I am 54 years old and have been smoking since I was 12. My numerous attempts to quit have failed. I have read up on this process countless times and I have never run across anything that says you are more addicted the earlier in life you start. The reason I even ask this question is because I know a number of folks that did not start smoking until they were about 18 or 19 in college or in the military that quit at their first attempt, and on the other hand a know a few folks like myself who started smoking at a very early stage in life and are still smoking today even after a heart attack, heart disease, COPD, and high blood pressure. I also think that drugs and alcohol started at a very young age produces the same result as far as truly addicted. What are your thoughts?