Thought Catalog


The Lost Art Of Smoking

I remember my first time. I mean, my first first time. It was my senior year of high school, and I’d done plenty of other things before, mind you. But this was going to be it. I promised myself.

Some Questions I Have As An Ex-Smoker

I used to reassess my budget every time the price of cigarettes ballooned. “They’re $11 now? Okay… switching to one-ply toilet paper and ordering the $5 Miller High Life / Whiskey combo until my next paycheck comes. That oughta do it.”

Smoker Solidarity

I’m someone who prides myself on living a very healthy lifestyle. I abide by a healthy vegetarian diet, I rarely consume unhealthy foods, and I’m physically active. I do however; smoke cigarettes on a very regular basis. Not excessively, but a regular and hearty 5 or 6 a day. More if I’m drinking.