Most people who smoke do not realize that when one inhales tobacco smoke that they are literally poisoning their body. People do not think about the fact that tobacco is one of the leading causes of death in the world. Parents who smoke do not realize the impact that smoking has their child. Most children want to grow up to be just like their mother or father and if that mother or father smokes then there is a higher chance that the child will be a smoker in the future. Many teens start smoking tobacco because of the attention that they get from others.
Most adults started as teens. Most teenagers smoke to give them a sense of freedom and adulthood and most teenagers feel that smoking makes them look cool (O’Loughlin, “Peer…” 1 ). Many teens that smoke to feel cool and to have that freedom.Teens who start to smoke in their early years are more likely to get illnesses and lung problems as teens grow older (O’Loughlin, “Peer…” 1). Smoking is being experimented among teens. Starting smoking early can have lifelong effects, parents can have a major influence from teens and smoking habits.
Teens tend to be more abrasive when smoking, and seem to act different while smoking and once they have gotten into the habit of smoking make it a constant thing. In 2003, 21.9 percent of high school students currently smoke cigarettes (Alcid, Arthur, page 1). Nowadays students are not only being pressured to smoke by their peers and by their surrounding, but they are also watching their parents smoke. Many teens have been influenced by their parents and think because their parents are doing it, it is okay for them to do it as well (Alcid, Arthur, and page 2). The number of adult smokers that started smoking as a teen is as high as 80 percent (Alcid, Arthur, page 2).
Intro: Teenage marijuana use is at an all time high, it has been found that today’s teen marijuana smokers are doing so at extreme amounts, some even do so daily. What are the factors that cause them to start experimenting and smoking marijuana? The amounts of marijuana being smoked by today’s teenagers must have an effect on the developing teens. The minds and bodies of the teens who smoke must be facing some sort of developing issues. Marijuana is a mild drug compared to harsher drugs like cocaine, heroin, meth, etc.
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).
Because of the more choices of tobacco products, the pressure to fit in, and the use of tobacco increases your chance of become addicted to other harder drugs, teens are getting addicted to nicotine more and more every day. One direct cause of why teens start using tobacco is that there is so many different varieties of tobacco. Chewing tobacco, cigarettes, cigars, and even Electronic cigarettes are all the way you can put nicotine into your body. With such a variety of choice teens are more likely to try at least one of those choices and likely become addicted immediately (Health Effects of tobacco). Just having a cigarette is the worst choice of them all due to the fact that it has the most nicotine out of them all in one cigarette (Health Effects of tobacco), but people/Teens continue to use ... ... middle of paper ... ... several severe types of cancers(Bratsis, Michael E).
The Views on Teens Pregnancies Through the Years There are many different attributes to teenage pregnancy. The majority of teenagers do not realize the consequences of their actions. Taking that into consideration the influences of the teens are highly important during the pre teen stage all the way to adult hood. During the time of this impressionable stage many of the teens are having sex not because of love, but because it is a trend. The media is glamorizing teen pregnancy and leading to a cultural shift.
Many students sway towards cocaine, heroin, crack, marijuana, and other narcotics; all these illegal drugs come with an intense addiction that requires years of rehabilitation to get over. There are thousands of drugs, the most popular are illegal, foreign and intoxicating to the young adults, all of these narcotics contain anonymous names to keep parents and police from detecting their illegal activities. There are different types of drugs and different reasons as to why individuals begin to experiment with them. For instance, disappointment from family, friends, relationships or school, seems like a good enough reason for young people to result to drug use (Schneur). Every drug has side effects on the nervous system, connecting to the brain.
Drug Usage In Today's Youth Today's teenagers cry out incessantly for their personal freedom but have thrown their responsibilities as well as their right to these personal freedoms out the window with their increasing turn towards drugs. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 1997, nearly fifty percent of high school seniors have used marijuana. i This is a shocking statistic. However, it not as shocking as the fact that this percentage has been on a steady increase since 1992 and has shown no sign of leveling out any time soon. The youth of today have not only started to use illicit drugs in more frequently, but drugs are reaching a greater number of adolescents and teenagers each year.
The other social issue that continues to destabilize the societal structure is smoking usually fueled by negative media messages, peer influence, family influence and availability of this killer drug. This has resulted in antisocial behavior, and health complications such as lung diseases and amputations resulting from tar induced conditions. Underage Drinking Despite widespread efforts to reduce underage drinking, the behavior has continued to spread and has bec... ... middle of paper ... ...e, cool and macho lifestyle. This drives many young people into smoking. The family structure also plays a huge role for children from a smoking family are more likely to adopt the habit from an early age and continue with it to old age.