How Old Do You Have To Be To Smoke Cigarettes?

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It depends where you are in the world, although the most common legal age for smoking is 18. In the UK, the official age to buy cigarettes was lifted from 16 to 18 in 2007 as the Department of Health hoped this would cut the number of teenage smokers. Retailers that stock tobacco have a legal obligation to ask for ID when in doubt, or risk prosecution and a fine of up to £2,500 if caught selling to those under age.

Tobacco products include: Cigarettes, cigars, loose rolling tobacco and rolling papers. However, although under 18s are banned from buying tobacco, it is alleged that there is no law against smoking from the age of 16 as long as you have ID to prove your age. Each police force in the UK operate a different policy and some police constables may seize cigarettes from those, who look under 16 and not carrying ID, are found smoking in public places.

This is similar to that of the UK legal drinking age law. The minimum age for the purchase of alcohol is 18 but those aged 16 and 17 are able to consume wine, beer or cider on licensed premises such as pubs, bars and restaurants. This is permitted in England and Wales as long as an adult orders the drinks and as long as the alcohol is accompanied by a meal.

Remember that smoking in indoor public places e.g. Clubs, bars, workplaces etc. Are banned throughout the UK - regardless of what age you are!
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The age limit is 18 in Texas
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It is 18 nationally.
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16 to smoke em 18 to buy
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18.But there needs to be radical change of viewpoint,as far as norms and standards are concerned.We all must ask the question:Do I really love and care about my health? Myself? The older we get, the more bad habits take their toll - some faster than others. A smoker, of non-filtered camel Ciggs for over 60 years, finally dies of lung cancer; or a lover of snuff,after 70 years, dies of throat cancer.We need to make responsible choices, while very young.
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To all those little 14 year olds, easy there bad asses. I'm a 17 year old girl and I have dated guys that smoked and it is disgusting to kiss them. A large part of the reason for our break ups was they wouldn't quit and to me that is a huge turn off. But to answer your question I'm almost positive that you can smoke them at 16. And cops I know won't say anything if your smoking unless your like 11.
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Well I'm 14 and I smoke cigarettes  cops don really care the have more important things to do you have to be 16 to smoke and 19to buy em in Canada Ontario and what the heck you may die a painful slow death
or you may be just fine  but the thing that reall matters is...

How much you smoke my bro he is 17 he smokes every 3 days 2-4 cigarettes and he is perfectly healthy  remember its the amount you smoke so what the heck
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You people are retarded ive smoked for 4 years and not once has a girl ever told me my breathe smelled bad because of smoking ive never been rejected froma kiss because I smoked my nails and teeth arnt yellow. Its a choice whether you want to smoke or not and you shouldnt judge people on something thats only harming them . Smokers know the risks we'd prolly all love to quit but it doesnt work like that
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It is not 18 nationally, in New Jersey, you have to be 19, which was passed about two years ago around the same time when they banned smoking in all public establishments.
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I'm 14 to and I live in colorado and cops have rolled right passed me but my cousin buys em
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Dudes I've been smoking since I was 13, 18 to buy 18 to smoke,there that ends this debate.
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I'm fourteen, I don't smoke.  Yay me!
I have no clue, but I just felt like announcing that not all fourteen year olds are...oh say, STUPID.  N tht not all of us typ lik this.  Being literate is the way to go.
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You can be any age I guess your suppose to 16 but who really cares I smoke and I'm 14 and ive been smoking since I was 8 believe it or not and I'm in really good shape :) I do know you have to be 18 to buy them tho.
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Unfortunately in many communities like mine there are no laws against tobacco use and age. There are only laws against purchasing tobacco. Lawmakers are just now coming to this realization and are working to make new laws.
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In Calif you have to be 18 to legally purchase ciggies. I guess you can smoke at any age, I haven't really paid much attention to the law. I am a non smoker and plan to remain that way.
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Here in CA. 18 to smoke 18 ta buy.....and id rather not have deteriorating lungs thank you very much
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There really is no legal age... Like you said you have to be 18 to purchase them. Theres no law that states what the legal age is for smoking them.
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In New Jersey you have to be 19 to but tobacco products but probably any age to smoke I'm not sure
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I have no clue.I'm 14 I smoke.Don't give me it's bad for you crap I know that I don't care it's my choice.
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In the U.S. You have to be eighteen to buy them.. And you can be sixteen to smoke them with parental consent
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16 years to smoke em but 18 to buy em I'm 14 and I just started smoking a couple days ago cops have seen me smoke and done nothing
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I'm 14 I don't smoke because they said my dad has 10 years to live if he don't quit
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I smoke and I am 14 I love smoking and I love weed and ciggs I am very healthy and I have been smoking since I was nine well ciggs but I have quiestion how old do you have to be to buy blunt wraps
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Me and my step brother have been smoking since we were 9 and 6 and the cops saw us once and they did not care.. So I am gess there is a age to buy but not one to smoke...
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16 to smoke eighteen to buy but I'm 15 and I smoke and I've talked to cops with a cigg in my hand and they said nothing
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18 to smoke. Anyway my brother told me to not go outback I looked outside and in his hand; a cigareet and liter thats why I came here
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I'm 10 and my Topic is on Health.So how old do you need to be to Smoke, Drink(alchohol), Drive, Get Married and have a Job.
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You have to be two years, two months, two days, two minutes and two seconds old to smoke ciggaretes.
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Its obv 18 to buy but no idea to smoke, it may be 16 with parental consent in the home though:) also to all the people saying I'm 8 and I smoke weed, do you really though?? Cus people who smoke weed usually don't have much of a life.
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The 14 year old that smo ke if you think your cool your WRONG anyway nobody wants to go out with somone who smoke because they have bad breath there nails go yellow and it just horrible.
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To smoke atleast one should be of 18 or more than that. I have seen many teenagers who just get involved in the company of elder people and get into the habit of smoking. I think it would be better to smoke at the right age.

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Hey I'm 12 and I smoke iv been for 3 years that's  y if you se the signs that say don't buy tobacco for minors it means they can smoke it legal. A cop told me the same thing and me and him shared a cigarette and that's bull crap my breath is clean because I Cary mints and my fingernails ain't yellow! So stop with the bull crap and learn stuff
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You people have really smoked since you were 8 and 9? God, I feel sorry for you. Where were your parents when all of this was happening? Drug free is the way to be. Think about it.
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Smoking cigarettes are bad no question I'm 14. Weeds ok but any other drug is for fags that have a bad live so they have to take somthing to get high. Cigars are awsome though.
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How old do you have to be to jump off a tall building?Smoking will kill you just as surely except that you will die a slow, excruciating death. It is not glamorous and you won't look cool. You will have fewer friends, fewer places to go to, fewer job opportunities. You will feel like an outcast as intelligent people will avoid you.
Tobacco is a very addictive drug. It is almost impossible to quit.
You have a glorious life to live. Be smart, don't start. Enjoy life.

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