Why am I addicted to something I've never tried?
July 24, 2007 11:20 PM Subscribe
Craving cigarettes, but have never smoked. Anybody ever heard of this?
posted by Defenestrator to health & fitness (33 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have never smoked a cigarette in my life. Recently I've been having dreams where I'm smoking a cigarette and REALLY enjoying it. It makes me feel very relaxed (which is what they supposedly do right?). When I wake up I have what feels to be the taste of cigarettes in my mouth, and an intense craving to smoke one.
In addition to this I often find myself longing for one when I get a whiff of someone smoking in public. I really enjoy their scent.
Like I said, I've never tried smoking anything in my life. Can anybody explain this phenomenon? Has anybody ever heard of this? Most people I know that have never smoked are repulsed by the smell and have never had this desire that I harbor.
What I find interesting is that the dreams only occur during a stressful period in my life. Also, my dad smoked cigarettes for a long period in his life, which could also have something to do with this. I know that probably makes me more prone to addiction, but it's like I'm already addicted to something I've never tried.