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General Cigarette Smoking complaint thread

I consider myself quite a tolerant person. I don't really mind people hurting themselves as long as they don't hurt me.

Now: why the hell *every* *single* *woman* between the age of 14 and 30 smokes here? WHY?
You know what annoys me the most: that after 30 they marry, have children and become health-nazis: nothing else than birchermuesli, yoghurt, morning jogging with any weather. And don't get me started about the carriages attached to bikes with kids in them.

On a general note: don't you have the feeling that the Swiss smoke just because they can? What's the point of lighting up a cigarette, getting on the bus, getting of it and LIGHTING ANOTHER ONE?

I have never been a smoker so I probably can't figure out the painful need for nicotine. But I still think it's ridiculous around here.

Let me feel I am not alone, please.
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Old 13.03.2007, 19:47
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Re: [rant] Women smoking: what's that about?

So i take it you don't mind men smoking, or have you only noticed the women?
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Re: [rant] Women smoking: what's that about?

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On a general note: don't you have the feeling that the Swiss smoke just because they can? ...
Do other nations have other reasons for smoking?
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Re: [rant] Women smoking: what's that about?

not another "nazi" user. Thumbs-down.
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Old 13.03.2007, 20:43
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Re: [rant] Women smoking: what's that about?

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So i take it you don't mind men smoking, or have you only noticed the women?
I should have probably pointed that out: I have the feeling that women smoke WAY more than men. Don't you?

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not another "nazi" user. Thumbs-down.
I think that "nazi" is well in the english language as a person who has dictatorial attitudes, be it overall or regarding a particular aspect. I think it should be pretty obvious that I am not picturing people dressed in black walking funny.

If I offended you, I apologise.
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Re: [rant] Women smoking: what's that about?

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not another "nazi" user. Thumbs-down.
I second that motion.
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I second that motion.
yes, this covers it:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastik...tern_countries

The proximity of Nazi and Swastika is too close for these PC days. I know what you're trying to mean but it's too easily construed wrongly. Try using Stapo or something similar; not quite as offensive.
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yes, this covers it:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastik...tern_countries

The proximity of Nazi and Swastika is too close for these PC days. I know what you're trying to mean but it's too easily construed wrongly. Try using Stapo or something similar; not quite as offensive.
Amen sir. Just thought using that reference was a little bad taste. Swiss website-Nazis, ect. Has had some bad press in the past.

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Re: [rant] Women smoking: what's that about?

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I second that motion.
I third it
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Re: [rant] Women smoking: what's that about?

In the very same article you quote there's an interesting paragraph about the satirical use of such a symbol. Plus, the title of this subforum says "If you are easily offended, please look elsewhere"

But anyway I don't intend to make a fuss about it and I consider the incident closed: looks like I cannot edit my posts (yet, as I have read around) so either a moderator does it or it will have to wait

I guess I will need a bit of time to adjust my style (which can be blunt, I give you) to the general feelings around here.
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Re: [rant] Women smoking: what's that about?

don't get me wrong, saying it tongue-in-cheek with people you know in person I would not criticise but you're captured here in print. You can't get the slant intended on the internet of course.

Back to smoking women then
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Re: [rant] Women smoking: what's that about?

i dont like smoking in general but i dont like ppl who complain specially about smoking women because it's discriminating.. smoking men and women smell the same (bad). those health-maniacs can be hypocrites but (at least) they are harmless (apart from annoying ppl).
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Re: [rant] Women smoking: what's that about?

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i dont like ppl who complain specially about smoking women because it's discriminating.. smoking men and women smell the same (bad).
But if one only kisses people of one sex, one is more affected by that one gender smoking, no? So it isn't discriminating any more than only kissing people of one gender is
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Re: [rant] Women smoking: what's that about?

At Uni women seem to smoke as a form of weight control, all the "so skinny their legs don't meet" girls practically run outside during breaks to smoke. Which is ridiculous if you ask me.

There definitely seem to be more women smokers than men.

I'm just looking forward to more smoke-free places, I can barely talk after a night out and I've given up on wearing contacts, the smoke is pretty tough on my mucous membranes.
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Old 13.03.2007, 22:54
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Re: [rant] Women smoking: what's that about?

As my father-in-law remarked as he walked down a forest path and came upon a pungent whiff of cigarette smoke wafting from a group of 3 giggling teenagers:

God bestowed upon them purest air from heaven but alas they can't seem to tolerate it too well !
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Re: [rant] Women smoking: what's that about?

Yeah, what IS the point in going to the forest if all you do there is smoke? We went for a walk near Rigiblick in Zurich on Sunday and there is something very odd about wandering through a lovely, fresh smelling forest and suddenly get ciggie fumes up your nose. Philistines.
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Re: [rant] Women smoking: what's that about?

Sorry Guys I'm with kittster here...this is what MEN don't understand or MISS...Swiss womendo the caffine & cigarette diet to stay skinny!
Hello this is what women do it for not because they like it.
And I will really put it out there and say they don't want fat kids!!!
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Re: [rant] Women smoking: what's that about?

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At Uni women seem to smoke as a form of weight control....
Unfortunately, a "Buy now, pay dearly later" strategy. Where I used to work, one "irresponsible" lass even smoked during her pregnancy.
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Old 13.03.2007, 23:31
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Re: [rant] Women smoking: what's that about?

Women smoke because they look more attractive with a fag in their mouths.

And Nazi is the short form of national as nazi Coach Köbi Kuhn...
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Women smoke because they look more attractive with a fag in their mouths.

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Me thinks.....not..

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