Smoking Among Teens in America In America, it is estimated that roughly 4.5 million adolescents are smokers. Teen smoking is an epidemic on the rise ready to cling to you for life, the temptations and pressures to smoke grow stronger and stronger every day. Smoking has become something cool and exciting to do. Kids see a cigarette as some type of cool new accessory, rather than seeing it as the deadly cancer stick that it is, and before they know it, they’re addicted. Every day, around 6,000 kids under the age of 18 will pick up a cigarette. About 2,000 of those kids will go on to be regular, everyday smokers. Now I’m sure that most of us have heard about all of the consequences of smoking, but do we REALLY know the costs? There are so many health risks related to smoking cigarettes, some worse than death. Smoking harms just about every organ in your body. Heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, lung, mouth, kidney, pancreas, esophagus, bladder and cervical cancer, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, I mean the list goes on. We all realize it’s not a good habit to pick up, but it is especially risky for adolescents. It has been said that for long time smokers, quitting is one of the most difficult things they could possibly do. Unfortunately, it can be just as difficult for an adolescent to quit, even though they are not considered a long time smoker. That being said, what is it about smoking that makes it so exceptionally attractive to teens? Well, we may never truly understand, but I can take a few pretty good guesses. Almost 70% of adult smokers had their first cigarette before they even turned 18. Most of those smokers have probably tried their first one by the time they were just 11. But why is it that kids decide to pick up that cigarette in the first place? There are so many different factors that may have led them to that decision. Many times, kids will see their parents smoking and wonder why they can’t smoke, so they will be intrigued to see what all of the fuss is about. Kids with smoker parents have even easier access to cigarettes. Smoking has also been considered dangerous and a way of rebelling and showing independence. This is one reason teens are especially susceptible to falling into the addiction. They are changing so drastically and going through that phase in their life where they are trying to figure out who they are, and they so desperately want to…
Smoking Child: A Rhetorical Analyses
Typically when an anti-smoking advertisement is played on the radio or a television station, most people continue watching without comprehending the message. The data becomes overlooked, and isn’t relevant. But for those who smoke, it provokes an immediate thought. These commercials tend to grab the smoking viewer for a fraction of a minute, reminding them the immediate and long term dangers. These commercials tend to set a weighted item on their conscious…
Marko yer 1
Sept. 25. 2013
Eng 101 Cigarette Smoking
Cigarette smoking is not an appealing thing to do for someone who is wanting to look and feel beautiful, gorgeous or sexy. It is the leading the cause of lung cancer in the United States, and is responsible for claiming the lives of individuals from all age groups. Smoking not only can cause lung cancer, it also represents bad hygiene to your peers. I never dream of being up close and personal with someone with…
Composition 1 with Mr. Hooker
March 19, 2013
II. Causes of Teen Pregnancy
A. Lack of a Proper Education
1. Reasons for Lack of Education
a. Discomfort from parent or child
b. Fear That It Will Encourage Sexual Activity
c. Uncertainty about When to educate the child
a. Unprotected Sex
b. Misuse of Protection
c. Teens aren’t aware of consequences
B. Increased Sexual Activity in Teens
1. Reasons for…
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Tobacco has always been a prominent cash crop in American, even as far back as the colonial days. Tobacco was the driving factor that stimulated our economy in the beginning as our nation started to form. It was seen back then as nothing but another plant waiting to be shipped, but today it is seen as a deadly and addictive gateway drug.
Cigarettes are seen as the ultimate gateway drug because you have to master a unique method of intake…
Causes and problems with teenagers smoking
Most teenagers causes for using Tobacco comes from the way he or she was raised and what type of media he or she might have seen on a daily basis. With our society there are a lot of commercials that promotes smoking, and a lot of celebrity use of Tobacco. Other reasons for teens to smoke are; Peer pressure, the idea that smoking will make he or she thinner, and of course there are those who believe it sends a message of adulthood or a signal…
(sometimes called "bad" cholesterol). Smoking also increases your triglyceride level. Triglycerides are a type of fat found in the blood.
Disturb normal heart rhythms.
Damage blood vessel walls, making them stiff and less elastic (stretchy). This damage narrows the blood vessels and adds to the damage caused by unhealthy cholesterol levels.
Contribute to inflammation, which may trigger plaque buildup in your arteries.
Smoking and Heart Disease Risk
Smoking is a major risk factor for coronary…
June 12, 2015
Peer pressure, to availability, to promotion, to the main cause, negative influences. These are some reasons that cause teens to smoke before the age of 18. Peer pressure is one of the most common effects that cause teens to smoke or try something that shouldn’t be tried. Especially when hanging with friends, a lot of teens get pressured into doing things and one of them is smoking. Friends pressure them into smoking and that’s when they try to fit in…
television describing the effects of smoking on the brain. It began with a person holding an egg and saying, "This is your brain". The person then cracked the egg into a frying pan and as the egg sizzled the voice was heard saying, "This is your brain on drugs". The message was powerful while at the same time informative. Smoking not only affects a person physically, but mentally as well. However, most people do not know the severe mental damage smoking inflicts since the focus is primarily…
Drug usage in the United States and the world can be considered as one big problem. This following document includes many sources that include information about helping prevent drug use among society. Using drugs can cause many problems to one such as mental, social, and law problems as well. Most drug use starts at a fairly young age, and is also influenced by friends or even family. Although there are many ways out there to help people stay off drugs or even get off of them, not all…
Nov 19, 2012
Should Cigarette Smoking Be Banned?
The harms of smoking have become more popular around the world. In my country many people die every year .You could also find more information about these problem in the many websites on the internet which discuss this problem also when you go to any hospital you will see many photos on the walls that considers about effects problem smoking. Smoking has a lot of disadvantages than advantages for us. Smoking habit can lead to many cancers and…