I've smoked since I was 13, I'm now 21. I hate every single fag I smoke. I hate smelling of smoke. I hate the taste. I hate the furry tongue every morning. I hate everything.
So why don't I quit? I always thought it would be so easy to quit. It's not. It's horrendous and the worst thing is I now pay 3.79 for a pack of ten every single day. 21 a week. 84 a month and so on.
I know how you feel =(
I quit by putting the money I would spend on that daily pack into a jar and smoking nicotine free herbal ****. A few months later I spent the money on a little holiday abroad. Seeing all those coins and notes mounting up to a ridiculous amount made it possible to quit. But not easy..
(Original post by restoration)
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.
I always told myself I'd never try smoking - it has never appealed to me I think it smells disgusting.
But then I was drunk one evening, with a guy I liked who was smoking, he told me I should try, and I did. Took one drag or whatever then coughed for about 10 minutes. I felt so bad afterwards, it still makes me feel sad that I couldn't never try it when I think about it.
Have smoked since I was ~15. Started because I was curious and actually liked it, and I still enjoy it now. The only difference between now and when I started is that I now smoke roll-ups as they're cheaper.
I used to try and hide it, but realised that was futile. It's funny because when people found out when we were about 16, they reacted like it was the end of the world. A mere two years later, they're the people I get trying to bum one off me when they're drunk..
The best cigarette of the day is the first one of the morning, accompanied by a coffee and bacon sandwich. Heaven.
(Original post by Georgiana1605)
Must do! He barely goes an hour and a half without. But 6k?! Think of all that money and what you could do with it!
You'd definitely have to smoke about 50 to spend anywhere near £6000 a year on cigarettes / tobacco, even with the recent price hike. Even the heaviest of smokers I know don't go much above 20 a day, and that's generally when exceptionally stressed!
I hated my first drag of a cigarette, but when I started going out drinking I'd try it more and eventually got to like it. Then I started smoking some nights when I wasn't drinking and somehow I ended up smoking every day. There have been periods within the last few years where I have stopped because my asthma gets bad, but when I feel better I start smoking again. I just really love smoking.
(Original post by ohirome)
I don't really think you can compare coffee and cigarettes
(Original post by velociraptor)
Coffee contains antioxidants and it helps people suffering from hypotension a great deal. Cigarettes are just a harmful drug.
i know, i know. my only point was that knowing something is harmful doesn't ever necessarily mean you have to refrain from it. for example, i believe that if i know how the cigarette i'm ready to smoke may affect me, and yet am still willing to proceed, it's deffo okay for me to smoke it.