I was either 12 or 13 when I first started tobacco products. I began with Skoal and for the next 5 or 6 years went with Skoal, Happy Days or Copenhagen. I never had a hard time getting the stuff but this was well before there was an age requirement to buy it.
I started this post when I decided to stop buying cigarettes but never posted it. I had been using one form or another for over 35 years when I said I would stop buying them. I have actually went for over 29 months since I have stopped smoking. I am not sure how I did it but now am mainly addicted to chewing gum. The gum must cost me all of 2 or 3 dollars a week.