Is smoking the new teen "normal"?

I’m really curious, I’m a teenager myself and I don’t even know :woman_shrugging: There are kids who are 14 and say they’re trying to smoke but they can’t because they have strict parents. Why do you want to smoke so badly? It’s really sad and disgusting that you would even think about doing it at that age. To add, why do teens think their parents should be chill about everything? You’re going to thank them in the long run. When these kids in up in the hospital for what they’re doing, they deserve it and I don’t feel bad. Please discuss.

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I think that it has something to do with peer pressure and seeing everyone else doing it makes them want to do it too. And after you get addicted to it, it’s hard to get out of. It’s an unfortunate situation.

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These are so comments I’ve seen.

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Even if someone is under pressure, they should know that smoking is bad for health not just for themselves but for everyone around them as well. Smoking shouldn’t be normal in any ways since it does more damage than good. That’s my opinion.

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I agree with @SkyWalker.
A teenager is still growing up and the amount of jeopardizing chemicals that a cigarette has is harmful for a teen’s health.
If they want to smoke that badly, wait at least more 4 years and pay for your own addiction.

Starting to smoke because of peer pressure is immature in my opinion. I was 14 once, I saw people smoking but that didn’t mean I would smoke because I thought If I have to do things I don’t want to fit in, I’m not on the right place, but that’s a whole different discussion.

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There are people that smoke that are around my age and they always act like they’re bAd because of it, lol they’re just retarded. :roll_eyes:

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oHHH aND DON’T GET ME STARTED ON THEIR BREATH WHEN THEY COME TO SCHOOL. :nauseated_face:

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How do they even have access to this stuff? Especially marihuana, what the heck!!! Maybe their parents do it and have it in the house, but…

I had relatives that used to come over to my house when I was a kid, and they’d always go outside and smoke. Neither my mom nor my dad smoked, but these relatives did, and a lot. I never was interested in smoking; sometimes, my friends and I would pretend our lollipop stick or pen was a cigarette, and we’d act like we were smoking but I never had the desire to put a real cigarette in my mouth and try it. It just didn’t appeal to me.

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I-:skull:

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Oh no yeah smoking is definitely becoming the new normal—well at least vaping. Smoking (like a cigarette) is on the decline, but vaping is definitely rising. I can’t speak about weed or whatever, but I know a lot of kids—13, 12 at the youngest—who vape, with and without nicotine. There’s still a lot of controversies surrounding vaping and its “benefits” and consequences, and frankly, I can say that many teens think that it won’t harm them. I know people who have vapes or juuls or e-cigarettes or whatever it’s called, I know people who sell them, I know people who use their parents’, and I know people who have friends that have one, and so now they have regular access. If you vape, depending on who you’re talking to, you’re considered cool.

Me, on the other hand, I would never vape because one, my mother would kill me if she ever found out, and two, my grandfather died from lung cancer as a result of smoking so I get what the long-term consequence of vaping might be—might, because it’s too new to have any known long-term effects.

It’s sad that they end up in the hospital, 'cause they’re still just kids. Shouldn’t have been vaping, but maybe they didn’t know what could end up happening to them. I remember a friend adamantly arguing with me that there aren’t any risks to vaping, that the kids ending up in hospitals are only the minority and the majority of vapers are fine. So yeah, with that mindset, I’m not surprised they end up in hospitals. It’s upsetting because my generation is simply the test subjects for this vaping craze, and years later we’ll all just be statistics.

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Smoking is injurious to health 🤷

Smoking is kinda dumb

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Agreed

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Vaping is a sub-cateogory of smoking and I don’t believe it’s sad. Schools have taught lessons and commericials are everyhere and they don’t listen. Them ending up in the hospital is a life lesson they needed, a slap from life.

They know the effects and they know the harm, they just don’t care. Some of them are too guliable and believes everything the media puts out instead of doing research.

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“ItS nOt My fAUlT iM AdDiCTed” ugh, that excuse though. Like, your the one that picked it up and smoked it, so yea it really is their fault when they get addicted

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not my fault either if you die

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I protest against this now and will protest against this too in the future (╯‵□′)╯︵┻━┻

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