Magazine Without Borders - Page 18

If you start smoking when you're in your teens, get ready for stained teeth, wrinkly skin and a one-in-two chance of dying early. Why did they start smoking ? Peer influence: This is the most common reason that kids and teens, especially girls, start to smoke. Kids whose friends smoke are more likely to start smoking, as it gives them a sense of belonging. Adult smoking: When kids and teens see adults, especially their parents or other family members, smoke, they will be more likely to smoke because they will perceive smoking as normal behaviour and something that is grown-up and mature. Coping with stress: Just like adults, kids and teens can use smoking to r [Y]