Yes..Both Portugal and Argentina are having conferences to discuss the effects of cigarette smoking on ""Globsl Warming ""...pretty intense stuff....
I also grew up with a parent who smoked. My mother. She would smoke at the breakfast table. Ugh. She would give it up for years at a time, but would sometimes go back. I think it was a "calming influence" on her, but it did damage her health. I remember going out with 3 friends once and I was the only nonsmoker in the group. The smoke would get in my face - it was yucky. But, I liked these friends and my mother was a very nice woman.
Some terrific people are smokers. I wish they could kick the bad habit.
If someone is a smoker does that eliminate them from your potential Sweetheart list ??
I saw one woman's profile and she stated that she was a non smoker and then one
of her profile photos had her with a cigarette in her hand.
Some people say that they smoke only occassionally.....What does that mean ????
I personally would find it very difficult to accept a smoker...
How about you ?????????
I grew up in a home where both my parents smoked and later my older sister too. She was 11 years older than me.
There was smoke in the house all the time..Even worse in the Winter with the windows closed..When I met my wife, she smoked. The first time we actually got together I expressed my unhappiness with cigarette smoke and all it entails and she said,," I am no longer a smoker"..
She never smoked again..When her friends asked her why she no longer smoked, she simply said that she changed her addiction from cigarettes to Kenny...(ME)...
I liked that....
Thank's for sharing your personal story very sweet. Smoking is a deal breaker for me too. I dated a gentleman that smoked and he was always very considerate, smelled great, tasted good too. LOL. But at the end of the day because I wasn't smoke friendly and it simply meant we would be in separate places while he smoked etc......or he had headaches from not smoking. I considered it unfair to him, since I knew my having spent a life time without it I wouldn't fit in those social smoking moments in his family. So no more smokers, part time or full time.
I pray for those who want to quit and for those who don't I pray they find their perfect match too.