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 Should smokers be treated for lung cancer?
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 Females only, please (pretty darn embarrassing)?
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 If smoking is bad for our health, then why don't they just stop making cigarettes?

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I would't dare stop you from smoking to death; that is your choice. I won't even try to convince all the ...


 I've found a lump in my breast...?
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 Help me i think i'm dying.?
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 My brother has cancer only 2 months left im finding it hard to cope?
im just devastated
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 I am dying of of cancer, but i can't tell my fiance or family. I don't want them to fuss over me. I am scared
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 Is it ok to smoke at age 14?
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 Should cell phones be banned from classrooms?
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 Do you think we will ever be able to FIND A CURE TO CANCER?
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 Have you noticed that a few hours prior to death, the patient will suddenly experience an improvement?
and then, after about 12-24 hours deceases?
What could be the cause?

I have witnessed this in neonates, adults, and even animals.
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 My Dad has cancer? I have problems?
I found out my dad has cancer last week and he started chemo.
And I don't feel bad, as a matter of fact I don't feel any feelings?
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 What do you think about people who are smoking?
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 My best friend just died?
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 What is your excuse for being poor?
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 My co-worker has brain cancer how do I insure that I won't catch it???
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 Do u think that a person who takes 5 cigarettes per day is somker or not ?
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 Does Weed cause cancer?
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 How long do people with lung cancer live?
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i really dont care
Why do people start smoking?
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aarti_s_amin
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just to look cool. it's also addicting. it's very unhealthy and disgusting. but the main answer is to look cool. people think it will make them llok like they are bad and cool and good.


jrmygray
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Well it is a variety of reasons. Some people do it to calm their nerves, others do it to calm down when scared or angered. A big percentge do it because they "look cool". Another percentage smoke to deal with family problems or peer pressure. Hope that helps.


chellimerrett
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Environment and advertising!


BlessedGuy
Sadly, most answer people ask me when I asked them this question is either "curiosity" or "cause my friends do it".
It goes to show how important it is to choose your friends and how peer pressure affects people.


leanhaumshee
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It's a weakness played on by the tobacco companies and the government. Look at the amount of tax dollars that are put on top of a pack of smokes. It's also that people find it glamorous at a young age. Maybe children who have been exposed to 2nd hand smoke for so many years, find themselves craving it once they leave home. Because they too are addicted to the chemicals and the Nicotine. The level of chemicals and Nicotine are controlled by our federal government. It's just another form of mind control. Myself, I never started smoking until I was 27. It was after I worked in a small grocery store where part of my job was to stock the cigarettes. The smell of the tobacco when it comes straight out of the box of cartons, is alluring. I quit when I got to over a pack a day. Cold turkey. No patches or anything. Smokers are weak minded. That's why they start and find reasons not to quit.


toothymarine
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because peer pressure, advertising or thier just dumb


Dr. Ruth Less
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for some it's an oral fixation (honestly) for others it's to better handle stress, and then you have those who started smoking when it was cool to smoke.


Restless
Many people start smoking at a young age to try to fit in with the people around them... little do they know that Nicotine is a highly addictive substance... my suggestion is to never try it and to try to fit in with yourself and not other people


mitymouse30024
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so we the tax payers can have higher insurance rates and the tobacco companies can laugh all the way to the bank.


curious georgette
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my b/f made me do it


3C Savage
i dont know but u have to force yourself to start and then its hard as hell to stop


gurlie_09_69
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Probably because of friends/family. If they are around people who smoke they are more likely to try and get hooked and start smoking.


The Enlightened One
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who knows. Bored, curious, peer pressure, trying to fit in, need a stress reliever, some sort of high.

To be honest, I don't know why i started smoking. I guess I was trying to fit in a little bit. The people who were smoking were having more fun. And It was against the rules. I was always one of those rebellious kids.


prestone v
Peer pressure.
To be cool.
To waste money.
To try something new and "dangerous".
To distroy themselves.


Or simply because they are dumb.


Bill Mc
Rephrase the question,,,
Why do stupid people start smoking?

