Smoking among secondary schoolchildrenBMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6999.265 (Published 22 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:265
- Anne Charlton,
- David White
- Director Statistician CRC Education and Child Studies Research Group, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT
EDITOR,--The prevalence of regular smoking among 11-15 year olds is alarmingly high and has not decreased much since 1982, when national surveys began.1 The Health of the Nation target for England--to reduce regular smoking in this age group from 8% in 1988 to 6% in 1994--has not been met. In 1992, 10% in this age group smoked regularly.2 But has the wrong target been set?