The author right in the cigar lounge at the Hartford Club in Two dollars—two ten—two fifteen— We were out of cigarettes. My friends and I pooled our change for gas and Marlboros, a church collection plate to fund carcinogens for teenagers. Nor did I understand yet why I smoked, or why I would continue for the next 20 years.
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Five weeks ago, I was working the elliptical, my feet throbbing out those nasty loops. The entire machine panted its report, the morning mantra: down, down, down. Once I'd hit a certain threshold of sweat, I quit, grabbed my bag, and walked straight into the cold winter air, still huffing. I felt around in my pocket for my cigarettes, lumped together like a damp little brick of cash next to my car keys. As the smoke filled my chest, my shoulders lifted so much that my keys actually rolled over in my jacket pocket. It was like my mouth was full of something viscid and metallic. My throat seemed to radiate heat forward and backward in the space where I stood.
By Dailymail. Student Brit DiMattia, 25, from Wisconsin, is better known online to her followers as Smoking Model, a role that she took on after stumbling across an online fetish community dedicated to smoking. Brit had been smoking since , when she was 18 years old.
So why are people still lighting up? The answer, in a word, is addiction. Smoking is a hard habit to break because tobacco contains the very addictive chemical nicotine.