Los Angeles, CA – Despite strict smoking laws and regulations, smoking amongst the teenage demographic continues to be a problem. Kids in the House parenting experts and physicians suggest reasons as to why smoking is perpetually thought of as “cool” and what parents can do to help keep their kids safe.
Nicotine is an addictive substance. While many teens justify smoking by using new devices such as “e-cigs,” or electronic cigarettes, many professionals see e-cigs as a gateway that leads to the purchase and consumption of real cigarettes. This justification is particularly worrisome to many parents given the limited amount of research that has been done on the potential side effects from using e-cigs. As of now, there is little to no data that shows e-cigs are any better for one’s health than cigarettes.
Teens who start using cigarettes at a young age are more likely to become addicted. If a parent is a smoker, his or her teen could be significantly more likely to start smoking because the health benefits might seem less threatening when they know someone close to them who smokes. Teen smoking is dangerous because it can often turn into chain smoking.
Unfortunately, popular representation of smoking from movies to songs encourages teens to start smoking without also showing the harmful side effects of taking up the hobby. The media also encourages underage drinking, substance abuse, teen alcoholism, and teen binge drinking.
Teens who smoke regularly should talk with a healthcare professional who might be able to help them better understand what is included in the consequences of smoking.
Even if your teen has not smoked to your knowledge, it is important to monitor with whom they are spending their time so that they do not get pressured into trying something with which they are uncomfortable.
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