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Life is short, why not live it?
18th Oct 2011

I first started smoking cigarettes only a few months ago, during summer. I am 15 years old, and me and some friends tried it simply out of curiousity. I was eager to try smoking to see what everyone is doing, but also afraid that it may taste horrible or that I will become addicted from the first touge. I tried it and didn't think it was too bad, so had the whole fag. I felt fine during and afterwards and to be honest felt quite pleased with myself.

I originaly tried smoking tobacco out of curiousity, but me and my friend decided to buy a packet each from a friend. I have now finsihed this packet, and although I'm not smoking heavily every day still feel lost without knowing they are there to have when I need them. I have now bought another packet and have begun smoking them by myself, instead of just in social situations. The panic I felt when I ran out made me realise that although I have been denying it, saying I felt no attraction to cigarettes, I am now addicted. I am aware of the long-term effects smoking has on my body and am ashamed of what I m doing. Although no matter how much people deny it, there is still an element of 'cool' to what they are doing. I want to try new things, in drug and sexual experiences. I suppose I am not the person I wanted to be, but I will not deny what I am doing.

Tags: tobacco Addiction
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