My 14 year old is smoking and I am a smoker and so is my husband. The way I see it he is going to smoke nomater what anyone says. So should I let him???? I did when I was his age and so did my husband.
Ok, I have to say something here. Just because she and her DH smoke, does NOT mean that it is their fault that their son started! I don't know about the rest of you, but when I was 14, if my parents lectured and hounded me, I probably would have rebelled against it. You can try to stop him, but ultimately it's up to him if he is or isn't going to smoke. You can't watch a 14 year old 24/7. Personally I'd talk to him, of course make sure he understands the health issues, the rising cost, etc, etc. All the bad things about it. I'd also make a point to scare him a bit with the legal aspect of it. I don't know what state you live in, but here in CA it's illegal to smoke or be in possession of tobacco if you're under 18. Meaning, if he were to get caught, he'll be arrested/ticketed, have to go to court, have big time fines, possible community service, probation, etc. Good luck- I wish you the best!
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