The cigarette smoking among the teenagers is on the rise. Cigarette smoking is harmful, and this has posed a serious problem in the society. Here are the major reasons why teenage smoking in increasing.
The old belief that smoking is ‘cool’ is still present. Smoking is now very prominent among the teens and college students. They consider five cigarettes a day to be ‘casual.’ In movies also smoking has been portrayed as cool. Statistics show that 40% of TV shows contain at least one scene with tobacco.
Social smoker is a common term that is used by the millennials. It means someone who smokes to ease a conversation. These smokers are not addicted. They just smoke regularly. Smoking is a way of meeting people. The party-goers use this means of having a conversation with someone. Many of these teenagers feel that they will quit smoking within five years time as they understand the danger of addiction.
As the market is full of e-cigarettes and vapes, the teenagers now feel that it’s quite harmless to smoke now. The effect of nicotine is not that strong, and so it’s all right to smoke e-cigarettes or vapes.
All these reasons contribute to the rise of smoking habit among the teenagers. This is an alarming situation, and the government must take measures to prevent smoking among the teenagers so that they don’t become addicted when they become adults.