Topics: Tobacco, Tobacco smoking, Heart Pages: 8 (2251 words) Published: March 11, 2013
With all my deepest sincerity and appreciation.
I dedicated this piece of work to my mother and father, who have supported me all the way since the beginning of my studies. To my friends who have been a great source of motivation and inspiration. To my older brothers who apparently doing cigarette smoking. To some of my relatives most especially to my teenager cousins that have their vices. And also, to the teenager who have been ADDICTED IN CIGARETTE SMOKING. And above all to our Almighty God for all the blessings.

Guide Questions
1. Why do teens smoke?
2. What are the effects of cigarette smoking to their body? 3. How do teens avoid this practice?
4. Are they enjoying cigarette smoking?
5. What are the diseases they can get from cigarette smoking at their young age? <<<tesis wrting

1. Why do teens smoke?

According to the Canadian Lung Association, more than 80,000 young people around the world start smoking every day. Most people start smoking when they are teenagers, which makes it more difficult to quit. The earlier the habit begins, the harder it is it to stop, although many teenagers make multiple attempts to stop smoking. There are three main reasons why teens start smoking.

Peer pressure is perhaps one of the most frequently cited reasons for why teens start smoking. According to Teens Health, many teens start smoking because they think it looks "cool" or because their friends smoke. The pressure most teens experience to experiment with cigarettes, illegal drugs and alcohol is enormous. During the teen years, peer pressure is a main motivating factor in social and school situations. Teens want to fit in with and be popular with their peers. It's no wonder that around 70 percent of teenagers say they started smoking because of peer pressure or having friends who smoke, according to the Canadian Lung Association.

Advertising is another main factor in teen smoking. The tobacco industry knows that most people are now aware of the numerous health hazards of smoking. Therefore, these companies have to replace the consumers who quit or die because of smoking. According to the Canadian Lung Association, teens are targeted by cigarette advertising in a number of ways. Teens are more likely to start smoking if they see movies or TV shows where there favorite stars are smoking, according to a non-profit organization, Smoke-Free Movies, which studies smoking and the film industry. Additionally, the well-known cartoon mascot of a certain cigarette brand is targeted at attracting young smokers, according to the Canadian Lung Association.

Having a family member that smokes is another main reason that teens start smoking. Anna Gilmore, professor of public health at the University of Bath, states in a September 2010 BBC News Health article that teens who have a family member who smokes are 90 percent more likely to start smoking. Teens often emulate the behaviors of their parents and older family members. Teens may start smoking simply because they see their parents or older siblings smoking. On the other hand, some teens may start smoking to rebel against family members or authority figures who tell them not to smoke. Read more:

2. What are the effects of cigarette smoking to their body? Nicotine is the addictive substance in tobacco that causes smokers to continue their smoking habit. Along with nicotine, smokers also inhale about 7,000 other chemicals. These chemicals harm nearly every organ in the body. Nicotine is the addictive drug in tobacco smoke that causes smokers to continue to smoke. Addicted smokers need enough nicotine over a day to ‘feel normal’ – to satisfy cravings or control their mood. How much nicotine a smoker needs determines how much smoke they are likely to inhale, no matter what type of cigarette they smoke. Along with...
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