Reader By-line: It's Your Decision
Youth Magazine
August 1983
Volume: Vol. III No. 7
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Reader By-line: It's Your Decision
Tanya Britton  

Is peer pressure affecting your life? Peer pressure has an effect on almost everyone at some time in his life. You need to know and understand that you have a right to make your own decisions without interference from your peers. Should you smoke? Consider these facts - the average smokers spend more than $200 a year on cigarettes. If several members of a family smoke, or if one smokes very heavily, the cost increases proportionally. Who is going to pay for your cigarettes if you begin to smoke now - you or your parents? You might want to look ahead. The cost of years of smoking could easily make a down payment on a car or buy a lot of clothes. Also smoking is one of the highest causes of cancer and heart disease.

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Youth MagazineAugust 1983Vol. III No. 7