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    Teenage Smoking

    There is a general smoking thread that is largely dedicated to adult quit attempts, a chesschat smoker survey and various older person's themes. Given the seriousness of smoking, I thought it might be worthwhile (not necessarily popular) to start this thread.

    Here are some stats reproduced below :

    Australian Council on Smoking & Health 334 Rokeby Road, Subiaco 6008.

    * Every year in Australia 70,000 teenagers become regular smokers.

    * Each day more than 500 Australian school children smoke their first cigarette.

    * In Australia more girls than boys smoke regularly. In Western Australia, by Year 10, 26% of boys and 27% of girls usually smoke cigarettes one or more times a week.

    * Researchers found that in Australia in a week, 28% of 15 year old girls and 25% of 15 year old boys smoked cigarettes.

    * Each day, 192 Australian school children become regular smokers - three times the number of people who die each day from diseases caused by smoking.

    * In Western Australia, by Year 7, more than a third (37%) of the girls and over half (55%) of the boys have at some stage smoked or at least puffed on a cigarette.

    * Three quarters of adults who smoke began smoking when they were adolescents.

    * One out of every three adult smokers started smoking before they were 9 years old.

    * In Australia, if present smoking trends continue, 256,000 boys and 159,000 girls who are now under the age of 14 will die before their time because they smoked.

    * The younger the children are when they start smoking the more likely they are to die of a smoking-related disease.

    * Children whose parents tell them not to smoke or children who believe that their parents would disapprove of them smoking are less likely to smoke than children who do not receive such messages from their parents.

    * Children are less likely to smoke if their parents do not smoke.

    * Children who see themselves as poor students are more likely to smoke.

    * Young teenage girls who don't know the health risks of smoking are more likely to become regular smokers than those who are aware of the health risks.

    * Children who smoke suffer more respiratory problems than children who do not smoke.

    * Adolescent smokers can develop the customary smoker's cough within a year or two of becoming regular smokers.

    * In Western Australia it is illegal to sell cigarettes to children and young people under 18. The law states: no person shall sell, give or supply tobacco in any form or cigarette paper to or for the use of any person under the age of eighteen years. But 54% of school children who are regular smokers purchase their cigarettes from shops.

    * In New South Wales it is illegal to sell cigarettes to children under 18. But a survey showed 53% of 15 year olds who smoke purchase their cigarettes from shops.

    * Children smoke the most heavily advertised brands of cigarettes.

    * The most popular brands of cigarettes for adolescent boy are Winfield and Peter Jackson. Adolescent girls prefer Winfield, Peter Jackson and Alpine.

    * The advertising efforts on the part of the Peter Jackson cigarette brand are reflected in its rise from 1% of the Australian adolescent market in 1983 to 37% in 1987.

    * Young children first become conscious of cigarettes as early as 4 months and by the age of 3 years more than 90% of children are familiar with cigarettes.

    * Children in families where there are smokers suffer more coughs and respiratory infections than those children in families where there are no smokers.
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    Acouple more facts

    $200 million
    Tobacco companies earn nearly $200 million in annual profits from cigarette sales to minors.

    86 percent
    86 percent of kids who smoke prefer Marlboro, Camel, or Newport - the three most heavily advertised brands. Only a third of adult smokers prefer these brands.

    Source: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Troy/4383/index22.html
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    What type of advertising are we talking about here? I thought tobacco company advertising was all but banned. Are we talking about promotional material in the shops themselves?

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    If Kids under 14 are smoking and parents are not doing anything to make them quit they should be made legally liable for this. Parents' negligence is at large the main reason for teenage, alcohol, smoking, and drug abuse.
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    lucky im not one of them!!
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    I can't stand the thought of smoking

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    Those facts are quite interesting. I don't have much to add although another risk is I watched some guy for the first time he smoked, he took a really long drag got dizzy fell over and hurt his head...I lold cos' he just got a lump but turned out fine.
    And still, no one has satisfactorily proven, that it isn't opposite day.

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    Thumbs up smoking laws and those that ?

    They say that smoking kills, What they don't tell you is that every single person that has lived to he ripe old age of over 100 plus where all smokers.

    next I have smoked since I was 21 and nver beenn sick a day in my life.

