My, how times have changed.
Back in the Stone Age (circa when I was a little boy), it wasn’t all that unusual to see kids buying and smoking cigarettes, often with the knowledge and consent of their parents.
And I’m not talking about teenagers, either. Actual kids were sometimes allowed to purchase and smoke cigarettes during that era.
That was in the 1960s, and back then very little was commonly known about the health risks of smoking and using the various smokeless forms of tobacco products that were available at that time.