posted on Aug, 9 2008 @ 01:52 AM
My first cigarette was a Newport. A woman at work gave it to me, even though I was only fourteen and hadn't asked for it. When I got off from work I
went into the woods out back and lit up. I took a few puffs before I worlked up the courage to actually inhale. My head spun and I thought I was going
even though I wound up taking a few more drags before I tossed it out.
I didn't smoke again until Summer school a year later. What got me wanting to smoke then was my buddy who could blow smoke rings. I never did get as
good as him. I still don't know how he got those powdered donuts to fly like that. Anyway, that Summer I started smoking Marlboro's and drinking
cheap beer. (Anyone remember Meister Brau?):w:
Withing the next year or so I switched over to Newport's. About the same time I cut my hair and traded in my tight ripped jeans, for baggy
bright-colored ones. I started smoking the 100's because the cost the same, but lasted a bit longer. Especially in the boys' room when it would get
passed around. Damn I hated it when the kids who were scared of getting caught would "steam" it.
Well, I smoked those for quite a few years until I realized that I didn't want to be on the bandwagon anymore. I tried to switch back to Marlboro,
but they just really tasted bland, like dirt, after smoking menthol for so long. That's when I found the Camel Wides. A unique cigarette all the way
around. Just a tad lighter actually than a regular Camel filter, but packed with that smooth exotic blend flavor. I smoked those suckers for years.
Saved up my Camel Dollars religiously. Enough to buy shirts, jackets, watches, etc. In fact, I still use the wallet I got more than a decade ago with
buffalo-nickel snaps and a chain.
I stopped smoking Camels when they said they could no longer ship their C-Note catalogues to NY. That really ticked me off. I had thousands of notes
Been back on the Marlboro's ever since. These days I make a pack last about five days. Back when I was smoking the Newpie 100's I was up to two
packs a day.