I was having a conversation with the chiropractor in my Miami Chiropractic office the other day and the topic quickly turned to general health and my kids.  I was incredibly embarassed to have to tell him that my 16 year old son has started smoking.  I realize that the statistics are really clear at this point, if you smoke each and every cigarette is going to take at least seven minutes off of your life on average.  It’s incredible to think that after 8 packs of cigarettes, you die one day sooner than you would normally.

He said that part of the issues with teenagers smoking is that they start to hang out in places and do activities which allow smoking long term.  Having those same type of experiences also makes it incredibly difficult to quit in the future, because their friends smoke and they are spending time in places which allow and even encourage smoking.