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Experiences - when did you have your first cigarette?

Discussion in 'Tobacco' started by nitrogen, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. nitrogen

    nitrogen Silver Member

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    when i had my first puffs i couldnt' smoke the whole thing, i was young in grade8 and it was like a drug, total intoxication it was fun it felt like a huge head rush haha

    i smoked it for the rush since it was like a real narcotic to me until well i got addicted, doh! :mad:
     
  2. Herbal Healer 019

    Herbal Healer 019 Silver Member

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    I'm ashamed to say 11 or 12, smoked for a year; quit, restarted @ 16 and quit again @ 18. SWIM smokes about 2 wine black n milds a month now, that's it.

    Second hand smoke is repulsive.
     
  3. nitrogen

    nitrogen Silver Member

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    wow good for you, i smoke about 5-7 smokes a day :(
     
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    dyingtomorrow Palladium Member R.I.P.

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    Ehh, like 8-9 years old. I was smoking every day by the time he was 12, and a pack of Newports a day by age 14 (his dad would buy him cigs). SWIM quit at age 18, and just started smoking again last April at his last rehab. Back up to a pack a day.
     
  5. High Flyer

    High Flyer Newbie

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    My walrus had his first cigarette at 13 and he coughed it. He started at 15, quit at 17, started again at 19, quit at 24 and started again at 28.

    It's been an on-off affair with my walrus.
     
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    bananaskin Newbie

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    My friend was 16, she started out of rebelliousness.
    She smoked up to 30 a day on a bad day for 24 years, apart from occasional enforced abstinance until she quit age 37 for 4 1/2 months.
    She quit again age 40 and apart from occasional cigs she has gone 8 months up to now.
    She knows the addiction better now and is a much stronger position.

    All the very best wishes to those who are quitting, have quit or are cutting back... and to the smokers too!

    :vibes:


    Oh P.S. ... The previous thread has some very valuable information in it to help those who are looking to quit smokin'.
     
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  7. Boca Bitch

    Boca Bitch Newbie

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    18 while drunk in a club. Since SWIM's grandfather died of lung cancer, being a heavy smoker... SWIM never had a sober desire to do it.

    But the combination of alcohol and nicotine is intensely euphoric, as I'm positive you all know... so then I tried combining it with other psychoactives: cannabis, amphetamines, cocaine, and even coffee.

    Now, as he's cleaned up his act (for the most part), he just smokes socially or when drunk.
     
  8. DruggyWuggy

    DruggyWuggy Newbie

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    I smoked for the first time when he was 13. I have been smoking occasionally since that.

    About smoking and drinking. When I am drunk and he smokes a cigarette, he starts feeling the alcohol intoxication fading while smoking. He wonders could it be because nicotine is a stimulant and alcohol is a depressant or is it just something psychological? SWIM also wants to ask, does someone else feel smoking reducing drunkenness?
     
  9. Mista-enigma

    Mista-enigma Silver Member

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    At 14 Swim used to wait for Pops to flick out his Winstons and would pick em up and finish them off.At 15 I started to smoke his own.Since then I have qiut a couple of times but always starts back up.:smoking:
     
  10. nitrogen

    nitrogen Silver Member

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    swim never had this happen, but maybe its that You is being relaxed and just thinks the alcohol effect is fading? i don't know :) but are you sure that's what your feeling? hmm i tried :)
     
  11. Sky Walker

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    Me ole mucker Billy Smarts had his first cigarette when he was around 9 years old (crazy :confused:), stole em off his aunt and smoked those bad boys with his best friend. Oh man, they thought they were so cool :cool: Didn't get into it properly until he was 11-12.

    Ever since then, they've been involved in an intense love/hate relationship.
     
  12. Fireman_Sam

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    I had his first ciggie when he was 11 or 12.. but didn't actually start until he was 15/16. I think psychologically that he was intrigued by tobacco when he had to deliver a cigarette from someone to someone and put it in his own mouth whilst transporting it when he was about 10. he remembers this, and feels this is where the curiosity started!
     
  13. CAPOCHINO

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    I smoke first when I was 10 and did it a couple time a month till 12, and then quit. It's a bad habit. One of the worst drugs along with alcohol and heroin.
     
  14. Diabolic

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    I smoked his first cigarette when he was 15. The first couple times I didn't know about inhaling the smoke and simply puffed it. The first time SWIM inhaled the smoke is a moment he will never forget; he remembers thinking to himself, "So that's why people smoke cigarettes!"

    Unfortunately I will never achieve that first buzz feeling again yet still avidly smokes despite awareness that it is unhealthy.
     
  15. ScorpioSunshine

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    I tried her first cigarette at a pretty young age (12??), didn't like it and ended up getting caught and hating it even more.

    At 17 she would smoke while drinking ...which was pretty rare, and everyone would warn her that she would soon find herself smoking when she wasn't drinking. I didn't believe that, because smoking is gross to her, and only seemed palatable when she was intoxicated.

    I did end up smoking. Then Swim quit for many years, and only recently started back. I am a light smoker -- about 1/4 a pack or so a day, sometimes more, mostly less.

    I find cigarette smoking disgusting. She cannot stand the smell of it ...hates smelling it on her clothes, and does not ever smoke in her house.

    When she quit, smelling it on other people was so foul, I would choke. She can barely tolerate it now, even though she does indulge. For Swim, it's more psychological than physical.

    Swim will quit again, as she really doesn't smoke much and pretty much sees no point in it. I don't want to be carrying around an oxygen tank and likes breathing. :=)

    I would say of all the things she has done, smoking has been the worst regret, hands down. It's the one habit/addiction that has gripped swim like no other.
     
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    I started smoking at 16 at a party - SWIM still smokes occasionally while drunk. I find that smoking while drunk calm him down and sharpens him up a bit - hence smoking after sex ;)
     
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    Like a few others, swim tried her first cigarette at 9. She smoke a few cigarettes between 9-12. When she was 12 she started stealing them from family members now and then. She started smoking frequently at about 14 or 15, and by 16 she was a daily smoker
     
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    I was about 13 or 14 and he bought a packet of 10 cigarettes and a box of matches for a pound, which tells you how long ago that was.
    Swim and his friend smoked a single cigarette around the back of the local church, i think the packet lasted us about a week.
    I didn't start smoking proper until he was about 16 but he stuck to the same brand he had first smoked (Carolls) and still smokes them to this day.
    Swim can go without a cigarette for several days without much bother but has never been able (or maybe never wanted) to give them up completely.
     
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    I would have to say 12 , but has never been addicted to nicotine . Just has an occasionl square every now and then.
     
  20. kailey_elise

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    SIK smoked for the first time at age 8 or 9 by nicking cigarettes from various family members - SIK's home was about 6 doors down from SIK's grandparents' home, so there were lots of occasions & family members to facilitate this! SIK's mother sent SIK to the store one day to purchase her a pack of smokes (you know this must have been some time ago, for 'they're for my mom' to be enough to sell to a minor!); atfer this SIK used money earned from a paper route to purchase their own pack, which would last SIK a week (sometimes a little less). This went on for a few years; SIK became a pack-a-day smoker somewhere around 16 years of age (and though SIK was living alone by then, it became harder to get cigarettes at this time).

    ~Kailey