Most people start smoking when they’re very young.
If you’re a teen, a parent of one, or simply a friend of one who smokes, then you need to help them quit as soon as possible.
Don’t let them be a statistic!
Don’t let them turn into addicts for the rest of their lives, like ME!
Let’s look at some numbers so you know what’s really going on around the world.
20% of young teens smoke worldwide.
That’s 1 out of 5 young teens.
Can you believe it? That’s an astonishing number.
That means everywhere you go, to any city, town, or village across the entire planet, the odds are that 1 in every 5 teens you encounter smokes.
Who’s to blame? Them? The parents? Both?
It’s a little bit of everything, including a lack of education and poor home life.
Education plays a big factor in whether or not young people start smoking. It may not be foolproof, but at least the knowledge is there.
If a person is educated, then they know the dangers. If the education is not there, then they have no idea what they’re doing.
They need to teach their children that tobacco, in any form, is one of the deadliest things to be addicted to in the entire world.
More people die of it than anything else.
It also doesn’t help if parents are smokers themselves, and are lighting up around their children.
If they see Mom and Dad doing it, then they most likely will experiment at some point in their life.
My parents smoked around me while I was young. They quit from time to time, but occasionally went back.
I started when I was 16 years old. When I was in my 20’s, I didn’t care about smoking in front of them, because we often shared one.
Had they never been smokers, and were very against it, things might have been different for me.
Roughly 90,000 kids worldwide start smoking everyday.
This is a very sad number.
Just think of all those teenagers who will have to battle withdrawal. A good chunk of them will, too.
There has got to be a better education system.
Just think of all the health issues that will arise because of it.
Smoking is often the first drug used by teenagers before they move on to heavier substances.
This is very true.
A lot of teenagers who like to drink and use drugs were smokers first and foremost.
After they learned how to smoke, they moved on to other things.
In my personal experience, I used tobacco before anything else, so that statement holds true for me.
It was the first substance I tried.
It was always easy to get someone older to buy cigarettes for you, and it was much harder finding someone old enough to buy alcohol.
Although these statistics have leveled off some in this day and age, the numbers certainly aren’t going down drastically.
They may not be skyrocketing like they used to, but the battle against tobacco is not even close to being finished.
But the parents must also do their part and teach their children that it’s deadly, and it will ultimately lead to addiction and slavery.
If you’re a parent and you have children, DON’T do bad things around them! Don’t teach them that it’s OK, and that it’s not a big deal.
It’s a HUGE deal, and if they start at a young age, there is a good chance they will continue in their adulthood.
Is that what you want? Do the right thing.