Parent's Resources About Smoking
Teenage Smoking is an enormous problem in the United States and around the world. According to the World Health Organization,
"Among young people, the short-term health consequences of smoking include respiratory and non respiratory effects, addiction to nicotine, and the associated risk of other drug use. Long-term health consequences of youth smoking are reinforced by the fact that most young people who smoke regularly continue to smoke throughout adulthood.(1) Cigarette smokers have a lower level of lung function than those persons who have never smoked.(1) Smoking reduces the rate of lung growth.(1)"
Below are links to resources that offer insight into the challenges of smoking among youth and 10 ways to keep teens smoke free.
Check Out the Surgeon General's Report On Smoking
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