OPINION: You May be Holding Your Future in Your Hands
The lighter’s flame touches the end of your cigarette; you take a deep drag and the warm smoke enters your lungs.
If it’s your first cigarette, you might instantly find it harder to breathe. The smoke tastes heavy and robust, not entirely unpleasant and reminiscent of drinking coffee for the first time.
Then comes the nicotine hit and you feel suddenly energized, slightly light-headed, and almost dizzy.
You have an urge to cough, but you’re also enticed by something you’ve seen friends, relatives, and movie stars do.