    We are forced to beleive that smoking kills us for one reason and 1 reason only and that is to take our minds away from what really kills us which is the pollution in the air, car fumes, factory fumes etc.

    But these companies are major big players so no way are siencest going to tell you there are killing us.

    Ciggarette taxes is a classic example of government policy on smoking.. they profit from it to no end and keep find the excuse that they raise the taxes on smoking so look after us. If all this was true and they really cared why not just banned making of ciggarettes altogether rather than make money from it.

    the smokers of Australia and the world should take a stand as 1 united people and teach the governments a lesson by not buying ciggarettes for 6 months, the government would quickly change all their policies as they would go broke, just a month and they would start to feel the pinch. They need smokers for they buget to work, without us they are lost on how to make money.

    Surs smoking is adictive and hard to give up but it's no different to having a chocolate fettish you have to force yourself not to buy anymore, ciggarettes are no different.


    Look at the laws they bring in to control our lives for smokers and yet criminals in jails get given smokes for free, armed forces hand out smokes in their rashens an dthe biggest joke of them all is the actual government and lawyers and judges. I went to the city to see a lawyer on a matter and when you get their you see buildings upon buildings of highrise buildings full of lawyers supposably inforcing the laws of the land.

    I stopped at one of the cafes at the base of one of these buildings for a cuppa and a smoke sitting outside of cause and I noticed about 8 NO SMOKING signs all over the place around this cafe so I was a little annoyed but the law is the law. Then I noticed, Oh my god, lord and behold there must have been about 20 people in expensive suites actuallt standing right under these NO SMOKING signs and they where all somking like there was no tomorrow.

    I said to the waiter " I thought this was a NO SMOKING area" she replied " Yes it is but these are lawyers and they do what they want but we would appreciate it if you didn't smoke here' WHAT THE FK. Since when did I become less important a person thaa a lawyer that obviously has no respect for the law and yet we have to pay them to and obey the law.

    If I was a millionaire I would spend taht money suing each and every one of them.


    So smokers that a stand and stand up for yourself as 1 and lets teach these so called laws that supposably care about us and send them broke.


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    Quote Originally Posted by phil1ooo
    Ciggarette taxes is a classic example of government policy on smoking.. they profit from it to no end and keep find the excuse that they raise the taxes on smoking so look after us. If all this was true and they really cared why not just banned making of ciggarettes altogether rather than make money from it.
    It is actually a very sensible policy: discourage smoking and tax the hell out of it. Outright prohibition would likely have the same effects as alcohol prohibition: sure, it discouraged lots of drinking, but bootleggers became rich, since prohibition makes the price skyrocket, and in effect protects big cartels who can afford the risks and bribe officials, and much crime was connected with alcohol transport (think Al Capone). Alcohol was frequently contaminated since there was no legal comeback by consumers on an illegal product. Milton Friedman argues that the same is true of the war on drugs.

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    * Children in families where there are smokers suffer more coughs and respiratory infections than those children in families where there are no smokers.
    I am a smoker and I have kids 5 actually.

    Your statemnet is a load of crap as my kids range from 5 to 24 and none of them have ever been sick and only one actaully smokes.

    I come from a family of 5 kids and only my father smoked. I have 4 sisters younger than me, only two of us actuall smoke and I personally didn't start till I was 21.

    the only sickness my family gets are related to the females of the family who gat female problems.

    I am a food expert being the the cooking industry for 40 years and so has my family been for 3 genearations.

    All these illnesses are not due to smoking but to other major factors that even though they are written in front of us we ignore them totally.

    1 - pollution in the air - and yet that isn't even a major factor.
    2 - Food - now where can i start and keep it breif at the same time.

    all foods these days are made and preserved to keep for longer times than they would if they where natrual.

    It is these preservatives and Addatives that make people sick and cause problems as you get older. Some these preservatives and addatives have mild poisons in them and the way it works is like this.

    In reality we only need 1 addative to presreve foods which is salt or lemon juice but these only prolong the life a few days. So they add stronger acids, and other premade startches to help these 2 last longer.

    It's these acids, poisons, straches, perservatives and addatives that kill us and make us sick.

