Young once are exposed to cigarettes now adays. It' so terrible!!

Philippines
March 23, 2007 11:56pm CST
Lots of young once, specially 11yrs old boys and girls are already starting to smoke. And it's so sad that they are very exposed with such bad stuff. I think cigarette need to be banned because lots of teenager and even young once are smoking.. Does your child smoke? Or even you are smokers?
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9 responses
@lols189 (4797)
25 Mar 07
i smoke and i really want to give up as it is a dirty and addictive habit which is really bad for us. i dont have children
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
24 Mar 07
I never smoked in my life, but my son who is a man now, smokes, he smokes in the house all the time, even though it is bad for our health. He won't stop
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@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
11 Jun 07
yes, it's really sad!! most of these kids smoke out of peer pressure, they think its cool to smoke!! soon they get addicted and when the realisation comes they can't get out of it. only afew with high self motivation can refrain from smoke.
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• Philippines
12 Jun 07
i do agree with you mimpi..they really need a good motivation from parents..thanks for the response..have a nice day..
@austere (2814)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
weee, i do smoke.. i mean not that am proud of it.. ive been smoking for around three years now..but am not honestly a chain smoker.. i mean i dont smoke like a puffing walking chimney..i smoke when am with friends or when am too full, after eating most often.. i wouldnt say that there is peer pressure involved as to why i started smoking or that my friends push me into this vice, it was a decision i made and i choose so i have nobody to blame.. well, i know the effects and the harm of smoking.. it's not that i dont think about it, it's about giving a limit to yourself as to how many sticks in a day.. smoking for me is a responsibility. and a big one. i wouldnt label people bad because they smoke as long as they know what they are doing and be responsible with it. like smoking but being conscious of the health of the people around you, making sure that those people around you will not be enhaling all the smokes that you emitted.. something like that.. but with young people smoking, i definitely disagree with it.. most of these kids do not know the possible harms and bad effects of smoking..so i believe these kids needs guidance.
• Philippines
12 Jun 07
i'm really sad with those young ones because they don't know the consequences of smoking specially in an early age..thanks friend..have a nice day..
@bcl_me (583)
• Philippines
9 Jun 07
i do not think that smoking is bad...its a cool thing for young ones, it is one to gain cool friends...smoking sessions with friends or during parties...is hip and cool...you get to get acquainted more with your friends that way...while tralking about things and smoking at the same time its really cool... it is not bad.
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• Philippines
11 Jun 07
i don't think it's cool..you can get friends even youre not smoking right? it's bad on young ones..thanks for the thoughts..
@hollowheart (1572)
• India
9 Jun 07
Hi Cherriemae, u r correct, both drinking and smoking should be banned. i feel sad specially to see women smoking. I have tried to stop so many of my friends, however they only reduced he number but never stopped smoking. cant we try to do something together to stop this?
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• Philippines
11 Jun 07
again myot banner - this banner talks about keeping posting discussions and at the same time you making fun here while posting..
all we can do is be a good model to the young ones..thanks friend..
@laiyongjun (1337)
• China
8 Jun 07
hi,cherriemae,nice to meet you.i am so interested in this discussion. i also find so many students like smoking between 12-18 years old in china.a middle school which beside my university, there are many students like smoking.sometimes when i pass by the school, i can see many students are smoking on the street and seems waiting for someone.it is so terrible. i don't like smoking.but many people surrounded me are smokers.when they smoke, i just want to run away in no time. actually, i don't oppose sometimes some people can smoke in special situation. hehe. thank you for your discussion.
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• Philippines
9 Jun 07
thank you for the response friend..i'm happy with it..have a nice day..
@bigeyes (19)
• Singapore
7 Apr 07
I am not a smoker. In Singapore, one has to be above 18 in order to buy cigeratte in the stores, but they can ask others to buy. The government are promoting us to stop smoking cos of the bad health resulting ... but.. the best way is to ban it? No supply then there wont be demand? but this is one major income for the government..doubt they will ever ban it...
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@subathra (3519)
• India
12 Jun 07
I have never smoked and will not in the near future days too.I hate people smoking because the people aurrounded by them also intake the smoke and in causes inconvenience and health hazards. In my family my elder brother is a social smoker other than that no one smokes in my family.I think smoking in public places need to be banned.Youngsters are smoking a lot these days as they just start as pleasure which will make them addict later which they fail to realise. i feel the consequences of smoking like lung cancer, brochities needs to be created as an awareness among people so that atleast some people will realise & give up this habit.
• Philippines
13 Jun 07
yes, it's so sad that numbers of youngsters are really growing nowadays..but how can we stop them, if they already addicted with such stuff..thanks for the response friend..have a nice day.