There has been an alarming increase in the number of schoolgoing teenagers in Sarawak getting addicted to the hazardous habit of smoking.
This addiction of the young has become a scourge and is one of the most worrying problems among teenagers in Sarawak and the habit was a stepping stone to drug abuse, which was prevalent among youths.
Incidents of youth problems have surged. The number of young people getting hooked to cigarettes is worrying, especially among students. Youths getting involved in drugs has also increased. These juvenile problems have given rise to family troubles.
There was an urgent need to counsel problematic youngsters who needed guidance in returning to the right path and the society should join hands to curb the uprising problems among today youths.