    Our family life by one ploicy, we never by canned foods, pagkaged seeled foods, and we only ever buy takeout 1 or twice a year.

    We omly buy real fruits and vegies, buy meat when it's brown and not red as when you see meat it means it's old and it had a colourate added to make it look fresh, Frozen vegi's are also ok as they are only boiled with a little salt and then kept frozen, premade foods on the shelves that only need reheating are things to stay away from.

    If siecnests had any brains and less time to kill and stopped trying to impress the government with what they want to hear so they can get funding from them, and did some real research they would find out that what i am saying is 100% correct. But it's all about money and seeming to do the right thing and if they got no money from the government they wouldn't even get jobs as no one would empoly them so funding is the only way they can survive. these people are just as bad as our government as all we here is what they want us to here and reality is thrown out th ewindow.

    For those that get sick stop buy crap off the shelves and start cooking real foods and you will feel better in no time.

    that's what diets are based on and even then you have to watch which one you go with.

    The show the Biggest Looser is probably the best and closest I have ever seem to keeping weight loss down as they actually tell you to only use real foods.

    Smoking doesn't kill, all the oldest living or lived people in the world where all smokers, I persoanlly am a fitness freak and jog everyday, have run 5 x 42klm marathons, walk and yet I smoke, In the army no body could match me when it cme to running and yet I smoked, It's all in your heads and what they want you to beleave, don't get sucked in by it or you will get sick.


    As for those that visit doctors,, lets look at this logically.

    they say the smoking kills yet those that go to doctors are those that stopped smoking which in turn I do beleive this will make you sick while your body reajusts or are none smokers. I have also seen stats that state that more none smokers get cancer than actual current smokers. So yes in this view smoking does kill buyt it's not smoking it's actually the stopping of smoking that can kill you. These commercials they show on Tv of body parts and the way people look when they smoke, What a joke as I can only think of how stupid and how disperate they must be to make themselves sound important.

    Anyway these are my views and I stand and live by them and while all you keep fighting to stay what they called so call healthy I am going to continue living my totally healthy life along with my kids and family who are never sick and my smokes when I want one.

    Cheers

    Don't get me wrong as I do beleive that a person is better off not smoking altogether if they are strong enough willed to avoid it. but that doesn't mean that if you do smoke it will kill you, this i disagree with 100%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phil1ooo
    I am a smoker and I have kids 5 actually.

    Your statemnet is a load of crap as my kids range from 5 to 24 and none of them have ever been sick and only one actaully smokes.
    Wow based on your extensive quantitative analysis on 1 famliy you have completely overturned what we know about smoking. Don't forget to publish your findings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    It is actually a very sensible policy: discourage smoking and tax the hell out of it. Outright prohibition would likely have the same effects as alcohol prohibition: sure, it discouraged lots of drinking, but bootleggers became rich, since prohibition makes the price skyrocket, and in effect protects big cartels who can afford the risks and bribe officials, and much crime was connected with alcohol transport (think Al Capone). Alcohol was frequently contaminated since there was no legal comeback by consumers on an illegal product. Milton Friedman argues that the same is true of the war on drugs.

    Yes I agree it would bring black market on yet that still happens anyway even though it is legal, It's all about want to pay less for them, so it really doesn't matter whether it is legal or not as bootleggers will always and still be around, it's human nature to always want more than what we have and pay less for it.
    BUT prohibit the growth, close down all growers, and treat it like you do drugs and it will instantly cut out 90% of smokers smoking, so they may make there own at least then the covernment would have a leg to stand on if they where to say,, we want doctors to refuse helping those that smoke,, Thus at the current moment the government allows us to be supplied with smokes on one hand because they profit from it like no otherand yet on they other hand they say we want to look after you by refuse you proper medical attention and will fine you (another revanue maker) if you smoke.

    The only reson they don't close growing field down is purely due to the fact that it would put a lot of people out of work, So what the government is really saying is we know it's bad and we know it will kill you but because we mmake so much money from it and so many people are emloyed by it that we will allow it to have these people make such a product that will kill you and your family.

    who is trying to kid who here. It is all and only about money and nothing about caring for the people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    Wow based on your extensive quantitative analysis on 1 famliy you have completely overturned what we know about smoking. Don't forget to publish your findings.
    M8 if had the money I would, this isn't based on 1 family but about life time proven stats that excist which where printed by the very same people/siencest that tell us differenly now.

