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When I was younger I thought secondhand smoking was when you couldn't afford your own cigarettes so you bummed them off of someone else...

Rachel
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Whenever I saw somebody smoking I just assumed that they were eating a Lollypop.

Anon
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I used to believe it was necessary to blow to smoke a cigarett.

le bicraveur du 45
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I used to believe that people who resolved to quit smoking "cold turkey" as a New Year's resolution chose the timing because of all the cold turkey left over from Christmas.

Anon
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You know how cigarettes come with health warnings on the box? Well, one of the warnings used to be "Cigarettes cause impotence", and since I was a kid and didn't know what "impotence" was, I assumed they just made a spelling mistake and meant to write "Cigarettes cause importance". I thought it meant that if you smoke cigarettes, it would make you more important. Which I thought weird, since being important is a good thing.

Anon
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I used to believe I could stop pollution if I stomped on every cigarette that people threw on the pavement while still lit.

Einat
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I only ever saw men smoke, so I thought that only men smoked.

Anon
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I used to believe that quitting something 'cold turkey' meant that you ate cold turkey instead of smoking or doing whatever else they're trying to quit. I figured that since cold turkey doesn't sound that delicious, they must be so distracted by how annoying cold turkey tastes that they forget about their addiction.

Anon
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My sister thought that smoking (a cigarette not the other stuff) was against the law. We were watching film and this policeman lights up a cigarette and she goes, "ooooh he's smoking and he's a cop!"

Kimmie
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I always thought that second hand smoke was someone smoking with both hands until i learned about drug abuse in fifth grade...

Danny
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When I was little I thought people smoked cigerates to keep warm.

Anon
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When I was little, all the grownups smoked. My uncle told me that when the cigarrette burned down to the filter, it would explode. I hung around waiting for this to happen, but it never did.

Anon
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When i was little every single adult in the family smoked (and still do) and then when my mummy said to me that she can't quit, i thought you HAD to smoke to live.

Anon
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My little brother still believes that when you smoke, you blow OUT of the cigarette. He is 8.

Anon
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No one in my household smoked when I was little, but when my aunts and uncles would come over at Christmas, they would smoke in the house. I thought that they ate the cigarette because they were putting it up to their mouths and it got shorter and shorter. I guess I never considered the smoke they blew out!!!

Stevie
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My aunt was a heavy smoker for a period in the late 60s, early 70s. When I was a kid, she told me about how she smoked 3 packs a day until one day, she "quit cold turkey." I felt my family had a personal stake in this, since we always invited her over for Thanksgiving. I gave myself a little pat on the back for our collective efforts.

Anon
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I used to think that when you smoked pot that you actually smoked from a pot.

alexandria
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When my sister was in grade 8 she had to do an essay on the effects of smoking. She did lots of research, and read somewhere that minors weren't allowed to buy cigarettes. When she read me her essay, she said: "Miners aren't allowed to buy cigarettes because if they smoked in the mines, they would suffocate and could cause an explosion." I almost peed my pants when I told her the truth. She's lucky I caught that, otherwise her teacher would have been very disraught.

miner
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Growing up my mom was married to a guy who had a daughter much older than i was. Both my mom and my step dad smoked, and one day i asked my "older sister" why people smoked. She told me it was because they drank the wine during church. I believed this till i was probably 12.

Anon
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In preschool my teacher told us about how she had started smoking at a young age. I didn't have the concept of aging down real well, so I assumed that she had started smoking when she was 4 or 5 years old.

Anon
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