How Old Were You When You First Smoked A Cigarette?

@biwasaki (1745)
United States
February 1, 2007 8:15pm CST
For those of you who are adults and are addicted to cigarettes, how old were you when you first smoked a cigarette? What made you try it and then stick with it?
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11 responses
• United States
2 Feb 07
I started when I was 14. My father knew but my mother did not find out until I was 18. I quit when I was pregnant with my children but always went back to it. I currently still am smoking but cutting down and preparing to quit.
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@biwasaki (1745)
• United States
2 Feb 07
What caused you to start and then stick with it? Was it peer pressure? Or did you really enjoy it?
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
hey! we both quit when we got pregnant! great! we should be friends!hehehe... my daughter started doing actions like smoking and blowing air out of her mouth looks cute though im starting to be annoyed because when her granfather visits her she would do it again and my father in law will start asking where did she get that? i would only say from the tv!
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@lvap0628 (731)
• Philippines
14 Apr 07
I was 15 when I tried to smoke just to be in with my friends. I didn't like it though cause it made me dizzy and cough. So I stopped and never tried again.
• India
7 Apr 07
I started smoking at the age of 24 and I never ever been a chain smoker. Now am not smoking. Actually i don't like smoking but I do smoking only after i took any drink on very rare occassions.
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@Ms_Lis (35)
• Canada
3 Apr 07
I was in grade 9. Peer pressure mostly. Trying to be cool. But...it defenitly isn't. Being 22 now, i wish i had never started.
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@Michele21 (3095)
• United States
3 Apr 07
I have never smoked anything and never will. I don't know what my parents told me growing up but I have always been against smoking.
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@barnkinney (1343)
• Philippines
1 Apr 07
i was 18 when i had my first stick and learned how to smoke. i needed it to portray a role in a musical play.. after the production, i stopped smoking for about a month or two, but then again, i started smoking again.. up to the present.
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@emeraldisle (13158)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I started to seriously smoke when I was 21. I'd had a couple before that but nothing major. I became a smoker then. I enjoy it, that's why I smoke and still smoke today. It's something in my life that I can enjoy which isn't all that much right now.
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@indywahm (808)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Unfortunatley I was 8 years old, but I did quit when I was 17 years old ! So I have not smoked since I was 17 and I am 35 now.
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@wesker311 (510)
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
I was in college when i started smoking 17 years old and a room mate taught me! such a good teacher! LOL! i quit when i got pregnant but after giving birth when back to smoke again!LOL!
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@peni88 (469)
• United States
2 Feb 07
i started smoking at 11 years old. i am now 38 and still smoke. i dont know why. ive tried very unsuccessfukky to stop a couple of times. i dont even know why i started.
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• India
2 Feb 07
I have never smoked one and i never wanted to. i donot know what they get out of it other than a bit of style...some people start as if it was a style but end up getting addicted