Teens smoking Good or Bad?

By Angel Perez

Teens now a days want to smoke to look cool or fit in . That is why there is a grow of teens that smoke. In an article there is a study that shows that tobacco companies motivate teens to smoke. Also there is a raise of teen smokers that use electric cigarettes.

My first point is that in "Tobacco and Smoking"(republished in 2015)  says "The scientific data given, the center claims, indicates that cigarette advertisements routinely reach teens, are perceived as appealing by teens, and increase teen urges to smoke."The way a company can make a teen persuade them to smoke is by showing celebrities or young adults smoking. More over, on  the same article also states "There is strong and consistent evidence that marketing influences adolescent smoking behavior, including selection of brands, initiation of smoking, and overall consumption of cigarettes" this shows how more teens are persuaded not only on cigarettes, but other tobacco substances too.  Yet, cigarettes are the most used there are companies and still the most used persuaded tobacco used.

Second off, the article "More Children Using Electronic Cigarettes." (pubishedSept. 2013). There was a quote that states "Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices that provide users with aerosol puffs that typically contain nicotine, and sometimes flavorings like fruit, mint, or chocolate. About 20 states have banned store sales to minors." This shows that many minors use the e-cigs more for the taste, but gets a tast of the nicotine. the same article states that  "About 2 percent of the students said they'd used an e-cigarette in the previous month, according to a survey done last year. That was up from 1 percent in 2011." This shows  that over the years it can move up to 50 percent insted of 1 percent up.

At the end smoking for teens is very bad. I feel like these two articles show that smoking is persuaded by companies and have develop a new way to smoke with tobacco. since there is no clear showing how bad E-cigs are, but trying to smoke to be cool should not be worth your time.

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2 years ago

Looking good.