People with hostile or aggressive personality traits may have genetic tendencies that make them 'born to smoke,' U.S. researchers reported on Thursday. 

   
Brain imaging studies suggest that the same genetic variations that give people hostile personality traits may also make them more likely to become addicted to nicotine, the team at the University of California Irvine reported. 

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With the new research showing smokers have a high chance of having an aggressive personality, would you date a smoker?
People with hostile or aggressive personality traits may have genetic tendencies that make them `born to smoke,` U.S. researchers reported on Thursday.

Brain imaging studies suggest that the same genetic variations that give people hostile personality traits may also make them more likely to become addicted to nicotine, the team at the University of California Irvine reported.

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18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 2/16/04 - 9:11:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
I wouldn't date a smoker anyway.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 2/16/04 - 9:12:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ofcourse, I wouldn't let a random study affect me.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 2/16/04 - 9:22:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
My reasons for not wanted to date a smoker have nothing to do with a study.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 2/16/04 - 9:45:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
No
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 2/16/04 - 9:45:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
yeah , I like people who stand indepentantly against any form of oppressors such as the no smoke wariors
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 2/17/04 - 6:13:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
heheh...Bono is a smoker...so is Ali, i think
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 2/17/04 - 6:37:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
Out of all the smokers I know and am friends with, none have hostile personalities. I'll continue to judge them on their behavior and integrity, rather than on whether they smoke and some intangible genetic propensity.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 2/17/04 - 6:38:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
ok, people really need to calm down about smokers...we SMOKE...we're not bad, or overly aggressive...some smokers are bad, some non smokers are bad, some smokers slap their kids around, some non smokers slap THEIR kids around...come on. this study is bull
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 2/17/04 - 6:43:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
Most of my family smokes and they are the coolest and calmest people ever. Isn't smoking supposed to calm you down or something?

I'm actually allergic to smoke, and I hate being around it, but I agree with meg.. This study is bull

18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 2/17/04 - 6:52:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes I would.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 2/17/04 - 4:12:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
WELL MAYBE IF EVERY G0D DAMN TIME WE TURNED AROUND TO GET OUR SWEET SWEET NICOTINE AND WE DIDN'T GET THE CIG SLAPPED OUT OF OUR HAND OR YELLED AT FOR BEING A BABY KILLER WE'D SMOKE MORE AND BE A LOT CALMER! I NEED A GOD DAMN CIGGERTTE!
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 2/17/04 - 4:25:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
tell 'em buddyloki!!!!!!!!!YEAH!!
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 2/17/04 - 8:55:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
Come on. Lots of smokers aren't aggressive at all. Only when we don't get our damn nicotine!
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 2/18/04 - 6:48:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
well i would have to say no i can't stand to be around people who smoke it screws up my breathing.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 2/19/04 - 12:35:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
Aggressive, eh? What if they only smoked in bed?
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 2/19/04 - 12:58:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
I couldn't date another smoker. I don't think I'm properly equipped to deal with it. But coincidentally, both that I have dated have been angry people, they just dealt with it differently. Very differently.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 2/19/04 - 3:55:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
i wouldnt date a smoker anyway, despite being one myself once upon a time. but yeah... i might date a smoker if they had enough money to cater to my every whim.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 2/19/04 - 3:57:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
i did for four years and now she's packed in, it was definitely worth the wait.
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 2/28/04 - 3:17:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
I wouldnt date a smoker anyway
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/13/04 - 2:06:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
i dont date smokers...and not just b.c of any studies/research.
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/13/04 - 3:53:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
if I liked them then yes its just some stupid scientist guys with to much time on there hands! They could be finding a cure for cancer or somthing but instead looking at how easy it is to tick off a smoker!! Stupid!
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/13/04 - 7:36:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
I wouldn't date a smoker anyway because smoking is really gross.
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 3/14/04 - 11:38:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
go buddy! i am a smoker, and i'm more of a passive aggresive. so there. And i wonder if any of MY freakin tax money was spent on yet ANOTHER useless dumbass study! Hey maybe smoking is adding to the ozone depletion like the cow farts are.
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 3/14/04 - 5:56:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm dating a smoker now...

I think there's a difference between being agressive as in easily wriled up, and agressive to the point of physical contact. The guy I'm dating gets easily frustrated with people, mainly because he's not a "people person" but he's in no way "agressive" like the way I think is being implied. So, screw that stupid statistic.

18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 3/14/04 - 7:31:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
I AM dating a smoker. I'm wouldn't change my mind because of some half-assed study even if I weren't dating her. Plus, it comes from California, which seems to be overly obsessive about health as it is.

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