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To say smoking does look cool?

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BeachOrPool Fri 09-Feb-18 21:48:08

Yes, I know inhaling thousands upon thousands of cancerous chemicals definitely isn't cool!

But there's something about some people lighting up a cig and looking into the distance that looks rather cool and 'suave' to me grin

I always picture having a deep conversation with a mysteriously handsome but dark horse of a person, looking far into the distance as they respond to my dilemma "That's life, Soph" or some other talk that included clever sayings that I can never think to use at the right moment.

It looks cool.

My executive assistant aunty use to look very classy sitting with her legs crossed and smoking a cig, whilst listening to my dilemmas
I just want to put it out there that I've never so much as taken a puff of a ciggy blush

PurpleDaisies Fri 09-Feb-18 21:48:47

It really doesn’t.

HateTheDF Fri 09-Feb-18 21:49:36

I really don't think it does either.

springchickenn Fri 09-Feb-18 21:50:19

Well that's why the badass characters always do it in movies but the reality is it stinks grin

corlan Fri 09-Feb-18 21:50:45

I used to think so too.
Now all I see is cells replicating and tumours forming with every draw they take.

BroccoliOnTheFloor Fri 09-Feb-18 21:51:21

It stinks.

LizzieSiddal Fri 09-Feb-18 21:51:24

I think it can look cool in Films, but then it’s usually someone beautiful doing it.

IRL the smell kicks in so it’s never ever cool.

littlepeas Fri 09-Feb-18 21:51:27

It just looks stupid to me.

SEmyarse Fri 09-Feb-18 21:51:28

YANBU, I don't know why it looks cool but it does. And I actually miss the image of dh lighting up now he's given up. I also miss the smell which I really like.

I've never smoked myself

overnightangel Fri 09-Feb-18 21:51:30

“My executive assistant aunty use to look very classy sitting with her legs crossed and smoking a cig, whilst listening to my dilemmas ”
How was her health ?

TheButterflyOfTheStorms Fri 09-Feb-18 21:51:58

Course it does. I gave up but yes, it totally does.

But like fedoras, leather trousers and Peaky Blinder haircuts... it makes the cool cooler and the sad sadder.

Louiselouie0890 Fri 09-Feb-18 21:52:05

Eh? Lol

Wolfiefan Fri 09-Feb-18 21:52:31

I have had three hospital appointments this week. The sad group huddled round the entrance to the hospital, freezing their arses off and trying not to cough up a lung whilst dragging on a cancer stick didn't look cool at all.

mumonashoestring Fri 09-Feb-18 21:53:24

It only looks cool til it turns their teeth brown, and if you're upwind of them, and they happen to have EXACTLY the right bone structure and mouth shape. Otherwise it's like that fuckawful duckface pout so many women insist on doing in photos. Suits about three people on the planet, makes everyone else look gormless.

At least it doesn't make them smell bad though grin

LEMtheoriginal Fri 09-Feb-18 21:53:32

Makes people look like fishwives

IfNot Fri 09-Feb-18 21:56:05

I agree. All the coolest people who have ever been were smokers I don't smoke anymore, but if it wasn't bad for you I so would. There's something so louche about lighting a fag and blowing out the smoke. It's a punctuation to so many great moments, and people who can't see that are lacking in imagination and romance.

Munchyseeds Fri 09-Feb-18 21:56:18

I think not

Deshasafraisy Fri 09-Feb-18 21:56:43

Looks really scummy to me

AlbertaSimmons Fri 09-Feb-18 21:57:06

Thing is, anything that uses beautiful people in its promotion looks cool. Then when you see said object used irl by regular Joe and Joanne, not so much. Especially when you know it smells really really bad.

ruleshelpcontrolthefun Fri 09-Feb-18 21:57:14

I imnediately assume the person is an idiot tbh.

italiancortado Fri 09-Feb-18 21:57:26

I don't know how something so stupid could look 'cool'

IfNot Fri 09-Feb-18 21:57:40

I love the smell!

Rebeccatheold Fri 09-Feb-18 21:58:00

OMG yes. As long as you don’t have to smell it or think about the health consequences (i.e. fictional people on tv)

BlondeB83 Fri 09-Feb-18 21:58:31

It does look cool in some contexts but in reality it’s fucking awful.

londonrach Fri 09-Feb-18 21:58:56

Laughs. Nope will never look cool. Looks stupid.

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