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Being asked for a cigarette


View Poll Results: Would you have given them a cigarette?
Yes, you should always help fellow smokers 19 67.86%
Yes, but a bit unsure 4 14.29%
No, tell them to buy their own 4 14.29%
No, tell them they are too young to smoke 1 3.57%
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Old 08-19-2018, 02:59 PM
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Just wondering what people would do if someone stopped them in the street while they were smoking and asked them for a cigarette?
Last week two boys, probably 15-16 year old stopped me and asked me. I gave them one each, but still do not know what I did was right. What do people think?
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Your poll should be more clear if it's an adult or underage teen that's asking.

If it's an adult, sure, I would give them a smoke (if it wasn't my last one), but I wouldn't give a cigarette to anyone that appears to be an underage.

If they already had a cigarette and need a light? Ok.
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They were underage, but not by much - I was smoking when I was much younger than them.
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They were underage, but not by much - I was smoking when I was much younger than them.
I'll grant that yes they are probably regular smokers. But still I wouldn't do it.

How/when you started shouldn't factor in. Here and now it's practically considered contributing to delinquency of a minor. You never know who they might be or who is watching.

Besides would your parents, or would you (if you're a parent) be upset that strangers were giving your kids cigarettes, or maybe even something worse.

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As I started smoking young myself, bumming from others was at times the only way I could smoke, so of course I always give a cigarette when asked for.
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I would be careful Buddy. As Wayne said, you never know who is watching.
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I also agree and you need to watch who you give it to. Where I live, the police routinely send underage people into stores to buy cigarettes and most of them are checking IDís and if they do sell to underage, they get caught and it gets publicized, which is not good.

Unless itís an adult, which you are sure of, be careful, because someone could have been watching.
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I would not have done that. Even though I was 12 when I started, I contend today that smoking is an adult activity. I would have told the boys to ask their father.
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Im not exactly clear what you’re asking so I’m not answering the poll.

Adult asking for a smoke? Maybe. Depends on if I think they ran out, or if they’re just a bum. Homeless people get a pass usually on the “bum” part. But that also depends on if I see a pack of smokes on them. Yeah. They really will try to stock up with a pack showing.

Kids? Hell no. I will not get a ticket or worse from giving a kid a smoke. Never, won’t happen. I’d be better off giving them a joint.(I wouldn’t do that either but you see my point )
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I surely gave them a cigarette.
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