and over for a puff of his cigarette. He finally gave in and said "take a big breath", I did and thought I was going to die, my mother was furious and I never was even tempted to smoke after that. I'm not saying that would work for anyone else, it is just why I didn't experiment with smoking. I wouldn't smoke as an adult because of my beliefs, I just plain think it is wrong.
  • Smoking is not for me
  • Because, It would affect my lungs, affect the people around me, and I possibly might develop cancer. And last of all I don't like the smell of the smoke.
  • i dont smoke because its bad for my health and smoking could give me cancer leading up to death, i mean the temptation is there but its the consequences that are known and is broadcast on tv and everywhere that if u smoke a lot of bad things can happen to you.
  • Because it's a nasty, expensive habit. Because I got over it in High School. Because my wife has asthma and would kick me out. Take your pick.
  • I don't like the smell that it leaves on my clothes and hair.
  • because i discovered that C10H13N2O4 'Nicotine' is a 'Highly addictive' 'Narcotic' 'Supertoxin' [same category as Heroin, Strychnine, Arsenic etc] which had invaded my mind via receptors at the base of my brain and was responsible for, voices in my mind which I had assumed were 'me' [the one writing this to the 'you' reading it]. . when I would ask myself why was I inhaling this yucky dangerous stuff, costing over three thousand dollars a year, the voice in my head answering things like; "I like it when I'm having a drink" or "I like it when I'm having coffee", or "I like it after a meal" or "I like it after sex" was not me.. The voice in there was telling me things that were not the question I was asking myself.. like a lying politician, 'I' was having myself on.. Lying to myself.. saying things like; "I wont get cancer" and "its all a lie that your erections not as strong" [and so on].. As if, there was some sort of implantation in my brain telling me to do something I really didnt, want to do.. For me this was like being hit in the face with a shovel.. I screwed up my pack, got rid of lighters and ashtrays, opened a bank account called 'Sanity' and deposited the ten bucks a day I would have spent on this shit drug of addiction in that account . . after ten days it was out of my bloodstream, and I then knew that it was in fact, not, me, thinking those thoughts but the nicotine creating those thoughts using, my brain, against me . . I havnt had another one since. thats why; 'I dont smoke'. . . carl namaste
  • It's a filthy, unnatural, disgusting addiction. I don't like ANYTHING that makes me go out of control (unless its a good woman) for a expensive thing that is slowly killing me (like a good woman :P)
  • Because it's expensive.
  • My body is a temple, and I'm not an arsonist
  • Because my (at the time) 18-month-old daughter started imitating me, pretending to "smoke" straws and twigs. That was it for me. Health and money aren't good enough reasons to quit smoking. They're great reasons to never start, but for those of us who did start, we knew that they were expensive and unhealthy when we started. There needs to be a better reason to successfully quit smoking. My daughter's health was mine.
  • (1) I don't think I would enjoy inhaling gas chamber poison and other smoldering crap. (2) It's bad enough just walking by someone smoking, just imagine how bad it would be taking the full force for extended period of time. (3) Instead of spending $10 a day on cigarettes, I could save $10 a day in a bank account and buy a car in 2 years.
  • Too expensive.
  • Not my thing. Some of my family smokes and I grew up having to smell it. It's not fun. I don't feel like attempting it because I know what deleterous material it consumes and what it can do; there's no moral to it. But it's not like anyone can stop and not crave for it, which my elderly aunt has tried to do several times.
  • waste of time, waste of money, waste of a life.
  • Cigarettes don't do anything for me. I find them to pointless and a waste of my time and money.
  • Because I never have a lighter when I need one.
  • I prefer bonfires to be in the garden rather than in my mouth. Also I am doing my bit for the environment, not to smoke does not produce dangerous pollutants into the atmosphere.
  • I have been smoking a couple of years, up to a pack cigarettes per day. I found there were some disadvantages for the health, and it was mostly no more a pleasure, but more of an addiction. And I though also of all the positive aspects of not smoking. So after a time, I decided to quit. I did not smoke anymore since then.
  • *sarcastically* because i dont want to look cool and fit it. growing up, being the blacksheep of the family that doesnt smoke, parents that didnt stop saying "we dont have any (extra spending) money," all of them said "i cant stop my $5 pack addiction. now that i am all grown up by age, not character, i can spend $5 on another drink and buy a car!! most importantly i dont like it and even if i did, i still dont want to!
  • I dropped smoking about 4 years ago, I wanted to breath the fresh air.
  • Why should I?
  • Cuz i dont wanna die
  • i have just 2 lungs & if i had 4 then i wud have considered it
  • I did. For 15 years. When I tried to quit, (I thought I could quit anytime), I realized the heavy control it had on me. I was angry about that, quit cold turkey and have only had one in the last 15+ years. I still crave them, love the smell of smoke and can sense a Marlboro half a mile away... but nothing is going to control me like that again. I don't delude myself, I know that I am always one or two cigarettes away from being a 2-pk smoker again. It may always be a trap, waiting to ensnare me.... but willpower rules!
