Do the unpleasing side effects of a cigarette out weigh the chemical response of pleasure induced from smoking?
A few important links stated by the research of the U.S. government.
One statement tells us:
Research has shown how nicotine acts on the brain to produce a number of effects. Of primary importance to its addictive nature are findings that nicotine activates reward pathways—the brain circuitry that regulates feelings of pleasure. A key brain chemical involved in mediating the desire to consume drugs is the neurotransmitter dopamine, and research has shown that nicotine increases levels of dopamine in the reward circuits. This reaction is similar to that seen with other drugs of abuse and is thought to underlie the pleasurable sensations experienced by many smokers. For many tobacco users, long-term brain changes induced by continued nicotine exposure result in addiction.
Knowing how the drug works, would you take the chance that a few seconds of coughing and hacking would counteract the chemical reaction?
Although they cite long-term brain change, in the drug world there is a reason the first one is usually free.
Are There Other Chemicals That May Contribute to Tobacco Addiction?
...Animal studies by NIDA-funded researchers have shown that acetaldehyde, another chemical found in tobacco smoke, dramatically increases the reinforcing properties of nicotine and may also contribute to tobacco addiction. The investigators further report that this effect is age-related: adolescent animals display far more sensitivity to this reinforcing effect, which suggests that the brains of adolescents may be more vulnerable to tobacco addiction.
Study: Nicotine Addiction Can Be Immediate
Scientists have confirmed a suspicion held by some smokers but never proven: It could take just a few cigarettes to become addicted.
The scientists suggested there may be three types of smokers: Those who become addicted very quickly, those who get hooked gradually after more regular smoking and those who can smoke lightly or pick up and drop the habit without becoming addicted.