I know a woman who lets her 15 year old son smoke cigarettes. I was appalled. Even a 17 year old has no business smoking. When you turn 18 you can make your own choices, but until then, you are under your parents rule. You have to do what they say. No questions asked. Other being that it is against the law, it makes me sick that a parent would let their child do something that is so horrible for their health. Surprise surprise this kid was diagnosed with bronchitis today. What do you think about drinking? My parents would not let me smoke, even after I turned 18, lol. But they allowed me to drink at the age of 17. I would have margaritas with them and even shots of tequila. Opinions?