How do I tell if someone is lying about smoking?
My 17yr old brother has been caught twice by my parents for smoking. He has recently been granted a pardon from our parents. One night he came home home from work smelling like cigarettes. And since he borrowed my phone, it also stinks. He told me that one of his fellow colleagues started smoking after the majority of people left. I’m wrestling with whether or not to tell our mom on my feelings. How do I tell if he is lying about it? Or do I give him benefit of a doubt? And do I tell my mom?
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