What are the benefits of smoking cigarettes?

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  1. luisj305 profile image76
    luisj305posted 10 years ago

    What are the benefits of smoking cigarettes?

    As an ex smoker I know of all the negative sides of smoking, (way too many)... which was plenty enough to quit.

    But are there any positive side effects, if any,  that come from smoking?

  2. pippinjones profile image57
    pippinjonesposted 10 years ago

    You feel lightheaded soon after, which is a sensation that you get from smoking anything, which many people enjoy.  There really are not any "positive" effects of smoking cigarettes.

  3. Silver Fish profile image78
    Silver Fishposted 10 years ago

    You line the pockets of those who own the tobacco industry and allow them to have a fun life.

    1. luisj305 profile image76
      luisj305posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Well, I guess that is the most positive outcome for the big companies.
      I think they are the only ones who benefit.

  4. snoblet profile image85
    snobletposted 10 years ago

    You get smoke breaks which in some company is an extra break. smile

    1. luisj305 profile image76
      luisj305posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      LOL, that was always a plus. Extra breaks make the day go by quicker.

    2. Flavie Lolol profile image66
      Flavie Lololposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      In primitive cultures, people performing religious rituals believes that exhaled tobacco smoke to be excellent in linking one’s thoughts and prayers to heaven.

    3. snoblet profile image85
      snobletposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I think we are trying to see more benefits so if we go back to smoking there would be less guilt, lol

  5. profile image0
    oceansiderposted 10 years ago

    I do not see how there can be anything positive about smoking cigarettes, and as you said, you know all the negatives....so it's great that you quit!  I wish my brother would quit too.

  6. padmendra profile image45
    padmendraposted 10 years ago

    Smoking has not only become a matter of fashion and ways to throw impact for boys on others but it has highly impacted the girls who think that it adds to their personality, shows off how wide they think about life and their openness towards things compared to others.Rest everyone knows the outcome of this trend.

  7. That Grrl profile image76
    That Grrlposted 10 years ago

    Cigarette smoking was promoted during the World Wars because it curbed the appetite. People ate less and had less sense of taste when they did eat. So they didn't feel food was tasteless due to the rationing of supplies for sugar and etc.

    Cigarette smoking also calmed the nerves, somewhat. Which was good for those listening for airplanes overhead and expecting/ dreading bombs falling from those airplanes. Or, for those waiting to hear how their sons, brothers and husbands were doing who were actually in the war.

    My Aunt Alice told me about this history of cigarettes. She was a chain smoker and lived through the World Wars as a teenager and then a young woman.

    1. Efficient Admin profile image92
      Efficient Adminposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, I never knew that history about cigarettes.  Is Aunt Alice still alive?

  8. Aisha Jilani profile image60
    Aisha Jilaniposted 10 years ago

    Nothing positive !! as far as i know it kills !!

  9. ratnaveera profile image58
    ratnaveeraposted 10 years ago

    Though smokers feel brisk after smoking, it will certainly give many serious health problems including heart attack. Smoking will also cause loss of memory and nervous disorders. So, there is no health benefit from smoking. The chain smokers should stop smoking, otherwise they will lose their happy life. As an ex smoker you should never think to start again smoking.

  10. profile image0
    praveen83posted 10 years ago

    Yes, brother.  I am not a smoker, but from doing some project works on health tips i found that nicotine can be used as an anti-psychotic also.  Smoking reduces chances of uterine fibroids.  It can protect from Parkinsons disease.  Sometimes, nicotine can be used as an anti-inflammatory also. Ulcerative colitis is also cured using nicotine.

    There are some benefits of smoking, but apart from all these smoking got most disadvantages than advantages.  So brother, my personal suggestion is to quit smoking always.


    1. fitmom profile image75
      fitmomposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting. I'd never heard any positive effects of nicotine before. It is possible that all things have a positive. Unfortunately, cigarettes have many toxins in them.

    2. cat on a soapbox profile image96
      cat on a soapboxposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yes! Nicotine in other applications has many health benefits, but NOT through smoking ci

    3. profile image0
      praveen83posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      yes fitmom, u r right and i will also support to the view that we should quit smoking. but one thing is there, we cant say that since toxins are its contents, cigarettes will have only negative aspects. so, y venom is used as medicine???

