Not sure if this is the right forum One of my friends just picked up smoking at the ripe old age of 23. I always though most people started as easrly teens "to rebel" by doing something everyother rebelious person does. I don't think that is the reason here. At first she started just when drinking, which then moved on to only when hanging out with her friends (all except me smoke). Now she almost downs a pack a day. A lot of these people (all great people, btw) she just started hanging out with. Maybe it's a social thing? I don't look down on smokers like a lot of non-smokers do. I just can't understand why anyone would start, much less at an age a little older than most. Any ideas?