Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Flavored Cigars Popular with Youth, Study Finds


2. level: national

3. category: health

4. This article concerns that  percentage rises with age of students who smoke flavored cigars.

5. How this affects individuals/families: Mostly older kids are the ones using these flavored cigars but some younger kids are getting exposed to this and are figuring out ways to get a hold of these cigars. Smoking these cigars often is very bad for your health and harsh for your lungs to be breathing in all of that. Most of these kids don't understand how it is harmful they just want them. Since you have to be 18 to buy these mostly older people are smoking these cigars but it is common for younger kids to have a sibling or older friend go and buy these cigars for them.

6. My input: I think that having a law to where you have to be 18 is good because that's when you are an adult and can make your own choices. However, this isn't going to stop younger kids from getting their hands on these cigars, but it will make it more difficult for them to do so. Kids younger than 18 shouldn't be smoking cigars anyways, it's not good for anyone any age, but especially not for young teens who are at that critical age where inhaling these toxins can be even more dangerous for their health. Unfortunately we are in that generation where everyday it seems like something new is on the market. Some of which are popular by demand but very bad for your health, and people don't consider the health factors when they want something they just know that they like it and that's all that matters to them. Flavored cigars is something I can't see them getting rid of anytime soon so all we can do it put and age restriction on it and hope that that will at least prevent some of the younger kids from getting to it. It talks about how in 2009 it banned candy and fruit flavored cigarettes. I am glad they at least got rid of that because that is just attracting people who aren't even a fan of cigarettes to want to try this new item. To me, having flavored cigars is enough they don't need something else to get peoples attention and possibly ruin their health too. their are too many things out there that are hazardous to our health, and since they are not going to be banned we at least need to know about the health issues it causes and be aware what we are putting into our body and if it is really worth it or not.

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