What kind of person would you usually expect to be a smoker? I don't tell everyone I smoke since I see no reason to, but everyone reacts in shock when they see me pull out a ciggy. Why could this be?
Most Helpful Guy
Are these people that know you? They probably just assume you don't/didn't and/or you don't seem like the "type". If it's people that know you and have never seen you smoke then it's understandable. I was well into my teens or 20's before I learned that my mom had smoke at one time, I was totally shocked and still am a little to this day as I had always assumed she had never even though she had never told me that. Sometime people just make assumption about people or draw up their own conclusions.1
Most Helpful Girl
The only people I picture as smokers are older folks and, to a much lesser extent, some of the non-straightedge folks in the alt scene (Warped tour has this little huddle of people who smoke and it's kinda hilarious because they just bum smokes off of each other but don't bother anyone else)
I assume that you're probably pretty mainstream-looking and younger, so most people don't assume that you smoke.1