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Why do teens smoke tobacco?


Cigarettes smoking among teens is a part of drug abuse. Fact.
Teens start smoking because of various reasons as below:
bulletOne or both parents smoke.
bulletPeople they admire smoke.
bulletTeens find acceptance by peers if they smoke too. Peer pressure
bulletAdvertising on smoking works on teenagers and adults.
bulletTeens feel that they can stop at anytime. So why not try it?
bulletIt helps the teen lose weight, reduce stress, etc.

The dangers of smoking is so great, but because governments get a lot of tax money from tobacco and cigarettes manufacturers, they are less hesitant to ban it totally. Government and society is aware of the dangers, that is why they made it illegal for teens to possess and use cigarettes. If it was good, why would they restrict you? Does this makes sense?
teen smoking

Passive smoking

This is the involuntary inhaling of smoke from other people's cigarettes, cigars or pipes.

We all suffer when we have people smoking around us. This is called second-hand smoking and it is know to be even more dangerous than smoking itself. Click button below to learn why.

Acute Effects
Increased blood pressure and heart rate.

Health Risks
Chronic lung disease; cardiovascular disease, stroke, a range of cancers, and acute myeloid leukemia, adverse pregnancy outcomes and addiction.

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