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Cigarettes are a huge part of many people’s lives and a familiar sight in today’s world. The Mayan civilisation chewed tobacco leaves and smoked, but they also mixed the tobacco leaves with other plants and herbs to make medicines. Columbus was probably the first European to see tobacco leaves and the first one to introduce tax on tobacco was King James I of England. 

Even though tobacco was very much enjoyed in the ancient world, the first health warnings began in the 1950s. Today, the tobacco industry receives negative publicity and the people are informed about the addictive and deadly effects of smoking. In spite of all the warnings, a good cigarette is enjoyed by many around the world.

What do you believe, should Smoking be banned permanently?

if you ban smoking because it is bad for your lungs, you better ban carbon monoxide from cars and also body odor from most people, not to mention wood smoke from every bbq restaurant. smokers aren't the only people that have a unique fragrance, and the are better eaters and tippers. what would you say if you had to pay for the lost tax funds if no one could smoke in the us? does your conscious bother you? now tell the truth.

I don't mind people smoking, it's their choice. What bugs me is when I have to inhale it, if I want to inhale smoke, I would smoke myself.

I'm not agree with you cause you can take the cancere with it.Caution too you! bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye

Ive been smoking for 10 od years now and at only 24 im already feeling the affects it has ruined my stamina

cigarettes are always bad as they want us to see, say no to contract the disease nor family smoking, the passive smoking is worse than being active, I work with a pulmonologist and have seen whole families affected by this nasty habit.

I smoke, so I don't believe that smoking should be banned permanently. I know it's not good, but it's a choice. Alcohol isn't good for people either, but it isn't banned.

i so agree with you i smoke but i don't drink..its a choice there are so many unhealthy things for you .banning smoking would be crazy.

I SMOKE but Don't do it around people..Nor in my home..This is MY choice...I really get annoyed when I'm walking in the street & people start coughing or tell me 2 put it out....Where were these same people a few year's back when Smoking was allowed all over..Just tell them 2 F-0ff....& continue on my merry way....

the sign is on the box smoking kill so i wuold like to know ppl sstill smoke is it that they dont care about there healt.

It's not that people don't care about their health. I started smoking one day when I was just so stressed so I smoked a friends cigarette and have been smoking since. It's not that I don't care about my health, it's an addiction.

Same for me. I'm not physically addicted to cigarettes (sometimes I don't smoke for weeks, or more, without any withdrawal symptoms), but when I smoke, 60% of the time, it is because of stress. I have very bad anxiety (to the point of being overheated, shaking, getting sick, etc.) and smoking does appease me.

I was once a smoker and definitely I had to quit smoking. I really enjoyed smoking at some point but also I realized that it is not good for my health. My husband is a chain-smoker and I get so disgusted every time he does smoking. But if you are about to quit smoking, you should dramatically gradually do it and not instantly. Just a piece of advice.

Well if they ban smoking, better start banning everything else bad for us, like alcohol. Smoking will never be banned, way too much revenue in it.

Yes! I think it is just right to ban cigarette smoking! It can kill lives and so as the others, the second hand smokers causes much danger to their health.

i been smoking years been really looking to quit? i found using my e cirgarette helps me anyone know anything else?

I used to smoke when I was a teen until I was I was 20 and then I just quit cold turkey effortlessly. I kept myself busy. Haven't picked up a cigarette for 16 years.

I never smoked and it's dangerous for me. I have asthma and even smelling someone smoking a little distant from me irritates me.

I have managed to lose my vapor somewhere. I had been doing good with it then went back to cigs. I tried to go back to my vape and I can not seem to inhale it now. makes my throat burn and I cough so bad. I dont get it.

my husband smoked for several years. he has been using a vaporizer on and off since the last year or so. it seems to be a lot better for him.

"It is so hard to quit smoking" as my nephew stated. But he was not working and food stamps does not supply cigarettes. Now if no one gave him money or bought his cigarettes, then he would be clean. But as long as one has a supplier, one will always smoke.

Until you QUIT, you'll never know how VILE your breath smells, or your hair and your clothes! You have no idea how other people avoid the smell coming from you, even after you put out the cigarette.

AND...until you've seen someone die from smoking-related diseases, you have no idea how you're risking your life.


it is a really horrible way to die. a few years ago i watched an aunt drift away to lung cancer. towards the end she barely even knew we were all there. i wouldnt wish anything like that on anybody

I have been a smoker for many years now. I have an e-cig that I smoke Chocolate liquid in, that helps, but I still continue to still buy cigarettes and smoke.

I am a smoker and I ahte it. I am 33 and somties have difficulty breathing. My dad had lung cancer, my grandmother COPS and my mom COPD. It still isnt enogh to make me stop. Senseless.

My father started smoking when he was very young since everyone did and they didn't know better. He made his own cigarettes and they didn't even have filters. He ended up with a heart attack and had surgery in his legs for bad circulation since most of his arteries are clogged. He tried many times to stop but couldn't. When I became a teenager it made me so angry that he couldn't stop for his health that I have never smoked. Strangely enough I ended up having an inexplicable stroke but it is a miracle I came back the way I am today. I was told that if I wouldn't have been in the great shape I was the outcome would have been different. I have no doubt. Our children are not young adults and don't smoke. They think it is a stupid thing to do to yourself since there is absolutely not one good thing about it other than "fitting in". I don't understand how people in the medical field started smoking since they know and see what it does to you and know better. I find it sad: they should be an example and we want them around for a long time to keep us healthy for years to come.

sadly most medical professionals do seem to make the worst choices. i have a lot of nurses and medics in my family and most of them do smoke or worse chew snuff, eww.
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