How old were you when you first started to smoke?

Philippines
January 21, 2009 1:01am CST
Who and what influenced you to do such? Are you hooked and having a hard time quitting? Or do you even intend to quit?
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9 responses
• Malaysia
22 Jan 09
i first start smoking when i was thirteen then. i wish that i can quit easily. but i must stop smoking by the time i get married. i don;t want to smoke in front of my children later on.
• Philippines
5 Feb 09
HI, soundfreak22nd, just dropping by to check if you have quit or if you are still hooked. :-)
• Malaysia
5 Feb 09
i can't let go the hook yet :)
• Philippines
5 Feb 09
Oh, :-) did you try, though? Do you often regret you even did it the first time?
@mac_bb (156)
• United States
21 Jan 09
i was 12 when i started smoking, the group of kids i was hanging out with was my influence, i thought i was cool. i am 22 now and still smoking i would like to quit smoking but so far i have not found the will power to. one day i would really like to quit.
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
has it been chain-smoking already. On an average, how many sticks can you consume a day?
@mac_bb (156)
• United States
21 Jan 09
i have cut down to about 10 cigs a day i was smoking about a pack a day. but when i was drinkin it was around 2 packs a day
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
have u been successful with limiting yourself to 10 cigs a day?
@goldeneagle (6776)
• United States
22 Jan 09
I was probably about 14. I have quit and started back several times. I guess I will be addicted to them until the day I die...
• Philippines
5 Feb 09
"...until the day I die." Swear?
• United States
5 Feb 09
well I hope not, but it doesn't show signs of going away.
• Philippines
5 Feb 09
your resistance must be so strong....I salute you. I could die after one puff you know. I don't smoke and I may never want to. Are there time you wished you never smoked?
@ladybug565 (2217)
• United States
21 Jan 09
I was actually 8 years old when I started smoking. I am current trying to quit but I have tried several times and never happens.
• Malaysia
5 Feb 09
yes there is. i was wondering why does the pharmacies sell ciggarettes, and when i took a good look it's for people who wants to quit smoking.
@loveyevi (513)
• United States
10 Feb 09
I started smoking when I was 16. I was always strongly against it, and thought it was a really dirty habit. Well I still think that but now I have been smoking for about 4 years. I started when I moved to England from America. Everybody there seemed to smoke, I was working one day and someone offered me one, and for some reason I said yes. Well I have been smoking ever since. I hope to quit eventually, although I have tried before and it was really hard. If I do not quit beforehand I would definitely quit before I had a child or the second I found out I was pregnant. Maybe I will get pregnant just so I will be forced to quit. Haha.
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
YOu better get pregnant...FAST!!
@Unah08 (672)
• Philippines
6 Feb 09
I think if I'm not mistaken the first time i tried to smoke was when i was 13 years old, we were just trying it to for fun together with my cousin and the second I've tried smoking again was when I was in college i think I'm already 19 then it lasted for two one and a half years mainly due to peer pressure. I've only smoked because my friends are doing it most of the time when we do meet up. But after we graduated in college and move on separate ways I eventually quit it, I didn't have any hard time quitting because smoking is not really my thing, I have other vices though, I drink on occasional basis, but i just can't go on with smoking. ^-^
• Philippines
10 Feb 09
yes, stay out of it before it becomes a bad habit
• United States
22 Jan 09
I was 14 years old and I started because in these days it was considered glamorous and cool. Now 45 years later I still smoke and see no reason to quit as I have normal breathing and clear lungs. I did quit for a year but started again. I get checked every 6 months. My doctor thinks I do not have the gene which causes smoke related diseases.
• Philippines
5 Feb 09
See, I kind of found a trend. Most people who answered this post started smoking at 13, or 14, or 15.....mostly around that age. How come? I'm just curious. See, I don't smoke so I can never tell. But when I was thirteen, I was still playing with dolls, and paper boats. Lol. Suddenly I think Im retarted. Lol
• China
21 Jan 09
i can not remember when i first start to smoke,maybe 26 years old.when i have start to work after finish school.when i meet the trouble in my job.i have learn to start smoke.that can let me forget the trouble.......i know smoking is not good habit and bad for health.but refrain smoking is not so easy.but i will try my best to rafrain from smoking.........happy mylotting and have a nice day.
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
same predicament as most people. the trick is to remove one stick at a time. no rushing coz its gonna get worse
@808nala (640)
• United States
21 Jan 09
I was 15 years old. I hung out with my boyfriend at that time and his friends. They were all bad influences. Not only did I start smoking, I also started drinking, smoking mary jane and cutting class. My parents smoke too. When they found out that I was smoking in high school, they told me not to hide it from them so I didn't. I don't blame them for me getting addicted, but I think I would've gotten sick of hiding it and eventually gave up. I am now married to a wonderful man. He wants me to quit smoking, but would never force me to do it. I want to quit some day, but I have to be mentally ready for it. I'm afraid that I'm not there yet.
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
yup...these things take time. but i hope you don't do mary jane anymore. coz it's the worst kind. you can really start quitting now. don't put it off for tomorrow. but yah, you must be ready for it.good luck though.
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