Apparently, a recent study conducted in 2007 and 2008 by the SAMHSA National Survey on Drug Use and Health, showed that teens think that drinking and drugs are less of a threat than smoking. This was according to 12-17 year old adolescents. Of course, there were slight differences in the perception of how smoking is constituted as dangerous, it nevertheless states that most kids would prefer likely keep off the stick.
About 70 percent, out of over 44,000 respondents, said that smoking a pack or two a day can cause major diseases and health problems. Forty percent of the respondents said that there is less risk when a person would binge drink once or twice a week. Only 34 percent believed that there are any serious consequences when it comes to smoking marijuana once or twice a month whereas use of LSD was considered very risky by about 50 percent of the respondents.
All these findings help lawmakers and key officials to understand and know that the campaign against cigarette smoking is becoming effective.
On the other hand, smokers do realize that kicking the habit might be better for them; however, they find themselves unable to do so. If you are in this situation, you might want to consider the following tips:
First, think about why there is a need to quit. Then prepare yourself to quit at that moment. Another thing you can do is change your routine or introduce something new. You can also use medication. There are effective and safe medication available that can help you cut back on your smoking. Lastly, ask for help and support. It would encourage you more if you know someone has your back and will help you get through.