Table 5

Distribution (%) of 14–18 year old daily smokers by profile of overall acquisition of tobacco products, by age and sex (AHLS, 1999)

Profile of overall acquisition of tobacco productsGirlsBoys
14 (%)16 (%)18 (%)14 (%)16 (%)18 (%)
Buys all tobacco him/herself from commercial sources2.32.617.21.44.813.1
Somebody else buys all tobacco for the respondent with the respondent’s money or buys tobacco from friends1.50.70.3
Obtains all tobacco in other ways (e.g. family, friends)8.27.92.88.64.52.1
Buys him/herself from commercial sources + obtains tobacco in other ways (e.g. family, friends)25.019.754.132.934.662.3
Buys him/herself from commercial sources + somebody else buys for the respondent with the respondent’s money or buys from friends1.81.50.81.00.8
Somebody else buys for the respondent with the respondent’s money or buys from friends + obtains tobacco in other ways (e.g. family, friends)15.518.40.312.17.40.3
Buys him/herself from commercial sources + somebody else buys for the respondent with the respondent’s money or buys from friends + obtains tobacco in other ways (e.g. family, friends)45.547.124.142.944.919.5
Does not acquire tobacco0.50.30.3
Total100100100100100100
n = 1802(n = 220)(n = 391)(n = 390)(n = 140)(n = 312)(n = 374)