Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 10 months ago

    Started at 15
    Stopped at 15

  2. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, 10 months ago

    Had a lot of friends who smoked. Tried it for one week. Figured this is an acquired habit you have to work way too hard to acquire. Bought comics books instead for the next 40+ years. Much better investment.

  3. MayKitten

    MayKitten GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Never smoked or chewed or anything.

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago

    Just one puff once and no more.

  5. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 10 months ago


    Not starting is the smartest move.

  6. LameRandomName

    LameRandomName said, 10 months ago

    I tried everything in my life…
    Things I like I try ’em twice.

    You got that right

    Sure got that right

  7. spaced man spliff

    spaced man spliff GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Started at 15.
    30c a pack
    Quit at 23
    35c a pack
    Am now 69
    30c a pa….er….30c for one ciggie !!

  8. cdward

    cdward said, 10 months ago

    Started at 13, quit permanently at 22. Haven’t touched one or felt like having one for 30 years.

  9. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, 10 months ago

    Both of my parents died from smoking related diseases. I never touched it.

  10. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, 10 months ago

    Americans are slowly wising up. Cigarette smokers are now only 18% of the U.S. population. The practice is in decline in Europe also. But don’t worry about the tobacco farmers! The tobacco companies have been very successful in promoting cigarettes in the rest of the world. If cigarettes were banned utterly in the United States tomorrow, it would be a problem but not a fatal one for the tobacco companies. As long as they can produce the plants, and process the leaves here, they can make and sell the cigarettes abroad. They would survive.

    Not that there is any chance that cigarettes are going to be banned. And that 18% will be difficult to reduce. Too many young people going into low-wage work environments still find that they are looked upon as elitist, or wimpy, if they don’t smoke like those around them.

  11. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, 10 months ago

    I have to confess that when I see someone smoking, especially a young person, it seems to me like someone who is advertizing, “I’m not very bright.” That is unkind of me, and unfair, I know.

  12. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Never fear, Mr. Cigarette; I’m still your faithful servant.

  13. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago


    Even as a smoker of over 50 years, I still ask the same question when I see young person smoking. We didn’t know the dangers, but they do.

  14. griffon88

    griffon88 said, 10 months ago

    One puff of one of mom’s unattended lit cigarettes when I was six convinced me to never smoke. Probably helped that at the time, she smoked Pall Mall unfiltered.

  15. pbarnrob

    pbarnrob said, 10 months ago

    Start: A week after graduation, 1962.
    Pack-a-day until 1987; flu so bad I couldn’t stand but one-a-day, then told myself “Let’s just try zero for a bit” and snuck out from under.
    Pipe hadn’t helped, having a friend keep the pack just lost friends, best decision I ever made, to just let go.
    Mom had several brands open in a bowl always, Dad did Winstons til he switched to plain Luckys; he almost made it to 80 before it got him.
    When you’re “17 and bulletproof” it’s just not real yet.

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