I wrote something similar in the Drug Abuse thread. I've never smoked, drank, or did drugs. Had family that did & saw the effects on them so I never even considered trying. I'm eco-friendly so very sensitive to smells.
Pretty much this.. I avoided smoking throughout my teenage years; I resisted peer pressure, and the thought of smoking just didn't interest me.
However, now in my 30's I kinda decided "what the hell" - and sometimes if I'm really drunk will have a social smoke if I'm asked whether I want one. Simply because it is on my own terms, there's no pressure, and I'm making that (semi) conscious decision. It's literally once in a blue moon though..
My girlfriend has decided to give up smoking this year, but she continues to vape. I don't mind too much..
I used to smoke, I stopped just before my grandfather passed, which resulted in me starting again.. I just managed to cut down to just the bare minimum of a few each day when the news my Gran had terminal cancer came about and well, since then I've not stopped smoking..
The past 2 years itself, I've managed to reduce it to the point where I'm not only smoking the around 4-5 fags each day.. slowly getting there.