Using tobacco is not good at all. Everybody knows that tobacco is harmful to their health but they still learning to use it, specially the teenagers in American. One of the primary reason teens begin smoking is in the imitation of another smoking teen whom they admire. And the other reason that teenagers are heavily influenced is by tobacco advertising. Peer pressure is one of the most common effects that cause teens to smoke. Especially when hanging with friends, a lot of teens get pressured into doing things when one of them is smoking. Friends pressure them into smoking and that’s when they try to fit in so they won’t get teased or become ashamed because they didn’t want to try it. Promotion or availability is when teens get influenced by watching adults such as relatives, parents, aunts and uncles smoke. They pick up that vibe where in their mind they are thinking "If they can do that, then why I cannot?" Also when teens watch someone they look up to as a role model, they follow them because they want to be just like them, not realizing they are picking up a bad habit that shouldn’t be followed. 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. So it is their behaviors that are a negative influence for other teens. Also their adult family members like their parents, aunties, uncles and cousins. That’s when teens have negative influence not only by friends but someone close to you that you would never think would do such a thing like pressuring you into something. Who? What? When? Where? Why?
Nicotine is the ingredient everyone knows in cigarettes; besides nicotine there are many more poisonous ingredients. Teen smoking is one of the biggest issues that occur not only in America, but all over the world. The effects of smoking at such a young age can affect you in the long term...
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