(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
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.
Smoking cigarettes or any other drug is the major cause of lung cancer and cardiovascular diseases. These contributions can lead to other types of cancers, birth defects, and childhood respiratory illnesses (Bender 17-19). Along with these major health risks, smokers will loose an estimated twenty-one years of their life (“Action on Smoking and Health” 1). Anybody can be politically correct when they say that nothing but diseases come from smoking; there has been plenty of studies, experiments and test to prove that smoking leads not only to the diseases but the road to death. Making that statement, what good deed could smoking do in our society today?
“ 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
(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
The deaths of over 420,000 of Americans this year will be do to cigarettes. With all the other causes of deaths, alcohol, illegal drugs, AIDS, suicide, transportation accidents, fires, and guns, cigarettes still count for more deaths than those do combined. We can’t stand and watch people die because they smoke cigarettes. Thousands of smokers try to rid themselves of cigarettes but can't because of additive nicotine. Nicotine was recently declared addictive by the Food and Drug Administration, which explains why many smokers continue to smoke despite the health warnings on cigarette smoking.
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.
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.
"Hundreds of thousands of children from each graduating class are likely to suffer appalling diseases, and to die prematurely, as a result of the smoking habits they are developing in childhood and adolescence." Young people continue to report cigarettes as being easily available to them: 77 percent of the eighth-graders, who are 13 or 14 years old, report that cigarettes would be "very easy" or "fairly easy" for them to get, and 91 percent of th... ... middle of paper ... ...e you smoke. However, in some cases, the young kids are getting addicted after their first try. Finally, they want to be an adult. Adult aspiration is also one of the reasons that lead some teenagers to smoking.
Tobacco users either put dried tobacco leaves in cigars and pipes or breathed in the powdered form of tobacco known as snuff. Although some people looked down on the use of tobacco, it continued to become substantially popular after cigarettes began to be produced in mass in the 1800’s. Smoking was identified as “a direct cause of cancer and various other health problems” by the U.S. Surgeon General in 1964 (“Smoking”). Smoking kills more than drinking, drugs, auto accidents, AIDs, and suicide combined and ninety percent of smokers start by age eighteen (Schwartz).