What do non-smokers have against smokers? My quick analysis

I’ve heard this question so many times, that i want to express my opinion about it once and for all. I’ll start with giving a little information about myself – I’m student, in my twenties, and do not smoke. I say this because there are so many problems related with smoking and dorm rooms. It feels kind of bad to be the guy who makes his rommmates or friends go outside to to smoke, but inhaling second hand smoke is worse. And honestly, i can count on one hand the number of my friends who smoke, and still, it’s irritating as hell. Even when they don’t smoke, they carry around this terrible smell with them. I guess you have to really like someone to tolerate the smell, especially if you hate it as much as i do. Now, why do i hate it so much, you might ask? Because of my parents. Both of them were smokers, and i had to endure smokers for my whole life. In cars, in living room, in bedrooms. And as a kid, it’s really hard to voice your opinion without sounding like a brat, so i stayed quiet. I wish i had known that it’s much better to sound like a brat than damage your health and form an eternal hatred for a smell that is very common.

Although i learned to judge people less. One of my best friends is a smoker and from what he’s telling me, now i can understand how addictive the substance might be and not judge people for not giving it up. And i realized that most smokers don’t know their smell is bothering you until you tell them. Have you ever had that moment, when you can’t smell disturbing smells in your room, because you’ve gotten used to it? That’s kind of what happens to smokers. Once you smoke for a month or so, you lose sense of disturbing smell and it all seems fine to you, while others are suffering from it.

 I decided to write this to give both – smokers and non-smokers some insight about the problem. Neither of us are really to blame, but understanding and not judging is essential to live healthy life free of misconceptions about other people. Some of us love to hate smokers and even refuse to date them, but they aren’t the bad guys here, the terrible substance is. Honestly, writing post like these and spreading the word is the best solution to this problem that i can think of.

Smokers, instead of smoking, i’d advise for picking up another hobby that can distract and entertain you when you’re in process of giving up. Getting some tools and starting to build something for your home is what helped one of my friends, and it might help you too. So get started with best compact circular saw and see what happens.

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