I smoke, and cannot quit.


punky brewster
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I started smoking 2 weeks after I got married...and divorced 11 months after! I dunno...something about a Marlboro Light kept me from going to prison for murder!


gtothec78
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because it makes you look sooo cool that people will run towards your coolness while removing clothing...


Ofelya I
well to tell u the truth everyone starts for different reasons but mainly because of stress


daniella
Sometimes they begin for curiosity, or perhaps for pressure of the group. Kids can do stupid things only to impress friends, girls etc.


drunknfaded
I did it due to peer influences. Start when I was 23 and drinking with my friends. Like a dumbass I asked for one. I'm an idiot.


dwrhuonrke
its not really peer pressure as much as just curiosity or not looking like you're afraid to try something and then after awhile you end up getting addicted


catfish
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I no longer smoke, but I did for many years. I started because I thought it made me look cool and grown up. I remember not really knowing how to do it, and I went to my local park with a pack of cigarettes and taught myself how to inhale. How stupid was that? If I had known then how horribly addicitive the habit would prove to be, I'd never have done it.


Sharon M
Most people start smoking when they are very young and peer pressure has real impact. They smoke because the people that they want to be with smoke. It is very rare for someone over the age of twenty to start if they never have before. I know one reason I started (I have long since quit) was because I just didn't understand what the attraction was. Both my parents smoked. I watched a lot of old movies where everyone smoked. The cool kids smoked. So I just had to try it to see what the big deal was all about. It didn't matter that my grandfather had died of emphysema. When you are young you just don't make logical connections.


Long Dong Schlong
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People tend to start smoking when they reach a temperature of around 350 degrees Fahrenheit. However, it is extremely difficult to create these conditions in nature and must be accomplished with several aids, including several 30-weight ball bearings, a roll of high-quality aluminum foil and a tub of butter. Simply slather your entire body in butter, stick the 30-weight ball bearings up your butt, spread out a generous sheet of aluminum foil under the midday sun and lie directly on top of the foil. Within an hour or so, you should start to see significant smoke. Hope that helps!


preciseonegirl28
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As an ex smoker I can tell you why I started smoking. When I was a kid, both of my parents smoked so it seemed a very natural thing to do. Also, when a lot of my friends (around the age of 12/13) started doing it, it just seemed very cool to me. I felt very grown since the only people I had ever seen smoke were adults. Of course I didn't smoke then because it made me feel good or it was a delicious habit mind you, simply for the cool factor. But by the time it started being a pain (having to have money to buy them, having to walk around smelling like a big cigarette all the time) it was too late to stop, somewhere between being "cool" and growing up, my body started needing it. As easy as it was to start, it was so, UNBELIEVABLY hard to stop.


rangsit2007
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This is because of peer pressure which happens everyday. It's because you feel out of the group and it makes you wonder what is the pleasure of this. And it might seem to be very cool. Which is not.


Larry1972
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Different reasons.....
Years ago it was considered not normal if you didn't smoke and today it's the opposite. I started in the 70's in High School because back then you were considered a nerd and an outcast if you didn't. Today you're frowned upon.


sidekick
I did to look and be cool, and its many years later, after trying everything cannot quit, but back when I grew up it was ok to smoke, there we no warnings to tell you otherwise, people on tv smoked and you could even smoke say if you were in the hospital in your bed, all the people you admired smoked.......I wish they had the warnings they have now when I was growing up, I would never have touched tobacco let alone smoke it. I look at the young people smoking now and feel so sorry for them knowing in about 20 years they will have so many health problem, or walking around with a oxygen tank or dead.


southerndarlin010
sometimes under peer presure and others as a dare and some just to see what its like and then again once started ou have to have a good motive to stop like having a kid or something like that


ngutzer
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People start smoking because they probably tried it at as a pre-teen or early teen and did it for the cool factor. Most people start that way, some end up quitting, but some go back as a way to relax and during high stress times. It is a common misconception that cigarettes calm nerves so people will smoke for that reason and end up in the clutches of Nicotine and its addictiveness. Some people are more vulnureable than others to the addiction of Nicotine. I have smoked before but never gotten the urge to smoke as if it was controlling me like some folks. Hope I helped.


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