Teens and Smoking - Expert Advice to Prevent and Stop your Teen From Smoking
According to the most recent Surgeon General’s Report entitled, Preventing Tobacco Use Among Young People, the report focuses on the vulnerability of teens and teen smoking, especially between the ages of 10-18, the ages most users start using tobacco products. Studies show that over 28% of high school teens smoke. It demonstrates the health effects of the use of tobacco products as well as smokeless tobacco products. A major portion of this report is devoted to defining an effective, coordinated, non-smoking public health program geared to stop teens from smoking.
The report used medical, epidemiologic, behavioral and social investigative findings. It points out the overwhelming need for public health efforts that support programs that stop teens from smoking as the first step in reducing the 434,000 deaths that occur annually in the US.
The onset of protracted tobacco and smokeless tobacco use begins in adolescence; teen smoking is decades removed from the tragic side-effects and therefore, adolescents tend to not give it much ... Read more