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Want to prevent teen smoking? Understand why teens smoke and vape — and how to talk to your teen about nicotine. Teen smoking might begin innocently, but it can become a long-term problem.
Smoking cigarettes has many health risks for everyone. However, the younger you are when you start smoking, the more problems it can cause. People who start smoking before the age of 21 have the hardest time quitting.
Nicotine is only one of more than 4, chemicals in tobacco, but it is the major component that acts on the brain. The lungs readily absorb nicotine from the smoke of cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. The tissues of the mouth can also absorb nicotine when a person smokes cigars or pipes, or chews tobacco.
Back to Quit smoking. The younger you start smoking, the more damage your body will suffer when you get older. It's very hard to give up by willpower alone.
You know that smoking puts your health at serious risk — but did you know that it can make you gain weight around the middle, give you spots, and cause girls to develop facial hair? The earlier you start the worse it will be. Smoke at 15 and you are three times more likely to die from cancer than someone who starts in their mid 20s.
Smoking kills more than 37, Canadians each year—six times more than car accidents, suicides, homicides and AIDS combined. Every year, thousands of teenagers smoke their first cigarette. Cigarettes contain nicotine — one of the most addictive substances in the world.
In3. These statistics reveal how big a problem teen smoking is and continues to be in the United States. Our goal is to reveal the reasons why young people start to smoke, and then find ways to stop it before it starts.