Smoking is one of the most common habits in the world, one that does not really benefit anyone taking it up. When you stop and learn about the different chemicals that are in cigarettes, and how cigarettes cause lung and other cancers, along with an array of other deadly health conditions, it makes one wonder why a person would ever start up smoking in the first place.
Well there are quite a few different reasons that people go ahead with smoking that first cigarette, which is obviously what gets them started in the first place.
One of the main reasons that people start smoking is because of peer pressure. When children are in school they are very inclined to fall for peer pressure because if someone else is doing it, they want to feel cool and fit in and don’t want to be made fun of.
This is the age in fact where the majority of people start smoking because this is the first time that they try it, and even if they try smoking first cigarette and feel sick for instance and then don’t try it again for a while, they are still more likely than others to start again for good in the future.
Another reason that many people start smoking cigarettes is because of the image that it portrays. A lot of people feel very dignified and classy when they are holding a cigarette, while others feel that it gives them that bad boy look and though they are going to be more attractive to women.
In fact in studies that have been done, it shows that very few people are actually attracted to the image of someone smoking and so smoking that first cigarette would really not make sense here, unless you go back to the time of the 1950s for instance where it seemed as though pretty much everyone smoked and it was the cool thing to do.
Why You Shouldn’t
Of course there are lots of different reasons as to why a person could start smoking, but there are even more as to why you should not. The cigarette smoke odor for one thing, which is going to stain your teeth, clothing and your home. If it is potent enough to stain the walls in your home, then you can only imagine what it is doing to the inside of your body.