What got you started?

Blog Post created by jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007 on Jun 3, 2014

I was rehearsing 14 hours at a time with a performing group and competing weekly for one of 30 spots with 150 people for actual scheduled performances.

I was going to high school full time and driving 100 miles each way 4 times a week to these rehearsals.

Some of the group members smoked on the steps during short rehearsal breaks and I joined in.

After the initial coughing and sputtering I liked the kick from the nicotine.

I quit smoking 40 years later.

There was no glamour associated with smoking for me. The nicotine got me hooked and kept me coming back.