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    I started smoking when I was 14

    and now 10 years later I smoke close to two packs a day and love every one I light up
    Stig89 Stig89 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 2

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    Why do I feel so bad chest pain today ?

    I thought I am too young to suffer because of smoking . I feel like my heart will explode now
    Johnnystha Johnnystha 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 16

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    I've been a smoker for about 7 years now

    and currently smoke a little over 1.5 packs a day. Ideally I would like to cut that back a bit, not just for the health reasons but for financial reasons as well lol
    sammy0216 sammy0216 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I started smoking when I was 13.

    I was bored, so I tried it and continued. Just because I wanted it. I had no group that pressured me. Don't have one now. I'm the smoking loner, the mystery for the prevention bastards.
    highfunctioningsocio highfunctioningsocio 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 26

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    I was 27 and happened on a little secret

    that my BF was attracted to women who smoked.... being a non-smoker I asked a co-worker to teach me the basics so I could spice up our relationship, smoke for him "occasionally" and not look totally ridiculous in the process. My (apparently) addictive personality took over...
    krissii80 krissii80 31-35, F 9 Responses Apr 4

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    Right now, I am pretty much going through a

    hard time. Yesterday, my mom found out that I started smoking and honestly people think I am a bad guy just for doing it. My mom said she was disappointed and honestly i dont care if she is. The only reason why I smoke is because they think that I am a bad person when I am not...
    WeirdOtaku WeirdOtaku 18-21, F Aug 28

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    I've been smoking for 4 years.

    And I'm only 17 years old. It started out by having everyone else around me smoking, so I practically 'joined the club'. I went through the whole short breath, I'd wake up sometimes gasping for breath turning blue, but that just made me want it more. I'm so ashamed of myself. My...
    Sofyy Sofyy 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I suppose a story for those interested.

    ... I first tried smoking at the age of...9? I think? 9 or 10 but anyway, it was on a dare from my older sister. My mom was a heavy smoker and one day she went in the kitchen and left one burning in the ashtray. My sister proceeded to make fun of me afterwards and threaten to...
    Jdog15 Jdog15 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 30

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    I started smoking as of a week ago.

    My best friend committed suicide was the trigger that made me start but stress at work and curiosity was getting the best of me as well. I really disliked the first cigarette (a Newport Menthol 100) but I really grew to like them. I smoked a few the first day with some friends...
    bluefireball4949 bluefireball4949 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 21

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    Long time. Right after seventh grade.

    Cant run far. Unless mad. Can swim still. Impressively even now. The cigs never took me. And almost save me. But pals do more. Words save. Smiles save. Cigs try. They do give time from rage. But take more. Heart attacks came. Could be...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    "Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the

    world. I know because I've done it thousands of times" -Mark Twain
    itsyan itsyan 13-15, F 5 Responses Oct 16

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    Slowly inhale as the smoke takes over my lungs.

    I feel every part of my body relax. Every stress from the day escapes with every exhale. Calmness surfaces and for a moment nothing will bother me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 3

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    I started smoke last summer

    and honestly, I do not know why I started. However, I believe that it was because I had(and still have) a crush on a man who smokes too (read: EP Link, and I wanted an excuse to talk more with him. I remember when I bought my first pack of cigarettes. I felt quite guilty in a...
    musling musling 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I got addicted last year.

    . Trying to stop. 😔🙏 So far I haven't smoked for 2 months but I get the urge to..but I can handle it
    AriannaMariee AriannaMariee 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 4

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    IS This Strange?

    Ok, I do smoke, but not for the usual reasons. i smoke because I want to become addicted. Strange right? well I am a wannabe writer and one of the best things I think being a writer includes is new experiences. With each one I can write more. Only in this case, the goal is to...
    Justlingeringhereforawhile Justlingeringhereforawhile 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 5, 2013

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    At the Mall

    The day after Thanksgiving, I was sitting outside smoking to try to regain my sanity after working with the crowds. A guy walked up to me and said, "Did you know that the Surgeon General says that smoking can cause lung cancer?"  And he listed some other...
    Bradford Bradford 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 4, 2007

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    I do it as a means of coping.

