Addicted at 15

A QUARTER of all 15-year-olds are now regular smokers while children as young as 11 are becoming addicted to cigarettes, according to the latest survey.

Half the children interviewed for the Office of National Statistics report said they find it difficult to get through the day without smoking. About 37 per cent of 11 to 15-year-olds said their favourite brand was Benson and Hedges.

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