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Smoking Amongst Young People. Why does it happen? Children start smoking at a young age. They know that smoking can kill. Yet they still do it.

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Discursive Essay: Smoking Amongst Young People. Why does it happen? Children start smoking at a young age. They know that smoking can kill. Yet they still do it. Of course the teenagers would have their own reasons to start smoking. Smoking gives teenagers something to do with their hands, helping them to feel less awkward. But the wish of becoming more "adult" is probably the main reason why teenagers start smoking. Smoking is one of the main factors which cause heart attacks. The other two are raised blood pressure and raised cholesterol levels in the blood. If people in the United Kingdom did not smoke cigarettes, about 10,000 fewer men and women of working age would die from heart attacks each year. At a younger age smoking your more likly to catch a disease at such a young age, also the parents should know that the kids are smoking because it's their responsability to make sure their kids are in good health. ...read more.


But studies have shown that early signs of these diseases can be found in teenagers who smoke. Smoking hurts young people's physical fitness in terms of both performance and endurance. Smoking at an early age increases the risk of lung cancer. Teenage smokers suffer from shortness of breath almost three times as of ten as teens who don't smoke. Teens who smoke are three times more likely than nonsmokers to use alcohol, eight times more likely to use marijuana, and twenty two times more likely to use cocaine. Smoking is the reason why most teenagers turn out to do some risky behaviors, such as fighting and unprotected sex. Many teenagers think that smoking makes you look attractive, but they are wrong. Smoking causes bad breathe, yellow teeth, gun disease, hacking coughs, excess phlegm, smelly hair, stained fingers, and burn holes in your favourite clothes. Most teenagers do not want to go out with, much less kiss, someone who smokes. ...read more.


After knowing this most of the teenagers still smoke, even thought they know that it is going to have a bad effect on them some day. They know that they are most likely to suffer from cancers, and circulatory and respiratory system diseases. These horrible illnesses were known to originate from cigarettes for years, and recently the Food and Drug Administration declared nicotine, the main chemical additive in cigarettes, addictive. This explains why smokers continue to use cigarettes even though smokers are aware of the constantly warned about health dangers in cigarettes. Although smokers constitute the majority of people who suffer from cigarettes, they are not the only ones ailing from cigarette smoke. The amount of second-hand smoke inhaled by the typical nonsmoker is equivalent to one cigarette smoked per day. Even that amount of cigarette smoke can damage a person's heart. For years cigarettes have been known to cause cancer, emphysema, and other horrible illnesses. With all the other causes of preventable deaths, alcohol, illegal drugs, aids, suicide, transportation accidents, fires, and guns, cigarettes still account for more preventable deaths than those do combined. Nashath Akhtar ...read more.

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