    4. Efficient Admin profile image92
      Efficient Adminposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I smoked for 20+ years and ended up getting some big uterine fibroids:
      http://efficientadmin.hubpages.com/hub/ … y-recovery

  11. CrescentSkies profile image64
    CrescentSkiesposted 10 years ago

    Smoking has a calming effect on the body but also gives energy so you feel both calm and energized at the same time.

    The energy part comes from nicotine which is a stimulant that's stronger than caffeine (and also carcinogenic). The calming part comes from the fact that tar is entering, scarring, and destroying your lung tissue which means you absorb less air so your body relaxes several processes to compensate.

  12. Michelle Keiper profile image60
    Michelle Keiperposted 10 years ago

    You die a long slow painful death.  Isn't that how everyone wants to go out?  Cough your lungs up day and night, there isn’t a better fight.

  13. somethgblue profile image75
    somethgblueposted 10 years ago

    Lung cheese isn't just for breakfast anymore, you get to cough up sticky grey phlegm day or night.

    • It will make walking up steps more of a challenge.

    • Able to have all the romance and danger of a drug habit with no benefits(no high)!

    • Get to annoy friends and co-workers with hacking cough.

    • Become an expert at spitting large chunks of bloody grey matter.

    • Girls dig wheezing and hacking sounds when making love!

  14. cat on a soapbox profile image96
    cat on a soapboxposted 10 years ago

    Cigarettes are a stimulator like coffee; however they also act as a vasoconstrictor which is especially bad for the heart in those w/ atherosclerosis. I see absolutely no benefit to smoking (unless you are a major shareholder in tobacco stocks.)

  15. leakeem profile image80
    leakeemposted 10 years ago

    There is one good side effect of smoking. You get to ease your life by shortening your life span, i.e. you die early to escape the horrors and problems of life.

  16. iefox5 profile image58
    iefox5posted 10 years ago

    Benefits? Absolutely no benefit at all! Smoking cigarettes only harms your health and even the health of people around you.

  17. sonison profile image61
    sonisonposted 10 years ago

    I am a smoker and the most important benefit of smoking is that it helps you in socializing. Being a smoker you can understand how the other smoker is feeling because of nicotine jab in his blood. AS a smoker you won't mind offering him a cigarette if he is not having it or you won't mind offering the lighter to someone who has cigarette but no lighter. SO being a smoker you will be knowing pain of other smoker and become a "cigarette friend" forever.

    1. luisj305 profile image76
      luisj305posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah it really is a social tool in a way, to other smokers though. "Cigarette friend" was a good way to put it. I notice all the non smokers stay away for the most part, because nobody wants smoke all around them.

  18. tamclean82 profile image59
    tamclean82posted 10 years ago

    Reduced risk of developing an inflammatory bowel disease, although I would not recommend smoking for that reason (or any other reason for that matter....).

  19. Efficient Admin profile image92
    Efficient Adminposted 10 years ago

    I wanted to leave this giant open white space in place of an answer, but Hubpages gave me a message in red letters:  Please type an answer to the question.

  20. wqaindia profile image38
    wqaindiaposted 10 years ago

    Lot of revenue for the Government to build Hospitals to treat the Cancer patients. Both ways generating employments and controlling population too. Think of the tobacco producing countries economy, had there been no smoking at all smile

  21. TerryK81 profile image62
    TerryK81posted 10 years ago

    I, too, am a former; since quitting by the grace of God over 3 months ago (about right at it) I have noticed MANY  positive changes. (1) Sense of smell and taste are way back up there; I've smelled things whose identity is a mystery (2) More money back in the bank (3) more energy and I sleep deeper,better (4) Clearer conscience so I can think and realize better (5) breathe deeper (6) pisses people off that ask for a cigarette and I can gladly reply "no"

  22. greencha profile image63
    greenchaposted 10 years ago


  23. profile image49
    kaitlynnjacksonposted 10 years ago

    oh yes ppl stay alive around me if i quit im afraid i may cause some serious harm to idiots who annoy me : )........calms nervousness or reduces seizures in some..as well


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