I have always loved smoking and started when I was 11 (with my parents' blessing. I am now a single parent of 3 girls and managed to get all 3 of my girls to at least try a cigarette at age 10. I told them that they didn'the have to start smoking, but that I at least wanted them to try them to see if they liked them so that they could make an informed decision. In all 3 cases, they ended up really loving cigarettes and I allowed them to start. They are now 16, 14, and 12 and I don't think they will ever quit! They have no limits on how many they are allowed to smoke. If I had it to do all over again, I would still do it. They in turn have gotten several of their friends started and also a few younger relatives. We are all a VERY pro-smoking family and always will be!