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Topic: Smoking

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    1. Why are cigarettes sold in gas stations when smoking is prohibited there? (Contributed by Don F.)
    2. Why is the amount of pleasure derived from a cigarette directly proportional to the number of non­smokers in the vicinity? (Contributed by Don Woods)
    3. Why does cigarette smoke always drift in the direction of the non­smoker regardless of the direction of the breeze? (Contributed by Don Woods)
    4. Why are they called ash TRAYS when they're shaped like bowls? (Contributed by Elizabeth Joan Wright)
    5. Why are there ashtrays on airplanes if you can't smoke? (Contributed by Eldridge Scales)
    6. Chain smoking must be very difficult. Have you ever tried to light a chain? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    7. If smoking is so bad for you how come every pack has a silver lining? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    8. Why do you never see signs that read 'Feel free to smoke'? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    9. Are matchbox manufacturers anti-smokers? They instruct us to 'Strike at Arms Length'. How are you supposed to light a cigarette if its windy out? (Contributed by Simon)
    10. Some cigarette packages in Canada display the warning 'Smoking during pregnancy can harm your baby'. Just how does the baby get pregnant before it's born? And if it started to smoke wouldn't that be a bit uncomfortable for the mother? (Contributed by Robert S.)
    11. Outside the entrance at a hospital in Edmonton they had 5 benches for the smokers 2 by the doors and 3 some distance away. Why did the hospital designate just the benches away from the entrance as non-smoking thereby forcing all the smokers to stand or sit by the entrance way? And we are relying on these people to make sound decisions to run our health care? (Contributed by Tricia)
    12. Why do so many people who give up smoking cigarettes keep on smoking other people's cigarettes? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    13. Sooner or later doesn't EVERYONE stop smoking? (Contributed by Erik Freeman)
    14. Would you consider smoking to be one of the leading causes of statistics? (Contributed by Fletcher Knebel)
    15. If you're horrified by what you read about the effects of smoking should you give up reading? (Contributed by Henry Strauss)
    16. Can people give up hypnotism by smoking? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    17. Why does 'stop smoking gum' taste worse than the cigarette itself? Wouldn't someone wanting to quit be more inclined to do so if the gum tasted better? (Contributed by Terri Irving)
    18. If people who smoked five packs a day for 40 years can sue the tobacco companies because they have cancer why can't people who didn't wear seat belts sue the auto companies? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    19. Why is it that smokers are so persecuted yet killers and dope pushers are allowed to roam the streets freely? (Contributed by Jeannie)
    20. Why do people who smoke while driving a car alone find it necessary to open the car window a little? Does the smoke bother them? (Contributed by agit8er)
    21. How come when non-smokers sit in the smoking section they are never asked to leave? (Contributed by Bill F.)
    22. Has anyone else noticed that in non-smoking buildings smokers have to go to the bathroom a lot? (Contributed by The 2-Belo)
    23. What do you do if you want to quit smoking but the drugstore refuses to sell you the patch because you're under 21? (Contributed by Keith Sullivan)
    24. Do tobacco companies have no-smoking areas? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    25. If cigarette smoke doesn't stink why do smokers hold their cigarettes out their car windows? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    26. Why do many smokers ask 'Do you mind if I smoke?' AFTER they've already lit the stupid thing? (Contributed by Randy van der Woning)
    27. Wouldn't it be more profitable for the airlines to offer a special section for smokers? I'm sure smokers would pay extra perhaps even more than first class just so they could smoke don't you think? (Contributed by Don F.)
    28. Why is it that homeless people may have no homes or no food but they always seem to have cigarettes? (Contributed by Bill Edwards)
    29. Does anybody else see the irony in Sport Utility Vehicle owners driving to smoke-free restaurants? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    30. Why is it that most people feel funny asking a stranger for change but if you need a cigarette, you can ask anyone that smokes and probably get one? (Contributed by D.R.)
    31. Did you know that if all the smokers were laid end to end around the world, three quarters of them would drown? (Contributed by Rcason)
    32. Where can you buy Nicorette patches to cure you from addiction to second hand smoke? Or would used ones do the trick? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    33. Why is it that when driving, some smokers flick their ashes out the window rather than using the ashtray in their car? (Contributed by Donnie Huang)
    34. If drinking two glasses of milk a day poses a greater threat of death from cancer than a lifetime of exposure to second-hand smoke, then why are people making a big deal over second-hand smoke? Shouldn't they be more concerned over the milk? (Contributed by Floyd)
    35. If smokers toss their butts out of the car window, can we then kick their butts? (Contributed by John Foster)
    36. If secondary smoke is worse than smoking, why quit? (Contributed by HaLife.com)
    37. How come on TV and in the movies they never show the hordes of people standing outside their building having a smoke? What ever happened to reality? (Contributed by Don F.)
    38. Why do they criticize the amount of time people that smoke waste during the day? Has anyone ever counted the amount of time coffee drinkers use? Or is it that they just smell nicer? (Contributed by Judy Stockrahm)
    39. Why is it that people who have emphysema or cough up pleghm all the time still light up a cigarette and smoke? Can't they see that it makes them cough even more? (Contributed by Mickie Ramos)
    40. How come the extra light cigarettes weigh the same as the light and regular cigarettes? (Contributed by Don F.)
    41. If it is illegal, on a no-burn-day, to burn trash outside, can we arrest those people smoking outside buildings? After all, burning cigarettes are just trash too, aren't they? (Contributed by Evaonne Hendricks)
    42. In the UK, some cigarette packets have the warning, 'Smoking seriously harms you and others around you'. Does this mean that its OK to smoke frivolously? (Contributed by Russell)
    43. What conclusion do we draw from the fact that the hole in the ozone layer was much smaller when smokers were allowed to smoke indoors? (Contributed by Gerhard)
    44. Wouldn’t the best way for the anti-smoking patch to work be if you put it over your mouth? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    45. When all the smokers have quit, what will they tax to make up that revenue? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    46. How come parents, that go on about their kids health, smoke inside an enclosed car and in houses with no open windows when the child is inside? (Contributed by FORDMANMAL)
    47. Why do people call those with cigarettes “smokers”? The cigarette does the smoking, doesn’t it? Aren’t the ones with the cigarettes just the suckers? (Contributed by W.W.)
    48. If you quit smoking cold turkey, does it mean you used to light up lunch meats? (Contributed by Pablo F.)
    49. How come at construction sites where there are pollutants of every kind in the air, they don’t allow smoking? (Contributed by Pat F.)
    50. How come in multi-level car parkades with all the dust and exhaust in the air, they don’t allow smoking? (Contributed by Pat F.)
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