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If you could go back to when you started smoking, would you start?


View Poll Results: What would you do if you could go back to when you started
I would start earlier 14 35.00%
I would start later 2 5.00%
I would start the same time 23 57.50%
I wouldn’t start 1 2.50%
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Old 07-09-2019, 05:58 PM
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I would start earlier! I love smoking and want to smoke as many cigarettes as i can!
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Old 07-09-2019, 08:49 PM
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Smoked at parties during teens and college. Wasn’t a regular smoker until 22. In retrospect college would have been a lot less stressful had I smoked whenever I was stressed. Wish I had started regularly in my teens. Never would have flown in a house with 2 ex-smoker parents.
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I smoked my first cigarette at 10. I would say that was young enough. Obviously I wasn’t a regular smoker, but I would say that first cigarette hooked me for life.
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"If you could go back to when you started smoking, would you start?"

Yes.

My first cigarette was when I was 13. Didn't start regularly smoking until about a week after my 15th birthday.
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I started sneaking at 12, fessed up when I was 15. Both of my parents smoke so it wasn’t a big deal when they found out. Given that, I would probably fess up sooner if I could do it again, but I don’t think I would start earlier.
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There would be no difference. My mom and stepfather were very anti smoking, so smoking during my high school years would not have been an option. It just wouldn't have been worth the lecture and guilt trip ("We do and do for you kids and this is the thanks we get in return. As long as you live under this roof, you will do what I say...").

I didn't start until I moved out and went off to college.
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I had my first smoke at 13 and I wish I had started age 5. I love and believe in smoking and I think it should be normal for children to smoke.
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I wouldn't change a thing. I started smoking at 12 yrs old and have smoked everyday since then. I live to smoke to be honest, it is just who I am. All the men in my family are smokers and they wouldn't change a thing either.
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I started at 18 when it was legal here in the UK, and I am happy with that.

I wouldn't have wanted to struggle trying to get cigarettes underage, and am glad I started, but part of me wishes I hadn't started purely because of the cost!
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I first tried smoking at 12/13, so I don't think I'd ever want to start any younger than that. However, since I never opened up as a smoker to my parents until 17 (almost 18), I do think I'd probably have been open about it much sooner, like around 15/16. At that age, although I wasn't quite addicted yet, I had learned to enjoy smoking and would smoke a cigarette at almost any opportunity I had. Would've been nice to not be sneaking around at that point even though it was VERY easy for me to sneak around and get away with it (smoke friendly house, no one notices).
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