Children in the poorest city in the UK start smoking at 9 years old. Merthyr Tydfil has a huge unemployment rate and the lowest wage in the country.
Children smoke their first cigarette at the age of three. Scientists decided to conduct this study after doctors noted in the city a very high number of diseases caused by smoking.
Experts are very alarmed by this situation. After all, tobacco addiction is a rare phenomenon among kids. According to statistics, less than 1% of children under the age of 11 smoke cigarettes regularly.