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Is Cigarette Smoking In Teenagers A Serious Health Risk The problem of teenage smoking has been a major worry because smoking during adolescent and childhood years can lead to many health problems The American Lung Association reports that recent studies show that every day nearly six-thousand children below eighteen years of age start smoking Of these almost two-thousand will become regular smokers The Center for Disease Control CDC has released figures showing that an estimated four and a half million teenagers are cigarette smokers and that tobacco use in adolescence is also associated with a wide range of health compromising behaviors such as carrying weapons engaging in high-risk sexual behaviors and using alcohol and other drugshealth compromising behaviors such as carrying weapons engaging in high-risk sexual behaviors and using alcohol and other drugs Studies released by the CDC show that more than a quarter Denise Witmer 2005 reports that more than a quarter 284 percent of high school students are current smokers with male and female at equal rates Current cigarette smoking prevalence use by raceethnic groups was higher among white high school students 328 percent followed by Hispanic 258 percent and African American 158 percent students Both the American Lung Association and the CDC state that if current tobacco use patterns persist in the United States an estimated 64 million children will die prematurely from a smoking-related disease even though smoking is the leading preventable cause of death Journal of American Medical Association2004vol292pg558 Researchers speculate that many young people start smoking because of the glamorization of smoking on television in the movies and in advertisements The CDC says that teens respond more to cigarette advertisement than older adults but there are other factors why teenagers smoke One is that cigarette smoking is associated with depression anxiety and low self-esteem Another is that some teens especially girls see smoking as a way to lose weight The most common reason
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