• Just as easily as if you start later in life. Perhaps it will be more habitual to the younger though. However, it will do much, much more damage to the person starting young as the lungs and body are still growing.
  • The younger you start, the harder it is to stop. You may quit for a while but it is quite possible that you may start again because lots of students are and later on in life because people at your workplace are. I'm not smoking now, but I've stopped and started many times. I keep telling myself that I will never smoke again. I hope I'm right.
  • Yes, I have smoked before and have been always able to stop. I never became an avid smoker, just 3 to 5 cigarettes a day. Now I smoke only at parties and after having a few driks. However, I have seen people from all age groups start smoking and could not quit. Better not risk it.
  • I started at 13 and stopped after YEARS.."just like that". It all depends on how much you WANT to.
  • well... i would not know from personal experiance but i know some people who started at a early age and now cannot quit if there life depended on it.
  • I started smoking when I was 13, now I have been smoking for 19 years. I have never been a non smoking adult and have spent more of my life smoking than not. I have tried many times to quit but have not been successful. I dont reccomend anyone start smoking no matter if they are young, old or otherwise.
  • I took my first puff at age 7.....even tho I didn't get hooked then, thru out the years I would smoke occasionally. I finally did get hooked in college. I don't regret anything....except that if my folks smoked I would have had it way easier!
  • Yes, but it's hard to stop. It's hard to stop no matter when you start. Don't start.
  • Yes. I started at 17 smoked for 3 years, quit for a year, smoked for two more and quit in 1999 for good age 23 and never looked back since.
  • You can do anything you put your mind to..i of course can't, I'm still sad.
  • Smoking is dangerous and addictive. If you start at a younger age you will have a greater chance of being physically damaged by it. You will also have a greater chance of not being able to quit.
  • The longer you smoke the harder it is to quit, I know I started when I was 13 :-( I'm 40 now and wish I had never started.
  • I think kids start smoking to fit in with their friends, many of my close friends started smoking at 13, sadly I walked away from their friendship because I am adamantly opposed to smoking,I hope they are no longer smoking but I have not kept in touch with them.I think if you want to stop you can. My father smoked many years and with the birth of his first grandchild he quit smoking, which I thought was great!
  • Yes. but it will be difficult, very difficult. Nicotine is an extremely addictive drug.
  • Yes. But it takes a lot of will power. Sometimes even looking at those disgusting photos doesnt help... You have to want to do it. You have to want to not smell like an ash tray.
  • yes. will it be easy? nope!
  • Yes you could, but it would be hard. Nicotine is addictive.
  • Yes. The first week is difficult but after that it's manageable. You have to establish an attitude before hand that you are going to quit no matter what and failure in that regard is NOT an option. Understand ahead of time that you will go through a lot of mind games and thoughts will arise like, "I never really wanted to quit in the first place", "just because someone else wants me to quit is no reason to quit", "this is stupid, I can do whatever I want to do", "I really don't smoke that much", "it really doesn't matter if I smoke or not", etc. You WILL come up with ideas that quitting was a bad idea - don't listen and stay the course. Just get through the first week and after that it becomes quite managable. After 3 weeks it will take virtually no effort.

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