Woman: Well, I'm no doctor, but I'm pretty sure if it was only a habit and not an addiction, we'd be eating inside.
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I don’t know many smokers anymore……..They’re all dead….Oh, well…..
The size of your vocabulary is a sign of intelligence… a repeated vocabulary…. Well, go figure!!
A repeated vocabulary… Well, go figure!!
I’ve known smokers who’ve actually eaten meals next to dumpsters for this very reason.
Probably eat in the dumpster if he had to.
I used to smoke. I stopped 35 years ago. No problem… It was Thanksgiving and I ran out of cigarettes. I crumpled the empty pack and threw it into the fireplace at my parents and said to my wife, “I’ll have to stop and get another pack on the way home.” I never did get that other pack. Smokers don’t bother me except if they are smoking while eating. That’s just gross… My wife is asthmatic and we avoid smokers as a practice because of her condition. I personally feel more imposed upon by the TV sets in restaurants and bars than by smokers…Just my personal gripe. That’s life… and not my problem.
Even if you don’t believe the health warnings, cigarettes STINK — and stink up the surroundings. Only thing worse iscigars!
Some states are even trying to outlaw outdoor smoking areas. When will these anti-smoking Nazis stop??
The Evening Bulletin in Philadelphia would use the “cigaret” spelling all the way until it stopped publishing on Friday, January 29, 1982.
I have been smoking for sixty years. I am just glad it neverbecame a habit nor has it affected my health. I also haveother lies I tell myself.
I stopped smoking on my 60th birthday. That was two years ago and I miss it terribly every day. It’s a horrible habit. I smoked a pipe, never did care for cigarettes.
The government probably keeps some of the money they give out.
I read all of my comics online. As I go down my bookmarks, I get an anticipatory smile when I come to Non Sequitur before it even comes up. You’re my artistic and humor hero, Wiley.
I started smoking around 12 years old and when I quit at age 40, I was a two pack a day smoker who’d tried to quit several times. I actually went through a 3 day detoxification program. After day two, I had no physical craving for nicotine, but it took me about a year to get over the psychological addiction. I haven’t smoked a cigaret in over 28 years, and don’t miss them a bit – particularly at today’s prices !
congrats to all of us who quit.
“Chewing tobacco is the nastiest habit legal in public.”-————————————————————————
Ok, this is what drives me crazy and is the very point of the cartoon. It’s NOT a habit, it’s a DRUG ADDICTION. Nobody would smoke or chew tobacco if it didn’t contain nicotine, which is a highly addictive drug, more addictive than cocaine. Please, everyone, stop calling tobacco use, smoking or chewing, a habit.
The only place for a smoker, besides, besides on a pathologists table where his the lungs are being opened…..
My beloved Mom was in the hospital, dying of lung cancer which had spread to her pancreas. One day I asked her if she needed anything – could I get her anything? She replied: “I’d really love a cigarette!” Such a waste of a life!
Smoking in public should be against the law, just like peeing and defecating in public!!! It’s YOUR habit; don’t inflict it upon other people!
Its not addiction , Its choice.
I’m allergic to the smoke. Five minutes next to a smoker and I can’t breathe. But frankly, I find cell phones just as obnoxious in a restaurant. And they all seem to talk LOUD.
If Medicare ever goes broke, it will be because of the terrible expense of caring for current and past smokers. That includes my deceased husband, who died from COPD, not lung cancer, that crept up bit by bit for 25 years after he quit smoking. He foolishly thought smokeless tobacco was the answer to his addiction and used it up to the last five years of his life…..five years of feeling bad and not able to do much. The answer is to stop teenagers NOW from having access to any form of tobacco.
My parents stopped smoking when I was born, and saved the cigarette money for my college fund.
The subsidy is actually to the federal crop insurance that tobacco growers have to buy, but the point is well taken. Senators Dianne Feinstein and McCain introduced an amendment to the farm subsidy bill this past spring to eliminate that subsidy, and it was defeated. The tobacco lobby isn’t as strong as it once was, but it’s still powerful.
Yeah, well people tell me I’m pretty smart, but I don’t think they know about all the dain bramage me got’s…..
I’m all for banning smoking in public. I’m so tired of passing through smoke on my way in and out of buildings and having cigarette butts littered all over the place because some smokers would rather use the world as their ashtray than dirty up their own car or take the time to find a trash can.
The only thing I can say about my smoking habit is that I must have been a very considerate smoker. When I quit, half the people didn’t notice and the other half said, “Well, you didn’t smoke that much.” I was smoking two packs a day! (Back when one could actually afford to do so).
To give you an idea of how long ago that was. I had my last cigarette in the airport in Seattle while waiting to board a plane. I deliberately booked a non-smoking seat. Too bad they don’t allow smoking on airplanes anymore; the airlines could charge extra for the non-smoking seats.
I love the “well, you gotta die of SOMEthing!” crowd.. they ain’t never died of drowning in their own lung fluids. Emphysema is a long, hard way to suffocate to death. Been there, done that 3x in family and friends, and now they say I’ve got a ‘touch’ of it..Great…just great..
Now that the cancer rates have gone up, the smoking rates have gone down, and the WHO has listed air pollution as a cause of cancer you folks still want to blame smokers for your troubles? By the way cigars may stink but so do fat women with 1/2 a gallon of walmart perfume. But no one tells them to eat in the alley.
Your milage may vary, just as not everyone who drinks becomes an alcoholic. For some peoples physiologies, it is more than just a mind set. I had a friend who had a 3.5 pack a day ‘habit’. When she tried to quit cold turkey, she had a minor stroke from nocotine withdrawal. Her doctor actually prescribed 3 cigs a day to taper off until her body could shed the addiction.
Just love the way Wiley portrays trash!
Would you believe that there are people who still think so called “e-cigarettes” do not contain nicotine and are not habit-forming?
As I see it …it is a given that the largest hypocrites in the country are in the Gov’t….they push smoking bans on the masses while begging the tobacco companies for handouts/campaign contributions etc. , and yes I am one of those smokers who still smokes….never while eating,never around babies, but I do smoke…if anyone has an issue with me smoking in my own home…that person has the given right to use the entry door as an exit door!
Some of these comments remind me of those commercials for electronic cigarettes. “Let’s be adults.” Doesn’t a true adult admit they have a problem? Like nicotine addiction? Wiley has already run the gag; remember Danae and her plan to get in good with Big Tobacco? “Nicotine! More addictive than heroin, but it’s legal!”.So just admit you have a problem and spare the rest of us the problems of secondhand smoke which has been proven beyond a doubt has more carcinogens and PCBs than LA’s air (what smokers breathe in with every puff in much more concentrated form). And take it from a former addict to other things: get clean before it causes irreparable damage to your body. If I live to age 40 my doctors will call that a miracle. I’m five weeks from hitting 32. Withdrawal isn’t nearly as painful as dying. And no sympathy. I made my choices and accept the consequences. At this point I would welcome death as a release from the pain I live with. “Man is not punished for his sins but by them.”
The words are not interchangeable. One can call an addiction a habit, but that is really an understatement. But one should not call a habit an addiction, as it demeans the word “addiction”.