March 25, 2013
Cause and Effect of Smoking
The most common problem amongst us that constantly killing Americans is smoking. As a child one was taught about the dangers and risks of smoking cigarettes. The three most common cause of smoking is peer pressure, frequently being around smokers and stress reliever. Also, a few common effects of smoking are cancer, diabetes, and also heart disease.
Peer pressure is one of the number one starters for smoking. It’s normally picked up at an early age in time. Many people start smoking in their teens because of peer pressure. Wanting to fit-in with a crowd because most of their friends are doing it pressures many teenagers into trying and those who don’t are criticized. For example, one is at a party and everyone is smoking and someone offers you a cigarette but you say no thanks but no it’s always so easily to say. They may try to belittle you afterwards, so that they can feel better about themselves. One doesn’t need their approval to feel good about themselves. Peer pressure is happen all over the world and it’s up to people to take a stand and say no. Regardless of how people may react to it because one has to live for their own self not to impress others to make friends. Many teenagers begin to smoke due to fact they brought up around smoking through their entire life. Parents that smoke around their children are a major contributor to teenagers smoking, especially in closed areas such as car or other small confined places best known to lead to secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke can trigger an asthma attack for children who are exposed to smoking and can cause life threaten dangers due to their parents smoking around them. It may cause a shortness of breath. It mostly will cause their children to smoke when they become of age because they may think it was ok because their parents did it.
Many smokers claim they feel a since of relief while smoking. “Studies have found that lighting up causes long-term stress levels to rise, not fall “. Mostly would be found within in college students because tons of pressure is placed upon them. Such as grades, rent, food, job, etc. That increases their stress level and they begin a developed pattern of smoking that may or may not relieve their stress for a couple of minutes. Also, a smoker tends to feel unloved or helpless and turn to nicotine to resolve their problems. When one feels like no one cares or neglected they become addicted to smoking.
On the other hand, one of the leading effects of smoking is cancer. Cancers in the throat, mouth, esophagus, voice box, etc. Most teenagers know the consequences or outcomes of smoking and continue anyway. For a pleasure that lasts only for a few moments? Researchers show “Female smokers are more likely than men to die of lung cancer “. In fact most women are born with the disease, genetics or secondhand smoking, which can be another reason why teens choice to smoke despite the consequences. They may feel they have no purpose because they may die soon anyway. After a while ones lungs began to fail then followed by death. For instance, my grandfather died from lung…