five years later they decided to smoke again
Yes, the reason I felt I had to resolve to fight it for the rest of my life is because my friends' father had stopped when they were born but started again when THEY (the friends) started smoking at age 14.
That's really great that it never bothered you again
??? Another example of the charmed life I lead.
Actually I confess. I purposely smoked a cigarette almost a year from my previous. Believe it or not, I did it to reinforce my resolve. And, believe it or not, it did. What I knew would happen is this. This one cigarette flooded my body with deadly poison (as they do). I could feel every fiber of my body being poisoned - right down to my fingertips - I was horribly nauseated. The thing is that most (if not all) people starting to smoke feel this. The common cartoonish portrayal is the subject turning green. I believe there are masses of people who try to prevent their kid from smoking by forcing them to get sick on cigarettes. Although it involves ingesting dangerous amounts of poison, I'm not convinced that it's a bad idea. I wonder what the stats would say to that.
Cool. And I can definitely get how it only works for cigarettes. Withdrawal relief is the ONLY reward tobacco offers. Other drugs at least have the courtesy of getting you high. And if one is not addicted, I cannot understand why anyone would CHOOSE to become (re)addicted to a poisonous substance which has NO up-sides.. But then the list of things I don't understand is endless.