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telling me I shouldn’t quit. I told him my reasons for wanting to quit, like it’s too cold to go outside at work to smoke, and at home I quit smoking inside when I got my kitten a couple months ago and I want to save money. He tells me at work, to smoke in the bathroom. If I was caught smoking in the bathroom I would not only be fired, but given a nice fine due to a smoking ban that says no smoking in public buildings. At home, he tells me to smoke inside that he smoked around a cat before and the cat was fine. I don’t feel that my cats life should be at risk due to my bad habit. And as far as the saving money thing, he tells me to roll my own. It is cheaper, but still cost a lot of money, and my health insurance I pay for privatley is much higher due to the fact I smoke.

I’m going to stop regardless of what he says. I tell him he may enjoy smoking, and he may continue to do so, but I need to stop. He doesn’t think I should. It makes it a little discouraging trying to give up something so hard, when you have someone trying to tell you that you’re making a bad decision.

Why in the world would someone not encourage another person to stop smoking? Is there some reason that someone would think someone giving up cigarettes is bad? Even other friends who smoke tell me it’s a good idea to try and quit.

I was young when I started, and regret it everyday. I know it was a very stupid decision so please don’t say anything like well you should have never started.

Thanks guys. I really appreciate you’re positive answers

6 Thoughts on I want to stop smoking, but I have a friend who smokes who is?
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    ♪♫♪ ♥ Sιngιηcuяℓyq ♥ ♪♫♪
    July 17, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    DO NOT LISTEN TO THAT FRIEND! Probably because they feel bad about it, and want to drag you down too.

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    July 17, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    shounds like ur friend has no brain no offence but its true, it will kill her or him and u if u continue, each cigarrete is 5 minutes of ur life GONE u cant get it back, so stop smoking and u will feel better about urself, NIGARRETE NIGARTETTE U CAN BEAT THE CIGARRETE!

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    Yvonne B
    July 17, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    i speak for thousands of people when i say this but yes you are the wiser one …if he is bumming off of you occasionally maybe that could be a small part of the reason otherwise he knows no better and that is his own mindset . you have made a conscious and intelligent decision to quit.Pat your self on the back.

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    July 17, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    They tell you that so that they don’t feel as though they are on the outside, being all alone doing the thing they shouldn’t be doing. Misery loves company, don’t you know.

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    July 17, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I wonder if he is afraid of loosing his smoking buddy. Unfortunatly, when a smoker quits, they often dont hang out with their friends who are smokers as much as they did before. But, if he doesnt respect you wanting to quit, he isnt a real friend anways.

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    July 17, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Smokers are a dying breed (excuse the pun) and this is probably why your friend is trying to convince you not to stop smoking. Not so long ago smokers where everywhere, it was accepted everywhere you went and non-smokers were look upon like high maintenance type people or party poopers… these days people are starting to come to their senses. People want better lives for themselves, they want to live longer, be more healthy and active and take pleasure in their fresh and vibrant lifestyle… smoking cramps that lifestyle image in a huge way (at the very least).

    Your friend I would say just doesn’t want to be alone when he cops the filthy looks people give when they see you smoking, smell your breath, notice the yellow stains on your fingers and more. There is security in numbers and if you stop smoking, to him, it’s like losing one of the troops. Furthermore, I would go so far as to say he knows smoking is crap, he knows he needs to stop but he doesn’t feel he has the willpower to stop so if he gets you to keep smoking, he won’t feel so bad about his own addictions.

    Ignore him, or anyone else for that matter and stop smoking because you know that it is right for you. Trust me it will be one of the best decisions you have ever made.

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