Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Why is tobacco sometimes chewed, and sometimes smoked?

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Why is tobacco sometimes chewed, and sometimes smoked?

Tobacco is a product prepared from the leaves of the Tobacco plant, by curing them. Tobacco can be consumed by chewing it and smoking it in cigarettes and cigars.Tobacco is like any other drug, it can be used for many different reasons and can be highly addictive depending on how much you consume. Tobacco is one of the highest harming drugs in New Zealand. A study shows a lot of tobacco users smoke for reasons like stress relief, weight loss and relaxation. Another study shows people who start smoking in their teens, are addicted once they reach adulthood. Reasons for teens to smoke is for reasons like looking more mature especially around friends and experimenting. Tobacco is consumed in different ways because of how easily accessible it is, and therefore this reason gives people more ways to experiment with it, without it being illegal.

-Loma P

1 comment:

Georgia Dougherty said...

Isn't it interesting that many teenagers are addicted by the time they are adults? I think you have thought about some great reasons why people might begin smoking young. I had not thought about the accessibility before, what a great suggestion! This goes well with your previous post about the effects of tobacco on our Hāuora.

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