When I visited Prague for the first time recently, I was surprised at the number of young people who smoked. Some of them were university students, so obviously well educated. In the UK, smokers tend to be from less educated backgrounds, so I was very surprised. People back home have long been exposed to information about the risks of smoking/drug-taking/AIDS, etc. If I've understood this article correctly, it says that around a quarter of Czechs smoke but that HALF of all 15 to 18 year-olds are smokers. That's astounding! If anyone should be aware of the health risks, you'd think it would be the younger generation, but apparently not. Why should this be?