Thursday, October 26, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Reasons Why I Don't--And Never Will--Smoke

1. The plethora of health issues--I couldn't get around this one if I wanted to...
2. The idea of holding a little stick with fire on the end of it and having carbon monoxide billow out of it in my mouth.
3. The smell, my God the smell...
4. The effect on clothes
5. The effect on teeth
6. The inconvenience--having to pop away for a cigarette, always have some on hand, etc.
7. The ostracism of being sent to a little corner of a restaurant or outside to smoke
8. Weather difficulties. I think I'd end up quitting pretty darn quick if I had to scurry outside in frigid weather, pouring rain, or Houston humidity just to smoke.
9. The cost, my God the cost...
10. The fact that they're addictive--I had enough trouble shaking loose of Coke.
11. The second-hand smoke I'd be forcing on everyone else.
12. The potential danger of cigarette burns (on me, my clothes, my books!...)
13. Cigarette butts--I'm shocked that people toss them out their car windows, stomp them into the sidewalk, litter up parks, zoos, and public places. Find an ashtray, please!

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Rachel said...

I'm right there with you on this topic - just wish I could convince my mom!

Caryle said...

SO with you on this. Plus, I lost both of my grandfathers to smoking. I see a scull and crossbones whenever I see a cigarette.

Trish Ryan said...

I made such an idiot of myself trying my first cigarette at a party when I was 15 that I never thought of going back. Thank God :)

Jess Riley said...

*sigh* I totally agree. WIsh my cigarette-sneaking husband did, too!

Duchess said...

I can't believe I even tried to smoke when I was a teenager. I can't stand being in a smoke filled room now.

Oh, Kodi has come a long way in the last year. She is a great dog, but shy.

Julie S said...

Well said!

I tried smoking when I was a teenager, but I could never inhale correctly so I "quit" after a week. Best thing I ever did!