Okay, I may be a little naive on this because I've never smoked or drank alcohol.
I was talking with my husband and a friend on why people start smoking or drinking. Everyone I've talked with said that the "first time" was just awful. They puked, coughed and the taste was awful - they then said that it's an acquired taste. So, if it's so disgusting, why do people continue? Is it just peer pressure, or the thought that it's supposed to be cool and they need to keep trying it? Is it because the parents smoke and drink - a social thing??
I'm just curious on your thoughts