QuoteOriginally posted by: prfjFarmer has a point, it's just a psychological law, eventhough I would never start smoking to lose weight.If you don't currently smoke, it is probably not because you are some smart, health-minded person. It is probably because you do not have an addictive brain physiology. In this case, you can smoke as few or as many cigarettes as you like for as long as you like, and the term "start smoking" - which implies "become addicted" - can be misleading.If you have some exams to study for, you can smoke one or two cigarettes at these two moments in your life when they will be most useful, and then never smoke again. Or maybe you will smoke two again, a few months later, when you are trying to lose some weight and also prepare a dissertation or a legal defense, or finish an IT project, whatever.We live in a world where most discussion of smokers applies to cigarette addicts (since non-addicts generally do not smoke, and if they do, they do not face the same problems addicts face). If you do not smoke, you are probably not an addict or potential addict. And therefore most things you hear about smoking probably do not apply to you.Smoking also helps you pick up strippers. Because it projects an air that you are non-judgmental.