We Love Cigarettes
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We Love Cigarettes

2006, Drugs  -   126 Comments
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We Love CigarettesA love of nicotine unites all peoples across the globe, regardless of colour, wealth or creed.

Where religion and politics have failed tobacco has succeeded, but at what cost?

For over 50 years people have been knowingly paying for the pleasure of tobacco with their lives, making man's fatal tryst with the cigarette one of the strangest love affairs ever.

But as smoking bans in the US and Europe abound, what is happening in poorer nations?

Their love affair is still in its first flush - one third of the world's cigarettes are smoked in China alone.

And globally the tobacco industry is still worth $430 billion and going strong.

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6 years ago

Years ago I clipped the obituary of R.J. Reynolds 3rd, Tobacco Heir, 60, who didn't quit. It states that the 'cause of death was emphysema and congestive heart failure caused by smoking cigarettes.' It goes on to state that 'Their father, Richard J. Reynolds 2nd, also died of emphysema, in 1964 at the age of 58.' So, I did quit, finally, with great effort, and now am 79 years old. Twenty years my friends..... 20 more years of life have I enjoyed than those two idiots who couldn't, or wouldn't, quit. It was the hardest thing I ever did, and took me 8 tries. I would like to shout out to the entire world to embrace life....... and to give up a filthy habit that makes you stink and wastes your money. You can do it......

Random Bob
8 years ago

There is literally no evidence that Tobacco causes cancer.. intact it may even PROTECT against lung cancer... the harm only comes from the PLASTIC and the other nasty shite they add to the papers and the chemicals that they treat many tobacco brands with. Tobacco has been around for thousands of years yet only recently it has been considered something harmful.. Tobacco protects against dementia and it makes people able to increase intelligence by an increased amount when it is grown naturally and smoked in a pipe .. it is disgusting what the big corporations are doing and it is obviously planned for whatever shady reasons the top of the pyramid have.

Bird Flu
9 years ago

I love cigarette. I enjoy smoking so much. I sometimes smoke but not all day. I am in good health because I sometimes exercise and walk. Then, we want to smoke at home or apartment without balcony or outside because it is very very cold in the outside or balcony.

9 years ago

This description claims the tobacco industry is growing, but are they really? I've seen graphs of e-cigarettes growing and traditional cigarette market share shrinking.

9 years ago

nice post..

9 years ago

There is huge number of people who use tobacco cigarette for smoking. As we all know that smoking is an addiction so once you start smoking with tobacco cigarette quit it completely is very difficult but not impossible. So quit tobacco smoking as soon as possible.

9 years ago

Anu TheWitch

there is a HUGE difference in now days tabacco and the native american
they smoked pure tabacco and what you smoke and tabacco+chemicals and much much more ****...so...your argument is invalid
first research little bit about tabacco and then preach how good it is

9 years ago

I smoked for 23 years and quit overnight with an electronic cigarette. No kidding. Six months later I was given a clean bill of health following a complete physical by my doctor.

10 years ago

I can honestly say that I smoke tobacco because I truly and genuinely enjoy it. There is a very old and very rich tradition of smoking tobacco on this continent of which many people appear to be unaware. The Native Americans have been using tobacco for both ritual and medicinal purposes for a very long time and they were doing just fine until the Europeans came along. The anti-tobacco movement is nothing more than an attempt on the part of the owners of this country to destroy the last remaining shreds of Native American cultures. If tobacco were banned today it would also be an egregious attack on the personal freedoms of all Americans. The fact of the matter is that we all have the right to do whatever we like with our bodies. Not only is smoking tobacco pleasurable and relaxing for me, I also consider it to be a spiritual practice (like the Native Americans). So if i'm ever in public and I stand off from a crowd to enjoy a cigarette and someone comes up to me complaining about the smoke i'll simply tell them, "I'm practicing my religion". Last time I checked everybody in America had the right to practice their religion. Does anybody care to try and find any holes in my argument?

10 years ago

The ratio of smoking is highest in China is because of the population, this habit takes millions of lives every year and is also dangerous for the environment.

10 years ago

I hate nazi's . Smoking is my problem to continually attempt to quit. Anyone that tries to voice their opinion of others ways, errors, habits or even where you stop and visit along a bike path. Nazi's! If people want to worry about something, Look in the ******* mirror sometimes. Start there!

