I'm sick of all the holier than thou Politically correct "advice" here. OP, you have every right to pick up smoking. If you feel cool smoking, nobody has the right to tell you not to. You have the freedom here in America do decide for yourself how to live your life. As somebody who is heavily invested in tobacco companies, I would like to personally thank you for choosing to smoke. It is a mature and considered decision, one that is reflective of your pedigree.