Young Booze Busters

Young people

Why do you think young people start smoking?

Young people can be under a lot of pressure to fit in with others and want to look cool or more grown up. But once you start smoking, you can become addicted very quickly and become a regular smoker.

Pressure from Others
Young people are more likely to start smoking if they have a parent or someone in their family who smokes. Some young people might think smoking makes them look older, or feel pressured into smoking because their friends smoke. It can be difficult to fit in with your friends if you don’t do the same things they do, but with good advice on peer pressure you can deal with it better.