I was listening to the TODAY show this morning.. and a man said he spends $2,100 per year on tobacco sticks. Wow.. that is a LOT Of money .. to spend on something that is unhealthy.. and unpleasant for many people to be around. It has become a burden to smoke in public places. I certainly would not want to stand outdoors in zero weather to feed a habit. I would not be able to pay the extra money to those health insurance companies that want higher premiums for health coverage when a person smokes. I realize that cigarette smoking is addictive.. the cigarette companies make sure it is. My questions are aimed for those of you under the age of 30, primarily because for the past 15 years (approximately)... there has been so much education about the harm of cigarettes. 1. Did you really WANT to smoke that first pack? 2. Did you start because you felt it made you look 'cool' in front of your peers? 3. Did you start because of a rebellion against strick parents? 4. Did you start because your parents were smokers and you just gave in? 5. How old were you when you started? 6. If you didnt have a job, how did you finance them? 7. Do you feel it actually is an addiction? 8. How do you feel about people who don't smoke and speak out against it? 9. If you could stop easily and quickly, would you quit? 10. After hearing all those cautions before you started the habit.. do you now feel they were truthful?