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  Jessica Garlick tells us 'smoking's not cool'
Updated 20 June 2002, 15.09
Jessica Garlick
By Laura Holmes
CBBC Newsround Online

Pop Idol finalist and Eurovision star Jessica Garlick has given her support to a new campaign to help kids stop smoking.

The campaign - Help a Friend to Stop Smoking - aims to teach children how to give advice and support to their friends who are trying to kick the habit.

  Click here to find out how many of you are smoking

Fact File
Reasons NOT to smoke
It damages your health
It's very expensive
It makes you smell!
It's NOT cool
It turns your teeth yellow!

Jessica told CBBC Newsround Online: "There was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to be a part of this campaign.

"It's very important to target youngsters. Once you start it's really difficult to stop."

"By showing that I'm supporting this hopefully young people will see that it's not a good thing to be doing."

The lessons on how to help your mates will be taught to secondary school kids as part of PHSE or Science class.

Research shows that 10% of kids aged between 11 and 15 smoke regularly.

Jess also had time to tell us all about her musical plans for the future.

  Click here to see what she had to say!

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