Half our teenage girls are smokers

ALARMING numbers of teenage girls are risking their lives through smoking.As many as one in two 15 to 17- year-olds across the region smoke, putting themselves at risk of all types of cancer, strokes and heart disease.

By Jessica Nicholls

ALARMING numbers of teenage girls are risking their lives through smoking.

As many as one in two 15 to 17- year-olds across the region smoke, putting themselves at risk of all types of cancer, strokes and heart disease.

Numbers are at an all-time high and the number of women with lung cancer nationwide is now


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topping that of men.

What will it take to make them stop?

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