I started smoking when I was 14 (not because it was cool, none of my friends did it. Just out of mere curiosity.) I'm 20 now and still smoking. But it's really not a good habit to get into, it really tears up your lungs, makes it harder to breath, and makes you more susceptible to chest infections and coughs and stuff. I've had bronchitis I think 4 times in the past year or so and I still cough up flem that collects in my chest sometimes. It's really unpleasant, and I'm still trying to give it up.
It's really not something you want to get into, as far as taste goes, most people dont like it plus the smell sticks to your clothes your hair and your breath unlike Hookah smoke which is cleaner and much more pleasant smelling. Plus the smell doesn't stick in rooms or clothes or anything like that. Stick with hookah smoking, the buzz is better and after a while the cigarette buzz disappears.