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Re: Children pretending to smoke. What are your feelings?

I remember having candy cigarettes. A lot of adults smoked when I was little. I never smoked and my kids never even wanted candy cigarettes. They don't like to smell smoke either. What bothers me are these E cigarettes. A lot of the young kids think they are cool. I still don't think they are safe. N
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Re: Children pretending to smoke. What are your feelings?

On 7/24/2014 scotttie said:
On 7/24/2014 Ford1224 said:
On 7/24/2014 scotttie said:

We had candy cigs as a child. I would be creeped out if my kids or grands pretended to smoke. Mother died of lung cancer due to smoking.

My mom died from smoking, age 49, inoperable lung cancer. Almost three years ago, my beloved sister also died from smoking, age 72, had colon cancer first which metastasized to both of her lungs. She was too fragile for chemo (and would not have taken it anyway).

I know we are not supposed to use the word, but I HATE smoking and those who push this hideous killer on the public.


I agree. I have complete sympathy for the poor people who are addicted and can't quit like my mom but I hate cigarettes

My sister smoked for 60 years . . . can you imagine that? 60 years! She started when she was 12. And she never once even considered quitting. She used to say, "If that's what I die of, that's what I die of . . . everybody dies from something."

Thing is, she was so beautiful and strong as an ox. She was long and lean, all muscle. She had horses and she used to bale hay and clean those barns as though it was nothing. She would have surely lived a long time, much longer than me. OMG, what a waste of a wonderful life.


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Re: Children pretending to smoke. What are your feelings?

When we were kids our Mom did not allow us to buy candy cigarettes either. She would tell us it was a dirty habit and we should not do it. She and my dad were both smokers until they had me and since i was asthmatic and terribly allergic to smoke they both had to quit, as well as some other family members. My mom would say I was good for the whole family's health.

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Re: Children pretending to smoke. What are your feelings?

On 7/24/2014 Ford1224 said:
On 7/24/2014 scotttie said:
On 7/24/2014 Ford1224 said:
On 7/24/2014 scotttie said:

We had candy cigs as a child. I would be creeped out if my kids or grands pretended to smoke. Mother died of lung cancer due to smoking.

My mom died from smoking, age 49, inoperable lung cancer. Almost three years ago, my beloved sister also died from smoking, age 72, had colon cancer first which metastasized to both of her lungs. She was too fragile for chemo (and would not have taken it anyway).

I know we are not supposed to use the word, but I HATE smoking and those who push this hideous killer on the public.


I agree. I have complete sympathy for the poor people who are addicted and can't quit like my mom but I hate cigarettes

My sister smoked for 60 years . . . can you imagine that? 60 years! She started when she was 12. And she never once even considered quitting. She used to say, "If that's what I die of, that's what I die of . . . everybody dies from something."

Thing is, she was so beautiful and strong as an ox. She was long and lean, all muscle. She had horses and she used to bale hay and clean those barns as though it was nothing. She would have surely lived a long time, much longer than me. OMG, what a waste of a wonderful life.

Know exactly what you mean. I have told on here many times that my mom was an identical twin. She died just shy of her 70th birthday. Her twin is now 80 and in good health because she quit smoking in her 40's and expected to live many more. I feel so sad for all that mom has missed.

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Re: Children pretending to smoke. What are your feelings?

On 7/24/2014 scotttie said:
On 7/24/2014 Ford1224 said:
On 7/24/2014 scotttie said:
On 7/24/2014 Ford1224 said:
On 7/24/2014 scotttie said:

We had candy cigs as a child. I would be creeped out if my kids or grands pretended to smoke. Mother died of lung cancer due to smoking.

My mom died from smoking, age 49, inoperable lung cancer. Almost three years ago, my beloved sister also died from smoking, age 72, had colon cancer first which metastasized to both of her lungs. She was too fragile for chemo (and would not have taken it anyway).

I know we are not supposed to use the word, but I HATE smoking and those who push this hideous killer on the public.


I agree. I have complete sympathy for the poor people who are addicted and can't quit like my mom but I hate cigarettes

My sister smoked for 60 years . . . can you imagine that? 60 years! She started when she was 12. And she never once even considered quitting. She used to say, "If that's what I die of, that's what I die of . . . everybody dies from something."

Thing is, she was so beautiful and strong as an ox. She was long and lean, all muscle. She had horses and she used to bale hay and clean those barns as though it was nothing. She would have surely lived a long time, much longer than me. OMG, what a waste of a wonderful life.

Know exactly what you mean. I have told on here many times that my mom was an identical twin. She died just shy of her 70th birthday. Her twin is now 80 and in good health because she quit smoking in her 40's and expected to live many more. I feel so sad for all that mom has missed.

How tragic. Yes. That's my sister and me, I am only 13 months older than she was, and I did smoke a little bit as a teenager, but I never liked it, and stopped after just a few years. My sister would always wind up finishing my packs of Marlboros, she made fun of me because they were always stale.

It will be three years on August 12. I still miss her with that burning feeling in my stomach. I don't think it will ever go away.

So sorry about your mom too. I was only 29 when my mom died at 49. She wasn't as strong as my sister and her fragile little body just couldn't take it. She started very early in life also.

I know some of my girls have smoked on and off . . . but I have never, ever seen one of them with a cigarette in her mouth. They just never did that to me. I never ask them if they still smoke, but I know I have been around them for hours and hours, sometimes days at a time, and I have never seen them smoke. I hope I am long gone before I ever see someone I love die from smoking again.


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Re: Children pretending to smoke. What are your feelings?

I used to get candy cigarettes all the time, as well as bubble gum cigars, when I was a kid. I loved them. It wasn't that I wanted to smoke at all; I just liked having all kinds of candy and gum. I didn't pretend to smoke either. I just ate them, LOL.

Although my dad smoked, I wasn't trying to be like him. I eventually DID start smoking but it didn't have anything to do with candy or my dad smoking.

It had to do solely with me being a teenager and having friends that smoked, nothing else. If it hadn't been for that, I probably never would have taken it up. I quit smoking many years ago and am glad that I did. It is a foul habit.

My kids did not play with candy cigarettes. I assumed candy cigarettes weren't even being made anymore in this PC climate we live in.

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Re: Children pretending to smoke. What are your feelings?

I don't have kids, so I probably don't have a vote (that's ok), but I don't really find the notion of kids running around 'smoking' any more appealing than playing with toy guns and running around shooting everybody.

But, in the broad sense, I think stuff like that probably only has a truly negative effect on those who already have that chip - the proclivity toward certain behaviors that will be developed later on, independent of conditioning, lack of nurture, nature, etc.

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Re: Children pretending to smoke. What are your feelings?

You can still buy candy CIGARETTES, bubble gum cigarettes, bubble gum cigars. I bought them last Xmas as stocking stuffers.....I also continue to buy toy guns, cowboy and Indian get-ups, among other PC incorrect items.
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On 7/24/2014 Danky said: You can still buy candy CIGARETTES, bubble gum cigarettes, bubble gum cigars. I bought them last Xmas as stocking stuffers.....I also continue to buy toy guns, cowboy and Indian get-ups, among other PC incorrect items.

me too {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}!

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Re: Children pretending to smoke. What are your feelings?

They'll probably fake their O's too.