Anyway, why does anyone today start smoking? I can't understand it, and normally when it comes to this sort of thing I can see it from other people's point of view. I've tried this, but I just can't think of a reason for anyone to start, in any mindset. You are literally making a decision to spend lots of money on an early, painful death. I can excuse people who've done it always because they grew up when smoking was "good for you." But when people start today, they are basically flying a huge, smelly flag that says "I AM A MORON." It's true and you know it.