I’ve smoked quite a few over the past few years. It was an experiment. Some months I’d smoke very lightly (1-3 per week), and other months I’d smoke about a pack a day and sometimes more. At this point I’m done with them.
I simply don’t enjoy it, nor am I at all addicted, or becoming addicted because of the nicotine content. They taste like crap, they make me feel like crap, they make everything around me smell like crap (the air, my hand, my clothes, my breath, the car, the room, etc), they discolor your teeth, they can cause cancer (even to other people around you), they are expensive, they are addicting, they can be dangerous, they burn holes in the rug (or other flooring/tabletops) should you drop them, they require lighters and ashtrays (another expense), they can burn you, you have to go outside in order to smoke or go into a designated area, etc.
So, why do people smoke cigarettes?