He was president of American Cancer Society in 1949, so I had to keep them for some time. But in some ways it was less out of any liking for cigarettes – but I had been smoking hash together with my friends for some time. I’d tried a few puffs of cigarettes when I was a boy, i don’t automatically count things. And came in a little cardboard sleeve with four cigarettes, you’ll have noticed that I’ve been doing some travelling of late.
I smoked when I felt like it and when I wasn’t too busy with gymnastics – i handed my brother a smoke just as we got to the front door leaving and that asshole comes around and grabs my brothers arm and starts to grab his smoke and I went balls to the walls on his fat ass. To be honest I loved it immediately, he was also a supporter of ASH, but many people seem to have started much earlier. I’d tried a few puffs of cigarettes when I was a boy, they don’t contain saltpeter and will go out if you leave them alone.
And the fact that smoking is disapproved-of by the very type of people whose approval I would actively seek to avoid because I so despise them, is an added bonus. I had absolutely no interest in smoking cigarettes until I saw just one anti-smoking poster too many, even then I waited three years until I was absolutely, positively sure that they were trying to mislead me.
So if he got anti-smoking drummed into him by his father, he probably got plenty from the Nazi regime as well. When Did You Start Smoking Regularly? I don’t automatically count things. Comments by several people set me wondering when most smokers start regularly smoking.
BTW that was a great song, one among many similarly great tunes by the Animals. Tobacco is advertised, by the Zealots, EVERYWHERE.
Sherman’s count as one-half from my experience. He was president of American Cancer Society in 1949-1950. The Senate approved stricter controls on tobacco use that could send offenders to jail for six months for lighting up in public places, according the newspaper This Day. This job involved a short train journey and I began to enjoy smoking a cigarette when waiting for the train and on the way there.
To be honest I loved it immediately, but I never really took it up for real until I was 35. I had bought two packs i Sweden, where they were cheeper. I had been told when I was in New York this spring that he was the son of a revivalist preacher and had inherited his father’s antipathy to tobacco and alcohol.
I was happy with it. They were all architect students as my boyfriend was. I think I would have posited the age brackets a little differently.
Later, he was also a supporter of ASH, which by know I think we can safely say it’s a terrorist organization masquerading as health charity. I wonder if they contain a higher dose of nicotine because I was never able to smoke a complete one in one sitting. A new peak might emerge in the 15-19 age range. I smoked my first cigarette when I was 25.
When Did You Start Smoking Regularly? I don’t remember exactly when. I did smoke from 12 years onwards but only occasionally and often not at all.
That was shortly before my 18th birthday. It wasn’t until I was about ten or eleven that I started smoking on a daily basis. The account did not specify what sort of public establishment would be subject to the ban.
When did you first smoke a cigarette? Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Taking it up likely means regularly smoking. I would guess at maybe ten cigs per day.
Counting is something I can only do when I’m consciously engaged. Wynder’s father was a violent anti-tobacco man and Wynder has had this drummed into him from the moment he was born.
Smoking was not important to me. I did not believe her. You can count butts in ashtrays.
It was always halfway down and finish it off later. Both accounts were posted online. Frank Davis » When Did You Start Smoking Regularly? Did it while still 11.
I smoked my first cigarette when I was about eight or nine years old. Notify me of new comments via email. They don’t contain saltpeter and will go out if you leave them alone. So I had to keep them for some time.
I thought if it could be the same with the cigarettes, so I opened the first pack and tried one. But I had been smoking hash together with my friends for some time.
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My brother was in 9th grade I even got in a fight in uniform at my brothers high school over a smoking row,saying he wasn’t using the approved smoking area for students then in 1983. I simply could not afford it, being at college.
They were just laying around in my room in Copenhagen, where I studied. I began to make sure that I ALWAYS had cigarettes. This weekend me and my 16 year old boy flew to Rome for the England 6 Nations rugby match at the Stadio Olimpico.
Wynder has a complex on tobacco. If I could change the questions, I think I’d put in year-by-year questions in that range, rather than what you suggest. My brother his wife my sisters and even their friends all started smoking at 13 or 14.
Although my memory is extremely hazy, I think that I can replicate RdM’s experience, more or less. Why didn’t I start before that?
18 started buying the occasional pack. Because of my work situation, in due course, even when I was earning I did not smoke much.
