Katie is from Summerville, S.C. Although experimenting a bit sooner, she was hooked solid by age 13. Her older sister begged her and actually paid her $5 dollars to smoke her first cigarette. Just 20, Katie has now been addicted to smoking nicotine for so long that she simply cannot begin to imagine life without her nicotine induced dopamine/adrenaline high.
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The above photo was taken on June 09, 2005 by John R. Polito.
Katie has consented to its use in association with any not-for-profit youth smoking prevention or cessation education effort.