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Kids Smoking Cigarettes-We Need To Keep Them Safe

Updated on November 24, 2011

Kids Need To Not Smoke

If you are a parent in the 21st century by now you must have it figured out that you are the one that is fully responsible when it comes to keeping your kids safe. We can talk about all kinds of safety but today I want to talk about the safety of making sure you kids do not smoke. If you do find out about that first cigarette then you need to do everything in your power to make sure they don't light that second one. It is a deadly habit that we want to keep our kids away from.

Kids smoking cigarettes are something we need to try and avoid the best we can. Sometimes it may even mean using scare tactics and that has to be okay. A couple of factors do need to come into play. We need to focus on educating our kids and the other thing is us as parents bring our kids up properly. A lot of the time those two factors will be all that is needed to keep kids from smoking.

When we talk about kids smoking cigarettes I have no problem

There are many factors when it comes to keeping kids safe and all others can be left to the other experts. In my case I want to do everything to educate kids into never smoking. I want to teach kids what a black lung looks like. I want children to see what cancer does to the person suffering and the people around them.

Why do we even care about worrying about social studies in school but yet we do very little to educate our children when it comes to smoking. I guess for the most part all the responsibility needs to lie in our laps. As a parent it is our responsibility to fight against our kids smoking.

The tobacco companies would never admit to anything but anyone with common sense knows and realizes that tobacco companies very heavily rely on new smokers starting up to maintain billions of dollars in profits. Of course we cant win single handily against the tobacco companies but as a team and each and every one of us focus on taking care of the people around us then we can actually win this war.

We have to understand the importance of keeping kids safe in all circumstances. We do everything in our power and we would die for our kids but then we see kids on a daily basis with cigarettes hanging out of their mouths. Why do we not take smoking as seriously as the stalker on the internet trying to date your 15 year old daughter.

Bottom line is smoking kills and if you dont already know this you have been buried at the bottom of an ocean for a very long time. There are no more excuses life is about keeping kids safe.

Smoking is bad in so many ways and thats the way it is. Its the way things need to be. All you need to do is make sure you have a journey to quit smoking.


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      6 years ago

      Dale, what a smart, brilliant, original, and critically important hub

      Thank you


    • bingskee profile image


      7 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

      it is really a big challenge to keep the children away from this evil vice, with those realities in tow - the absence of role models, and the desire for more profits by the capitalists.

      but even so, the children have to be protected. i wish there will be stiffer laws and penalties, and stricter implementations.

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      7 years ago

      Dale Mazurek: Role models and profit margins are two big challenges to keeping children from smoking or getting them to stop. All too often children can find examples of people whom they respect or seek to emulate smoking: actor John Malkovich says that one reason he lives in France is because he can smoke anywhere he wants to! Additionally, smokes from tobacco planting to harvesting and processing and marketing give people jobs. It is difficult not to support something which gives you, your family and your friends jobs. But your article sets the foundation for reasons for not taking the habit up as well as for halting it if one so desires.

      Thank you for such a well-thought out article, voted up, etc.,

      Derdriu the non-smoker

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      Hello, hello, 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      A good and timely hub. Now the celebration season starts and many smoke more or start to smoke. I often see them at the bus stop and think you idiot. They young ones and must have just started. My son used to go persekr when somebody went near him with a cigarette. I don't know where he had that from because I never said anything about it although I never smoked. His father did but I never said anything.

      One day we sat at the airport and a man sat next to him with a cigarette and of course, what children are he said in the loudest voice "Mum, that man stinks". I tried to explain but to no avail. I just about coud prevent that that men didn't hit him. In those days you were sitll aloud.

    • Dale Mazurek profile imageAUTHOR

      Dale Mazurek 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Oh my, Thank you so much. It is all fixed now. To think I even read the summary over twice. Again thank you.

    • wytegarillaz profile image


      7 years ago from Australia

      This is what it says in your introduction ? "The worst thing we can do is allow kids to quit smoking."


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