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Teen Smoking
A discussion of the rise of smoking among teenagers in the U.S. and what can be done to prevent it.
# 16132 | 1,123 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 27, 2003 in Advertising (Tobacco) , Child, Youth Issues (Teen, Adult Issues)

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This paper evaluates the problem of teen smoking which is on the rise compared to the decrease in adult smokers. It examines the history and causes of teen smoking including the factors influencing children to start smoking at a young age. Children are three times as likely to smoke if both of their parent's smoke and parents' approval or disapproval of the habit is also a significant factor. It shows how the tobacco industry from its earliest marketing days has aggressively targeted young people and the ease of buying such as from vending machines only worsens the problem. It discusses steps that can be taken to eradicate the problem through advertising and restricting sales and concludes with positive action that can be taken to help a teen smoker stop.

From the Paper:

"Another way to halt the teenage smoking plague is to restrict sales. In 1992, Congress enacted the Synar Amendment, which requires states to put teeth into their laws against selling cigarettes to minors, or lose much-needed federal money for drug and alcohol treatment. The Synar Amendment has gone unforced for nearly three years, awaiting permission of the regulations by the Office of Management and Budget. In the meantime, any real progress on enforcing sales laws has arisen at the local level."

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