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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?

Ryan Hess
i been smoking years been really looking to quit? i found using my e cirgarette helps me anyone know anything else?
Sheri Jaus
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.
Ian Saringan
I never smoked and it's dangerous for me. I have asthma and even smelling someone smoking a little distant from me irritates me.
Brass Knucks Barb
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.
Sarah Moore
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.
Sharon Blessed
Smoking is a disgusting habit that I was so addicted to. I thank my stars I am finally able to go without one. I went cold turkey to quit after getting a whiff of my winter coat.
Penny Blaschak
"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.
Pam W
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.

Sarah Moore
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
Rhonda Farley
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.
Amanda Grace
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.
M. Keogh
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.
Sarah Moore
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.
Delilah Irby
My elderly neighbor who of which is a nurse was telling me how one of her patients nearly died, and the first thing he did when he got home was smoke a cigarette. He was that addicted.
Amalthea Darling
I would smoke if I could blow smoke skulls. Not all the time smoking, addiction isn't worth it, but occasionally, at parties, I'd smoke if I could show off blowing cool shapes.
Sarah Moore
you know you can do a lot of cool stuff with vaporizers if you were interested in trying one of those. my husband loves to create tornados lol
Amalthea Darling
Really? I had no idea. In my experience, vapes just kind of disburse into the air randomly, what do you do to make it form shapes?
Danielle Simms
I love to smoke as well. It is a nice way to unwind from a stressful day. I have been smoking for a long time and only gave it up when I was pregnant with my kids.
Lauren Andrews
Same. I've quit before for long periods of time (years, months). Like before major surgeries to cut down on blood clot risks.

But I truly just enjoy smoking. I think I'll only really quit if I can't afford it or when I'm pregnant. None of my family quit when they were pregnant, but I want healthy children.
Danielle Simms
When I was pregnant I could not stand the smell of it, could not be around others that smoked, the minute I had my kids, it was the first thing that I wanted to do. I was not able to breast feed due to other medical issues so I went right back to smoking. I am not a heavy smoker nor have I ever been. A carton of smokes lasts me well over a week.
Tom Coder
I honestly love to smoke. The act is a ritual to me, and helps me to unwind and relax. But, at the same time I am not a heavy smoker, I only have around 5 cigarettes a day.
Chynne Dixon
Smoking is a very harmful and nasty habit. I don't feel as if it should be banned though, since so many people are use to doing it. It's crazy how even though people knows the end effect of smoking they continue to do it.
Nona Owens
Cigarette smoke makes me sick. When I have a patient come into my office with a heavy smell of smoke on their clothes my nose stops up and my chest hurts. I have had to decline treatment for a couple because of this.
Onnuri Kwak
Well, i never liked tobacco smoking in first place, on top of that, my father side people did not have healthy lung, so I try to steer clear.
Payton Aquino
Smoking is really disgusting to me in my own opinion. I feel smokers don't respect others when it comes to their health. All of those parents who smoke around children as well. It is not healthy at all!! I did read that it is against the law in another state I think Oklahoma? I don't know exactly where, but yeah
Elena Qian
My boyfriend smokes and I don't like it because I don't want him to get ill in any way but there's something about the smell I like. It's weird.
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