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I Started Smoking

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    I just started smoking cigarettes.

    They calm me down but I feel so guilty smoking them. I know they are unattractive and disgusting to most people. I only smoke in private.
    GabbyCot GabbyCot 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 15, 2014

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    This sounds weird, but

    for so long I've wanted to smoke, and now that I live alone I've been considering it more and more. Anyways, Today I found out the neighbors above me smoke, but only take a few puffs before tossing them on the ground. I noticed a bunch of these barely touched cigs on the...
    AnxiousAndAlone AnxiousAndAlone 26-30, M May 30

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    I Started Smoking Since 14...

    Hey my name's madison, I'm currently 16, I'm not a teenager out of control, just regular, partying, casual drinking, barely at all, I don't like drowning my brain in alcohol, but no drugs at all, just tobacco lots of it, but 4 sure I smoke a lot, I've been drunk not too much...
    dropdeadmadison dropdeadmadison 16-17, M 5 Responses Mar 15, 2010

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    In my fifties and possibly a bit late to the

    game. I had a pack lying around from my work and decided to give it a try. To give you some background to my story, I have always been around smokers in my family and have always been very vocal in my negative views on smoking and would complain vociferously as a kid when my...
    parry03 parry03 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 28, 2014

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    More Regularly

    It was sometime around last year that I first smoked, I think. It was hookah, and I only did it every so often, when my friends suggested it. At the end of the school year I tried a little cigar, which I kind of enjoyed. Then, during the summer, I continued to do hookah more...
    dawnalice dawnalice 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 19, 2013

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    I Started Over The Summer And Now I Love Smoking Misty

    ive always been facinated by smoking women. especailly who smoked 120s. i was riding my bike past this lady's house during the summer and she was smoking a misty 120. i asked for one and tried it. it was ok but i couldnt finish it. i later started buying my own and could never...
    bigcc0788 bigcc0788 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 29, 2012

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    Possible New Smoker

    I have always been attracted to smokers, however it contradicts my lifestyle as a toughmudder and a triathlete. I want to start smoking and have a softer body now. Any ideas on how to begin? I'm a little freaked out about how it may change my lifestyle, but envy regular smokers...
    K90181 K90181 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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    Only a couple of months ago.

    I'd never smoked before and I decided to give it a try purely out of curiosity, and I enjoyed my first cig. I smoke between 5 and 10 a day and it really helps keep me calm and (relatively) anxiety free.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 30

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    SociallyAwkwardGirl SociallyAwkwardGirl 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    I got into smoking Marijuana & Cigarettes at

    14 It was occasional, until I got more access.So then it was every single day a few times a day. smoking cigs all day, then walking down the railroad tracks smoking blunts.It got to the point where I even did it even on the front porch, had lighters everywhere just in case I...
    petramullins petramullins 16-17, F Mar 19

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    What Should A Mom Tell Her Kids When She Starts Smoking?

    I guess I didn't have much time to figure it out. I started smoking when we were visiting friends for a weekend of nude hiking. Decision time came for me as I was driving home. I knew I could just try to forget how much I'd enjoyed the cigarettes I'd had the night before with the...
    suszcza suszcza 31-35, F 8 Responses Oct 24, 2012

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    I had quit smoking about five months ago

    and just recently, I started it back up again. It sucks because I have to hide it from my parents :/.
    odessa94 odessa94 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 10

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    Hey :) I'm 14 :) my friend brought me today

    like 5 boxes of cigs to try, and I had one about 5 hours ago, and it was so f'ing amazing, and when I finished it, I had another, then another, and now I love it so much!! My parents will kill me if they find out, and I've almost run out now, what should I do?! :'(
    Freyaaxx Freyaaxx 13-15, T 7 Responses Jun 10, 2014

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    Hey guys. I started smoking at 14

    but then quit and just started again. And idk what the best kind for beginners are r the best Right I'm smoking Pall Mall Green Menthol and I love them. But I want to try others. I'm thinking Newports. But message me for recommendations.
    jlittle38 jlittle38 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 14, 2014

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    Started Because Of A Girl I Like

    i started smoking 2 weeks ago, 'cause i like this girl and was pretty depressed because of her. i started smoking to like enjoy myself and forget about everything.
    Ddum Ddum 18-21 1 Response Jun 11, 2013

