November 24, 2008
“Strike, crackle, flame, puff.” Those sounds are joy to most of the world’s smokers, which means to them that nirvana is just seconds away. The world of smoking to the outside looks like a highway with an express ticket to death, however from within itself bliss and paradise awaits all the smokers of the world. Back at the dawn of smoking anyone who was anyone smoked. Movie stars, models, parents, businessmen, and everyone else smoked because it was the “cool” thing to do. As medicine prospered people learned how smoking lead to cancer and cause birth defects. Now smoking is seen as something only criminals and uneducated people do that have some kind of death wish. The non-smoking world looks at these smokers and wonders why they would do that to themselves. So why do smokers smoke, because it relieves stress, pressure from other people, and addiction.
First of all people smoke because it relives stress. A lot of people, especially in the economy now have many things to stress about Nicotine, which is a in cigarettes, relieves the tension one is feeling. For example, when I was about ten years old, my parents were in a financial crisis, and the home environment became a very stressful place. My dad is one to get too stressed out. So during this period of time my dad found that smoking cigarettes calmed his nerves and made him feel good inside. Even after they were able to break out of debt, m dad continued to smoke. He says it was one way for him to relieve the stress and tension out of his body and was also his alone time from the rest of the world. Smoking cigarettes is like a relaxing massage to most people. It feels good to them and their body. It relieves the pain they are feeling inside. Once you find something that makes you feel good it becomes apart of you and just because it makes you feel good you don’t want to stop. A lot of smokers start smoking for many different reasons especially by doing what other...