Attitudes to cigarettes 1983-2007
The following is a summary of the report available from SHEU (£10 incl. p&p)
When looking over these many years of figures, we find that young people in recent years are...
* the last ten years show a rise in those young people reporting they have 'never smoked at all'
* over the years the older females have remained the 'heavier' smokers ranging from 12% (1987), 20% (1996) and around 15% in more recent years
* consistently reporting that around 50% of 14-15 year olds have a close friend that smokes regularly