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    I'm not one to judge,but since I have been in Onex Geneva Switzerland.I have seen as young as 12 year old's smoking,It's not my business to judge but don't you think that is too young. I should understand that it's cold and all that but isn't this too young...? Looking at the growth of cancer today,it scary because they will not reach 21 years without getting cancer.it's so .
    Reason for anon is because I know a friends who's brother does this and she is al-right with it,but I'm disgusted because his life is being messed up in the name of cold weather or just being cool.
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    Lung Cancer takes a while to develop, and the kid is unlikely to develop Cancer by 21 although it is a possibility. It's sad to see kids this young smoking, efforts should be made to stop under-age smoking and to help stop more people falling into the habit. From personal experience as a smoker I know that it is a difficult habit to kick and if I could go back I wouldn't have ever started in the first place.
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    How can you say that they will not "reach 21 years without getting cancer" as if it's a fact? :confused:
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    (Original post by J.Star)
    How can you say that they will not "reach 21 years without getting cancer" as if it's a fact? :confused:
    just assuming the probability of cancer growth is so fast.They are so young,plus the story of the 2 year old Mexican boy who smokes.Scientist say he will not reach 20.
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    (Original post by Swanbow)
    Lung Cancer takes a while to develop, and the kid is unlikely to develop Cancer by 21 although it is a possibility. It's sad to see kids this young smoking, efforts should be made to stop under-age smoking and to help stop more people falling into the habit. From personal experience as a smoker I know that it is a difficult habit to kick and if I could go back I wouldn't have ever started in the first place.
    I was also thinking of that but like you said bad habits die hard.
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    I'm not a smoker, but isn't it a fact that the lungs of a young smoker who quits in their late teens/early twenties almost fully recover?
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    I also think it is sad. It's great that you care so much about these people you don't even know personally. My mum is a heavy smoker and I've seen her go into hospital because of cancer scares (thankfully, she doesn't yet have lung cancer).

    But, no, I can completely empathise. My mum started when she was about 12 also. It's such a shame because you're way too young to fully know what you're signing up to at that age and, by the time you realise you've made a mistake, it's sometimes too late. You need a lot of will power to give up at that stage.
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    I think cancer awareness should be assigned to these area and taught to them.It not only primary smoking that dangerous to but secondary smoking for those who in-hale it .They should be more enforcement done to help like what Australia is doing.
 
 
 
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