The first experience was at 10-11 years old. Some tipsy man lost a pack of "prima" near our entrance. My comrades and I hid it and once or twice a day visited the hiding place and smoked one cigarette for 2-4 people.
But I seriously started smoking at the age of 22, in order to diversify the boring office life. The main factor was not craving for cigarettes, but the possibility of informal communication in the smoking room.
It happened for love!
In fact, everything is very simple: I fell in love with a person who smokes. I liked the smell of clothes, hair, I liked the manner of smoking. And at some certain moment, when the person was not around (they lived in different cities), I wanted to make up for what was so lacking.
I started dreaming that I was smoking. It was about 17 years old. After some time I wanted to try it in reality and compare, will I have the same sensations as in a dream? And if so, how do I know these sensations in this case? In fact, I tried, compared, the sensations were 90% similar ... And I did not smoke further. Lasted six months, then started at the university.
Probably very common, but ...
I'm a freshman about a hostel. She is beautiful! Just lovely, but fourth year. Her boyfriend is 5th year. The only place where you could communicate with HER was in the smoking room.
At first - a physiological aversion to tobacco smoke, but then - he took and lit (the cigarette offered by HER). The smoke disappeared, only SHE remained. Then another cigarette, pipe, night (daily) shifts ...
SHE is my wife, and I really hope that my daughter will not read this text.
P.S. More than 20 years have passed since that time.
P.P.S. Now we smoke "on the sly" from each other: @)
The elder brother gave me a cigarette to hold while he talked to a former classmate - we met on the street, she was with a stroller. Dragged on - it was interesting. I won't say that I liked it, but I started to smoke. And all this lasted with varying degrees of intensity for 10 years. Then I quit.
Tell us how you managed to quit the addiction of smoking (any nicotine addiction). I would like to hear an answer from people who have felt the full severity of getting rid of this habit.