  • Where do I begin....your breath stinks, clothes stink,could get cancer, your skin ages dramatically, you have yellow teeth. In general I have noticed people who smoke are not clean in other areas of their lives either.
  • The reasons would go off the page. I can think of a shorter answer saying why smoke? I can't think of any reasons! I havent actually touched a cigarette anyway.
  • Im allergic to lung cancer.. damn!
  • First of all smoking is not healthy. Second of all it is not healthy for others. And third of all after smoking everything "stinks" including your mouth, you hair, you close, and etc.
  • For many of the same reasons mentioned above, but mostly the fact that I just don't like it!
  • Simple: Why should I smoke? P.S: I do not smoke.
  • I smoke when I drink.. the two vics come in a package for me...
  • because there are better ways to die
  • Because it's very unattractive!
  • I'm not stupid. There are better ways to die.
  • Simply because everybody in my family does and I don't like it, or want to subject any of the people I care about to the nastiness associated with smoking.
  • Because I watched my father die of Emphysema. He had the disease before I was born and he died when I was 25. I never saw my father healthy a day in my life. It is so very hard to watch someone you love struggle every day just to breathe because of a disease brought on largely from smoking. . . So, I made a choice not to smoke because of that.
  • Because it smells awful. Because it's bad for your health.
  • im a childrens fitness instructor at 18 lol
  • I don't smoke because i don't want to waste money on something that i know will slowly kill me or give me an illness that will forever be with me and sucking all my money and life away. I feel privalaged to be alive and healthy and wouldn't want to jeapordise that and be disrespectful to the fact that i am alive for a reason so there's no need to poison my lungs just for a few minutes here and there and shed out a fiver or more on a pack of 20!!! and yep, the smell is awful and kissing a smoker would probably be like licking an ashtray that had beer spilt in it!! and as for people saying its peer pressure or stress...i managed to stand on my own two feet when my m8s were doing it in school, its all about will power to say NO THANKS...u'll only be shedding out more cash to try and give up, not to mention your skin will have aged sufficently more than it would have done if you didnt start smoking, teeth would be yellow, breath would constantly smell, clothes, house...etc. I think i could babble on more about how bad smoking is in the long run, so if your one of those ppl who think its "COOL" to smoke cos u see it on tv or wot not then in the words of Celine Dion..."you better think twice"...its not worth it in the long run cos u could be one of those unfortunate ones who suffers, or worse give a loved one an illness through PASSIVE SMOKING!! which smokers seem to think it doesnt matter just dont go near them, but non smokers can smell better than smokers, we know when we are breathing in selfish smokers cancer... youngsters....please think twice before smoking its not all its cracked up to be, u'll be smelly, could develop a disease or give a loved one one, and as for the new rules that have been stated, you'll be a larry standing outside on ur own puffing away. its an expensive habit! that is all.
  • The reason I don't smoke it that when I was 14 I tried smoking to be cool, and I couldn't inhale so everyone laughed at me. I stopped trying to smoke while all my other friends got addicted. Now I am the one laughing while I save a ton of money and don't have to worry about dying of lung cancer or reeking of smoke.
  • Tried it once.... just wasnt my thing
  • It interferes with my jackhammering!
  • Because I don't want the cilia in my lungs to die and stop working.. and then the mucus to build up and cause me to cough all the time! And I don't want to be addicted and spend my money on it. And I don't want to increase my chances for lung cancer. And I don't want my teeth to stain or breath to smell bad. And I don't want my things to smell like smoke. I just don't want to. :/
  • Because it's a disgusting, smelly habit that deadens your taste buds, deteriorates your senses, reduces your immunity, causes coughing hacking and excess phlegm and eventually kills you.
  • Because I'm not smoking tobacco and if I do I bum one and not smoke for two weeks at a stretch (sentence fragment). It's a dumb habit but fun to do at times.
  • I've tried cigarettes and cigars and theres nothing I can honestly say I liked about them.
  • I do, so I guess i do don't , if you will...
  • Why would I want to?
  • i just dont like it.............. i dont have interest in it................
  • So many reasons. It's bad for me, it'll worsen my asthma by a lot, it smells disgusting, and I don't intend to waste my money something I don't need and have never wanted.
  • Because I'm not on fire.
  • 1. because I'm not an idiot 2. because I don't want to die 3. because I don't want to kill anyone else 4. because I don't want to pollute the environment
  • I do and I smoke because I'm hooked.
  • I care about my health and the others around me. I also do not want to get yellow stinky teeth, bad breath, and lung cancer.

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