|Teen Smoking - Tips to Quit|
Smoking is a common problem adults, but the habit develops when you are in teen. Teen smoking is an increasingly difficult problem, that needs care and attention.
Smoking“It's easy to quit smoking, I have done it hundred times” - is this the common thing you hear from smokers? Then welcome on board. Tackle them because they need to know how to survive with dignity.
I have read quotes like “Recycling and speed limits are bullshit, they're like someone who quits smoking on his deathbed”, and “One thousand people stop smoking every day - by dying”. So it's better that people understand the risk and pain of taking rubbish in their mouth!!
Reports states that, If you haven't started smoking by the time you are a teen, it is likely that you never become a smoker. Research further reveal that 90 % of those people who have died due to smoking related diseases, have started smoking in their teens. Understanding why teens smoke as well as the physical and social implications of teen smoking can help parents talk to their kids about smoking.
Why Teens Start Smoking
Teens know that smoking can kill you, despite they get in to the habit of smoking. Teens start smoking because of peer pressure and naive perceptions of nicotine addiction. They don't comprehend the addictive properties of nicotine or perceive it as a drug, reports a website. Teens can experience the same nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms as an adult. A study also shows that teens are more likely to smoke if they have friends who smoke or if they feel alienated at school or college or just to get the hang of it.
Of course Smoking is injurious to health
The long term effects of smoking, such as lung cancer or heart disease, seem to have little impact to deter teen smoking. However, there are several immediate side-effects to smoking to serve as deterrents to teen smokers, such as bad skin, bad breath, bad-smelling clothes and hair, increased risk of illness, poor healing time and reduced athletic performance. The teens who smoke actually have smaller lungs and a weaker heart than teen who are non-smokers. They also report that teens who smoke might experience changes in the lungs and reduced lung growth as an adult.
Nicotine is a very powerful and addictive drug. Nicotine, a stimulant, leaves its user with a pleasant feeling. Teens who experience this "high" often choose to experiment with other substances. It's also proved that teens who smoke are three times more likely to use alcohol, eight times more likely to smoke marijuana and twenty-two more times likely to use cocaine.
Teen Smoking - Behavioral Risks
The American Cancer Association reports that, teen smokers are more likely than their non-smoking peers to get in fights, carry weapons, attempt suicide, suffer from mental health problems such as depression and to engage in high-risk sexual behaviors. Other risks include poor academic and athletic performance, school drop-out rates, pregnancy, stealing and other delinquent behaviors.
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