I am 16 and I do not smoke, and I think it is very good that you are soo mature and realize smoking is dumb , and for the little girl who is smoking to stay thin she is ridiculous , all people who smoke are not thin , and she is taking the risk of getting cancer ..just to be skinny , when all she has to do is eat healthy and take up a sport , I think the age most kids start smoking tobacoo and the other stuff is probably around your age , although it is very wrong..
My mom age 32 , Dad age 38 and Uncle age 34 all smoke and they started at a very young age like 11 or 12 but that was the older days when smoking was not such a bad thing, today all 3 of them wish they could quit smoking , and are not proud of it , but do to the fact smoking is soo addicting they can not. smoking does not just affect them either it also affects people around them.
You are very wise to make the right decision , I think you should talk to your one of your teachers about your concerns , do not tattle or anything but just let her know you are concered for some kids in your class health and ask her if she can teach your class about it , if you don't want to do that , talk to them show and tell them that it is not "cool" to smoke , , tell them how bad smoking is , and tell them how it affects there health , tell them how it is a dirty habbit and let them know the older you get the harder it is to quit!! Also let them know that they do not have to smoke because of peer pressure , tons of kids don't smoke ,!
once again , congrats on making the right decision if all 13 year olds had the maturity level of you , it would be a better place ,!
Hope I helped :)
· 1 decade ago