10 years ago

Fact is people smoke because they are young and stupid or they are old and addicted. They all say the same thing, they all do the same thing, they are all the same !! "I smoke because I like to" Wrong !!! You smoke because you are week> You smoke because you couldn't say-- no thanks inhaling burning leaves insn't my thing! I like donuts, but i don't carry a sleeve of them in my pocket, or wear a stupid hat with DUNKIN written on it!! Ask one of these " i do it becasuse I like it" people to stop for a week, or even a day and look at their face !!! TERROR !! If you want to lose a friend tell them in front of other friends that you will give them $50 to not smoke for a day or two... They will hate you for that because they know they can't ! I know what every smoker says about the subject. Thery are not very bright. A guy with a needle in his arm has a problem, a parent who smokes around their children and spends $$$ THOUSANDS a year on tobacco is a good person??? I don't think so !! And by the way could you take a shower before you walk by me at the grocery store!!YOU STINK !!

10 years ago

An electronic cigarette, also known as an e-cigarette, vapor cigarette or an e-cig, is an electrical

inhaler that vaporizes a propylene glycol- or glycerin- or polyethylene glycol-based liquid solution into

an aerosol mist, simulating the act of tobacco smoking. It is often marketed as a smoking cessation aid

or tobacco replacement.

11 years ago

I do like that they tell you how cigarettes shorten your life by, on average, 10 years.

Sure sounds like a lot, until you remember those will probably be the years you'll be wearing diapers again and sitting in a nursing home just waiting for Death to come and take you away : /

Any of you really gonna miss those years?
Smoke em' if you've got em'!

11 years ago

You can never have enough cigarettes! I'm proud to be a slave to nicotine, and will smoke 'till the day I die.
Newport 100s are my one true love.

11 years ago

I smoked for 15 years and quit 9 years ago (after trying to quit 5 times before). The tool I used was the gum. I have not touched/inhaled a cigarette in 9 years and I don't even crave to. :)

11 years ago

I smoke. Why can't non-smokers respect it. It's not easy to stop smoking.

11 years ago

I know a couple of people who smoke. I don't smoke because I don't see the benefit in it and I'm allergic to the smoke anyways. I don't quite understand why people start smoking or want to start smoking in the first place.When a person does something over and over again then it’s quite obvious that he’s betting something good from it. In case of smoking the person thinks that he is feeling good after he smokes. This feeling is in comparison to the feeling when he’s not smoking. This means smoking is looked upon as an activity to get rid of constant state of stress a person may have and feel good.

11 years ago

Did you guys ever try out electronic cigarettes. I tried out some, most were shit: little vapor, ugly look. Now I have discovered a new brand, which offers small sizes and have an astonishing performance. Now I am a dual user:-) At home/in the car I smoke them, outdoor still my loved tobacco

11 years ago

17 years of freedom from tobacco. I smoke cannabis. never a problem when I don't have any for months. It has made me healthy. No Alcohol for 9 years. I'm never sick anymore, never even a headache. Don't listen to the government or doctors they want you to die quickly when you retire. Doctors need an income and healthy people don't visit the doctor often.

11 years ago

Something this doesn't mention is that smoking tobacco gives the smoker more psychoactive substances than nicotine. Nicotine by itself is not physically addictive.

12 years ago

How can they stand there and say, "I believe nicotine is not addictive"...they're making idiots of smokers!

12 years ago

just smoke weed instead of tobacco easiest way to quit

12 years ago

Blame it on Humphrey Bogart...

12 years ago

I know smoking is harmful and all, and I dont see the point in partaking in the life shortening addiction of tobacco, but lets be realistic, smoking in a way can regulate the Earths booming population. Without smoking the death rate every year would certainly go down while the birth rate stays constant and the population growth would rise considerable, which is the last thing this earth can sustain...more people

12 years ago

I smoke the elecronic cigarette and ive been smoke free for 3 weeks now. The gum, patch, ect.. are made to fail so you go back to smoking and go back to the NRT. They want to screw you out of your money as much as possible.

12 years ago

wtf, using anti-depressants on smokers, is there anybody americans don't want to give them to? from 6 years with adhd now this. being addicted to mind altering drugs is not an improvement by any strech!

12 years ago

where can I get an e-cig,solopocono?

12 years ago

What a great documentary - I'm so glad I stumbled on to it!

It's all about choice....to smoke, not to smoke, what to smoke, and what to believe about smoking.

I commend the filmmakers and would love to find out how to reach them if anyone knows?

12 years ago

Oh that was hilarious! Y'all gotta read "Dissecting Anti-Smokers' Brains" to understand the minds of these crusaders against smoking.