Shermans have always been the Rolls-Royce of cigarettes. The antis always seem to claim that people start smoking earlier than this. I think that tobacco control, by virtue of advertising smoking day after day, has actually caused an increase in my smoking. Some of them smoked too, and maybe for the same reason as me.
I try to stretch 30g beyond 3 days, sometimes make 5 after butts, but last couple of days went broke on 15g day it seems, stresses gladly met! At around 17, I was smoking regularly, but only a little.
You are commenting using your Twitter account. They laughed at me, because I did not understand to inhale, and it must have looked funny. 9 a pack here in California so I can’t even imagine what they must cost in New York City.
Germany it was the HB-Maennchen! I was still smoking dope pretty regularly, so that probably doesn’t count really. I forgot to say, that the first two packs I bought in Sweden were for for my boyfriend, who lived in Århus.
Then I changed my room in Cph. With roll-ups, which don’t come in packs, there’s no way of doing this. Then it was a PE coach mr big bad tough shit always throwing his weight around that was on my brothers ass all the time and the same who started the smoking rowe to start with and why I was there. Notify me of new posts via email.
Another example of how Brittanica Rules the Sound Waves. Maybe that’s why im so intent on destroying the enemy.
Hopefully the start of a trend! But at 11, I tried again and was determined to inhale. Permalink to When Did You Start Smoking Regularly? No bands of glue or other crap: they say they’re wrapped in rice paper which naturally has a slow burn.
If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll have noticed that I’ve been doing some travelling of late. It just happened that way. I inhaled right in front of him and did my level best to repress a cough and the rest is history. They are definitely an exquisite product.
I’ve smoked a pack a day for 35 years now. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! I handed my brother a smoke just as we got to the front door leaving and that asshole comes around and grabs my brothers arm and starts to grab his smoke and I went balls to the walls on his fat ass. But if cigarettes are offered around in social contexts, even that isn’t an indication of how much has been smoked by me personally.
Just one more thing here. I’d taken up smoking much later than most people.
By the time I took it up, all my friends, beaten into submission by decades of propaganda, were busy obediently quitting. But a couple of fags per day was enough. It was as if they were specifically made for kids with near zero budgets! I had to think a bit about it.
OTOH, they don’t go out like the pop brands. But many people seem to have started much earlier. I can’t remember how much they cost, but it was only pennies. I suspect most people are the same.
Six bucks vs 13-14 here for a basic Marlboro. I have the idea that his father was a doctor.
In my own case, I’d tried a few puffs of cigarettes when I was a boy, and didn’t much like it. So I really only become a regular smoker at age 19 or even 20.
Although at the time the law allowed smoking at the age of 16 I didn’t storm out to buy cigarettes. I think I was 12 or 13- strangely enough, I started smoking marijuana first but used tobacco to roll joints. And you did specify regular consumption rather than initially trying it out.
Nope, I get them from family in Virginia. I started smoking at 12 years old but didn’t inhale for the first six months.
Burdon sounded blacker than a black man on that song. When did I start to smoke regularly? In my own case, I’d tried a few puffs of cigarettes when I was a boy, and didn’t much like it. I smoked when I felt like it and when I wasn’t too busy with gymnastics, playing table tennis, football, handball etc.
When did you start smoking regularly? I had my first at 9.
So one day I decided to smoke a cigarette all by itself and I loved it. Nazi Germany in his childhood, and was aged something like 18 when his family moved to the USA.
We were leaving after seeing the principle and got it straightened out. Well, granddaughter is home and busy tormenting her parents with sleep deprivation. It’s easier to count when cigarettes come in packs, and the number of cigarettes left in a pack indicates how many have been smoked. I had started work at the age of 15 and changed job 1 year later.
And now I really have no use for marijuana but still love tobacco. Quit before I turned 50.
He lives about 40 miles away in Palm Springs. At school, aged 16 or so, I was quite often to be found behind the proverbial bike sheds, but in some ways it was less out of any liking for cigarettes, and more out of the rush of breaking school rules.
One day at my room in Cph. In a court case in the early 60s he kept insisting that incidence of laryngeal cancer was paralleling the rise in lung cancer incidence despite statistics showing otherwise. It’s probably deliberate, because it allows them to say that people only start smoking while they’re stupid chiiiildren. There was a lot of hanging about the hospital because she’s my granddaughter and wasn’t going to start out the easy way.
It would soon be 20 she said. Yes, Lana Del Rey smokes!