What do they tell their children about smoking ? Do they have the right to insist their children don't smoke ? Seems to me the message they are sending is that health isn't very high on the value chart. Am I wrong ? Please share your thoughts.
My mother is a smoker, and always has been. She always said to me and my sister that it is very bad to smoke, that it is addictive, costs a lot of money, that it is bad for your health etc. She also said that it is the biggest mistake she ever made. Four years ago, my sister started smoking. My mother was very disappointed, but she said to my sister that she could not tell her not to smoke. 'How can I tell my daughter not to smoke while I smoke myself'. Now, my sister smokes too. I'm not a smoker. My mother keeps telling me I should not follow her footsteps, and I'm indeed not planning too. But if I should become a smoker, she has said to me she will be disappointed, but not more than that. She understands she is not the best example for us on this part.