I could have been a smoker, and I almost was. The person who pressured me into trying it once was a relative. Nice, huh?
Both of my parents are former smokers, and said they dreamed of smoking long after they quit. They said it was a horrible addiction. One of my family members was schizophrenic and chain-smoked, and I associated smoking with lunacy. Never appealed to me.
Not at all. But there were no smokers in my immediate family so that helped. I don't judge people who start smoking. I regret those who know better!
I don't think my case was peer pressure. My parents puffed away all day and I wanted to do it, too. People didn't think of it as a dirty habit back then.
I've NEVER done anything because of peer pressure but I did smoke for a little while when I was a teen because I thought it made me look cool and it was a way to showoff my one of my best features... my fingernails.
Nope, I never smoked out of peer pressure, but I did smoke a cigar once because a coworker had a baby, and he was handing out cigars to everyone to celebrate.
Regardless of what my peers were doing I was too afraid of my mother... she really hates smoking....
I don't think addiction could be caught by pressure or through infatuation.If your are addicted to something,nobody else but you can only stop yourself.The opposite one is also same.I have seen seen people chain smoker but the one next to him ,who is very much fond of him is literally a person of different world.So,above everything ,self control can change everything.
I guess you could say peer pressure works both ways. In elementary school I watch kids getting green in the face and sick from trying to smoke and decided this cannot be good for a person.
Never smoked one single cigarette or used any other type of tobacco other than second and third hand smoke - which in an of themselves is enough to worry a person.
Lost my mother to throat cancer from smoking and hope I do not ever lose any more family members like that.
Yes it was. A lot of my friends and family smoked so I started. I really do wish I wouldn't have caved but now it's part of me and within time I do plan of quitting.
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