It's a legalized drug. It's addictive. About 1 in 5 of the United State's population smokes this additive in their cigarettes every day. I understand that, whether majority or minority, members of the Iwaku community are under the age of 18 and thus it is illegal for them to use cigarettes. So this is directed to the adult community, but you may feel free to post your opinion regardless. Cigarettes are a hot button topic, but not nearly so much as gay rights, abortion, etc. At least, not anymore. They are purported as unhealthy, and hazardous to others due to second-hand smoking. Yet that doesn't stop men and women who want to. I myself am a smoker. I find it is a very relaxing, if terrible, habit. I've considered quitting on more than one occasion, but I don't really ever follow through. I don't see myself as addicted- I've gone several months without one before, mostly due to my living arrangements and sporadic income. I've smoked since I was 16, off and on, until this day. In fact, I just finished one a minute ago before I typed this up. Do you smoke? If so, for how long? Any reason why? Any reason why not? If you do, are you trying to quit?