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    So This Is Something I Do Now

    I never understood the stigma around smoking growing up. It didn't seem "cool" or all the other bullcrap that our teachers and counselors told us it wasn't back in grade school. I tried to never judge people for it, but I just thought it was something I'd never do. Well so now...
    phoeislost phoeislost 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 11, 2013

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    I started smoking when I was 13,

    I am now 16. I didn't actually realise how dependant I was on cigs until I tried giving up. It drove me absolutely crazy, and I couldn't do it. And No I didn't start because of 'peer pressure' or ' to be cool'. It started off as curiosity, then it became stress relieving. I...
    Azzyyy Azzyyy 16-17, F 7 Responses Mar 18, 2014

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    Finally Addicted - I've been trying to smoke on

    a schedule to become a smoker, and for the first time in my smoking experience I felt the need for a cigarette. I didn't have any because I had given up on it. But on the way home from work I felt it almost like a tug in my chest. I stopped at a gas station to buy some and...
    AnxiousAndAlone AnxiousAndAlone 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    And It Does The Job :)

    It's kinda fun! And I couldn't care less if it kills me :) I don't want to grow old anyway :) And it's the least harmful form of addiction :) I only wonder what my friends will say when they find out, cause none of them smokes. And I won't be able to smoke around them (don't want...
    stardust7 stardust7 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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    Started smoking cigarettes just recently

    and only when I was with friends. Today I bought my first pack and don't know where it's going to go from here.
    rywilk98 rywilk98 16-17, M 1 Response May 10

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    Patrikios Patrikios 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 22, 2014

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    Smoking My First 120 Ciggarette

    well one day i with my friend Michael who lived in my tailer park for the first time i met his mom and i walked in and he introduced me to his mom and she was sitting there and she said hi to me and she said her name sue. and we sat there chatted and she goes in her purse and...
    stefan90 stefan90 18-21, M 6 Responses Jan 24, 2011

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    Yes, I did... start Smoking- so Easy, Quit It...- very Hard!

    I started smoking in my teens. I think this is the time that many people will tell you they started smoking. I was about 16 and hanging out with a friend and my sister at the time at the friend's house. She was a close friend who actually lived right across the street from us...
    inlovewithcigs inlovewithcigs 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 19, 2010

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    Embarrassed New Smoker

    I hate smoking and smokers but I started a few months ago. All of the girls in my dormitory are smoking so I joined them. Now I am smoking more than they smoke.
    inezsitu inezsitu 16-17, F 11 Responses Dec 14, 2012

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    I started smoking when I was 9,

    I am 14 now I really want to smoke every day but I have no way to get cigarettes, I love smoking, I enjoy the feeling, but I only smoke once every 5 months about, I want to smoke everyday
    Zacbro Zacbro 13-15, M Apr 29, 2014

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    Hi guys, I'm just new to the idea of perhaps

    starting smoking. I know that at 35, I'm a little late starting getting into this game. Perhaps a little back story is in order... I've been around smokers all my life. Most of my family are smokers, quite a few of the people I know smoke, quite a few of my friends smoke and so...
    bluefireball4949 bluefireball4949 36-40, M 4 Responses Apr 15, 2014

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    I Started Because Of The Person I Love.

    I started smoking about 7 months ago because the person i was madly in love with said i didnt have the guts to smoke. so i proved him wrong.  Can i add i am no longer in love with him...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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    I started smoking 3 days ago it isn't like a

    habit it's once a day...but it's not even a full cig it's a half of one and no one knows about it till now (you guys) I don't plan on telling my friends or family...
    lovelydeception lovelydeception 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    I've been experimenting with cigarettes

    for about four years, but lately I've been smoking more and really enjoying it.
    s82wpi s82wpi 18-21, F 2 Responses May 16

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    Smoking

    Smoking has always been a negative image since I was young. Especially with female smokers. My dad would sneak a cigarette when mum wasn't looking but in the end, he stopped when my youngest sibling was born. I'm now 24 and in the last 23 years or so, smoking has always been bad...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 5, 2012

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    For many years I liked people

    who smoked but couldn't understand why they did it. I tried it sometimes but after some cigarettes I didn't like it. Recently I am smoking a couple a day and I am actually sometimes looking forward for one. I didn't smoke with other people, but I think it will be very nice to...
    Jimmythabomb Jimmythabomb 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 5, 2014

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    Well, a few months ago anyway.

