(Original post by caz)
The cigarette, containing nicotine (a plant first smoked regularly by Native Americans) has been witnessed an addiction and beautiful bar of lust and luxary in many, many cultures world-wide.
Once believed to be safe and sexy, now is believed to be sexy and deadly, and truly a sign of coolness. If you don't smoke you are a loser.
The cigarette has made many friends over the years. I'd have to say tobacco, nicotine, cyanide, and the lusty lip-locker cotton are probably one of not just mine, but everyone's friend. What else lets you watch your breathe ooze into a lusterous oblivion like the intercourse of you and a stick of paper? What else takes the virginity of 90,000 children every day like a lung first tasting its breath of finely tuned white clouds?
I, for one, want to stand up and take a bow for this magnificent blessing we Americans have bestowed upon the world, with our beautiful nicotine. So then, stand up all you smokers and smoker-wannabes, and hold a V for victory, count to eight seconds, and bid farewell to one of your own! God bless nicotine, and god bless America!
I know this is a wind up post, but I can't help but laugh at the arrogance that you think smoking came from Americans. Of course tobacco existed in north america, but lets face it native americans were about as backwards as you could get. It was the far more advanced South Americans who realised it's potential. They chewed it (as with coca leaves) used the extracted juices for...enemas, and then later smoked it too. First recorded smoking was from the mayan civilisation. Think that's mexico region isn't it?
Its quite a funny tale really, because the native americans then of picked up on it, and gave it to columbus when he arrived. He thought it was junk so threw it away. The first European smoker was some spaniard called Torres. When he came back to spain smoking the villagers thought he was the devil and ran away. He was imprisoned by the spanish inquisitors for near on a decade, and by the time he was released smoking had taken off.