Back To Article | When Do Smokers Start Smoking? |

This graph shows how many out of every 100 smokers started smoking at different ages.

*Now use the graph to answer each of these questions.*

- How many of every 100 smokers started smoking before they were 16 years old? _________
- Did more smokers start smoking before they were 16 years old
between the ages of 16-17? ______________________**or** - How many of every 100 smokers started smoking between the ages of 18 and 20? __________
- How many of every 100 smokers started smoking before they turned 18 years old? __________
- Did more smokers start smoking between the ages of 16 and 17
between the ages of 18 and 20? ________________**or**

**THINK ABOUT IT!**

**What does this bar graph tell you about smoking? Write your answer on the back of this page.**

Graph source: Smoking and Health: A National Status Report (CDC)

� 1997 by Education World. Permission is granted to teachers to reproduce this skill page for classroom use.