How To React To Teens Smoking

How To React To Teens Smoking

Having a child who is already in their teens will certainly provide a challenge for most parents.

To be honest, teenagers tend to have big spirit to do new things like smoking for instance related to somewhat naughty and stubborn.

It is difficult to be told, there are many teens smoking often absent from the direction of parents and teachers. Parents, especially father, were often annoyed with their behavior.

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In fact, the desire of parents for their children is very simple. Parents want their children to be good personal and useful for the community. When I was a teenager, exactly when I was in the third grade of middle school.

I like to smoke clandestinely. That is, often smoking without parents’ knowledge. Smoking activities that are actually not suitable for consumption by minors like me to do outside the home.

Teens smoking age usually started at middle school to high school where they meet new friends and environment.

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How to React to Teens Smoking

Here are some ways you can deal or react to teens smoking and what are the best thing that you can do:

  • Encourage your children to get involved in activities that prohibit smoking, including sports.
  • Keep talking to your children about the dangers of smoking. If friends or relatives have died from tobacco-related illnesses, let your kids know.
  • Ask your children what they find appealing — or unappealing — about smoking.
  • Discuss ways to respond to peer pressure about smoking.
  • Know if your kids’ friends use tobacco. Encourage your children to walk away from friends who don’t recognize or respect their reasons for not smoking.
  • Make, and abide by, strong rules that exclude smoking from your house.
  • If you smoke, quit. It’s important to set a good example.
  • If you do smoke, let your children know that you made a mistake by starting and will try to stop.
  • Never smoke in front of children, offer them cigarettes, or leave cigarettes where they can find them.
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Above are how you react to teens smoking here are certain signs may suggest that your child is smoking. They include:

  • Smoke smell on clothing
  • Coughing
  • Throat irritation
  • Hoarseness
  • Bad breath
  • Decreased athletic performance
  • Greater susceptibility to colds
  • Stained teeth and clothing (which also can be signs of chewing tobacco use)
  • Shortness of breath

Conclusion in Teens Smoking

If you notice any of these signs of smoking in your child, don’t overreact. Ask your child about it first.

Smelling smoke on his or her clothes, for example, may mean your child has been hanging around with friends who smoke. It could also mean your child has tried a cigarette.

Remember that many kids try a cigarette at one time or another, but don’t necessarily go on to become regular smokers. Or wait till they become an adult so they can choose what suits best for them.