Smokers and Ex Smokers: at what age?

@mdilan (803)
United States
February 7, 2007 6:06pm CST
At what age did you start smoking? How? Why? Are/Were you concerned of the health consequences? Did you have any of these? My father used to smoke a lot for years and thank God he stopped also a few years ago.
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@wdiong (1817)
• Singapore
8 Feb 07
I do not smoke but my father-in-law does. According to my hubby, he started smoking when he was in his teens,and even after he had a heart operation ,he went back to smoking not long after he recovered. He does not even try to kick this habit even though he knows how harmful it is.
@sunshinecup (7880)
8 Feb 07
I started at the age of 8 because I busted my older brothers doing it so they gave me a smoke if I didn't tell. I just ran with it from there until this very day. I know I should stop, but I can't.
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• Netherlands
8 Feb 07
I started smoking at 15 and just quit 2 weeks ago...I'm 33. No health problems yet, that I know of - but who knows what will creep up on me later. I started to be part of the crowd, and kept smoking because I was one of the only ones that looked old enough to buy them...it made me feel important. The rest is history.
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• Latvia
15 Mar 07
Yeah the bad thing about smoking is that you can stop smoking, but result you see maybe after many years. Your lungs are already destroied. I did smoke for a while. I guess I was less that 20 years old. My older friends smoked. But I didn't enjoy it. It was company like event:) My granddad dien of cancer, he was a smoker.
• China
9 Feb 07
I'm not smoking. My perents almost no smoke.I think I am lucky .My perents must been health to a long time .
@deebomb (15317)
• United States
8 Feb 07
I stared smoking at about the age of 33. I was going through a devorice at the time and my aunt suggested to me that smoking would settle my nerves. It helped. I smoked 1 to 1 1/2 pack a day. That was before they started putting warning on them. Then I got down to 2 packs a week. I had quit for about 5 months. Going to stop again when this pack is gone. Smoking has been the least of my worries about health. I know that smoking dosen't help my condition now.