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Thursday, August 21, 2014
Smoking and Tobacco
How Harmful is Smoking for Teenagers and Chil
How bad is smoking for kid`s especially teenagers? And what is the percentage of kids that start or smoke occassionally that continue through there adult years?
Smoking by kids or teenagers is bad for their health! Effects include bad breath, stained teeth, cough and sore throats, fatigue, shortness of breath, face wrinkles, dental gum disease and tooth loss. In addition, there is a risk of heart disease and cancers, which increase with the length of time smoking. A recent study of high school seniors who were smoking at least half a pack a day revealed that more than 80% were still smoking 5 or 6 years later. Please visit the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids website listed here for much more detail.
Jerry Friemoth, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati