Addicted to Smoking at Eight
For some peculiar reason, I was drawn very young to the sight of a lady lighting up and enjoyably puffing on her cigarette. My main object of these ffections was my Aunty Clare and, when I stayed with her, which was often, I would helplessly look on at her smoking - I just couldn't help but be intrigued as to what she was feeling and the power of her addiction. Anyway, on a cold wintery night when I was staying with her and her daughters for the school holidays, and the girl.
s had gone to bed, Aunty lit up a smoke and, as she puffed and I watched, she came straight out with it and asked me if I liked looking at her smoke. I was speechless, but she gave me a wee hug and I nervously told her I thought sshe looked lovely smoking. What followed was a heart to heart chat about smoking. I could tell she was intrigued and slightly excited herself as I asked if I could try a little puff. She passed me her burning cigarette and I was in wonderment at the sight of it between my little child's fingers. I took a puff and blew out the smoke - even though I couldn't inhale I liked the wwhole feeling.
When I passed back her smoke, I asked her if she could show me how to inhae like she did and, so she did, over the course of the next hour, I learnt how to drag the smoke into my lungs and the feeling was like nothing I had ever felt. I loved it and knew I wanted to feel that feeling again.
Over the course of that week, Aunty Clare let me keep smoking with her and we smoked in all sorts of places - the car, out in public at a cafe, with her friend, in front of my cousins and at the hair salon. Oh my goodness how incredibly lucky and grown up I felt. I knew people were looking at me, but because I was with my aunty, I knew I was safe.
That week with Aunty, I got addicted to smoking at just 8 years old and my cigarettes were my new best friend. Even though I was just a kid, I quickly came to enjoy smoking as much as any adult and I became hooked just like any adult. I still smoke and, even though I know my aunty Clare was a bit naughty letting me, I am so gratefu;l she did and I have never regretted starting when I did. I still smoke and I still love it.
Has anyone else started smoking so young? I would love to hear stories about other people who started to smoke cigarettes when they were just a child.
Warm regards, P