OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES

NOW JOINED BY CLINTON, LOCAL CRUSADES AGAINST TEEN SMOKING ARE GAINING GROUND

Brie Kane was only seven when she tried her first cigarette, really just a stale butt she found in her mother's ashtray. It made her sick, but not sick enough to stay away forever. Five years later, she and a friend began secretly sharing Marlboros in the backyard of Brie's home in Olney, Maryland. Now that she is 18, Brie sometimes goes through a pack of Misty Lights a day. Most of the people she knows--her sister, her parents, many of her school friends--are smokers too. "It's just something to do," she explains. Thrusting her hands into the pockets of her...

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