    It's a not a 'regular' habit as such, I can easily go without for a day or two, providing my day is going well and I'm not overly stressed. A pack of 20 can easily last a week in that instance. But I do enjoy it, they help me feel calm and relaxed.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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    I Started Smoking When....

    Hi :) I started smoking at 15. I am 29 now. I remember everything about when i first started and where. Me and two girls had just finished up from school and we walked home together from school. I remember the two girls waiting for me outside my house as i went home to go and get...
    windorblue29 windorblue29 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 16, 2012

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    Just Started Recently...

    I just began smoking today. It's just something I have been wanting to do since I was a teenager. I just decided to start. You know there are health risks with it, but I know several people who have smoked for a long time and they haven't been having any major health problems...
    carriewolf12 carriewolf12 22-25, T 9 Responses Jan 11, 2012

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    Started At Eleven, Now A Little Older. :-)

    Well, I'm not sure it's a lot to say about my smoking. I started smoking cigarettes now and then when I was 11, probably because I didn't have any other way to flee from the reality. It was, I must say now, quite disgusting, having parents who drank and myself then living in a...
    SwedishCamilla SwedishCamilla 26-30 3 Responses Jul 11, 2011

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    I started smoking when I was 9,

    I am 14 now I really want to smoke every day but I have no way to get cigarettes, I love smoking, I enjoy the feeling, but I only smoke once every 5 months about, I want to smoke everyday
    Zacbro Zacbro 13-15, M Apr 29, 2014

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    Started Smoking At Age 8

    My dad was a heavy smoker, so I was always around cigarettes as a kid. One summer night my dad was smoking even more than usual and I actually got dizzy from the secondhand smoke. It made me want to try a cigarette so bad. After everyone went to bed, I took one of my dad's...
    MarkTheMarlboroMan MarkTheMarlboroMan 46-50, M Jun 13, 2013

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    Not Very Regular

    I started smoking at 16, as I could get cigs from my friends or boy friends, but I've never been a big smoker tbh, I'm 17 now and I barely smoke anymore...
    MajoMartin MajoMartin 22-25 Oct 11, 2013

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    Curious

    I haven't really started but sometimes lately I wonder what it's like. It seems weird to think about it because I know it's bad for you and I was against it. If you tried it do you like it and why or why not?
    shiannecheer shiannecheer 18-21, F 3 Responses May 22, 2013

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    I Started At 13

    I used to be a paperboy and the lady in the shop was really good she paid me in cigarettes as she was a heavy smoker herself and she said she really liked smoking. When i started first I felt really dizzy and sick for quite a long time but I perseivered because I loved feeling...
    rosalyntay rosalyntay 46-50 2 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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    Just Started

    I smoked a little when I was a teen and continued smoking VERY little as an adult. My little brother, who smokes like a chimney, moved in with me about a month ago and now I'm smoking every day and I hate it!
    AlanCozmuel AlanCozmuel 31-35, M 8 Responses Apr 30, 2013

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    I quit like 10 years ago damn did I pick the

    coldest time of year to start it back up but my anxiety is about gone...strange
    caughtalitesneeze caughtalitesneeze 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I have smoked before ones in a

    while a cigarette. Last weekend I bought myself a pack of cigarettes. Since the weekend I am smoking several cigarettes a day. I like the feeling but at the same time I have to get used to it I guess.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 11, 2014

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    I Started Smoking Because I Wanted Too

    That's pretty much it. No peer pressure. No depression or stress. I like the smell of cigarette smoke especially Winstons. When I inhaled I really liked how the smoke felt in my lungs. When I got over the dizziness, I liked how I felt. And when I became hooked, I was glad I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 26, 2013

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    Started When I Was 12

    I started smoking when I was 12. My first cigarette was a Merit 100 which is what my mom smoked so they were fairly easy to get a hold of. Even though my mom was a smoker she was adamantly opposed to me smoking. I had to be sneaky when smoking because I would be in deep trouble...
    ctx413 ctx413 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 16, 2012

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