Teen Smoking

Teen Smoking

Teen smoking can cause not only physical problems but also a variety of cognitive and behavioural problems, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and memory loss, and has been associated with lower IQ in teenagers.

Children who are routinely exposed to second-hand smoke from cigarettes and cigars may suffer not only medical problems such as asthma, colic and middle ear disease but also damage to their nervous systems, affecting the development of their intellect and reasoning abilities.

Teenagers get addicted to every substance faster than adults and once addicted have much greater difficulty ridding themselves of the habit – not just in their teen years but throughout the rest of their lives.