Essay On Causes Of Smoking

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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,
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According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it classified secondhand smoke as Group A carcinogen or a substance that causes cancer in humans. These reasons are:
• Secondhand smoke is the most dangerous indoor air pollution which can cause lung cancer and develops heart diseases and respiratory problems among non-smokers.
• It is a major health risks among children who have parents who smoke. The children are at risk of ear infection, bronchitis, and pneumonia. The lungs of very young children may not develop properly if they are exposed to secondhand smoke.
• It irritates the eyes, nose, throat, and airways. People with asthma and allergic rhinitis may increase their allergic reactions and may have difficulty in breathing because of this.

Children are most likely exposed to secondhand smoke at home. Adults who are non-smokers may be exposed at work or in social gatherings like parties and in public places like public utility vehicles (jeep) when they
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