Friends or parents” (Hamilton 1).There are numerous reasons teenagers experiment with tobacco products but peer pressure has been found to be the leading cause to addiction. A handful of teenagers fall under the influence of peer pressure each day, however causes of smoking can originate from several things such as stress, family influences, and curiosity. Adolescent teens make living above the influence nearly impossible, especially trying to fit in with the crowd. Many kids start smoking because they are pressured to try it. When beckoning to fit in with friends it is difficult to say no to peer pressure, and it is the sol... ... middle of paper ... ...es,J .Howard.”Teenage Smoking: Fact and Fiction.” American Enterprise 5.2 (1994):20.
Cyber bullying has become major worldwide issues, and this needs to be stopped. Social media sites have an enormous role in teenagers’ sex choices. Smoking is constantly glorified on social media sites, but smoking can actually cause an early death.
The Real Cost: Contract is a commercial that was released October 31, 2014 across multi-wide media, TV, Radio, Print, and digital causes a bright side of controversy for teens who were expected to be in use of Tobacco. The commercial shows a list of scenes in an average teen life while also the slow effects of losing free time and your own time with the use of cigarettes. It’s not the typical anti-smoking commercial because instead of just saying don’t smoke its digs in the feel of teen emotion towards how they chose to live there life and what decisions that are willing to make. The commercial features a teenage girl narrating normal events in her lifestyle talking in a way she’s stepping up in her life to find herself when initially
Some of those 3,000 were probably children. (Garrison 44) Cigarette smoke increases the risk of lung cancer and heart disease, even in a non-smoker. Even the non-smokers have to watch out. “One thousand Americans stop smoking everyday…by dying.” (Smoking Quotes 1) Some Americans die without even starting smoking themselves. Children are particularly vulnerable to the negative effects of cigarettes.
The study also found one of the "major predictors" of tobacco use to be whether teens spend time with other people who smoke. In the week before the survey, half of the nonsmokers were in a room with someone smoking, and approximately 70 percent of middle school students and 57 percent of high school students who smoke live in a home with a smoker...” (Tobacco Use Among Teens Is Dangerously High) Tobacco advertisement aimed towards teens must be brought to a stop. The statistics, death rates, charts, and all other facts show the detrimental affect tobacco takes on teens. The economy and younger generation will all benefit from the end of teen tobacco advertisement.
Now we see the crippling effects that... ... middle of paper ... ...econd-hand smoke. “A large portion of kids who use tobacco are smoking products other than cigarettes, including cigars and hookahs, which are similarly dangerous,” said Tim McAfee, M.D., M.P.H., director of the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health. Eighty percent of smokers begin the habit before the age of 18, so it is critically important to educate parents and children on the dangers of such addiction. The developing brains of teens, who are highly vulnerable to personal, social, and media influences to begin smoking, is reason enough to make every attempt to reach them with information about tobacco before they begin to smoke. Armed with knowledge of the devastating effects of nicotine addiction, professionals and parents must take steps to educate children who will likely face disease and early death if they follow in the footsteps of so many teens before them.
Teens specially start smoking cause they think their life is stressful due to studies and personal pressures such as family problems. Teens are looking for a way to put their blame on something other than just facing their problems. Nonetheless in today’s society you have a bigger chance of getting influenced specially from those close to you such as friends and family, which leads to peer pressure, doing something that you don’t want to do. “The number of movies with tobacco-related scenes has gone down since 2005. But in 2010, more than 30% of top-grossing movies rated G, PG, and PG-... ... middle of paper ... ...minimum of 5 other effects smoking causes the human body and your health (Free OxyGenaration).
Between November 2007 and December 2008 youth have been exposed to reappearing to... ... middle of paper ... ...hildren and teens aware of cigarettes. They decide who their customers should be and tie in their products into what they see and hear on TV, movies and magazines (Teens and Smoking, 2008). The determination of tobacco companies trying to attract the younger generation is getting stronger and therefore making it harder for parents and guardians to protect their children from such exposure to negative advertising. The links between advertisements and teen smoking are clear. False advertising, youth geared advertising, and product placement are only a few of many strategies that tobacco companies use to attract the younger generation.
“To me, as a physician, when 1.78 million of our high school kids have tried an e-cigarette, and a lot of them are using them regularly … that’s like watching someone harm hundreds of thousands of children.” by Tom Frieden. This quote grabs my attention because it associates with electronic cigarettes that are targeting teenagers as a consumer to get big profits for their company to keep going on business. Some teens nowadays are using e-cigarettes as a daily routine in their life. Teenagers are easily drawn to a material or movement that is trending worldwide. Teens usually would buy the new thing that comes out to the market that is popular.
Young smoking can create health problems in the future, like lung cancer. Peer pressure happens all the time and it is a big factor when it comes to smoking. When teens smoke, teens say it helps with stress etc, but the effects of it lasts a lifetime.Teen stress and parental influence, and peer pressure can cause teens to smoke. Teens feel smoking gives them freedoms and makes them feel older. Most adults started as teens.