Risk Factors Of Smoking Cigarettes

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PROTECTIVE AND RISK FACTORS IN SMOKING CIGARETTES Adolescents are curious by nature. They like adventures and thrill. However, since they are exposed to a fast-paced world, sometimes they tend to make decisions that affect their future such as engaging in health-related risk factors like smoking, drinking, drug abuse, and early exposure to sexual acts. According to the evidence gathered by World Health Organization (WHO), there is an increasing population of people who are using drugs, drinking alcohol, and smoking cigarettes, particularly among developing countries and adolescents. Given below are some of the risk factors why people, usually adolescents smoke and what are some of the protective factors: RISK FACTORS PROTECTIVE FACTORS Biological Factors Parents, especially mother should avoid smoking while being pregnant; Parents should set as role models for not smoking Mental Reasons (stress, depression, anxiety) Stress and time management; Worthwhile activities to reduce stress like sports Social Pressure Be firm in resisting the invitation to smoke Weight Gain Exercise and proper diet Peer Pressure Wise choice of friends Social media and physical environment Continuous reminder of the dangerous effects of smoking Reasons for Smoking Cigarettes The risk factors stated above are most likely the reasons why people smoke, particularly adolescents or young adults. 1. Biological and genetic reasons. Based on research, a child who is born with smokers as parents will most

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