Light My Fire

They say there are a lot of dangers in smoking, you know the things I’m talking about. We see commercials everywhere and we all know how bad it is for us. I smoke on occasion, usually around other smokers or in a social situation.

What they don’t tell you in those commercials is about how unsafe those little fire sticks are. They don’t tell you how you could potentially set yourself on fire :wow:

I was once walking down the street with a friend when I saw my sleave was on fire. I started freaking out and waving my hand around (with the cigarette still in my hand) and we got a good laugh. Nobody, but my sleeve, was harmed.

Another time, with same friend, we were driving to Woodstock 99 when I tossed my cig out my window. Next thing I noticed I smelled smoke and asked my friend if she smelled it as well. She did and then I saw smoke coming up under my car seat and my friend looked back to see my coat on fire. We flew over to the side of the road and jumped out in panic. I still have that coat with the burn mark :dunno:

In the car with Gemini the other day it was raining really hard and again I tossed my cigarette out the window. Generally I worry about making sure it gets out because I know what happens when it slips back inside but it was raining so hard that I just tossed it quickly and rolled up the window.

As I am sitting there I realize my butt is burning and I wonder if the cigarette made it out the window this time. I pull over to the side of the road in a panic :willynilly: and Gemini searches in a frantic for the cigarette burning my ass. She finds it and throws it out the window.

Talk about cigarettes being hazardous to your health :duh:

  1. Blueyes

    July 27, 2006 at 3:41 pm

    LOL It’s life telling you to stop smoking 🙂 What kills me even more than that though, smokers tend to worry if it’s out of their car but what pisses me off is when it flies into mine and I don’t even smoke!! When I had my convertible, the top was down and some smoker tosses his butt out the window and it landed in MY car and burnt MY seat. Now tell me how fair is that? That’s what ashtrays in the car are for.

  2. Robin

    July 27, 2006 at 4:40 pm

    Good point, from now on I’ll use the ash tray or just not smoke at all :dunno:

  3. Miss Ann

    July 28, 2006 at 11:24 am

    I smoke tons and to date I’ve never fried myself…got a hot spark on me a couple of times but that’s about it.

    I don’t toss em out the window, i use the ashtray because I have had a couple come back in and burn the carpet or the back seat.

    but I know lots of people who’ve burned themselves pretty badly with smokes.

  4. Robin

    July 28, 2006 at 1:00 pm

    Well the first time it happened it seemed like a fluke, I know better now.

  5. Krayzee Chickadee

    July 29, 2006 at 10:25 am

    My paternal grandmother smoked for 60+ years. We just laid her to rest last month. Cause of death: Small Cell Lung Cancer. Lung Cancer is quickly becoming one of the top causes of death in women. If you’re just a casual smoker, you can kick it for good. Now.

  6. Robin

    July 29, 2006 at 10:31 am

    I know, same with Erik’s grandfather I believe. I don’t like it and rarely do it. I don’t know why I ever do honestly.

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