    I find cigarettes calm me and chill me out. I used to be heavy on anti psychotic medication but now I stay away from people and use coffee and nicotine to control my stress levels. I am not a drug taker and I no longer drink. Its my only vice now and I will probably always...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 6

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    But i don't take drugs

    or marijuana... just plain cigarette (it's cheaper :)). If i die with this, i should have no regrets. It somehow helped me get through the years of being alone to think, to decide, to solve, to cool down my temper. Two more years i'll reach golden age...that's enough. The rest...
    hollyhelly hollyhelly 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    I started smoking a little over a year ago.

    The reason behind my taking up cigarettes is because I was out of weed; and didn't know anyone who sold it and didn't have any connections. Also, when I first started smoking I didn't even know how to inhale until a friend taught me how. Well, I was out of the funny stuff, and a...
    feliciablogger feliciablogger 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I hate when you are sick

    and smoking just does not taste the same. Be gone damn cold I want to enjoy my cigs again.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 10

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    Understanding why you love cigarette smoking

    helps you. I am addicted to menthol cigarettes and did this to share my love for menthol ciggies. Smoking Interview. 1.When did you start smoking? I experimented earlier with regular then alpine ciggies, but became a daily st moritz menthol cigarette smoker when I was 12. 2...
    Ciggyaddict Ciggyaddict 41-45 Dec 14, 2013

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    All my girlfriends and guy friends do.

    But yes. I ? I smoke. But I'm not hooked on to it nor do I need a patch to help me get rid of the habit. I have self control that way. There are these cravings on rare occasions I have sometimes, when I just want to smoke one or two. when I need to think stuff through, feel...
    ira01 ira01 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    I have a addiction I smoke cigarettes.

    I've been smoking for 2 years now. My parents do know I smoke they don't care for it. But they deal with it. Trying to quiet but it's def hard. Any smokers here or those that have quiet? My parents tell me I should try a vapor cigarette to help me quit smoking but I've tried...
    Kclay82 Kclay82 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 19

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    I Love Smoking

    I started smoking the summer after my fourteenth birthday. My best friend Jake had been smoking since he was about ten and was completely in love with it. I guess he rubbed that feeling off on me. I love the smell of cigarette smoke in a room. Back in high school, I smoked weed...
    xoxkurtxox xoxkurtxox 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 21, 2008

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    Have an Exam today! !

    had a joint earlier this morning. The concentration level is at its peak. Hope I do well..Wish me luck ; )
    IamAshish IamAshish 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 8

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    I've been smoking for almost a year.

    I smoke rolling tobacco, around 10ish a day. My mum hates it so I'm gonna try and quit after the summer. I smoke so much more in the sun, does anyone else find this? I've also tried weed, but it gives me headaches, nausea, dizziness and just generally makes me feel awful, so...
    agameoficeandfire agameoficeandfire 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 8

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    I had my first smoke

    when I was 15, and I've smoked about 4 years now. I don't know what got me into smoking, since my family members do not smoke regularly but I liked the taste from the start and find it relaxing. I am aware of what smoking will do to me, and I've planned quitting about half a...
    Eurocd Eurocd 18-21, M Oct 10

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    Yup-30 now. About 23-went through a stage

    where 'every packet of smokes was my last'. Come to this conclusion: I'd rather have QUALITY of life than QUANTITY....ATM-if I quit, live an extra 10 years, in a peevish manner coz I want a smoke, or die, happily, 10 years before-prefer the latter...not to say I won't quit...if...
    cherryjar cherryjar 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    Polly73 Polly73 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    Need a pipe. But hate pipes.

    Not user friendly tools. But my beard hates cherries And likes the idea of a pipe. Wait. Its alive. Or am i just loco.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Sep 23

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    Handyman25 Handyman25 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 27

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    I smoke , I enjoy it .

    not a lot . I'm not addicted I do it times by times like once a week . I drink more than I smoke . don't judge me 😒 { you barely see the smoke in the pic }
    veroisme veroisme 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    Smoking Is Good For Me

    I smoke two or three times a day. I can't live without smoke! It is part of my life and who I am. I love to do it and I love the feeling of the smoke in my lungs. It is cool! I feel smoking is better for me than not smoking! At least I am happy.
    lazyamy lazyamy 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    I smoke cigarettes and I know it's bad

    for me but I don't plan on quitting anytime soon haha. And I smoke weed once in a great while. Rarely. But I'm not against it, just doesn't do much for me usually.
    akrysrose akrysrose 22-25, F 3 Responses May 4

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    I don't smoke many. Maybe six a day.

