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Is Smoking a Turn On?

Turn On or Turn Off? Smoking

When done right, smoking can be a turn on for some. By right, I don't mean healthy, of course. I mean using the cigarette to gesture. To inhale with thought; exhale with contentment.

And it never hurts if it's onscreen, so smell is not an issue. Smell — and cancer — is smoking's great turn off. But is it enough to make the most pensive inhale a drag?

 

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Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 7 years
I don't really care, as long as they don't blow it all over me.
NinaSuzana NinaSuzana 7 years
It depends...sumtimes people really look charming with cigarettes (with or without the smoke)..it also depends if u r a smoker as well.Obviously a non smoker finds it turn off!I find it turnon not because i was a smoker its because a man feel more calm and relaxed after a puff...ah! thats really charmed many women but not in terms of health.Health is important though however........ wats more if Jude Law smokes in front of me...ur so charming,dude?LOL!Can't be a turned off for many............oooh!Get more of your cigarettes love potion;hehehehehe!
lauraxtc lauraxtc 7 years
It depends. My bf smokes pot, I don't like. I met him that way so I'm not planning on trying to change him. We just had a son and he's cut down a lot. I hope he does though eventually. I smoke occasionally when I go have a drink. But its rare now.
red4bonez red4bonez 7 years
hmm i never minded people that smoke. i quit smokin and started again and now im in process of quitting but i never minded it. it doesnt bother me to me its not a turn on or turn off...just something in the background..
inlove23 inlove23 7 years
danizzle I completely agree with you!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Definitely turn-off. Straight up repulsive.
inlove23 inlove23 7 years
I hate smoking, my parents do it and I promised myself I could never be with someone who smokes. I cant wait to have clean smelling clothes.
runnereater runnereater 7 years
Not cool at all. A total dealbreaker.
sourcherry sourcherry 7 years
What RoaringSilence said. Leave it for the movies...
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 7 years
I voted no. I am an avid non cigarette smoker, I even have a club, it's called the 'I Don't Smoke Cigarettes Because I'm Not Fucking Stupid Club.' Sometimes I make smokers mad when I talk about how great my club is, but whatever. I think it's hilarious. However, I always find myself dating cigarette smokers. Maybe I'm subconsciously attracted to them, I don't know. I like the bad boy types, and a majority of them are cigarette smokers.
chillchic chillchic 7 years
I have asthma so I won't even hang around casinos. If a guy doesn't even value hinself enough to stay away from the cancer stix, then why would I think he's worth dating?
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
gross. smoking is not cool. my asthma cannot deal with it!
Lyv Lyv 7 years
It's not a turn-off when you do it MODERATELY. On the other hand, uncontrollable chain-smoking makes you look like you have no will power. It ruins your teeth and skin and you can't hold your breath for long, that's no good. ;x LOL Also I don't think I could live with someone who smoked indoors 24/7. But smoking a little when you're out with your friends is kind of cool, I guess.
plasticine1 plasticine1 7 years
i could only date someone who smokes as much as me, and has similar smoking habits. not more, not less. they have to be able to tolerate indoor smoking!! its not really a turn off or turn on. it just is. i dont think i could date someone who doesnt smoke, actually.
Hello890 Hello890 7 years
Turn Off!!!
danizzle danizzle 7 years
after watching my father fight through throat cancer from smoking, and it completely ruining my early teen years (i was so distraught), i pledged to NEVER EVER smoke (and i havent!) and i will never date a man who smokes... that is my # 1 no no... even if he says he will quit, i dont give a shit how great he is, i would never go there.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I'm with Roaringsilence - it can look really glam and sexy in photos or on film, but not in real life.
sourcherries sourcherries 7 years
Major turn off. It can looks somewhat cool in movies and of course, the old black & white movies made it look downright necessary, but in reality? Heck no. EWW.
c4rolin3 c4rolin3 7 years
by the way - i was talking about smoking simply as a fashionable trait as this story was discussing. i'm not advocating smoking whatsoever - i think it's a disgusting habit and the fact that my father still smokes, despite being a cancer survivor leaves me speechless.
juicebox07 juicebox07 7 years
My boyfriend smokes sometimes, and I've made it clear to him that I don't like it, and that it is a major turn off for me. When I'm cuddling and kissing my boyfriend, the last thing I want to smell is nasty cigarettes. He normally doesn't do it when he's around me because he knows I don't like it. However, if he were to do it around me, he will not be getting laid that night. The smell just literally turns me off, and I do not want to be getting close and personal with him when he smells like that.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
Find it disgusting, not to mention second hand cigarette smokes triggers my asthma. I could never date/kiss a smoker.
lifeloveandlattes lifeloveandlattes 7 years
Smoking is gross no matter who's doing it or how it's done.
c4rolin3 c4rolin3 7 years
i'm also with roaring silence - noone can deny the glamour of women in the 1920's with a cigarette in a filter (".) also, the first scene in romeo and juliet when leo is writing poetry pensively as he pulls on his roll up. however, yep in real life - i could never date a smoker. though they may look effortlessly cool or what have you. i also think it's slightly a double standard- it can look hot on men, but now on women it's a definite 'ew no'
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
It does look cool but the taste is awful. Blech
thevioletfox thevioletfox 7 years
I'm with roaringsilence, it looks cool in photos and in film, but in real life it's disgusting. Every time you kiss that person they will taste like cigarettes--who wants that?
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