    If you really paid attention to what polics and sicentests have been doing all our lives you would notie that something they say is bad for you is all of a sudden good for you a few years down the track and visa versa.

    They change thier minds every few years, Look at alcohol,, it's wrong and you should stop drinking but it is actually good for you as a class of wine a day is better than an apple a day or a beer a day is actally good for you yet if you do have a class a day you are considered an alcoholic.

    Who are people to beleive, We have to make our own minds up and that is what I am doing as I have all my life and is why I and my family live a totally healthy life and smoking as no barring on it.

    You say base on one family; It is not based on one family that actual smokers visit doctors much less frequently than none smokers or those that quit. It's not based on one family that preservative, additavies etc make you sick and are not healthy for you.

    It is not based on one family that a class a day of alcohol is good for you.

    and it's not based on one family that smoking is only bad for you once you quit. better not starting at all is the way to go.

    So rather than look at what I wrote as it been about me,, look at it and go do some research and you will be shocked at what you find. Then come back and tell me I am wrong.

    I have 40 years of food technology behind me,, what do you have.

    I also will always remember a couple of statments made in the late 70s by politicians.
    1 - We will be charging 25.00 per packet of ciggarettes by the year 2012.
    2 - by the year 2010 there will only be major supermarkets on the street and individual stores will not exist anymore. we will commercialize the shopping industry to just a few major companies.

    Please tell me where or which one of these is NOT happening or nearing it to be that way at this present moment. 425.00 per packet; they will be there before then. Commercialize shopping stores to 1 area,, almost there now, Who owns all the major department stores as we speak,, 2 to 3 major companies run them all under differnet names.

    Is all this based all on one family. maybe you should start to not beleiving everything you read today and think about how what you read came about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil1ooo
    If you really paid attention to what polics and sicentests have been doing all our lives you would notie that something they say is bad for you is all of a sudden good for you a few years down the track and visa versa.

    They change thier minds every few years,
    Yeah funny about that. They change their minds based on the evidence available at the time.

    Look at alcohol,, it's wrong and you should stop drinking but it is actually good for you as a class of wine a day is better than an apple a day or a beer a day is actally good for you yet if you do have a class a day you are considered an alcoholic.
    According to who does a glass a day make you an alcoholic?

    You say base on one family; It is not based on one family that actual smokers visit doctors much less frequently than none smokers or those that quit.
    If that is true, and I seriously doubt it is, then how does it automatically follow that they visit doctors less because they get sick less? Perhaps they do not visit the doctor because they have a fair idea what is causing their cough.

    So rather than look at what I wrote as it been about me,, look at it and go do some research and you will be shocked at what you find. Then come back and tell me I am wrong.
    Or I could just cut out the middle man; you're wrong.

    I have 40 years of food technology behind me,, what do you have.
    What is food technology and what is your actual job?

    Is all this based all on one family. maybe you should start to not beleiving everything you read today and think about how what you read came about.
    Umm if I believed everyting I read wouldn't that mean I believe you?
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    Umm if I believed everyting I read wouldn't that mean I believe you?
    No by all means don't beleive me go do you own research as I have for the last 40 years.

    That is what these forums are for, pointing out your views and chating about them. I never asked anybody to beleive what I wrote as that is your choice.

    My job I am and my last 3 generations are chefs, pastrychefs, bakers and food techonlogy which is all about discovering what ingredents are and what they do.

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    So rather than look at what I wrote as it been about me,, look at it and go do some research and you will be shocked at what you find. Then come back and tell me I am wrong.

    Or I could just cut out the middle man; you're wrong.
    That is quite a droad minded answer considering you only base your answer on judging me rather that what i said just for the sake of sound right. then again you have to expect people like that in public forums, You have your thoughts and I will have mine.

    According to who does a glass a day make you an alcoholic?
    every alcoholic agency around and has been mentioned on the news thousands of time including many other adverting media places. Guess you don't get out much.


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