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Old 10-01-2013, 02:48 AM   #16
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I smoked a few cigarettes in high school because I wanted to be popular, and I thought it was cool. I was a little insecure about myself at 15.Then one day a popular guy came up to me and said "Hey, I saw you smoking yesterday. Don't let it become a habit." I never lit up again.
I'm cheering because my son would say this to the girls he was friends with all the time.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:33 AM   #17
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Started about age 13. In the 50's then, it was the accepted thing to do. There where no non-smoking areas, anywhere. You could smoke any place you wanted to. A carton was about $2.50, 25 cents a pack. Everyone in my family smoked. We all ultimately quit. I quit 41 years ago, age 28, thank God.
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:34 PM   #18
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I started when I was 13 because my older sister smoked and since she was 16 and I thought she was the most awesome person in the whole world so of course I had to be exactly like her!

I quit 10 years ago, after smoking for 18 years. DH and I wanted to have a baby and there was no way we would even talk about trying until I had quit for at least 6 months.

I don't miss it at all unless I have had way too much wine, then I do! It's my cue to put down the wine glass, when I think "yeah, a smoke would be great right about now!"
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:15 PM   #19
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Another peer pressure victim here. Girls riding in cars, bought a pack and we each smoked one, got sick and never looked back. I was hooked at that first coffin nail. I smoked for 16 years but have not smoked for 28 now. It's quite an addiction.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:38 PM   #20
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I started in 9th grade, because our school had a "smoking courtyard", (it was 1979), and every one hung out there at lunch. I smoked through high school, college and my 20's. My husband had to have throat surgery and he had to quit, so I quit with him, just cold turkey, and that was that. 20 years later, I've smoked here and there, mainly when I've got a drink in my hand... for some reason, when I'm holding on to a cold beer, I just crave a cigarette.

My mom ragged me for years and years about smoking, and told me I'd get lung cancer. She never smoked a day in her life. She died a couple of years ago from lung cancer. I might smoke 15 cigarettes over the course of the year still, but I don't give it a second thought. I'm 48 years old and enjoy my life
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