Gets in your eyes

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No Smoking Day (yesterday) and found this article via Hydragenic.

As a non-smoker I’m always curious as to WHY people smoke. I’ve had friends in the past give it up for months on end, and watched them start again. The process usually follows these lines:
*Drags on cigarette*
Yeuch. These are disgusting, why did I ever start smoking…
[slight pause looking at the cigarette smouldering away]
*Takes another puff*
Ohhh I’d forgotten how bad this tastes
*Raises cigarette to mouth again, inhales*
etc etc… (for the next 4 or 5 cigarettes)

Bizarre, but obviously something more to do with the habit of smoking than of an enjoyment of it.

In the modern world I’m happy for people to have the choice, don’t get me wrong, but the worst kind of smoker is the inconsiderate smoker. If you do smoke, please think of others who may be around you. They probably don’t want smoke blown in their faces whilst they are eating, nor do they want to have to dodge your cigarette when you are walking with it, clamped between your fingers, lit end pointing out. Consideration, a trait that many people (smokers or not) could do with learning (inheriting?).