Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School can identify which kids will end up smoking by asking them 2 questions:
- How easy is it for you to get cigarettes?
- Do you have friends who smoke?
If the answers are ‘yes’, then it is likely that they will end up smoking later in high school.
I guess it boils down to identifying this target group so that antismoking measures can be implemented.
Speaking of which, I came across this uniquely-designed smoking lounge with a ceiling mural sent to me by e-mail (source unknown) :
Just in case you didn’t know that nicotine is the main culprit for heart disease and tar is the one that causes cancer; or that tobacco contains over 19 known cancer-causing chemicals and more than 4,000 other chemicals, there’s a single-pager on the effects of smoking here.