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Crucial Information on Teenage Smoking

Updated on August 22, 2010

Crucial Information on Teenage Smoking

 Teenage smoking is a problem that many parents have to deal with and according to statistics, each day, there are about 3900 children under the age of 18 start smoking.  Teenage smoking is said to be common in children with such behavioral problems as alcohol and drug abuse and even violence.  One thing you ought to realize about teen smoking is the fact that it does not only affect children that belong to other people but may also affect your kids.  Peer pressure and alluring advertising are the factors that pull teens to start smoking.  It is likely that your teen kids will be attracted to take up smoking if they observe their favorite superstars smoking on TV.  It is also possible they will start smoking if the pals they hang out with and/or attend school with smoke.

 There are many reasons why teen kids take up smoking and the chances of your children starting to smoke are high if you as the parent smoke.  Low self-esteem or self-image is another reason why teenage children start smoking and the years between 13 and 19 are very important.  Kids get to know who they are during this time and they experiment with many different things at this time smoking included in order to gain acceptance among their peers.  In other cases, the teens begin smoking as a way of coping with stress while young teen girls start smoking in order to lose weight.  Teens also start smoking since tobacco products and cigarettes are available.  The reason behind the increase in teen smoking is the fact that kids can easily gain access to cigarettes.

 You may stop teen smoking in different ways and one is enlightening your kid on smoking risks.  You must begin when the kid is very young and you must be a wonderful example to your kids.  That you ought not to smoke in the presence of your kids is what this means and you also ought not to leave cigarettes lying close by since they may be lured to try them out.  Even if your child has already started smoking, there is a way you could be able to help him/her and you could for instance seek professional help.  Physicians may give details on the aids that children may use to quit smoking but you ought to frequently converse and comfort your kid.  Stopping smoking is not one of the effortless things in the universe so tell the children you will offer your support no matter what.


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