Sorry about wandering out of bounds on that last post. Was trying to make a point and went past the line. I find it hard to belive that it is possible to have no clue. But I think the older you are when you start the more aware you would be. This is not to say that there are not younger people that are mature and very intelligent for their age and some adults who lag well behind. But bad for you when? I'm young. I'm sure I can quit before any irreversible damage is done.
I don't think at the first or second or tenth cigarette they are thinking of years ahead when they may be over a pack a day and feeling the effects. But maybe there are some that do understand that this pleasure is going to be a trade off for their health and a long life. Enjoy now and pay later? Very Possible Perry