Why I Smoke and How I Started
I smoke because it makes me feel refreshed, relaxed, and comforted...although slightly crappy in a i-have-a-cold sort of way. For me it is trading the physical health for the mental and emotional health.
I started at 18 because I wanted to do everything I couldn't do before I was 18. I wanted to be free and exercise all of my freedoms. I had (well, still have but now I don't live with her, thank god) a controlling, overprotective mom. So I did everything I was allowed to do when i turned 18. Yes, everything. And it felt good, soooo good, I loved it! Sort of like the best revenge ever.