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Is you teen addicted to nicotine, or smoking? What are some of the risks of teen smoking? What do statistics say about teen smoking? In this article we will review some of the risks and statistics related to teen smoking and tobacco use.
Teen smoking has serious long-term consequences, including the risk of teenage smoking-related diseases and the risk of premature death, as well as causing increased health care costs associated with treating the illnesses. Any adults who are addicted to tobacco today began smoking as adolescents, and it is estimated that more than 5 million of today's underage smokers will die of tobacco-related illnesses. These consequences underscore the importance of studying patterns of smoking among adolescents.
Teen Smoking Statistics:
SOURCES: National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse
If you have a teen smoker or a teen who is addicted to nicotene (ie chewing tobacco) - don't wait to seek help from your local health care professional or therapist. Teen smoking often leads to long term usage. For more teen smoking statistics - contact your local health dept. KidsHealth may also have teen smoking statistics.
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