Originally Posted by DieselSmoke
when you tell a teenage not to do something, they turn around and do it.
Actually, we tell a lot of teenagers to not go murder anyone, drive their cars into trees, jump off buildings, stick forks in light sockets, ect, and I don't see many teenagers doing that stuff.
They pick up smoking and drinking from family / friends who give the stereotype that its "cool" rather than a personal choice.
We arn't talking about 8 year olds who get told "no" and start chain smoking to be rebellious of their mother, we're talking about kids in the 12-17 demographic who get involved with smoking through non-personal choices related to enjoyment of the hobby / habit. They do it from social and media pressure, not personal interest.