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  • #602138
    zvei dinim
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    Why do teens smoke?

    #853816
    more_2
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    They are exploring everything in the world on a broader perspective comparatively to an infant exploring his feet, then learns when he bites them , it hurts. Some try it at least once in their lives others more than once… Depending on personality, peerpressure, maturity… Etc… it’s a time when they have to let lose and go wild. By restricting them can be detrimental to their future adult lives. It’s a nisoyon for the parents but hopefully they have raised them well enough in their youth, and those strong foundations have amplified in the later tender years in their transition mode into eligible adults.

    #853817
    longarekel
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    because other teens smoke

    #853818
    more
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    longarekel

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    because other teens smoke

    Posted 34 minutes ago #

    thts peerpressure,no?

    #853819
    longarekel
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    more: how old are you? or are you drunk?

    #853820
    writersoul
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    Because their dads do.

    Or their friends.

    Or their rebbeim.

    #853821

    I think peer pressue does play a large role. If everyone is copying someone (& presumably it’s the “cool kids”)the question remains- what causes the desire for any of them to start.

    My guess would be the need to escape. Nicotine acts in the brain to stimulate feelings of pleasure. It also will work as an appetite suppressant and can relieve stress. Experimental smoking usually begins the habit. Next comes occasional cigarette smoking at parties, on weekends, with friends or when trying to lose weight. This is the most dangerous stage, because it usually leads to an addictive phase, when teens become regular smokers

    #853822
    Baloochi
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    Because they feel like it I suppose…

    #853823
    gubbish
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    why not?

    i (being 16) happen not to enjoy smoking and i don’t get any pleasure, relief etc. from it (ive tried it twice like once two yrs ago and once a yr b4 tht…) but if i did there really would be very little stopping me…

    #853824
    more
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    longarekel

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    more: how old are you? or are you drunk?

    Posted 1 hour ago #

    Do you read the previous posts before posting? Just checking..

    #853825
    more
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    “(& presumably it’s the “cool kids”)

    slightly valid point though, what causes the “cool Kid” to start it?

    #853827
    Toi
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    No One Mourns The Wicked Member- Your post seems a bit over the top. If not for the post title, I would think youre discussing cocaine. Chill. Your “most dangerous stage” line is laughable.

    #853828

    I never touched a cigarette in my life and never will. And neither will my children…

    Have to say that here in Gateshead, the amount of frum smokers seems to be very low, immensely lower than in E”Y. If you ask me who I know smokes for sure – I have to say I can’t think of anyone right away…

    #853829
    mytake
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    Supposedly it makes them cool.

    #853830
    cherrybim
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    When I was in Ner Israel, high school bochrim smoked because their rabbeim did, even the same brand. Unfortunately, some of these rabbeim and rosh yeshivas succumbed to the effects of smoking.

    #853831
    more_2
    Member

    Toi- lol, your post kinda reminds me of someones Old subtitle…lol;)

    #853832
    ZeesKite
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    Maybe it’s their ‘makeup’

    #853833
    Logician
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    Toi – I’m glad no one close to you ever died from lung cancer. I hope reality will never force you to rethink your opinion.

    #853834
    Toi
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    Logician- No, they have. I’m not arguing on the seriousness of the matter, I just think it’s funny to give smoking such doomsday terms. From his post above, you might think he was talking about Iran being capable of wmd. That’s all I’m saying.

    #853835

    Toi:

    “No One Mourns The Wicked Member- Your post seems a bit over the top. If not for the post title, I would think you’re discussing cocaine. Chill. Your “most dangerous stage” line is laughable.”

    The Addiction IS the most dangerous stage. According to the DSM IV, the definition of an addiction is “physical and/or psychological dependence on psychoactive substances (for example alcohol, tobacco, heroin, caffeine and other drugs) which cross the blood-brain barrier once ingested, temporarily altering the chemical milieu of the brain. There is continued use despite consequences.

    Why are you going to extremities such as Iran to think of such dangerous circumstances?

    Logician: Spot On!

    #853836
    Toi
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    NOMTW- spot off.

    #853837
    far east
    Member

    the real question is what are kids smoking???

    #853838
    Logician
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    OK toi, I get you, but that’s not how your post came across, and its not something to make light of.

    Your comments, however, tend to be over the top. There is no need to be insulting, something you seem to indulge in quite often.

    #853839
    grada
    Member

    gubbish

    u did a terrible thing and i hope you can change ur ways and never do it agin because then ull die

    smoking=death

    #853840

    Toi: Why so hostile?

    #853841
    WolfishMusings
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    u did a terrible thing and i hope you can change ur ways and never do it agin because then ull die

    All together now:

    You did a terrible thing and I hope you can change your ways and never do it again, because then you’ll die.

    As an aside, are you saying that he will die if he never does it again or if he doesn’t do it again — the sentence is not clear.

    And, of course, we all die in the end… whether we smoke or not — and not everyone who smokes dies of smoking related issues.

    The Wolf

    #853842
    ilovetohock
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    Because their stupid and your not machave mdina shamim until 20 so here is the raih that tens are stupid. And how many adults do you know that stated smoking. and how many adults have beer party’s on random nights.

    #853843
    Toi
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    NOMTW- Its extremely annoying to see people who have no clue what theyre talking about who go about thinking they can explain the whole situation, roblem, and addiction to everyone else. Studies aheen studies ahher.

    #853844

    Toi:

    Of all the responses on this thread, I’d like to think mine was one of the more educated ones. Before you jump to conclusions that I have ‘no clue’ what I’m talking about and that ‘I’m explaining the entire situation’- why don’t you take a moment to read what I wrote in my first post. I wrote how the addiction starts and how dangerous it can potentially come. I did not state that anyone who smokes will drop dead tomorrow god forbid. I was merely quoting research and the DSM. Obviously I’ve struck a chord with you (based on your reaction and based on the new thread of helping smokers quit) & for that I apologize.

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