While smoking among young people is always unpopular, outsiders to do so still tend to start smoking. The trend that access young people to cigarettes, is back. Smokers were about 27% in 2001 nowadays just 12% indicate, to smoke. This resulted in a survey earlier this year by the Federal Centre for health education (BZgA), was interviewed in the age group 12 to 17 years on the topic of smoking. Reason for this, is of course not only the will of the young people, but also measures such as, for example, less cigarette machines that spit out the desired box only with age verification. However, this decline in nearly a decade as a positive achievement is. Peer pressure non-smoking a new study, now published in Sweden was, indicating that especially young people who are socially integrated into thinking smoking can be. The researchers found that outsiders often access to the cigarette as her popular peers.
So are concerned in particular the victims of bullying, difficult find connection at school, in their spare time, or in the other communities. Often, the cause could be a cry for attention. It is true, who smokes is cool. Frequent result is that the nicotine addiction in adulthood has strengthened. A smoking cessation is difficult, then mostly. This is at least the presumption of the Swedish research team. This new finding provides new approaches to the education of young people. Not only hard factors, such as just the age verification, but also soft factors.
It is not only with dissuasive pictures on the boxes to discourage young people from smoking, but rather to integrate the young people. Once addicted to the addiction, it is mostly difficult today to stop tomorrow. That especially weak personalities are considered unpopular, fall of the tobacco industry to the victims, allows a completely new way of thinking. Schools and youth organizations are therefore urged that young people integrate in groups. Not only to protect against smoking, but also to integrate the young adults in a social environment and to strengthen the social skills. The switches are already made that young people access less to cigarette. It is now to guide this development in the right direction.