If it wasn't at all attractive, what would be the motivation to start? Are they paying homage to the great people in history and generations before them who were smokin' fags? Is it because the media has relentlessly glamorized it since the beginning of time and the tobacco companies downplay the health hazards? Are we brainwashed into thinking it's attractive or is it truly a sight for sore eyes? Many sexy people smoke. Aside from the smell, old-lady cough and leather skin, it's easy to see the appeal.
of all smokers start before age 18; the average age for a new smoker is 13." (idph.state.il.us.) A common reason a kid would choose to do anything at that age is because they're desperately trying to fit in, look cool, or pretend to be somebody they're not. So it seems that a big motivator for these kids to pick up their first ciggy is to appear more socially acceptable & attractive. At least that's how it starts, but before they know it, they're addicted with no will power to do anything about it (because honestly, they didn't have much will power to begin with.) Before they know it, what was originally an awkward attempt to prove something as kid, has snowballed into a serious, life-long commitment.
So is it attractive? Obviously the chicks like it... right?
If a girl is into bad boys, she's probably someone who would find a smoker attractive. What makes bad boys attractive is their "I don't care what you think about me" attitude. If you don't care what others think of you, you are confident in your own skin, and that is what she's attracted to. If you take away the cigarette, you realize the attractive, confident man is still just as hot without the little white rolled paper.
(SIDE NOTE: Not caring about what others think of you is the ONLY thing that is considered attractive in regard to the "I don't care" bad boy attitude. Not caring about other stuff, like other people's feelings, laws, lacking ambition, etc, is NOT attractive.)
So I bet you're dying to know if I personally find it attractive or not, aren't you? Hold on, I'm not done ranting yet...
The cigarette originates from the cigar. A cigarette is the smaller, more dainty version of a cigar. The real cowboys back in the day smoked big, fat cigars & pipes... none of this little, baby stick nonsense. I guess as time went on, men couldn't handle the incredible potency and strength of a real cigar and had to downsize to the "cigar-ette." That's kind of embarrassing. So in a way, smoking cigar-ettes (baby cigars) is actually pretty girlie.
I'll admit, there's something about the way your lips purse together when you take each drag that's pretty hot. And guys tend to get this "look" on their face when they're smoking, like they're starring as the lead in some western movie. And that look is pretty attractive. But what it really boils down to is PURSED LIPS and CONFIDENCE.
That's what is attractive boys, so loose the dainty sticks!
Probably the biggest turn off about smokers is that they come off as uneducated. The cancer causing chemicals in each stick can kill you, it makes you smell, turns your teeth yellow, accelerates the aging process, gives you wrinkles & brown spots, turns your skin gray & saggy, makes food taste bad and it's expensive. We can cut the generations before us some slack because back then, practically everyone, even doctors while they were examining you, smoked cigarettes. It wasn't as easy to get the cold hard facts back then; most people didn't even believe smoking was harmful. But we've come along way since then thanks to the good ol' internet. Now-a-days, there's simply no excuse.
So if you're going to smoke, at least smoke Natural American Spirit or roll your own using organic tobacco. It tells others that you're educated and take care of yourself. Because if you've done the research, it's not necessarily the tobacco that's bad for you, but the chemicals. If you KNOW this and STILL smoke the shitty stuff.................. then maybe you are kinda dumb.
And that's not attractive either.