I said nothing about "prior to" anything.<quoted text>I'm not making it sound any which way, RR.
I asked you to name one personal benefit you derive from smoking.
You said it calms your nerves.
That strongly indicates that PRIOR to you having started smoking, you were a bundle of jangled nerves and that your nerves needed calming.
So therefore, you are basically saying that you smoke for "medicinal" purposes- that being to "calm your nerves".
Sorry that your BS is just that and is rightly interpreted as such.
You assumed that all on your own.