Voiceover: For one, smoking can cause both immediate and long-term damage. The chemicals in cigarette smoke reach your lungs quickly every time you inhale. Your blood then carries the toxic chemicals to every organ in your body.
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Subscribe Table of contents. Most of the risk of dying prematurely due to smoking is reversed if people quit smoking before the age of There is contention around how best to characterise nicotine dependence in young people, with increasing recognition that it may be inappropriate to extend adult criteria to adolescent smokers.
Smoking kills more than 37, Canadians each year—six times more than car accidents, suicides, homicides and AIDS combined. Every year, thousands of teenagers smoke their first cigarette. Cigarettes contain nicotine — one of the most addictive substances in the world.
About half of all Americans who keep smoking will die because of the habit. Each year more thanpeople in the United States die from illnesses related to tobacco use. This means each year smoking causes about 1 out of 5 deaths in the US.
Open the Search Form. Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body. Learn about the effects of smoking that are unique to women.
With the Westernization and opening of our society, adolescents' smoking is increasing and being popularized. Many adolescents start smoking at an early age out of curiosity and venturesomeness, and earlier start of smoking makes it more difficult to quit smoking. Adolescents' habitual smoking not only becomes a gateway to all kinds of substance abuse but also causes various health problems including upper respiratory infection, immature lung development, reduced maximum vital capacity, and lung cancer.
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Open the Search Form. All tobacco products contain nicotine, which is addictive and can harm your developing brain. And all tobacco products have serious health consequences.
Background: Despite widespread knowledge of the health consequences, tobacco use, especially smoking is common globally. Most of the youngsters become smokers annually and one-third of them are believed to die due to tobacco use. Aim: To assess the various reasons for smoking among teenagers of age 14—17 years. Materials and Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional survey was conducted on teenagers to know their views regarding the reasons for smoking habit.