What percentage of hubbers are smokers?

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  1. mtkomori profile image88
    mtkomoriposted 7 years ago

    What percentage of hubbers are smokers?

    The percentage seems quite high, though I am NOT a smoker. Writers are  historically  known to be smokers, e.g. Mark Twain whom I believe was a heavy smoker.

  2. Seeker7 profile image94
    Seeker7posted 7 years ago

    I know some of my favourite authors were smokers, but didn't realise the percentage was so high. I am a smoker myself but in the process of weaning off the weed.

  3. David Warren profile image84
    David Warrenposted 7 years ago

    Yes the percentage seems quite high. I smoked heavily for years. Very hard habit to break.

  4. profile image0
    Giselle Maineposted 7 years ago

    I'm not a smoker & never have been (find the smell offensive and it gets everywhere).  If anything, I feel sad at how much second-hand smoke I got in my early 20's (shortly before it was realized how bad second-hand smoke really was for people). Even then I didn't like it but if you wanted to go out, you didn't have a choice -  there weren't any smokefree bars or clubs then!

  5. Patty Inglish, MS profile image93
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years ago

    Not I - ate a cigarette when I was five and can still taste it. Yucko!

    My parents smoked 5 packs a day each and I had pneumonia three times ages 6 - 17.

  6. pedrog profile image60
    pedrogposted 7 years ago

    Another smoker here, i smoke since i was 13 years old, try to quit a few times, no luck, i practice sports and have my bad habit under control, i smoke on average 5 cigarettes per day.

  7. Wendy S. Wilmoth profile image77
    Wendy S. Wilmothposted 7 years ago

    I don't know about a percentage, but I have never been a smoker- I'm so glad something in me said "this is not good" when  I was young, and I never started.

  8. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 7 years ago

    Have never been a smoker but my parents were heavy smokers.  When my mom died, I was so habituated to second hand smoke, I actually craved a cigarette after moving out of our house and into a non-smoking environment.

  9. theppcguy profile image50
    theppcguyposted 7 years ago

    Ive been an on and off smoker quit many times..lol  Smoking again now though.

  10. lilibees profile image60
    lilibeesposted 7 years ago

    Smoker here and hate it. Treid to quit a few times. In fact have quit several times while I was pregnant for my children and then resumed! wow saying that out loud sounds rediculous.

  11. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    i'm a smoker and i enjoy it. i've been smoking for a little over 35 years and i have no plans to quit.

  12. justom profile image67
    justomposted 7 years ago

    Get over yourselves with that second hand smoke myth. It's been debunked. Blues great Pinetop Perkins just died at the age of 97 and smoked til then. Stop!!

  13. surfcaster2010 profile image76
    surfcaster2010posted 7 years ago

    Not a smoker. Already had open heart surgery, so that kills that option forever. Never been a smoker. Actually never smoked. Did work in the Pharma industry for a while and once heard a presentation on the science of why smoking is bad for you. Pretty amazing stuff. From what I learned, smoking, explodes your blood platelets. That explosion causes the fragments to stick to the wall of the blood vessels. The more often you smoke the more often this happens until one day that blood vessel closes from all of the remnants of the exploded platelets. The scientist who gave the presentation related it to pouring mayonnaise down a drain. Initially it will go down, but over time if you keep doing it, the drain clogs and can't flow.

  14. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years ago

    Just so long as my monitor doesn't start telling me what I can and can't do. . . I promise not to shoot the thing.

  15. chaunatye profile image61
    chaunatyeposted 7 years ago

    I am a smoker, but it's funny that I came across this question because today is day one of my second attempt at quitting. As a writer, when I am sitting in front of my computer I tend to light up A LOT! My main reason for quitting is the money though, when I relaized how much was going into the habit I knew I had to do somethng about it.

  16. CZCZCZ profile image82
    CZCZCZposted 7 years ago

    Not a smoker ... times have changed ... is there any real benefits to being a smoker?

  17. jaclyn8668 profile image60
    jaclyn8668posted 7 years ago

    i smoke e-cigs. just made a hub about them actually
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Electronic-Cigarettes-or-E-Cigs

  18. Alosea profile image51
    Aloseaposted 7 years ago

    From birth to now, I'm a Non-smoker.  Chalk it up.

  19. stclairjack profile image81
    stclairjackposted 7 years ago

    i like a good cigar out in my shop,.... cant bring it in the house though, cant stand the smell later,... i might do that twice a week,... its cheaper than prozac and keeps me from killing people that annoy me to tears.

  20. profile image46
    marialeuposted 7 years ago

    I think the percentage is more nearabout 80% .
    http://www.citel.com

  21. Timbow profile image58
    Timbowposted 7 years ago

    Maybe it goes with the occupation - sitting at a keyboard trying to concentrate, taking breaks to review what you are doing. Smoking can fill in some of those gaps. Not for me though.

