No Smoking Day 2021: Why Teens get hooked on smoking? How to Avoid?
No Smoking Day is celebrated on the second Wednesday of March each year. No Smoking Day will be celebrated on 10 March this around the world to encourage quit smoking. The main purpose of this day is to spread awareness about the harmful health effects of tobacco consumption through cigarettes and other methods. Helping smokers to get rid of the bad smoking habit is an important message. Smoking or chewing tobacco is the worst habit. Health risks are known to all, but there are still thousands of young people, between the ages of 12 and 17, who start smoking each day. Some started it out of curiosity and others just want to grow up. The effect of smoking starts with a cough and a burning sensation in the throat, as well as bad breath and smelly clothing. It also discourages patchy skin and teeth.
There are currently over 3 million youth under the age of 18 who are current smokers.
The rate of smoking addiction is much high than the rate of addiction to alcohol and other drugs.
Symptoms of nicotine addiction often occur only weeks or even a few days after the first experimentation with "smoking" has been started by youth.
20% of high school students from 9th to 12th std are current smokers.
6.5 % of the highschool children of 8th std are current smokers.
90 percent of smokers start at age 18 or earlier.
Adolescents and Health Risks
Short term risk:
Dental breakage, periodontal disease, including tooth loss.
Due to chronic cough, increased phlegm, emphysema and bronchitis as well as being more susceptible to influenza.
Mild airway obstruction, decreased lung function and slowed uptake of lung function.
Shortness of breath and phlegm.
A normal heart rate that is two to three beats per minute faster than those dont smoke.
Hearing loss, vision problems and increased headaches.
Shortness of breath and bad smell.
The smell of smoke comes from homes, cars and clothes.
Risk of heart disease increases
Increases risk for chronic lung disease
Increases risk for lung and other cancers
Teens and nicotine addiction:
A major cause of smoking is that many smokers believe that it relieves stress. Smoking appears to reduce stress only because it reduces irritability and stress due to underlying nicotine addiction.
Each day, 1,200 children under the age of 18 become new, daily smokers.
More than a third of children who ever tried to smoke cigarettes before leaving high school became smokers.
The rate of smoking addiction is higher than the rate of addiction to alcohol and other drugs.
Young people who try to quit suffer from the same nicotine withdrawal symptoms as adults.
Teens and skipping:
Counseling interventions greatly improve rates among adolescents.
Youth enrolling in the tobacco cessation program are twice as likely to succeed in their attempt to quit.
There is a lot of interest in leaving teenagers; 2 percent of 11- to 19-year-olds who smoke are thinking about quitting; In the past year, 77 percent have given up on serious effort.