Number of young smokers on the decline
The majority of the adult population who smoke, started smoking as an adolescent. If we can prevent young people from starting smoking, they are less likely to smoke in adulthood. This is why the adolescent years are a good time to build awareness and educate young people about the risks of smoking. If you work in the education sector, you can embed smoking education into the curriculum and make the school environment a place to positively influence the behaviour of people who spend time there.