Teenagers get hooked to smoking in their early years of high school. “Smoking seriously damages health”, is written on every pack of cigarettes. All in vain, in spite of being acquainted with the hazards, teenagers come under peer pressure and fall for the tempting advertisements. Smoking is still the single biggest cause of preventable death in United states.
Most often seniors in high schools can purchase cigarettes because they are 18, so they distribute them to underclassmen or friends. Nearly 21 percent of high schoolers in public schools smoke cigarettes, which would be about 3.13 million students (Preidt). My survey shows that only four percent, or two out of 49 people admit their addiction to cigarettes. The two students admitted that stress is their reasoning for why they began smoking and continue, but only one has support to end their need to smoke. While the student with assistance is continuing to smoke, they are attempting to stop; however, the effects of smoking are obviously severe (lung disease, cancer, bronchitis, etc.) and cannot continue. Cigarettes may be a partial stress reliever although the permanent and long-term effects should be proof enough that this addiction is a necessity to prevent in our high schoolers even if it is four
During the 1040's and 50's smoking was popular and socially acceptable. Movie stars, sports heroes, and celebrities appeared in cigarette advertisements that promoted and heavily influenced teens. Influence also came from Television and other media sources. The desires to be accepted and to feel grown up are among the most common reasons to start smoking. Yet, even though teenagers sometimes smoke to gain independence, and to be part of the crowd parental influence plays the strongest role as to whether or their children will smoke, Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), 1991. Children are exposed to and influenced by the parents, siblings, and the media long before peer pressure will become a factor. Mothers should not smoke during pregnancy, nicotine, which crosses the placental barrier, may affect the female fetus during an important period of development so as to predispose the brain to the addictive influence of
Addiction and substance abuse is a personal fear in most people worldwide. Young people are more susceptible to experimenting with tobacco and alcohol, than middle aged or older people are. Most people reported smoking at the age or eighteen, when they could legally purchase
In 2014, 24.6% of high school students reported that they used some type of tobacco product in the past 30 days (‘National Youth Tobacco Survey’). There are several factors that influence youth to begin using tobacco. Although it is clear that peer pressure can initiate smoking, multiple studies find that tobacco marketing causes an increase in youth tobacco use.
The results showed that white students who had friends that smoked are most likely to also smoke compared to non-white students. In conclusion they focused on the relationship between the children and their parents. In indivualistic cultures teens will rebel against there parents which often showed children smoking and in some collectivist culture children will not rebel
One health promotion idea that the nurse practitioner would discuss with a middle adolescent patient would be the need to avoid using tobacco products and the negative effects of using tobacco. An important fact to remember is that adolescent smokers are more likely than nonsmoking peers to use marijuana and hard drugs, sell drugs, have multiple drug problems, drop out of school, and experience early pregnancy and parenthood, so the importance of avoiding tobacco will be of high significance when performing education with an adolescent patient ( Burns, Dunn, Brady, Starr, & Blosser, 2013). At every visit, the nurse practitioner should asses the patient's smoking patterns with direct questions and ask if they or any of their friends smoke
Smoking a cigarette in the park or in a party would be so much fun for so many teenagers. Also, sitting with friends or a group of people and smoking, many teens believe that this makes them look cool. Many people have many teens under the age of eighteen smoking in street with their friends, they were passing the same cigarette to each other, and this would be a serious problem by passing a disease to each other and they have no idea that would happen. Mayo Clinic Staff, teen smoking might be innocently, but it can become a long-term problem. In fact, most adult smokers begin smoking as teenagers, so most need to stop smoking to be a good example for teens. Number of teens smoker have been raised incredibly. More than 450,000 12-to-13 year
It is recommended that nurses who know adolescents who smoke should refer them to some type of intensive smoking cessation program. It is, also recommended that the nurse document on those individuals who are not interested in quitting smoking and revisit the subject with that individual in one year. ("Nursingtimes.net," 2012) This remains one of the most cost-effective and worthwhile things that health specialists can do for any child or adolescent. There are currently over 3 million active RN’s in the United States convinced one person to stop the impact would be staggering (CDC,
Smoking cessation is a process. Even though there are many who afford to quit smoking without assistance, interventions can assist in cessation attempts to promote successful outcomes. The focus of this handout is to the personnel involved in promoting smoking cessation among the youth as a guide on how to shape the smoking cessation interventions. Such is based on the acknowledgement that young adults often have the awareness of the harmfulness of tobacco use but end up underestimating the risks. Consequently, it is critical for the smoking cessations to be appealing and effective considering that disinterest and skepticism that the young adults are likely to have towards the interventions.
Multidisciplinary research has documented that parenting strategies influence children's cigarette use. Extending the extant literature, this article develops an integrative model that examines the effect of parenting strategies on children's smoking progression, in which children's self-esteem plays the role of mediator. The authors validate this model using longitudinal panel data from parents and children ages 10–17. The primary findings are that parenting strategies influence children's smoking development and that the impact of these strategies is mediated by the child's self-esteem trajectory, particularly for the rate of increase in smoking. Parental responsiveness decreases children's smoking development by enhancing the child's initial self-esteem and reducing the natural rate of deterioration in self-esteem, while psychological control increases smoking development both directly and
With the young female, the proportion of girls interested in smoking experienced the same increase as the male counterpart in the first 20 years of the given period, which rose from 5% to 37% in the year of 1990. In the last 10 years of the surveyed period, which was from
Teenage smoking can be a result of the influence of other teens, or maybe the amount of peer pressure. This can cause a teen to want to smoke or even think about smoking (Alcid, Arthur, page 1). Statistics show that 794 student and 22.4 percent of teens claimed to be tobacco users. (Alcid, Arthur, page 1). 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).
One of the largest issues today is adolescent smoking. According to a heath based website, nearly 90% of adult smokers start while they are still teens and they never intend to get hooked. They may start by bumming a cigarette or two from a friend at a party, and then go on to buying an occasional pack. Soon they realize that they can't go without that pack. They've gotten used to reaching for a cigarette first thing in the morning, after meals, or during any stressful time. They become addicted, both physically and psychologically. According to the American Lung Association, each day 6,000 children under the age of 18 smoke their first cigarette. Almost 2,000 of them will become regular smokers – that’s 757, 000 new smokers annually!
Tobacco; one of the most profitable products in history, an addictive substance, and a deadly killer. Smoking tobacco used to be a thing that was endorsed in American society. Now, with the new medical advances and knowledge, society has seen the side effects of smoking and how fatal it actually is. Teenagers have been one of the largest age groups that have been affected by smoking. After analyzing all possible reasons as to why teenagers would smoke while knowing it can affect their health, three possible reasons stuck out the most. Teenagers smoke despite knowing the health problems that originate from smoking because of peer pressure, an “invincibility” mentality, and seeing a role model or family member smoke.