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Can you think of any other "smokers ettiquette"?

Asked by FGS (1927points) April 24th, 2009

1. If I bum you a smoke you are obligated to smoke it with me
2. If you take the last cigarette in my pack, the empty pack is yours to dispose of.

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Nimis's avatar

I think people have different smokers etiquette.
My friends and I always seemed to follow:
Never take a man’s or woman’s last cigarette.

asmonet's avatar

I have never seen anyone practice your number one.
Of course, my friends don’t give a crap. :)

jrpowell's avatar

I will cross the street if someone with a child is walking towards me on the sidewalk. And if I can’t cross I will put it out or not take a drag while they are around me.

FGS's avatar

@asmonet you need some new friends…

FGS's avatar

@Nimis I’ll always give my last smoke to a friend

kenmc's avatar

Smoke outdoors if asked to. Obvious.

RedPowerLady's avatar

@johnpowell thank you! as a non-smoker i must say that is a very kind thing for you to do.

Nimis's avatar

@FGS We’ll offer it, but no one usually ever takes it.
The only exception seems to be when someone is really stressed out.
In which case, giving and accepting the last cigarette is kind of like a man hug.
(Only done under certain circumstances, barely acknowledged, but sweet because it rarely happens.)

kenmc's avatar

Always put out your cigarette in the face of a nun.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Always ask permission to smoke around those who dont smoke when in a car or confined area.

FGS's avatar

@Nimis I’ve been smoking way too long to ever not have another pack on hand…I hate bumming smokes.

Aethelwine's avatar

@johnpowell I wish everyone was as courteous as you.

It’s been six years since I have smoked, but I have shared the last cigarette several times.

jrpowell's avatar

@jonsblond :: I quit earlier this year. And by quit I mean that I went from 30 a day to a few every week. The physical part was easy. I just stayed in my bed and sobbed. The mental part is still a problem.

asmonet's avatar

@FGS: Or, I need the lovable and adoring friends I have to continue to keep me from smoking.

FGS's avatar

@asmonet Then they are good friends indeed..if given the chance you really should quit :)

Aethelwine's avatar

@johnpowell I always have a “pack” of tic-tacs with me when I drive. That’s when I always had the urge to smoke. The mental part is tough. I still get that urge now and then, but it does get easier with time.

knitfroggy's avatar

At my work people will try to buy a cigarette from you if they are out-I usually tell them to keep their quarter and bum me one someday when I am out . Besides as much as cigs cost these days I don’t know that a quarter actually pays for a smoke anyhow.

I try to blow my smoke away from people’s faces. Some people I’ve noticed with just puff right in your face and that can get icky even if you smoke.

sdeutsch's avatar

My smoker friends are always conscientious about standing downwind of the non-smokers, so that the smoke doesn’t blow in our faces. It’s really thoughtful of them – I wish all smokers would be that careful!

and lurve to @johnpowell for crossing the street!

flameboi's avatar

1)when you open the pack, offer the cigarretes to your friends first.
2)never let a girl lit her own cigarrete, that’s a must.
3)With friends, leave a the pack in the table, then they will know they can take a cig from your pack instead of asking you every time.
4)never ever smoke before/during business meetings, you can empty the pack at the end…

Triiiple's avatar

I wont blow smoke into peoples faces.

Other then that i wont offer cigs out unless its do a drunk friend or a chick. Packs are about to pass $5 here, fuck that.

knitfroggy's avatar

@Triiiple They are above $5 here-so I don’t pass them around either, unless it’s someone I’ve bummed from or someone that doesn’t bum all the time. I just lie and tell them this is the last pack I got, sorry! Makes me feel like an asshole, but I ain’t too worried about it. I can’t afford to pay for everyone else to smoke too! :)

Triiiple's avatar

@knitfroggy Dont you hate that you have to say things like that “oh i bummed this off someone else” or “my last one sorry”. From now on im gonna say yeah i have some but you need to go buy some yourself.

One time me and 2 friends were smoking cigarettes when a girl with a cig and a guy came up to us, “do you have a extra cigarette for my friend?”, i replied “no”, “who doesnt come to school with cigarettes?” was her answer. I was pretty shocked, because the obvious answer was right there.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@Triiiple only 5 bucks there? i envy you. The cheap off brand cigs are close to 7 here. Cloves are like 10.

knitfroggy's avatar

@Triiiple Yes, I hate it because the people I say that too are the ones who are contantly bumming. I don’t mind sharing once in a while, but c’mon! Either buy some or quit!

Triiiple's avatar

@uberbatman I was always used to Cloves being expensive (what i started smoking on) until i graduated to Newports now its just dumb. My cousin in NYC is paying $10 a pack. Crack prices!

preggers's avatar

Before I was pregnant, I was pretty careful about not smoking around kids and pregnant mothers. But I didn’t really think that much of it. Now that I’m pregnant, I really appreciate the courtesy from the other end. The gesture and consideration seems magnified somehow.

Thanks, JohnPowell. (And other smokers who do the same.)

El_Cadejo's avatar

@Triiiple yea its horrible.

asmonet's avatar

@FGS: Already did.

Aethelwine's avatar

I’m so glad that I don’t smoke anymore. I wouldn’t be able to afford it if I wanted to.

When my husband and I first met, we used to say “I’m quitting when it gets to $2 a pack”. We quit when it went to $4.

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