Essay about Smoking Is A Social Norm

1010 Words Dec 9th, 2015 null Page
Smoking is one of the biggest health issues in the United States, but it is more prominent in youth. According to the health-based site, "More than 90 percent of grown-up smokers report that they began smoking as adolescents"(Brody). There are various elements that contribute to the rise of smoking habits in the society. It has become a social norm, as an acceptable act such as friends and family gatherings, during a stroll with loved ones. Smoking is used as a relaxing technique while ignoring its long-term consequences. A huge number of youngsters begin smoking cigarettes consistently. As appeared by the Report of Surgeon General “Every day, more than 3,200 people younger than 18 years of age smoke their first cigarette and an estimated 2100 youth who have been occasional smokers become daily cigarette smokers.” A researcher Loureiro says that as far as smoking propensities, offspring of a smoker looks after his or her parents and most likely to carries his or her smoking habits. The solutions for teen smoking are education of all ages via schools, colleges, and community campaigns. Smoking is very dangerous for an individual’s health. Dependence and the use of nicotine for an extensive amount of time cause harms to health. According to National Institute of Health, one cigarette contains 6.17 to 12.65mg of nicotine, which reaches our cerebral in only six seconds, and causes strokes. Another problem that is confronted regularly by smokers is Lung Cancer. Lungs are the…

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