I recently was watching stories of people's smoking history (how they started) and am quite curious how the people of TF.TV started smoking (if you smoke) I would like to read them!
My dad is a smoker for 35 years (he started when he was 15) and my mom was a smoker for almost that long as well although she has cut down quite a lot. When I was growing up, I really hated them smoking. It was disgusting and bad for their health. Many times I've heard my father tell me that he'll quit but it has never happened. Fast forward to me turning 18. I was in a relationship with this girl for a long time, we shared many experiences together and I lost my virginity to her. But near the end of our relationship, I found out that she was cheating on me with another guy (one of her ex's). A couple days after I found out, she broke up with me due to "incompatibility" issues. Needless to say, I was heartbroken and fell into depression. One day I was hanging out at my friends house and I was talking to him about it and mid-conversation he pulled out his pack of cigs and offered me one. I was hesitant about it but took it and had my first ever smoke. Almost instantly I just felt calm and everything just felt okay with the world. But one turned into two and then into four, then five. At the end of the night, me and him finished his whole pack. I was hooked. I started with Marlboro lights but after a week I switched to cowboy killers (Marlboro reds) and have been smoking for about 3 months until a really close friend of mine who I really liked scolded me so badly and told me to quit. It was hard but after my last cigarette I told myself it was for the better. Fast forward 3 months. One night I found out a good friend of mines died in a car accident on the mainland. He was really close to me and I just couldn't believe it. That night I went to the closest convenience store and bought a pack of reds and smoked the whole pack that night. And boom bam, I was pack on the addiction.
One night my dad just asked if I've ever smoked with any friends before and told him I smoked for a while. Although he wasn't disappointed in me (because that'd be a tad hypocritical, he was sad that I started (He hoped that I'd never follow his path of smoking). But he was somewhat supportive and sometimes he'd buy a pack for me paired with him saying "CUT DOWN PUNK")) My relatives found out and my uncle was really sad because I was the athletic one in the family and we'd use to do sports every week) My aunties don't really care although they told me just to not smoke when they bring their children over). My mom just doesn't care because I was 18 and could make my own decisions.)
Nowadays, I smoke about 4-6 cigarettes a day and switch between American Spirits and Marlboro Reds. If I'm hanging out with friends I may smoke up to 10 or maybe the whole pack if it's an all-nigther out in the town or at a friends house.