The amount of money Americans spend towards curing a smoking related disease is relatively near ninety-six dollars a year. Smoking is a process where tobacco is inhaled orally. Traditionally, people who smoke being doing so because of constant tobacco advertising and areas where tobacco is publically sold. Teenagers usually start smoking cigarettes because of multiple factors influencing society. In order for teenagers to realize what effects smoking has on the body, society must create ways for the youth to not be misled by the promotion and public advertisements of tobacco products.
Background information about teenagers smoking As teenagers start to smoke on a regular basis, there is a progression of negative effects. Some effects such as an addiction, a disease, and possibly a result of death could do serious harm to the body according to the Washington Post (Brady A.3). Currently, there is an estimation of about 3,300 teenagers who try smoking and 700 to 800 of those teens become addicted each day (A.3). There are various amounts of tobacco products that teenagers are attracted by, such as electronic cigarettes and cigars, which are currently uprising in the youth population. Electronic cigarettes have had a large increase between the years 2011-2012 (“Emerging Tobacco Products” …NP). The number of middle school students have been able to use the electronic devices went from 0.6% to 1.1% between the years 2011-2012. The percentage of high school students who use
Teens have become addicted to vaping. An article says, “about 11% of high school seniors vaped nicotine in 2017; about a quarter of those seniors say they vape 20 or more times a month” (Board). The data shows that teens have become addicted to vaping. They have even begun to use them more than cigarettes (National Institute on Drug Abuse). With this, the health risks have not been fully assessed yet because they are still very new. A source says, “While there are currently no links to negative health effects such as cancer and pulmonary problems, there is not enough evidence to say that they are safe for certain” (Pocock). Even though the
Everyone always wants to be with the latest trend, and as many celebrities and magazine ads have pictures of vaping, electronic cigarettes have become a "trend”. People are largely unaware of the emergency risks of vaping. According to a study by Mitch Zeller he states, “I can say definitely, that nicotine is harmful to a developing teenage brain. And no teenager, no young person. should be using any tobacco or nicotine-containing products”. Unlike true cigarettes, electronic cigarettes do not have
Peer pressure has pushed teens to smoking. We all know how peer pressure can influence our youth today. It can be hard to go against the crowd and just do what we want. We, as teenagers, want to look cool to other people, so we say why not. At that moment we have exposed ourselves to a bad future as a result. It only takes nicotine a few seconds to reach the mind of humans, and from there a person is hooked. Most smokers start at an early age, and it is a bad habit to stop in the end. This is why we should stay away from drugs. As a result, we can have a better future and a longer life. We fail to realize that we are only harming ourselves. People who tend not to smoke tend to live better. Smokers are more likely to get cancer than a nonsmoker. We should remind ourselves who we are and not let peer pressure influence us. The future of the world could be at stake, and one’s future too.
Cigarette contains different poisonous ingredients, and nicotine is the one that creates addiction and leads to different diseases. Smoking cigarette is one of the worst problems our world is facing and the main reason for this term to be stressful is its consequence. Cigarette can cause different diseases that can directly or indirectly lead to death; “tobacco use is responsible for nearly 1 in 5 deaths in the united states” (cigarette smoking). Most of the time this consequence highly exists on young smokers or victims can be affected by the consequence because they started smoking young. In the United States 18 is the legal age for smoking cigarette and people are still using this law, but it is now the right time for a
Did you know that 1.8 million middle and high-school students have said that they have tried an electronic cigarette in 2012? An article from Upfront Magazine titled “Smoke Signals” by Alessandra Potenza has brought up the issue of e-cigs. The electronic cigarette may be seen as a safe alternative for the traditional smoker but poses a threat to the younger generations who try them. Heavy advertisement and a wide variety of flavors are attracting young kids to get the product. The e-cigs could potentially lead the young people into trying real cigarettes and getting addicted to them due to the nicotine and having the urge to smoke.
They contain some of the same hazardously, addictive ingredients that regular cigarettes have. The invention of electronic cigarettes have certainly created a new category of smoking, but the allure and actual use, does not necessarily eliminate regular cigarette smoking. There have not been nearly enough tests conducted on electronic cigarettes to fully prove that they are safe to smoke. Lastly, for the health of teenagers and for anyone else who have begun smoking electronic cigarettes, it is essential that the FDA monitors the detriment electronic cigarettes will cause to peoples’ health. If the FDA can be as definitive and certain as this paper asserts it if in the end, if electronic cigarettes should be banned from use in the
E-cigarettes were made to decrease smoking and nicotine addiction, but recently, surveys have shown that they do the exact opposite. Teenagers have begun taking advantage of e-cigarettes whether they have reached the legal age or not. The main problem with this is that before e-cigarettes were made, many of these teens had never even thought about smoking a cigarette. Many teens believe that since they are not actually inhaling tobacco smoke, there are no risks, but they are wrong. Most of the same risks are still at hand, and it is even easier to become addicted to nicotine while using e-cigarettes because they contain a much higher concentration of it. For this reason, e-cigarettes are causing more harm than good to our generation.
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!
The target population for this study is high school students in Missouri. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2016), electronic cigarettes are most popular among “young adolescents (11-14 years of age); adolescents (15-17 years of age); and/or young adults (18-25 years of age)”. By using a population of 9-12 graders, all respective populations were accounted for. The inclusion criteria for this study was limited to high school students who were enrolled in one of 20 selected high schools. Furthermore, this indicated that the sample population was limited to students ranging from 14-19 years of age. Additionally, all race demographics were included. As a result, data was collected cross-demographically and
Tobacco products are made up of over four thousand dangerous chemicals including about two-hundred and fifty known chemicals (Braithwaite, Taylor,&Treadwell, 2009). According to the Center for Disease Control and prevention (1999) tobacco use is the most preventable cause of death and disease in America. On average, smokers die thirteen to fourteen years quicker than people who don’t smoke (Braithwaite et al. 2009). In the United Stated over twenty percent of deaths are from tobacco use. Additionally, over six-hundred thousand people die from secondhand smoke each year with one third being children(Action on smoking and health). Illnesses connected with tobacco use are cancer (bladder,esophagus,lung,mouth,throat), chronic lung and cardiovascular disease and reproductive problems (Braithwaite et al. 2009). The CDC reports show that there is an increase in “some day smokers,” nationwide. “Some day smokers” are smokers who report that they smoke only on some days. Research states that 24.0% of the adult population are “some day smokers.” For ages 18-24 year olds 28.7% are “some day smokers.” 18-24 year olds are at higher risk of being “some day smokers” than any other age group. When these statistics are broken down by education level, it shows that adults with a college education reported the highest currency of someday smoking (31.7%) (CDC, 4/2003).
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.
According to the American Lung Association, smoking is the #1 preventable cause of death in our country. The preventability regarding the prevalent issue is sparking a lot of controversy and debate throughout our nation, instituting law changes and increased awareness. Over 393,000 people die each year from smoking and nearly 50,000 people die from secondhand smoke, which is indicative of how powerful tobacco is, which creates more than 4,000 chemicals when burned (American Lung Association). Smoking has unfortunately become a widespread problem especially among teenagers. Peer pressure has turned this highly addictive drug into not only a seclusive activity, but also a social engagement brought about by curiosity. In addition to
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.
It seems obvious that smoking is very bad, and people tell us not to smoke. Yet in everyday life, there are people, especially the teenagers now who scattered everywhere that you see they’re smoking. Nowadays, teenagers have their own way just to please their satisfaction. They’re just aware in the