I recently quit smoking, going on 3 months now, and let me tell you, it smells like a whole new world out there. Now that I don't smoke, my nose has gained new powers, apparantly. So now I'm on the other team, the nagging nellys who complain of the stifling smell of cigarettes; it is indeed an obnoxious smell.
But what is even more offensive to me now (because I now avoid cigaretty places and coworkers, so I'm not as often offended by it) is too much perfume. I doubt it is as harmful as secondhand smoke, but it is definitely just as nauseating.
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