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HTCHONG
04-10-2008, 09:53 PM
"THE Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance reported last year that Malaysia had the highest percentage of teenage smokers between the ages of 13 and 15 compared with other Asean countries.

Nearly 40 per cent of teenage boys and at least 11 per cent of teenage girls in this country are smokers."

40% of teenage boys are smokers...wah! What has gone wrong ? :eek: :eek: :( :(

http://www.asiaone.com/Health/News/Story/A1Story20081004-91598.html

mykern
06-10-2008, 11:22 AM
The stats are reversed when they start to work.
At my office I see an equal number of young ladies and young men smoking at the area provided to smoke their lives away and waste the employer's money.
The world is not going to the dogs .. it is going to the smokers!

EricK
06-10-2008, 11:56 AM
cheap smokes.. with an average price of RM7 per pack its not an expensive vice plus one can smoke anywhere with impunity

rachel sj
06-10-2008, 11:59 AM
think youngsters have the wrong impression that it's stylish to smoke...thanks to what is shown in movies, adverts etc etc

have seen more lady smokers these days as well...

Wan Wan
06-10-2008, 12:55 PM
.. an equal number of young ladies and young men smoking at the area provided to smoke their lives away and waste the employer's money.
The world is not going to the dogs .. it is going to the smokers!Why then, provide the area for smoking their lives away and waste the employer's money?

The result is no surprise.
This gomen is just not capable of eradicating smoking, be it cigarette smoke, open burning or the haze!
It is expensive and has no monetary benefits to her political parties!
Any way there are just too many powerful tobacco farmers!

SingaporeEhSai!
06-10-2008, 12:57 PM
not so strange, tasted my 1st smoke when i was 13 during land scouts camping trip (1st time away frm parents and influence from the seniors) and been a smoker since 17 till now...

chin_wan
06-10-2008, 01:36 PM
It is easy to quit smoking! I have done it hundreds of times.

mykern
06-10-2008, 03:44 PM
It is easy to quit smoking! I have done it hundreds of times.

I do it everyday .... keep at it CW .. till its time to say bye bye!
Of course GOD won't ask why ... He'd just ask when!

fRaNkY
06-10-2008, 03:54 PM
I can smoke 2 packs a day and not smoke 1 ciggie for 2 years. Its self control :)

Nowadays, I prefer cigars.... expensive ones.... :D