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Most people start smoking when they are in their teens and are addicted by the time they reach adulthood. Some have tried to quit but have returned to cigarettes because smoking is such a strong addiction. It is a habit that is very difficult to break. There are many different reasons why people smoke.
Three of the main reasons that young people smoke are to look mature, to be like their friends, and to experiment. Since teens see older people all around them smoking, especially their parents and relatives, they smoke to act older. If their friends or peers smoke, they may feel pressured into doing the same to be accepted. The last reason is the excitement of experimenting with something that is forbidden. In Massachusetts it is against the law for anyone under 18 years old to smoke. Usually parents do not allow their under age teens to smoke. Therefore, smoking becomes very attractive. It is exciting to get cigarettes and sneak away to smoke without being caught.Adults smoke for other reasons. They may have a lot of stress and pressures because of economic and personal problems. They may be unemployed or working but not making enough money to take care of themselves and their families. They may be homeless, or they may be dealing with alcohol or cocaine/heroin addictions. Some may be in bad marriages or relationships in which there is physical and/or verbal abuse. All these people may smoke to feel relaxed or to give them energy while going through a hard time.Whether young or old, some people smoke to control their weight. Smokers, on the average, weigh seven pounds less than non-smokers. Smoking reduces a person's appetite. It lessens his/her sense of taste and smell. This could be why ex-smokers gain weight after quitting cigarettes. Food tastes and smells so much better.Finally, there are people who say they love to smoke. Smoking gives them pleasure. It just makes them feel good.
I think you must know a wonderful substance named nicotine which is embedded in your cigarette . It can effectively constrict your vessel and inhibit your appetite as well . Most office worker rely on such substance to inspire their creativity and concentrate their mind , so does coffeine. It is a good natural medicine so that numerous people are addicted in smoking. Juveniles are not supposed to contact cigarette because they are competent to say no to cigarette from their classmates or colleagues. Sailing cigarette to teenagers are regarded as illegal in developed countries as they can not resist smoking allured by some other adults .Nicotine is an opiate like substance which can harden your vessels in long term and is convinced to be one of several possible carcinogens.
Everyone has his own reason to smoke. I am not really aware about them in other countries. However, I think it's the best way for teenagers to fit into environment, here in Georgia.
We haven't any smoking bans. Only now our government has realized that it's necessary to create smoking and non smoking zones in restaurants and bars.
allen: thanks for your nice comment and i agree with you .
keti : (Everyone has his own reason to smoke) very convincing clause , there are many reasons for smoking addiction can not be limited , so I think that everyone has a particular reason for smoking