Ugh, never start smoking cigarettes* (or drink alcohol or do street/unprescribed prescription drugs.) If you never start, the desire will never even be there. Last night, I calculated how much I spend every month on cigarettes. Approximately $400/month. Considering I only get $635/month (and odd little amounts from various online sources), that's killing me financially. Technically, I should quit for my health. I have a mild to moderate chronic cough that's probably the beginnings of COPD. But, the addiction to nicotine is stronger than any real concern about my health. I tried to quit last night and lasted about 13 hours. Which isn't that impressive considering I slept for 9 of those. So, the new plan is to restrict myself to 1 cigarette per hour, which should cut my smoking down to 1/3 or less of what it was.
*Not that this will reach the audience it should. Pretty sure the few readers I have are all 30+ and most people start their addictive behaviors by the time they're in their twenties.