Originally Posted by Somnium Dico
In short, make your own decision.
Agreed. And be prepared for some ex-smokers to call your decision stupid if you decide to take up the habit. I can freely admit that I've done a lot of really stupid things in my life and made a lot of stupid decisions, but the decision to take up smoking was way up near the top of the list of stupid things.
Originally Posted by Beingist
Someone who made the same choice, and knows from experience that it's stupid.
I will concede that it's not a stupid choice if your goal is to become an addict who burns up their money, smells like an ashtray, and risks all manner of health problems, some of them potentially fatal. If that's what you're after, smoking is definitely a great way to achieve all that.