Smoking teenagers

Today, the situation is aggravating all over the world due to an increase in the smoking population, including adolescents and children under 10 years of age. Of particular danger is the situation with teenagers smoking, as this leads to an increase in the smoking population of the planet. Adolescents, growing up, join the ranks of the sick disabled population, which is not able to cope with many social roles.

Smoking of adolescents today is an acute social problem, which, in general, is associated with the low social culture of modern society, and it can only be solved at the state level, in collaboration with WHO and psychologists.

Adults have long known the negative effects of tobacco smoke on the body and overall health. However, few people succeed in correctly communicating to teenage children what the effect of smoking on the teenager's body is . In schools and public organizations, children are often told that “it is harmful and bad,” but no one can explain to teenagers exactly and in an accessible language why it is “bad” and how it will affect his health, mental and physical development in the future . In a social survey of adolescents why this is harmful, no one can clearly and clearly answer the question posed.

Most children for the first time try to smoke in prepubertal age (up to 10 years old), and during the transition period, the risk of becoming a heavy smoker increases. Among the causes of smoking, adolescents note the desire to be adults and resemble reputable members of teenage groups. Authorities at this age for teenagers can be famous actors who smoke in films that play "tough guys" whose behavior the emotionally labile teens want to emulate. In their unformed consciousness, teenagers' smoking is associated with status, which is why they tend to get into the group of teenagers smoking, where they simply have to smoke in order to “establish their status” among their peers.

Even if a teenager is against smoking and does not bring him any pleasure, he will continue to smoke in order to correspond to a more authoritative, in his opinion, group of children.

A large role in the fact that smoking of adolescents is more active is played by society. To date, existing tobacco standards around the world are taken for granted. Smoking is welcome in everything: advertising, the distribution of tobacco products everywhere without age restrictions, the dissemination of information about cigarettes in the media, films and youth programs. All this makes tobacco smoking generally accepted social norms and in this case it will be impossible to get rid of smoking among adolescents.

Smoking of teenagers still largely depends on accepted norms of behavior in the family. In modern families, in every second family, father smokes, in every fifth mother, and in 20% of families both parents smoke. At the same time, the attitude to smoking of their teenage child can also be different. Some strictly forbid, which causes an even greater desire to start smoking, some encourage (which does not fit into the norms of raising a child), while others simply do not know that their child smokes.

Prevention of smoking in adolescents should be carried out comprehensively, and should include reliable complete information about the dangers of smoking on the body of a teenager, its correct communication to a teenage audience. Organization of government programs to combat smoking of minors. Classes of psychologists with schoolchildren to develop a clear position against smoking and argumentation in case of psychological onslaught of older teenagers. Visually present to schoolchildren the consequences of their smoking.


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