1stSmoke.com is designed to provide fair and unbiased information about
various substances people use to burn / smoke or inhale. Smoking can be
done for many reasons including recreational use or part of rituals.
Worldwide, the most common method of smoking is the use of cigarettes.
Cigarettes are considered two forms, industrially manufactured and the
more old fashion version of hand rolled from loose tobacco and rolling
papers. Beyond the popular cigarettes, other forms of smoking are bongs,
cigars, hookahs, and pipes.
In addition to forms of smoking is the product that is smoked. For
example, in far fewer numbers people around the world do smoke some
rated legal and illegal drugs such as cannabis and opium. Crack cocaine,
heroine and other substances classified as hard narcotics are also
smoked by some people.
Regardless of the product smoked, smoking is considered to be addictive.
Today, it is estimated more than a billion people worldwide smoke
cigarettes. Obviously, smoking is not something new or is it new to our
generation. Approximately 5000 BC is the first recording of several
cultures using smoking in religious ceremonies.
History shows during the European exploration of the Americas,
the practice of smoking tobacco spread quickly as the explorers
returned to the remainder of the world inhabitants.
Peoples opinions of smoking have varied widely over the
centuries, from sophisticated - vulgar, euphoric - deadly,
tranquil - hazardous, holy - sinful and a lot more.
Within the past few decades, smoking has been viewed in a very
negative light. Numerous medical studies have shown smoking is
one of the leading causes of diseases such as heart attacks,
lung cancer, stenosis, chronic pulmonary disease and multiple
Because of the extensive documented health hazards associated
with smoking has caused many countries to establish anti smoking
bans, and several taxes on tobacco products. As these bans grow,
many countries, states, cities have instituted no smoking in
Over the past four decades smoking within the United States has
dropped approximately half among adults. Age of consumption
varies throughout the world and this will be a topic of heavy
discussion for many decades / centuries to come.