Study came out saying that teens' first reaction to cigarettes was crucial. If they felt relaxed by it, they were much more likely to end up addicted.
For the record, let me just say that:
First cigarette, at 15, was awesome.
Second and third, at 18, were fabulous.
Fourth, at about 38, terrific.
Every time I NEED a cigarette, I feel fabulous afterwards. The couple of times I smoked because someone handed me a cigarette (not because I found myself clawing for a pack of Marlboros) it didn't feel good OR bad.
So, what does that make me? Am I an addict with an extremely long time between addictive behaviors? Or am I just....I dunno?
Come on, sciency folks. 'Splain.