It felt like inhaling shards of glass and I coughed uncontrollably doubled over in pain. My friend's mother (a smoker herself) said to me. Yeah, that's how smoking feels. And that was enough for me. I was never going to smoke. So when I would see young people smoking I would always marvel at them.
First edition (Alleged Press, New York, 1999), signed, slightly worn cover (see images), direct from Ed's archive.