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Smoking F.A.Q.

Don't look so lost, we're here to answer your questions!

Here's a list of the most frequently asked questions about smoking. Please email me if you have any questions you'd like me to include.


I'm under 18 years of age, should I start smoking?

Not if it's illegal in your neck of the woods.

I'm under 18 years of age, should I even be reading this?

You can, but just remember, if it's illegal in your area to smoke under the age of 18, don't do it. We here at SmokingFeelsGood.com want to stick around for a while and if it's discovered that this sight is encouraging underage smoking, we will be mauled by the public. Yes, a good mauling can be fun, but keeping this site up and running is too. Therefore, we are not encouraging anyone to break the law. Don't make the smoking police come after us! You can use anything on this site for school papers or other education purposes.

Is smoking pleasurable?

Very much so and for a variety of reasons:

  • Cigarette smoke contains a natural substance called nicotine which is primarily absorbed in the lungs. Nicotine stimulates and massages the pleasure centers of you brain providing you satisfaction and enjoyment.
  • The taste. Smoking is an acquired taste just like coffee and alcoholic beverages. Once you find the perfect brand, you'll enjoy the taste every time. You'll also find the taste significantly enhanced with certain other flavors (like coffee, alcoholic beverages, and sweet foods.)
  • The tactile stimulation. After one becomes a real smoker, the feeling of the smoke as it enters the lungs, how it feels as it swirls around deep inside your lungs, and how it feels as it leaves the mouth or nose, all can provide feelings of pleasure.
  • Smoking is addictive. Your body will become accustom to the pleasure and the presence of nicotine in your system. Once the nicotine leaves your system, your body will begin to desire it and even create feelings of discomfort if the desire isn't met. Simply satisfying this urge and replenishing the supply of nicotine to your body feels good and reinforces the pleasures of smoking.

Is smoking bad for my health?
Have you seen the side of a pack? It's all true and we all know how bad it is. But that doesn't take anything away from the simple fact that smoking is pleasurable and that rational intelligent people choose to experience that pleasure everyday. For more information on the health risks from smoking, please see this website from the CDC.

Is smoking addictive?
I definitely say yes, but I'm surprised by so many people now a days who smoke only when they go out or during the weekend. This element of smoking has both a positive and negative side. The positive side is that it contributes to the pleasurablity of smoking whereas the negative side is that it may make it very difficult for some people to stop smoking if they so choose to do so.

I'm 18 years of age or older, should I give smoking a try?
It's only natural to want to feel pleasure and everyone should give it a try. If you're so inclined, by all means Click on the How to Start Smoking link on the left part of this page and give it a shot. You won't really know the full pleasures of smoking until you've made it through your first 4 or 5 packs. At that point, you'll know if smoking is right for you.

What's the best brand and style to smoke?
The one that provides you the most pleasure, period. There's so many to choose from, from 100s to kings and full flavor to lights. You'll need to try all that look appealing to you. I for one, prefer 100s over king size cigarettes since bigger and longer is better and I prefer full flavor over lights because I love the intensity and feeling of the smoke as it enters and exists my lungs.

What if someone I know disapproves of me smoking?
Explain to him or her the pleasures of smoking and then offer him or her a cigarette. You can also direct them to this site.

I want to quit smoking, what should I do?
First remove any bookmark you have to this site since you shouldn't be reminded of all the pleasure you'll be missing. Visit a site like this (click here) or go to Google and do a search on "quit smoking."

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