The researcher will begin with the statement that friendship was always very important to him. The author’s best friend and he did everything together. They went to school together and played together. When he was 19 years old, he made the decision to start smoking together. Smoking cigarettes had a bad impact on his mental stability. Smoking turned the researcher into a person without a mind of his own. When he first decided to do it, it was plain and simple, just for fun. Later on down the line researcher’s friend and he thought it looked cool. The author regrets ever picking up a cigarette in the first place. However, he realizes now that all he ever needed was the strength to quit for good. The decision to quit was the best one that the author has ever made. The last thing that smoking did for the researcher was a poor excuse for what to do with his money. The researcher knows now that if he had never started smoking, he would have been able to save his money. The researcher could have just as easily invested that money into a bottle of juice or some kind of health food that would have been much healthier for him. It would have made better sense to put all the money the researcher spent on packs of cigarettes into a savings account.