At one time I smoked but in 1959 I couldn't think of anything else to give up for Lent so I stopped - and I haven't had a cigarette since.
Something about glamour interested me. All my schoolbooks had drawings of women on terraces with a cocktail and a cigarette.
In the movies Bette Davis lights two cigarettes and hands the second one to James Cagney. It was just so glamorous and romantic.
Now the only thing I miss about sex is the cigarette afterward. Next to the first one in the morning it's the best one of all. It tasted so good that even if I had been frigid I would have pretended otherwise just to be able to smoke it.
I did that for 40 years or more. I never had any writer's block. I got up in the morning sat down at the typewriter - now computer - lit up a cigarette.
Probably millions of Americans got up this morning with a cup of coffee a cigarette and a donut. No wonder they are sick and fouled up.
The focus on my appearance has really surprised me. I've always been a size 14 to 16 I don't care about clothes I'd rather spend my money on cigarettes and booze.
My memory of my mom is a wine glass in one hand and a cigarette in the other. She was a runway fashion model and she was quite a glamorous woman.
My mom started smoking when she was 11. She went to the hill next door to try her first cigarette. She set the entire hill on fire but it didn't deter her.
How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes and far more expensive.
It is common knowledge that smoking is considered one of the nation's leading causes of preventable death but it's less widely known that cigarettes are also the leading cause of fatal fires.
I should do something about the cigarettes I quite accept that it's bad for your health but you know a moderate tipple is positively beneficial and at certain times absolutely essential.
I sit on my duff smoke cigarettes and watch TV. I'm not exactly a poster girl for healthy living.
If somebody invented cigarettes today the government would not legalize them.
James Bond is quite serious about his drinks and clothing and cigarettes and food and all that sort of thing. There is nothing wry or amused about James Bond.
As women slowly gain power their values and priorities are reshaping the agenda. A multitude of studies show that when women control the family funds they generally spend more on health nutrition and education - and less on alcohol and cigarettes.
Far too many times over the next 12 to 15 years it was brought to my attention that people who followed my exercise guidelines exactly but ignored their diet their weight and their cigarette smoking had heart attacks at age 55.
Such lifestyle factors such as cigarette smoking excessive alcohol consumption little physical activity and low dietary calcium intake are risk factors for osteoporosis as well as for many other non-communicable diseases.
We're one of the forces that causes actors to fasten seat belts before they take off chasing the bad guy in the car... or removes some of the cigarette smoking on television.
Ten to 20 years out driving your car will be viewed as equivalently immoral as smoking cigarettes around other people is today.
Cigarettes and coffee: an alcoholic's best friend!
It's amazing to me that young people will still pick up a cigarette.