An overwhelming amount of evidence suggests that most lifelong smokers start smoking before they turn eighteen years of age. There are many reasons why teenagers and people in general start smoking. Here are some of the signs that you or someone you know may be a prime candidate for becoming a smoker and adding a very costly habit to your life.
Many teens start smoking because someone they look up to is a smoker themselves. Either it is a friend and they want to be like them and so they light up once and then another and then another. Before you know it, that person becomes a full time smoker.
The same can be said of parents who smoke. Children look up to their parents for inspiration and may think that copying such behavior is good. How can smoking be bad if my parents essentially said that it was ok by setting their good example? They may also smoke if an older sibling has already started smoking too.
It may be difficult to prevent smokers from starting if it is due to peer pressure. Many times your teen knows you will be disappointed that he or she is smoking and will try to hide it. The best thing you can do is to stop smoking yourself if you are a parent who smokes. Otherwise, statistics will likely say that your kids will smoke too.
Many people who smoke vape uk say that it helps to relieve stress. However, smoking also causes high blood pressure, heart problems, and lung cancer. The health costs, not to mention the cost of the cigarettes themselves, is enormous over time when you add up how much money you spent because of smoking.
Nicotine is an insecticide. Yet somehow it ends up in cigarettes. What can kill a small insect can eventually bring down a large two legged mammal eventually if it concentrates itself in the body enough. The temporary stress relief that people get from a cigarrette will add to even more stress later when you find yourself in the hospital with serious heart and lung conditions.
The way to avoid smoking due to stress is to find other ways to relieve the tension. Get a massage, exercise, or practice yoga. Be around people that aren’t stressful. If your friends are too high strung, perhaps it is time you need a break from your friends. Even if your stress relief involves removing yourself from your cadre entirely and just having some “me” time for a while, it is better than picking up a harmful and life-altering habit.
My last piece of advice to try to prevent smoking is to seek professional help. Talk to your doctor or see a counselor who can help you deal with mounting pressures that may lead to smoking. See someone who can help first before it becomes a much larger problem.