How old you start smoking? and How?

@rinaaus (1203)
Australia
March 22, 2008 9:17pm CST
I just want to know How so I can prevent for my son.
5 responses
@leloo2 (114)
• Romania
23 Mar 08
well hello let's see I am a 19 years old girl I start smoking when i went to highschool..I guess it's easy to know why..."popularity" I regret and now it's getting hard for me to quit smoking In my country ...the people,friends i know that smoke..started at the age 14-15 "How do you start smoking?" I think that the group of friends or people that you hang out lots of time has the biggest effect on starting/not starting to smoke Boys ussually start smoking earlier.. I guess there is nothing to do about that If you speak to him and explain the consequences of smoking it's perfect..But that's all you can do If he wants to smoke he will do it
@rinaaus (1203)
• Australia
23 Mar 08
Thanks for your advice. So it is better to let's him start with the guide so when he know how to smoke, he will not get any effect from his friends and he will decide to quit smoking by himself after trying.
@leloo2 (114)
• Romania
23 Mar 08
i didn't say that it's better to let him start smoking...but if he doesn't understand what negative effects smoking cand have there is nothing to do i mean we are young and stubborn (sorry for my english :D)and i know exaclly that what is forbbiden to do is what we do you can not close your son in the house or not give him money...it's wrong and no results..that would only make worse things out maybe if you show him this discussions it would help him/you
@mbs730 (2152)
• Canada
23 Mar 08
I was 16 but never became addicted. In fact I hated it and it didn't last. Food is my addiction, which is worse??
@rinaaus (1203)
• Australia
23 Mar 08
but how you started? from friends or you just curious to try it?
@mbs730 (2152)
• Canada
23 Mar 08
Sorry I am a bit tired tonight.. it was definitely peer pressure and curiosity on my part but glad I didn't stick with it. Would have been one more thing to tackle.
@mnsrwt123 (2058)
• India
23 Mar 08
Well, i am 21 and still don't smoke, i think its a bad bad habit to smoke and it also makes me feel not better... So better to keep your son aware of its results...
@rinaaus (1203)
• Australia
23 Mar 08
Thanks for your advise! I will with my best!
@lishiwei (1553)
• China
23 Mar 08
I'm 18th now but I have never thought of smoking.I think if he never thought of it he wouldn'd do it.I think you shouldn't prevent him derictly if he really want to it.You to tell him the harm of smoking and let he give up himselt.
@rinaaus (1203)
• Australia
23 Mar 08
Good for you that you have never thought of smoking. Thanks for your advice.
@everafter (378)
• Philippines
23 Mar 08
I started smoking at the age of 13 because of Peer pressure. NOw, i smoke occasionally. Everytime I see my husband smoke, i feel like smoking too.
@rinaaus (1203)
• Australia
23 Mar 08
How did you get Peer pressure?