Originally Posted by MusicianDad
Millions of people smoke cigarettes and have never touched pot or anyother drug.
You're arguing it backwards. I certainly
didn't say that every smoker will advance to any other drug.
However, every meth addict started with cigarettes. There isn't a meth addict out there who never touched a cigarette.
Beyond that, I wanted to say this to the OP:
My MIL didn't really take it seriously when my dh started smoking at 14. She came up with lots of excuses........it's just a phase, it's just being a teenager, it's normal rebellion, it's due to the stress of the divorce of his parents the year prior, etc.
Three decades later, he's still fighting his addiction to cigarettes (even now, with a serious lung problem, he can't quite kick smoking). Maybe, just maybe, if she had gotten him help at that point in time and had taken his smoking seriously, he would have been able to quit then. Just something to think about.
(And, for the record, just in case anyone is wondering, he doesn't smoke in the house or the car.)