by bszab1 on September 17, 2013 - 8:18pm
The article “Smoke Screen” talks a lot about how even though a lot more teenagers are starting to smoke at a younger age, some teenagers have found a way to outsmart the Tobacco Marketing Company. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts discovered that when young adults are given merchandise with the tobacco logos on them, then they are three times more likely to at least try cigarettes. Also teachers and parents have learned to tell their kids and students what to think about when it comes to tobacco. Everyone is starting to come up with new ways to make children aware about the real danger of smoking instead of just lecturing them all the time about it. Because it really just goes in one ear and out the other. This article also talks about how adults are really big influence on their children whether they realize it or not.
The most significant part of this article would have to be that adults have a huge influence on their children. It is a proven fact that 75% of children live in a house hold where their parents smoke. So if parents don’t want their child to ever smoke then they have to quit themselves. A huge concern that I have with smoking is children these days are always trying to act older than their age so because back then smoking was the “cool” thing to do, they will do it just to try and be cool and fit in. Also peer pressure is becoming more and more of a problem that’s hard to contain and because they don’t want to feel left out by their friends and just “fit in” they will smoke anyways. Eventually they will become addicted and it all started from the wrong reason.
Dickson, A. (2000). Smoke Screen. Time, 155(11), 92.