I was a kid with my first cig, and I coughed and coughed and coughed. Then, just liked to have a few on and off once in a while. I was lucky that way, could smoke for a few days, then stop for months. I loved to smoke and listen to some GNR songs...mainly some of the slow songs from the Use Your Illusion album. Some Billy Joel too.
Then loved clove cigs with my Goth friends. Man...haven't had one of those in years (almost 20), they tasted great.
Then...started smokeless tobacco. Got hooked. Loved it though, but horrible, and was tearing my gums apart. Loved that first dip when I woke up, and loved it when I was driving. Used Chantix to stop and don't think I would been able to without it.
Now, I don't smoke at all (wouldn't even consider it)...it would affect my work outs too much. Don't chew at all...actually, its been over three years now that I think of it. Also wouldn't consider doing that. I also quit drinking years ago. Man, that stopping chewing was pretty hard, and I still miss it.