Hi I tried smoking for the first time today... And I am guility enough to say I kind of enjoyed it in a way I found it interesting, got a sort of buzz from it and liked the taste sort of... I obviously know smoking is bad for me can people here just tell me their experiences of smoking, what they like/what they don't like? What they find benefits them from smoking
I found it very confusing as I have always been anti smoking.
Last edited by restoration; 04-04-2012 at 21:07.
It sounds kinda weird but I have fond memories of the first time I smoked cigarettes.
I remember always looking at the packets of cigarettes in the house my parents would have and being intensely intrigued as to what it would be like to smoke one despite being very anti-smoking, but was terrified of cancer so didn't try one for years until my curiosity eventually got the better of me when I was 12. One of the older boys in my area was smoking one when we were out in the streets one night and I asked to try it and had one puff. I remember walking into my house after feeling really grown up.
A few days later a boy from school gave me a cigarette during dinner time and I couldn't wait to get home to smoke it in my bedroom. Once inside I opened the window and crouched down, leaning outside and puffed away until it was finished. The nicotine rush was so bad the numbers on my digital clock radio were wobbling when I looked at them and I felt sick. I just lay there for a good 20 minutes amazed.
Then I would pinch them out of my parents' boxes and smoke half and give the older boys who I hung around with half. At that age I wasn't intimidated by authority any more and would roam around the school corridors during lessons if I felt like it and would often end up outside of the school buildings by the playing field, stood behind a curved wall after bumping into many a fellow "skiver" and we would share a cigarette there. It became my regular smoking spot whenever I left my lessons. It felt exciting hiding from teachers behind the wall and trying not to get caught smoking. The only time I ever got caught was when I was walking through the corridors during lessons smoking a cigarette some boys gave me who came in from another school to mess around (big trouble makers).
Walking to school in year 9 with the older boy from the next road (who is still a friend now), being at that stage where you're rebellious, smoking a cigarette on the way, was very exciting and I know what the OP means when he says he enjoyed trying a cigarette.
So yeah, lots of great smoking memories but after smoking from 12-18 the novelty wore off quickly and I quit. The rare times I've smoked a single cigarette since after months of being a non-smoker, the exact taste and buzz from when I first smoked a cigarette always comes back and I feel quite nostalgic.
Last edited by Wilfred Little; 06-04-2012 at 07:12.
Haha I still remember my first sober cigarette. Richmond, leaning out my bedroom window and I thought "OH, so this is why people smoke!" Of course before that I'd tried smoking at parties because I was curious and thought "If so many of my friends do it, it must have some positives."
Be careful what you get into. That was coming on five years ago and I smoke a pack a day now. You'll find that some doors are closed to you as a smoker... but some are opened.
It's basically like being really hungry; that's how I'd describe it.
(Original post by restoration)
Thanks everyone so far for your responses.... If any of you don't mind how would you describe craving a cigarette? Psychologically and physically, I want to see how I manage to be honest.
Last edited by Bagration; 06-04-2012 at 07:24.
I smoke as a stress reliever and because of the taste of it.
Don't get into it, it's expensive and you lose a lot of lung capacity. I'd quit if I didn't enjoy it so much, I really do love smoking, I've set a date when I will quit, in a few years time. I set it about a year ago so it's sticking.
I'll only ever smoke golden virginia though, cigarettes are disgusting.
I did at one point smoke B&H black, and used to chain smoke quite literally all night at parties, went through 120 in one night.
Once you start smoking rollies though you realise they're superior in every way to cigarettes.
Last edited by Megaross; 06-04-2012 at 15:13.
I've smoked a few times over the past few years but only when drunk - just to try it.
I personally don't like it. Doesn't taste nice, doesn't smell nice & I just couldn't find any plus points about it other than it means I'm not sat on my own in the pub when everyone goes outside for fag (I do most of the time, I'm the only one of my friends who doesn't smoke )
Last edited by Pen Island; 06-04-2012 at 15:43.
me and my girlfriend both used to smoke quite a bit and after a year or so decided to stop. now ill have a few puffs at parties if someone offers me some, and on special occasions like a holiday ill buy a pack or two. for me that social element is the main thing i enjoy, nothing beats sharing a tipsy cig on the way home after a night out
tbh i think the addictiveness is over hyped (which is good cos it puts people off), as i found it fairly easy to go from a pack a week to not smoking for a whole year (17th birthday to 18th birthday) and now its just a casual thing.
Last edited by nickster146; 06-04-2012 at 16:14.