curse Sir Walter Raleigh wrote:
Unfortunately in Britain, lot of kids still think it's cool to smoke. It's kind of a social ritual.
What I hate most is that since the indoor smoking ban of 2007, we have to walk past lots of doorways with people smoking. If it's a windy day, the smoke often blows back in the building they aren't allowed to smoke in.
I think it's quite a small proportion of kids who smoke cigarettes in Britain. In continental Europe (especially the south) smoking seems to be more common. Also people in those countries are less likely to obey rules.