Economically, cigarettes are highly advertised, extremely affordable and accessible to practically anyone.
As for the advertisement aspect in the sale of cigarettes, tobacco companies spend billions of dollars per year to advertise their brands.
Some teens admire movie stars and want to be like them so when they see an actor or a singer they like smoking on T. Some do it because it is forbidden and they want to rebel.
It can feel exciting to do something that you’re not allowed to do.
Advertising and Their commercials make smoking seem “cool” and “sexy.” In reality, bad body odor is not “sexy.” Getting lung cancer is not “cool.” Teenagers are influenced easily and need to be notified that they are being lied to.
Teen behavior is another key factor in the aid to teenage smoking. Teens can think that it makes them seem cool when in reality it makes you smell bad and makes your teeth an icky color.Some see it as a great way to relieve stress after a long, hard day.It can seem like a great way to get your mind off of things and to calm you down.Therefore, we need to make teens aware that smoking is not good for you and it is not cool and we need to figure out why teens think it is cool.We need to find out why teens smoke and how we can make the stop and how we can prevent new teens from starting to smoke.Use loved ones, friends, neighbors or celebrities who've had tobacco-related illnesses as real-life examples of the harm tobacco use can cause. Participate in local and school-sponsored smoking prevention campaigns.Support efforts to make public places smoke-free and increase taxes on tobacco products.Teens, however, can become addicted after smoking as few as five packs of cigarettes.Remind your teen that most adult smokers start as teens. Teens tend to assume that bad things happen only to other people.Talk to your teen early and often about the dangers of smoking and vaping.Avoiding smoking is one of the best things your teen can do for a lifetime of good health.