    Work nights I can smoke more, but I do try to cut down!
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 22

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    Since I Was 17

    I tried my first cigarette a couple of days after I graduated high school. I'd never even taken a puff up to that point--in fact, when I was growing up I was always on my mom to quit smoking. I played volleyball, ran track, and played softball, so smoking was a no-no. But I was...
    EricsWifey EricsWifey 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 3, 2010

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    A year ago I met some people in Mexico.

    In school, they were nice. I consider them my friends I guess. I started going out with them to party's I've never experienced before. It was my first time. I had fun, I let loose, I guess I did it to distract me from everything ( if you see my "I miss my daddy" experience it...
    Bquiet Bquiet 16-17, F Nov 1

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    I like to smoke with my best friend

    and when I am alone cause it calms also too much stress and it's better than cutting your self
    IjUstDoNtCare12 IjUstDoNtCare12 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 15

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    Smoking is only thing

    that makes me feel I am doing something for me. I never dwell in what's good or bad. But it makes me feel I am still alive.
    sky1594 sky1594 18-21, M Dec 1

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    Hate coming home from school

    and not having any cigarettes and having to beg other people for them :/
    MoonUnitSpiff MoonUnitSpiff 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 24

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    Just Cigars

    Nothing less than that. Sure, it cost more but at least it doesn't ******* kill you. I sure as hell won't pay for dying.
    Aeko Aeko 22-25, F 23 Responses Apr 12, 2010

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    yes I am a cigarette smoker

    but not as much as I would like to be my starting to goal is to smoke up to a pack or 2 after that it might depend there whether I smoke more or not but like I said I don't get to smoke much I don't even smoke a pack I smoke once in a while and if I am lucky maybe up to 7...
    jon200547 jon200547 26-30, M Oct 4

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    I Hate It But Love It

    I know smoking is horrible for you.  I first started when I was 18 just when my friend and I went out, then stopped when I went to college.  I then took it back up because of stress, lots of stress!  Then one day a girl in my dorm asked me...
    J21883 J21883 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 15, 2008

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    I Smoke Everyday

    I spend a pack of cigarettes today, and I just think about another pack I will buy tomorrow. I can't live a day without smoke a cigarettes.
    dhianhayls dhianhayls 18-21, F Dec 2, 2011

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    Only whenever I am nervous I don't do it

    because I find it cool or something is just that I prefer to smoke than cutting my self
    IjUstDoNtCare12 IjUstDoNtCare12 13-15, F 5 Responses Oct 23

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    Why I Smoke

    A lot of people have tried to get me to smoke. Friends, family, even my personal trainer at the gym. I have thought about it, tried it for a week (with difficulty), but in the end I tell them I dont want to give up. Why? Because I enjoy it! Yeah sometimes its a boredom thing but...
    amc1984 amc1984 26-30, M 4 Responses Jan 26, 2010

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    It all started with those little cigars,

    also known as "Cigarillos", back in the fall of 2006. I was 16, and in high school and one friend had a cigarillo, and was passing it around, when it got to me, I grabbed it, and took a drag. I used the old "One hit isn't going to hurt me" excuse, to justify me smoking. After...
    DeathstalkerScorpion DeathstalkerScorpion 22-25, M Nov 24

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    Related Experiences

    I'm a pretty heavy smoker. . .if I could afford it I could smoke 2 packs a day maybe more I wish I didn't smoke this much but I do and have been for like 4 or 5 years
    dazedandconfused66 dazedandconfused66 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    Second-hand smoker since birth :(
    twelves twelves 22-25 1 Response Dec 11

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    I used to be a smoker , but I am smoke free now thank goodness!!!!
    Blissfullkim Blissfullkim 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Well, the one that was annoying about it anyway. This morning I got back from my four months assignment in other branch and found out that my temporary replacement is a heavy...
    Felicity3110 Felicity3110 22-25, F 2 days ago

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