By: Caitlyn Brown & Annabelle Yang 2-3
Smoking: a BIG Problem
In S.E. Hinton's novel, The Outsiders, smoking is a big problem. Many of the Greasers had started smoking when they were very young, even ages as little as eleven and nine! When the Greasers got hurt and end up in the hospital, they probably could have felt less pain or had a quicker recovery if they hadn't smoked. None of the Greasers really knew that smoking was bad for them, except for Darry who was very athletic and smart, according to this quote from the book: "Everyone in our neighborhood, even the girls smoked. Except for Darry, who was too proud of his athletic health to risk a cigarette" (Hinton 97).