12 years ago

@ Jay....I hardly feel that smoking is a life choice, addiction itself means that something has taken you over...its about encouraging people to move past addictions, knowing they are more then just physical bodies, smoking isn't adding anything but disease and harm in our lives...We need to encourage people to be powerful, not mere slaves to entities that suck & feed off their life force energy and only leaves them empty,reaching out for another cig with no relief in sight...that is insane. Mind over matter...not the other way around remember. Where theirs a will, theirs a way!! ALWAYS!

Peace, Love & Harmony

12 years ago

@Mr. Real

- I know that smoking might bother non smokers, but you have to understand that smoking is a life choice. Just like religion, marriage, etc. I think that we should all accept each other how we are, and in the end, we will prevent arguments and hopefully someday be able to live in peace.

Mr. Real
12 years ago

@Anthony -

Well, well..., check out the big brain on Anthony!

Listen..., I said you could smoke all you want, as long as you are not harming others. Your superior intelligence obviouly mis-fired and didn't realise that my response was filled with hyperbole..., and was intended to provoke a response such as yours.

Anyway, I took your advice..., I got "laided" a few times, and I think it helped! I didn't get "high" however, at least not a drug-induced high.

Just relax...., have a puff or two. I really did enjoy reading your post, thanks for that!

Oh yeah...., I fart in your general direction!

12 years ago

@Mr. Real - You're a "real" brainwashed fool and probably still get your info from main stream media outlets. Your argument of "wearing an asbestos suit and releasing nerve gas at will" is ludicrous. As much as you are brainwashed. Hold on, I need to light up! Your argument of "grandpa living the last twenty years of his life, being taken care of others (usually those who don't smoke)... and ran up a 20 million dollar medical bill" is as absurd as your tiny brain appears.

I'd lay odds 10-1. You don't know your arse from a hole in the ground. And, you're completely incapable of thinking for yourself.

I don't go into tit bars because I don't like the type of people that own/manage them. So, let's just close them down because they are harmful/sinful and America is after-all a Christian Nation (MY ARSE)...

Alcohol is a leading cause of death/dismemberment/disabling injuries. Let's bring back prohibition to stop that terrible epidemic... and wait for the mob to take it back over and open their speak-easies again.

If people are so sensitive to *cough* second-hand *cough* smoke, perhaps they're the ones who should live in a bubble.

I'd bet too, you're tiny brain is against same sex marriage as well as interracial couples. I'm from the south and an X Baptist (practicing Agnostic now) and I'm all for it. Who the freck am I, to judge someone for their lifestyle. By the same token, who is some pencil pushing - no life - busy-body to tell others when and where they can smoke? Probably a religious fanatic to be sure!

I just love, walking in to a restaurant, having a nice meal and then lighting up a stogy just to piss off prudes such as yourself. You'd best ground yourself - before someone does it for you!

You sir, definitely need to get high and get laid!

Mr. Real
12 years ago

It never ceases to amaze me..; the reponses of smokers saying "my father smoked and lived to be eighty"; or "I should be able to do what I like".

I agree, you should be able to smoke on your own property, but you have absolutely no right to smoke in a public place where you expose others to dangerous and toxic substances. What if I decided that I wish to wear an asbestos suit in public, and release nerve-gas at will?

Also, I know the old story - "my grandpa lived to be 86 and smoked his whole life"! Oh yeah, along with the last twenty years being taken care of by others (usually those that didn't smoke)..., and ran up a $20,000,000 medical bill.

Smokers unite! - and put your burdens on everyone else!

12 years ago

Well, I'm a non-smoker but I have done smoking couple of times when I was 16 and literally I liked it but I never kept going on because I was/am aware about the hazardous face of it.

12 years ago

I'm a smoker, and my Momma didn't raise no quitter!

Honestly though, I haven't seen the doc, but reading some of the comments here has me worried for our personal freedoms. Any bad habit that doesn't harm another person should have no bearing whatsoever on the decisions of others.

Some of you say, "Smokers cost everyone money by going into the hospital," really need to get your politics out of my life. I say this to anyone that thinks we should be FORCED to have health insurance, pay Social Security, or pay for someone else to go to the hospital: LEAVE ME THE HELL ALONE!

I'll do what I damn well please with my own body, and as long as I'm not hurting anyone else, don't even think about suggesting to me about changing my habits, let alone try and force me to do things "your way".

12 years ago

Sony blocked the content of 5th part. Thank you, Sony !!!

12 years ago

Watching this makes me want a cigarette

12 years ago

Honetly I am a smoker, I enjoy it it hellps me relax and consintrate, if I dont smoke I am hyper, anxious, and not fouced, have always been since I was young and before I smoked.

