Causes of Smoking Habit Among Teenagers

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Causes of Smoking habit among Teenagers

Regina Jane A. Ancheta
Math11FA1
Prof. Dangla

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Chapter 1: Introduction Each year a great amount of money are being wasted in smoking. Although it is quite obvious that smoking habit is dangerous and injurious to health but still a larger number of people especially teenagers attracting and getting involved in smoking habit day by day. Some reasons of this addiction are obvious such as influence of friends or community member as teenage is an enjoyable period of life span which offers all delights, it can be positive or negative as well. Some teen do experimental smoking just for taste in friends gathering but this experience enters in their life as a regular experiment. The
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Nicotine brings up a level of good feelings. Cigarette smokers are aware when nicotine levels and good feelings begin to decrease and light up quickly enough to stay in their personal comfort zone. However, they may not realize that avoiding their feelings is not the same as taking positive steps to create a life of greater potential and meaning.

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By: Erica Roth
Smoking is an addiction that can lead to very serious health threats, including lung disease, cancer and stroke. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Children reports startling statistics regarding teen smoking: Every year more than 300,000 kids under the age of 18 start smoking. Approximately 30 percent of these new adolescent smokers will die from smoking-related causes. Understanding the influences that cause teens to smoke may help parents find a way to approach their teens so that they won't want to begin the habit.

Peer Pressure
As a part of teens' everyday lives, peer pressure can be a strong influence when it comes to smoking that first cigarette. MayoClinic.com advises parents to expect that your child will be exposed to friends who smoke and who encourage your child to join in. Initiating a conversation about how to deal with the pressure to use tobacco products, alcohol or engage in other risky behavior can prepare your child for situations in which you'd like him to say no. An interesting fact regarding peer pressure and smoking is related by the

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