Whilst at my daughter’s wedding on Saturday I noticed that most of the smokers were in the age group of the under thirties.
So I thought that I’d do an informal survey of why they’d started smoking, whilst they were refreshed with strong drink (All £2,500 of it!).
ALL of them said they’d been curious by what their mates were doing and had cadged a fag off them. Finding they liked the taste, they’d gone onto smoking their own. Usually buying the same brand as their friend.
The next question I asked was have you changed brands? Most replied that they had. When I asked them why, answers were quite often “The shop had run out of my usual brand”. So then I asked the critical question of why they had chosen a particular brand.
There were two main reasons.
Similar price to the ones I usually smoke, and changed to king size for a longer smoke.
Nowhere was there an answer to my questions that intimated that they were enticed to buy cigarettes because of “glitzy” packaging.
SO ASH CAN STUFF THEIR REASONING OF WHY KIDS START SMOKING UP THEIR CRACK PIPE.