Non-smoking induvidual- 18 yr old female in Langley
Q: Have you ever wanted to pick-up smoking? Why, why not?
A: No, i don’t hang around the group at school that does, i have seen the effects and i dont like the smell of cigarette smoke.
Q: Why don’t you smoke?
A: I was never put in a situation where i had immediate access to them, i chose not to because i know it is wrong
Q: Do you dislike being around people who smoke?
A: I don’t mind it, obviously i don’t like the smell but i make sure i don’t look disgusted or judgemental.
Q: What is the difference between yourself and a smoker?
A: I see myself as healthier
Q: How many people do you know that smoke?
A: At least 10
Q: How many of these people are sick or have died from smoking (lung cancer, heart disease, stroke)
A: None are very ill or have died, but i do see the effects of smoking. I have seen someone get jumpy and aggrivated when they do not have a smoke on them.
Q:Do you think teens who smoke are more likely to commit crime?
A: I don’t think smoking causes crime in youth however the two seem to have a high correllation.
Smoker- 20 yr old male in Langley
Q: What motivated you to start smoking?
A: Peer pressure, at a party with friends when i was drinking
Q: Have you tried quitting? if so, how many times and what method did you use?
A: I have tried countless times, i tried nicotine gum and stopping cold turkey.
Q: Do you have any difficulties with smoking?
A: I hate how much money i spend on a pack of cigarettes. My girlfriend doesn’t like it either and I live with my parents and they don’t like the smell.
Q: How much money do you spend smoking in a month?
A: $200 roughly
Q:If you could go back in time, would you have chosen to never smoke?