Impacts of smoking of tobacco on the teenagers
Teenagers as young as the age of 15 find themselves smoking a lot of tobacco every single day. This cannot be attributed to lack of information because, at this point in time, a lot of information has been provided both in school and in electronic platforms. The rates may have seemed to drop but teenagers tend to smoke too much tobacco that becomes a health risk to them before they finally decide to go slow on the drug. Teenagers between the age of 15-17 are not legal to buy packets of tobacco but are still victims of the same. This clearly shows that the society is missing something that should be corrected to save the young generation in Bayside. This means that once a teenager gets used to tobacco, they are forced to be regulars of the drug all through their teenage hood and adult life.
This is where several health effects come in including pregnancy complications. This is why the research is designed to provide all the relevant information and clear out any myths that may arise as a result of tobacco smoking among teenagers in Bayside (Murphy, Kim, Hagood, Richards, Augustine, Kroutil and Sage, 2017). It is of importance that the reasons as to why teenagers get caught up in the overuse of tobacco is looked into because a lot of resources is spent by the government to help out those who are addicted to tobacco. Such resources could have otherwise been used to boost other sectors of the economy because the tobacco problem among teenagers is preventable (Gonzales, Bjornson, Durcan, White, Johnston, Buist, Sachs, Rigotti, Niaura, Hays and Hurt, 2016).
Hurley suggests that the use of tobacco may cause an erectile malfunction in males (Hurley, 2016). This makes them very weak sexually and can go along way in affecting the quality of relationships they may desire to have later in life. This could be a life-threatening situation because a person is likely to have a very low self-esteem once they find themselves in such conditions (Arnold, Davis, Berkel, Jackson, Nandy and London, 2014). The good news about this is that it can be prevented and there is need to prevent it. According to a research done by Cooper, Mancuso, Borland, Slade, Galletly, and Castle, tobacco smoking is most dangerous because it may cause a lot of pregnancy problems amongst the female (Cooper, Mancuso, Borland, Slade, Galletly and Castle, 2014).
This is an effect of tobacco that is very easy to notice especially in school. Students who are involved in the use of tobacco are very different in terms of their attitude towards school (Marks, Staples and Giles, 2013). This is the contributing factor towards their poor performance in school. The main attribute that is also caused by tobacco smoking is the level of laziness in these individuals. They lack the will to do the right thing and this ends up affecting them. Methodology This research is motivated by the fact that many teenagers have information about the use of tobacco but are literally assuming everything they are taught. This will act as a reminder to them that tobacco is not good for their health and is not helping their mental being in any way.
This research takes the qualitative approach because it is based more on getting a closer understanding the smoking phenomenon. Interviews will be done and questionnaires given to 30 teenagers who are sure smokers and 30 others who have never smoked before in their lives. This will be to ensure that the study gets vies from the smokers and non-smokers. If this is done, the levels of tobacco smoking will reduce. Research Methods Participant Selection My target population for this research is mainly teenagers who smoke and the ones who do not smoke. This is because their views about smoking are important for the research. At the same time, it helps to test their level of knowledge about the impacts of tobacco on their health in general.
In order to understand the reasons for smoking, it is important to talk to the actual smokers because they understand best the reasons as to why they have to smoke. The teenagers should also be able to understand the analyzed data because it will help them realize how much damage smoking may be dangerous for their well-being. Timetable of Proposed Research Activity Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Developing proposal Title Writing of proposal Ethical Approval Data Collection Data Analysis Report Writing and Data Dissemination Report and Dissemination The potential target audience for this report is the general public, other researchers in the field, policymakers and community groups. This is to mean that the research basically targets every group of people. This is because there is need to ensure that word about smoking is spread in order to deal with the problem.
The impacts of smoking affect everyone involved because when a person starts smoking during their teenage years, the possibility of smoking all through or for the better parts of their lives is guaranteed. , Gunukula, S. K. , Aleem, S. , Obeid, R. , Jaoude, P. J. , Jackson, R. H. , Nandy, I. and London, S. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(9), pp. Degenhardt, L. and Hall, A. W. The relationship between tobacco use, substance-use disorders and mental health: results from the National Survey of Mental Health and Well-being. S. , Sachs, D. P. , Rigotti, N. A. J. Patterns of tobacco smoking in Australia. The Medical Journal of Australia, 2(10), pp. Hill, D. J. Measures of tobacco smoking in Australia 1974-1986 by means of a standard method. The Medical Journal of Australia, 149(1), pp.
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