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I don't smoke and will not smoke ever. But I don't think that there is anything wrong with smoking if it is done alone and not affecting others. Its just like eating char kuay teow, its pleasurable (at least to the smokers) but its harmful over the long term. Hey, even the US presidential elect Obama's signature raspy and deep voice has been attributed to his chain smoking habits.
I think the education level of a person determines the chances of a person smoking. Through my experience, not trying to be classist or anything, the people with lower educational background tend to have higher chances of being smokers. Maybe there are different fads and trends amongst the different groups in Singapore. Perhaps among those with more education its sort of uncool to smoke while those with less will find it 'cool'.
This is my take. I have made bold certain words for you guys to take notice of.
Hey there, I do not really agree with what you said. I do not think that people with lower educational background tend to have higher chances of being smokers. I myself smoke since 16 or 17 years old and yes, I am still studying. I know many other Universtity graduates that are smokers too. Educational level does not determine the chances of being a smoker.