    I have given up the fags for 2 Months, 4 Weeks, 8 hours and 35 minutes. I have saved £275.17 by not smoking 1,048 cigarettes. I have saved 3 Days, 15 hours and 20 minutes of my life. Going all the way this time.

  22. 1lovejojo profile image56
    1lovejojoposted 7 years ago

    I would probably say about 99% are hubbers

  23. kafsoa profile image70
    kafsoaposted 7 years ago

    First, I'm not a smoker. Second, hubbers should smoke when they see their stat and find out the blue arrow pointing down wink

  24. TimMEy profile image82
    TimMEyposted 7 years ago

    None Smoker, not sure why but I would have the perfect conditions, simply never started...

  25. Harlan Colt profile image74
    Harlan Coltposted 7 years ago

    I was once an awful chain smoker. Two and a half packs a day. I quit 20 some years ago. I didn't want to I loved it. But I decided it was the right thing to do. I never went back. Now I hate it.

    - Harlan

  26. AllensPlace11 profile image56
    AllensPlace11posted 7 years ago

    I am a smoker.  And like another one on here quit while I was pregnant with each of my children, but started back after I had them.  I know, I need to quit, but haven't as of yet sad

  27. Lady MJ profile image77
    Lady MJposted 7 years ago

    I am and it's the biggest mistake I ever made.  I've tried quitting so many times, but I get this feeling that I've lost something so important to me, I start having anxiety attacks then I become SO mad because I can't control the feelings. Then I get even more angry when I realize its all because of a stupid addiction.

  28. biman_r profile image64
    biman_rposted 7 years ago

    I don't like smokers and I surely don't smoke. It's something that harms the person who smokes and also others near them.

  29. iamsuper profile image59
    iamsuperposted 7 years ago

    I'm a smoker too. Smoking while writing sometimes help me to get inspiration and stay focus. In addition, a cup of hot coffee will make it perfect :-))

  30. GetSmart profile image35
    GetSmartposted 7 years ago

    I just started smoking the e-cigs a few weeks back. They call it "vaping". BTW - anyone who's thinking about trying them - they are really doing the trick for me so far.  smile

  31. doogiexxxx profile image60
    doogiexxxxposted 7 years ago

    I smoke, not heavy but during times with friends I may end up smoking half a pack without realizing.

  32. mfrancisami profile image58
    mfrancisamiposted 7 years ago

    I don't smoke and never will.  My whole family smokes and I've seen what it can do to your health and looks.  I also can see how highly addictive it can be.

  33. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 7 years ago

    I smoke every once in a while. It makes me feel better after a stressful time. However I keep finding out more cancers and issues smoking does to your body. Thus I keep to one cigar every month. Sometimes less.

  34. nighthag profile image83
    nighthagposted 7 years ago

    smoker who is trying to quit, would be nice to be around a lot longer than some of my favorite writers

  35. Jbern117 profile image68
    Jbern117posted 7 years ago

    Not a smoker. Can't stand the smell either.

  36. TheSloneGal profile image60
    TheSloneGalposted 7 years ago

    I really couldnt even guess. I am a smoker but I am in the process of quitting. Cigarettes are a nasty habit and too expensive to boot.

  37. dynamicsoul profile image59
    dynamicsoulposted 7 years ago

    I was a smoker for near 15 years..  I then quit for near 5 years and then started again.. doh!.. what a stupid thing to do.

    I got to the point where I didn't even think of myself as a smoker anymore, and even thought it was disgusting (the smell etc). Then on holiday, after beers, a "friend" passes me one and I take it.. I get the taste and I have a few more that evening..

    By the end of the holiday I was craving them again.. grrrr

  38. b4murray profile image62
    b4murrayposted 7 years ago

    Not me thank god. I couldnt afford it & The health risks scare me... Plus there seems to be few public places you can smoke anymore

  39. Tweetmom profile image74
    Tweetmomposted 7 years ago

    Does it have any significant factor? I do not smoke but after thinking about it, now i realized that a lot of writers will tend to smoke cigarette while searching for their muse. These could probably be a negative association.

    to answer the question i would say generally most writers do smoke, but hubbers i think it would be pretty less. ( the percentage). Knowing the situation would be in front of the computer indoor and all.

  40. Rich Inkman profile image57
    Rich Inkmanposted 7 years ago

    I smoke, but did not start until a few years ago.  Have no clue why.

    I smoke about 1/2 a day.  I tried quiting several times but just cannot seem to kick it.

    I guess I enjoy it to much and it breaks up the day.

  41. profile image45
    R.Gineeposted 7 years ago

    40 percent .

    Hubbers are almost equal in ratio men:60 and women:40

    80 percent of men smoke, so 80 percent of 60 percent is around 40.

  42. urgurl_bri profile image82
    urgurl_briposted 6 years ago

    I'm definitely not a smoker.   My dad is and always has been since I can remember.  I've tried it, but Idid not like it one bit.   Definitely not for me!

 
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