Smoking Among Teens

2694 WordsNov 9, 200811 Pages
Topic: Smoking Thesis: Smoking among teens has been increasing in an alarming rate. What are the effects on cigarette advertising has on the teenagers and the numerous ways to quit smoking. Related Issues: 1. Reasons why teens pick up the habit of smoking 2. The Effects of Tobacco Advertisement 3. The numerous reasons people give up smoking 4. The Health benefits of quitting 5. Numerous Steps to quitting TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Abstract pg 3 2. Introduction pg 4 3. Literature Review pg 5 - 7 4. Findings pg 8 - 9 5. Conclusion pg 10 6. Reference List pg 11 - 12 7. Appendix pg 13 - 14 ABSTRACT Smoking among teens has been increasing rampant nowadays. There are many…show more content…
There are numerous reasons why the rampant smoking among youth even though there are various government efforts to promote healthy lifestyles and set up regulations on designated smoking area in public area. According to Kutner.L, 2005 mentioned that peer pressure is one of the leading cause for increase of smoking among teens and it is important that parents should be take the proactive role and responsible for guiding their children on this habit. However for some children, their parents may be the reason for smoking as they tend to follow the elders in order to behavior like them. Mostly teens are curious of smoking and are always eager to have one puff for experimental sake. ( Anon, 2008a {online} ) Cigarette advertising has been pointed out by many parties as the cultivator and main reason to the increase of smoking population. The rational is that advertisement sole purpose is to influence buying and to support something. (Anon, 2008c {online}) There are research conducted on cigarette advertisement, and the results shows that all cigarette advertisement carries the similar message. It gives the perception that smoking is fun, healthy and attractive. Especially male ads it sends out messages like cool, adventures, mature and cool and for ladies ads the most

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