I tried my first sutta back in early 2006. Hated it. And continued to hate it until summer 2007 when out of boredom and having a lot of free time at hand, I started smoking away in the afternoons. I would specially walk home from work, smoke one, thoroughly wash my hands and brush my teeth, pop a gum in my mouth and walk back. During the fall semester I started going to the gym, and there came a point when just smelling them from a distance would drive me nuts, I had to hold my breath whenever I walked by someone inhaling and exhaling that poisonous smoke. Soon, lazy-ness came over me, I quit gym and by December the poisonous stick found its way back into my mouth. It wasn't until April 20, 2008 that I decided to kick back for good, as a 21st year resolution to myself (note: I turned 21 on April 22 '08). Good for one month, fighting back the urge, this time I didn't have gym to support my lungs, and within a month my mind said, "ah, what the heck..." and I gave in.
Now, it's mid August 2008... and trust me when I tell you, no more white rings. At least not when there's no liquor in my body. That makes 85% of the week. Ah, only if there weren't no Fridays.