See when I watch those above the influence or tabacco free commericials thats when I want to smoke the most. But I mostly smoke after sex, after I finish eating, wake up, or very very board.

Everyone should smoke its better for everyone

12 years ago

Jeez, I though my addiction was bad, but some people here are so badly addicted that even after years away from the cigs they still think of life primarily as an opportunity to smoke.

Tobacco companies are predators and we are the intended prey. It's that simple. If you want to be devoured whole by tobacco companies while donating huge sums of money to them, go for it. Some people like to be the gazelle that gets eaten by the tiger, I guess.

I personally don't find that an appealing situation and therefore I don't defend my smoking habit. I hate smoking, and wish it would have been banned before I ever touched one. Too late, though.

13 years ago

Hmm, I kinda found that eCig have a very easy to pull nice thick vapor, giving that hit that simply screams out at you “Satisfaction guaranteed!”.
Can’t speak anything bad about the green smoke, haven’t tried. But I’ve had my eCig one for 5 months now, have not smoked a real cigarette in four and a half months, family is happy, boss is happy, and, well, i am happy too

gerald hebert
13 years ago

Oh yeah! I forgot to mention that at the age of 21, while still a rookie policeman, I had to attend a post-mortem examination on a 40 yr. old male person who had just been shot by his wife, a jealous type. The doctor doing the autopsy, upon removing a lung, opened it up and while talking into his recording machine, said, "This 40 year old male was a heavy cigarette smoker, whereupon he showed us the inside lining blackened and heavy with what he called "tar residues". Holding cigarettes had turned this dead person's right hand fingers yellow. I remember that day celebrating my luck in having refused all of those cigarettes offered to me since the age of 12 and they were many. Smokers used to pressure non-smokers in those days for some weird reasons...........today, I laugh at them.

gerald hebert
13 years ago

That young boy in the video, the one choking after his first puff, looks and sounds just like I did when I tried smoking at the age of 12 while in the Army Cadets at summer camp. I do believe that I tried a second time shortly after, however, I was never able to hold the smoke down like my friends did and never became addicted. My friends continued to pester me by offering cigs. I always declined. I am now 72 years of age and not taking ANY medication, except one vitamin pill per day. A 60 kilometre run on my bike is just another bicycle ride for me. I still thank my lungs for having refused that noxious foul-tasting and smelling smoke.Call it a stroke of luck........

13 years ago

That guy at Dublin bay, made a complete fool of himself with such a stupid comment by saying that all those writes wouldn't of been so good if they didn't smoke. I've never been so shocked at such stupid remark.

13 years ago

@ Pulunco
by the way the second paragraph was not directed at you, it was just a general thought for all readers who may be in denial.

13 years ago

@ Pulunco i believe you misunderstood the person who was relating knowing someone who was a non smoker and died from lung cancer, what they meant was that lung cancer or any type of breathing or heart related problems do not definite smokers, in other words smoking is not required for a person to suffer from the said illness, however from what i read the person was not advocating that smoking was a healthy habit either.
As to the reality of physical dangers involved in smoking, we can try to fool ourselves nonetheless they are very real, if anyone needs proof they should try viewing the insides of a dead smoker's lungs.
And one last thing, although we are typing in English this is not an English class, we should try to focus on understanding others points of view rather than to focus on their grammar. I think "thing" you might enjoy this part. Perhaps is a hard habit to break.

13 years ago

"And globally the tobacco industry is still worth $430 billion and going strong."

Now, if only people would love Marijuana as much as cigarettes. Let us destroy the tobacco industry and help mother nature. It is not that we love cigarettes but that we love smoking. Cigarettes kill you w/ or w/o responsibility. Marijuana doesn't kill you w/ responsbility. Peace to all the smoke lovers. Go Green, Go Nature, Go Marijuana.

13 years ago

that comment up there comparing obesity to smoking is stupid
obesity is a problem of course
but what about 2nd hand smoking
chances are ppl dont hate you cus you smoke
they hate you cus youre making them smoke with you
my father was a smoker, as a kid the reason i grew apart from him was
because i couldent stand the smoke and honestly his smell
i love him of course but it could have been better had he not smoked
If you dont wanna quit for yourself, try doing it for your children
and if you think its not happening, look again

13 years ago

I can see what randy is saying
I respect smokers as ppl

However b/c someone respects you
doesnt mean they like you
what Milt said is what goes through my mind when guys that think they re cool for smoking try to hit on me or my friends
its just extremely unappealing

You could be an amazing person
but as soon as the smoke alert goes off
it makes you easily avoidable
that being the sad truth