The youth-written stories in YCteen give inspiration and information to teens in foster care while offering staff insight into those teens’ struggles.

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Smoking (3 found)
Note: These stories are from Represent and its sister publication, YCteen, which is written by New York City public high school students.
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Edwin smokes his first cigarette at 12 and becomes addicted. Now he can’t go a day without smoking. (full text)
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Priscilla remembers her father as an "awesome guy." They went to ball games, made model airplanes, and cooked together. That's why she misses him so much. He couldn't kick the cigarette habit and died of lung cancer when she was 9. (full text)
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Four relatives who live with Trenee are smokers, and she's sick and tired of smelling like an ashtray whenever she leaves the house. Her father continually warns Trenee never to smoke, but he's got nothing to worry about. (full text)

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