The more young people start smoking, the more likely they are to become regular consumers and less likely they are to quit. If current trends continue, 250 million children and teenagers alive today who continue to smoke as adults will die from tobacco-related diseases. The tobacco industry uses a range of strategies to target young people, including in countries with low and middle income countries, where 80 % of young people living in the world. More young people are exposed to marketing, they are more likely to use tobacco. Wh... ... middle of paper ... ...nd promotions.
They feel as if they can walk away from smoking with no long term effects, which couldn’t be further from the truth. The quitting success rates of teenagers is also very low. Less than 16% of the 633 teen smokers in a study were able to kick the habit. Most teens report that they want to quit but are unable to do so, says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Teen smokers quickly become addicted to nicotine and when trying to fight the addiction, experience high relapse and withdrawal symptoms.
This explains why a vast majority of smokers start at 16 years or younger with the most common age being 14 years old(freshman). It has also been proven also that teens who score lower in school smoke more than higher scoring students do. It seems that everyone smokes in our school. Our school is overrun with smokers. It is right now at least 50% smokers and 65% if you count the people who will smoke before their high school career is up.
“ 90% of smokers began before the age of 19…About 30% of teen smokers will continue smoking and die early from a smoking-related disease…According to the Surgeon General, teenagers who smoke are 3 times more likely to use alcohol 8 times more likely to smoke marijuana, and 22 times more likely to use cocaine.” (2). The effects of cigarette smoking are relevant but what majority of people fail to realize is that second hand smoke is just as bad. We need authority to push harder to ban cigarettes, and expunge under age smoking. To begin, cigarettes contain many harmful chemicals that are not safe to put in your body. These chemicals can deteriorate
The number of adult smokers that started smoking as a teen is as high as 80 percent (Alcid, Arthur, page 2). Twenty three percent of parents that smoke believe their child or children will smoke as an adult as well, many people believe that children learn by example. Smoking varies in the different ethnic groups. In 2003, Caucasian students were significantly more likely than black and Hispanic to report current smoking (Niles, Nancy, page 1). The prevalence of smoking was not different among white and Hispanic male students.
Because of this perception, the tobacco industry has studied the smoking habits of teenagers and developed advertising campaigns aimed at them. One solut... ... middle of paper ... ..., then the health problems associated with smoking will escalate, and there will be more than 400,000 tobacco-related deaths each year. If no one in the world smoked, there would be no tobacco-related illnesses, which include second-hand smoke. Additionally, if no one in the world smoked, there would be no pressure for teenagers to smoke. Works Cited - Cigarettes—What’s in them?
Adults and young people to start smoking while in primary school, but in recent young people start smoking regardless of age. Cigarette smoking is considered a major public health hazard in the world. It is among the main preventable causes of untimely death, morbidity and mortality worldwide. About 5 million deaths occur annually due to cigarette smoking. If the pattern of tobacco consumption continues at the same pace as today, the morbidity and mortality rates will be doubled (10 million people per year) by the year 2020 and 7 million of which will occur in developing countries.
Teens smoke and experience tobacco everyday. Every year the death rate from smoking increases, and people have health issues. Teens are always experimenting with tobacco, and it is hard to prevent it. Most adults who regularly smoke started at a young age, and have health problems. Young smoking can create health problems in the future, like lung cancer.
(11 facts about teen smoking) Teen smoking is not only dangerous but is also very deadly. Over thirteen hundred people in the United States die a day because of smoking, so if we can decrease the amount of teen smoking would decrease those numbers dramatically. If we as people would help show those who smoke the cost of how much money they spend just in a month own cigarettes just that could change their mind. Many of the one is who smoke tend to have problems financially. We need to show them that cigarettes cost so much and could increase the amount of money they could have for themselves or for other things that they need at home or for some can help pay for their
(11 facts about teen smoking) Teen smoking is not only dangerous but is also very deadly. Over thirteen hundred people in the United States die a day because of smoking, so if we can decrease the amount of teen smoking would decrease those numbers dramatically. If we as people would help show those who smoke the cost of how much money they spend just in a month own cigarettes just that could change their mind. Many of the one’s who smoke tend to have problems financially. We need to show them that cigarettes cost so much and could increase the amount of money they could have for themselves or for other things that they need at home or for some can help pay for their