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Great news for teenagers everywhere

Or indeed anyone else dependent on pocket money. A study by a student at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore suggests "High school students who take part-time jobs for pocket money may be more likely to start smoking than teens who don't join the after-school and weekend work force".

So, the way forward for impecunious teenagers is clear - "Dad, if you don't give me more pocket money I'll have to get a job. And then I'll start smoking, and you wouldn't want that, would you?".

(No more smoking-related posts today, I promise)

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Anonymous nomad said... 4:40 pm

If sprogs want to earn money to waste on smokes that's their lookout - but the corollary is not that parents should fund the habit for those that choose not to work.  



Blogger CityUnslicker said... 9:51 pm

You look down on us all from lofty heights after Dale's recent pronouncements.

You must be rich beyond even croesus by now

(in traffic terms, of course).

well done and thoroughly desreved.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 8:36 am

N - All very true.

CU - Not my style at all. I'm still in state of shock, frankly. Thanks for the congrats.  



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