I Started Smoking

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 403 People

    SociallyAwkwardGirl SociallyAwkwardGirl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 22, 2015

    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
    18-21, M
    2 Responses May 10, 2015

    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

    Dont Know If I Like It...

    soo.. i've started smoking.. did it hthe first time about 3 weeks ago.. told my boyfriend and he tried it. but only i ended up doing it more.. i have always hated the smell and everything about it, but since i have had some problems lately i thought it might help me through it...
    Monstrpuff Monstrpuff
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 23, 2013


    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

    I started smoking when I was 10 years old

    and I reliazed fast that I was born to smoke. I loved it from the first inhale and I never looked back.Nowadays I cannot imagine my life without smoking.I love the satisfaction I get from constantly feeding my addiction and the amazing feeling of the smoke deep in my lungs...
    Dean00200 Dean00200
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Feb 21, 2016

    I started really late.

    I was in my forties when I started. I grew up in a family of smokers: my mom, sisters and brother all smoked. I distinctly didn't. Went the opposite way. Became a big time running fiend: half-marathons and so on. But. . .always wanted to try. Was moonlighting from my normal job...
    lateatstarting lateatstarting
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Oct 8, 2015

    Why I Started Smoking

    I Started Smoking since I was about 8 I was out with my mates we all smoked by the time I started high school I was smoking at break time and lunch time I also smoked when I was doing my newspaper round my brother smokes too he's only 10 he started smoking only last year the...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 29, 2012

    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, 2015

    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
    16-17, T
    7 Responses Jun 10, 2014

    I've been experimenting with cigarettes

    for about four years, but lately I've been smoking more and really enjoying it.
    s82wpi s82wpi
    22-25, F
    6 Responses May 16, 2015

    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

    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
    8 Responses Sep 12, 2011

    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
    51-55, M
    Jun 13, 2013

    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
    Mar 30, 2015

    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

    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
    5 Responses Apr 15, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    10 Responses Dec 14, 2012

    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, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 18, 2015

    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
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Apr 29, 2014

    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
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 4, 2015


    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
    22-25, F
    4 Responses May 22, 2013

    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
    22-25, F
    11 Responses Jul 15, 2014

    Uh Yea, I Started Smoking.

    I started to smoke at age 16. my friends were doing it and i was having a hard time at home. Its something i always wanted to do. so i took a long drag and its all down hill from there. I always thought it was sexy to smoke, a good way to ease any frusteration. When i can't calm...
    LadySarah09 LadySarah09
    26-30, F
    10 Responses Oct 11, 2011

    I bought a few packs of cigarettes last week.

    I want to become a smoker so I'm smoking on a schedule. I have a cig before I shower every morning. I have 1 on the way to work and 1 on my lunch break. Then I smoke 1 on my way home from work. I usually have one before bed at night. I'm beginning to find myself craving them at...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Sep 16, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Jul 11, 2011
    Patrikios Patrikios
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Aug 22, 2014

    I bought a cigalike for

    when I'm stressed. It really helped and then I started using it when I was out drinking with friends. Now I get cravings for it at random times. Love it.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 16, 2015

    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
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Aug 5, 2014

    I want to try herbal clove cigs

    since they're better for you. Anyone have opinions on them?
    deleted deleted
    Sep 16, 2015

    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
    6 Responses Apr 11, 2013

    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
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Sep 14, 2014

    I started very young

    and it was so cool then, now it is a massive regret in my life, they make you smell, they rule your moods, they are just disgusting but still I can not stop. Simple rule of thumb don't start I wish I never did.
    Cwmoorem Cwmoorem
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Jan 12, 2016

    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
    1 Response Oct 23, 2012

    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
    Oct 11, 2013

    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 :/.
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Jul 10, 2015

    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
    5 Responses Oct 24, 2012

    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
    16-17, M
    Apr 29, 2014

    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
    18-21, M
    5 Responses Mar 15, 2010

    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
    26-30, T
    10 Responses Jan 11, 2012

    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
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Mar 18, 2014

    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
    1 Response Sep 11, 2014

    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
    Feb 11, 2014
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