The first cigarette is different for everyone. I decided to try it for the first time purely out of interest, I did not know at all what the effect would be, it was like a step into the unknown, some new experience, it was necessary to decide: either now, or fig knows when such an opportunity might arise. Probably, I was a little bored, I lacked some vivid emotions and impressions, but there were certain hopes and expectations. And they were more than justified. I made several shallow puffs, well, the roof was blown off just incredibly, goose bumps went all over my body, there was euphoria, some kind of joy, an inner rise, and then a sharp relaxation, however, I did not feel the taste of tobacco. I didn't even expect it to be so cool, it was a very pleasant discovery. Of course I wanted to do it again. Then there were unsuccessful attempts, sometimes it was hard to drag on a cigarette deeper, there was nausea and dizziness, once it even got really sick. But I understood that this is a period of adaptation, soon the body will get used to it, and it will become easier. And so it happened, I realized that tobacco is also damn good to the taste, and smoking has become the most pleasant pastime.
For me, this is something like "islands of stability" like Sheldon Cooper's train. Smoking gives the illusion of resilience, which may be why it is so hard to quit.
People try to smoke just out of interest. But after the first puff someone says that this is cocoa and will never take it in his mouth again, and someone smokes for the rest of their lives. I think people continue to smoke because they need something to feel better. I believe that this is not the ability to support oneself, to do well for oneself, and gives rise to a tendency to addictions, including smoking.
Someone advised, somewhere they saw, heard, read about the effect. People start smoking and continue smoking, mainly because of nicotine, which can both stimulate the brain and have a relaxing, calming effect.