Smoking cigarettes leads to mental diseases and casualties in the United States with more than , individuals in the United States dying from cigarettes and about 41, deaths from second-hand smoking CDC. With the abundant amount of tobacco. Teens and Smoking Abstract Cigarette smoking is of interest to the National Institute on Drug Abuse both because of the public health problems associated with this form of substance abuse and because this behavior represents a prototypic dependence process. In the past few years the government has made every effort to reach the masses, in an attempt to curb the exploitation of tobbacco use, and its acceptance among Americas Youngsters. However, cigarette smoking among adolescents is on the rise. Smoking took that from me.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Teen Smoking 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 Especially when hanging with friends, a lot of teens get pressured into doing things and one of them is smoking. Promotion or availability is when teens get influenced by watching adults such as relatives, parents, aunts and uncles smoke. Even favorite singers, actors etc. Availability is another, especially when parents allow their kids to smoke and also giving them the cigarettes to smoke or some go to a gas station and have someone older get a pack of cigarettes for them because of being underage.
Since interpersonal is the circle of all tobacco products influence, it is better to aim on youth and encourage them to quit or not to use tobacco products even just for fun. In order to that interpersonal which includes family, friends and coworkers need to be more supportive. Majority of the teenagers use tobacco due to peer pressure. Therefore, family needs to participate in school programs and need to have an eye on their children 's peers.