I'm 18 years old and have been getting lectures from family and friends about cigarette dangers... I watched my aunts best friend die of liver cancer, my entire dads family died of smoking, and my papa died of lung cancer. I think I know enough of the risks but at my age I have no motivation to stop, I do plan on stopping at a later age however, maybe by 40. I get more angry at people trying to make me stop than the cigarettes themselves (which will eventually cause major health risks). However, I've been controlling it to the 5-7 range lately, which is a big reason that I am not stopping as well... My chest always feels tight and when playing basketball for 10 minutes or more it starts to burn and I need to take a breather... I do golf, and walking the courses aren't a problem for me at this age, of course I had to give up cross country due to my lung capacity, but I am fine with that. Smoking just has a different feeling for me, seeing it linger in the air as opposed to the dissipitation of vapor, the smell, and the throwing it away just all fit together like a puzzle piece. I'm not trying to encourage anyone to smoke, just giving you all an update on where I stand. Oh, and vaping isn't all that bad, I do enjoy it to an extent, but nowhere near the joy of a cigarette. One thing that gives me anxiety is nicotine overdoses, I had one a few months ago and fell to the ground, could barely stand up, move my hands, head, feet, hands, everything was numb and slow. I don't have to worry about that with smoking, and its so simple for me as opposed to the work a vape requires. Vaping hasn't been studied longterm (as far as I know) and smoking has only been known to cause drastic health effects in the longrun. Hell, even doctors recommended cigarettes back in the day, so I don't trust the 95% safer then smoking thing either. I don't know how else to put it, but I'm sick of the lectures from people like my family and friends because of the reasons stated above. I'll stick with my leaf and paper with 100% certainty of the effects as of now, and maybe in 20 years or so I'll try vaping again when we know more about it. If you guys want to discuss anything please don't be hesitant, as I'm very friendly and open to any discussion.