I Hate Public Smoking Areas

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I’ve been meeting my fiance at her college after work once a week so that we can spend more time together. I usually have to waste about an hour of time before she gets out of class, so I hang out around the school and check emails on my phone.

The wait doesn’t really bother me, but what does bother me is that just about every spot to sit down and take a break is surrounded by smokers.

After not having smoked a cigarette in more than a month and replacing tobacco completely with my electronic cigarette, I absolutely can’t stand to be around cigarette smoke anymore. It stinks and gives me a headache. As I’m sitting around I can’t help but watch these smokers, most of them young kids, and feeling terrible that they are throwing their life away for a pleasure so trivial.

* image provided courtesy of Seth Sawyers via Flickr

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