How should I keep a consistent smoking policy for my weekly para-church youth programs when the majority of the kids smoke or use tobacco products. If I say nix to tobacco, they sneak around and create a policing nightmare.
I don't let them smoke, but I let them sell weed as a fund raiser. KIDDING!!!
Even though many would say "avoid kids that drink, smoke, chew or hang with girls that do!" I'd have to say . . . you're reaching the right crowd. Remember when Jesus first invited Matthew to be his disciple?
Matthew 9:10-13 (NLT)
That night Matthew invited Jesus and his disciples to be his dinner guests, along with his fellow tax collectors and many other notorious sinners.  The Pharisees were indignant. "Why does your teacher eat with such scum?" they asked his disciples.  When he heard this, Jesus replied, "Healthy people don't need a doctor—sick people do."  Then he added, "Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: 'I want you to be merciful; I don't want your sacrifices.' For I have come to call sinners, not those who think they are already good enough."
So let me be clear that I agree with our savior who "hung out" with the "sick" of heart. Frankly, the only people that will be critical of that are "those who think they are already good enough."