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Young People and Smoking

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Postby MissLT » Sat Jun 18, 2005 8:17 am

Coolfish wrote: Hi LennyeTran,
Truly, it is quite difficult to quit of smoking. Maybe the longer the smoker is, and the more difficult the quitting is. But I think it should be much easier when he just began to smoke, since it was not a must-to-do thing yet.

This is true.

Coolfish wrote:Most of young people were just curious when they started smoking. They didn't know whether it is right or not, or what effort it is. Although you told them, most cases they wouldn't listen to you.
If we made the no-smoking become a style of life or even a fasion, then we could change young people easily.

Well, I don't think I would tell my kids whether smoking is right or wrong. It's because they don't give a ***n if it's right or wrong when they want to do it, to me. The more you forbid it, the more they thirsts for a desire of breaking your rules. Don't you remember a time that you crave yourself to break certain rules??? Well, I have :lol: . The best ways, to me, are take them to a hospital so they could have a talk with smoking people who are in treatment for certain diseases because of smoking, show them pictures of diseases that cause by smoking, spend time with them more to keep an eye on them, tell them how many bad chemicals a cigarette has. The last one is quite uncertain since some kids are weirdos (no offense, mommies and daddies out there). I'm afraid they might say, "cool! I'm a living experiment of smoking. They should pay me for smoking." If it happens, I don't think I could find myself saying something beside freaking out.
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Postby someone_cute » Mon Aug 01, 2005 4:30 pm

We can do some of the solutions that some members mention ..
But the most important thing you have 2 know is that there is no use from all these solutions if stop smoking is not coming from a hinest desire from the smoker because he may do that reaction for the advicer or afraid from someone so he back 2 smoking again and again ..
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Postby sunnyni » Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:40 am

I found more and more guy around me don't smoke now.
It is a good beginning i think. As i know , smoking will do more harm to nonsmoker than to smoker.
First,I think if we taught the young people that smoking is a bad habit ,it is not a elegant manner and it will degrade himself when he hasn't trouch the cigarette. There will be less and less smoker.
Second, the cigarette company who produce the cigarette and the sales agency should have a more heavy tax ,for they produce the poison to all the people not only to the smoker.So they should give more capital for the public medical treatment.

These is my opinion.
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Postby MissLT » Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:18 pm

sunnyni wrote:I found more and more guy around me don't smoke now.

Me, too. Sometimes, it makes me forget that there are smokers out there.
sunnyni wrote: Second, the cigarette company who produce the cigarette and the sales agency should have a more heavy tax ,for they produce the poison to all the people not only to the smoker.So they should give more capital for the public medical treatment.

These is my opinion.

Exactly.
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Postby Rui » Wed Sep 28, 2005 11:43 am

hi, as i already heard here it depends very much from person to person, i have never smoked in my life and is the kind of think that probably i will never do, otherwise i know very much people that just can't live without the tobacco, i have a friend in my work that she is completely addicted to tobacco and she is always saying that it doesn't have money to nothing, sometimes i explain that she spend more money with tobacco then me in my big holidays, she seems to understand but it’s more strong then her,

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Postby jiren » Sat Oct 01, 2005 4:41 pm

in fact ,i could not deny i am absolutely a heavy smoker several monthes before,but now i have utterly get rid of it from my stomach , the simply reason is that i don't have enough money ,which could arose the criticism of if i was once a heavy smoker ? i think this condition is excrescent,you need not to doubt it ,it is true !!
if you don't have enough money to satisfy your appetite,if you don't have enough money to ensure yourself be healthy,if you don't have enough money to therapy your illness,if you ----you really have cut off the cigarette consumption,in that case ,you may have a better life !!
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Postby Trantrung » Sun Oct 02, 2005 1:58 am

I'd like every morning in my coffee there is some cigaret and a cup of coffee. That is my habit
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Young People and Smoking

Postby natsu0713 » Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:50 am

Like lots of members mentioned that the age of smoking cigarette is decreasing. This is a serious problem. Cigarette advertisements always promote to the public that smoking is cool, it means maturity and so forth.

I think the ways to solve the youngster smoking problem include:

1)education: to correct the youth's value judgement toward smoking, give lectures to them, and show them the dark rotten lungs, no matter in pictures or personally.

2)price raising: Raising cigaretttes' prices double, triple, or fourfold. Thus, it will not be so easy-accessible for the youth.

3)prohibition: Since people will be addicted to cigarettes, then why doesn't the Government just ban it, list it as one kind of drugs? Besides, I always think that smoking cigarettes is also causing air pollution. It is unendurable for people who do not smoke. Furthermore, most of the people who get lung cancer are the ones who are closed to smokers.

Above are my opinions. Personally speaking, I do not like smoking. Whenever I smell it, I will feel dizzy and want to vomit. For the smoker, they would say that the reason why they want to smoke is that they could feel relaxed or relieved. However, if they want to feel that, they can find other ways to feel that too.
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Re: Young People and Smoking

Postby MissLT » Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:10 pm

natsu0713 wrote:Like lots of members mentioned that the age of smoking cigarette is decreasing. This is a serious problem. Cigarette advertisements always promote to the public that smoking is cool, it means maturity and so forth.

I think the ways to solve the youngster smoking problem include:

1)education: to correct the youth's value judgement toward smoking, give lectures to them, and show them the dark rotten lungs, no matter in pictures or personally.

2)price raising: Raising cigaretttes' prices double, triple, or fourfold. Thus, it will not be so easy-accessible for the youth.

3)prohibition: Since people will be addicted to cigarettes, then why doesn't the Government just ban it, list it as one kind of drugs? Besides, I always think that smoking cigarettes is also causing air pollution. It is unendurable for people who do not smoke. Furthermore, most of the people who get lung cancer are the ones who are closed to smokers.

Above are my opinions. Personally speaking, I do not like smoking. Whenever I smell it, I will feel dizzy and want to vomit. For the smoker, they would say that the reason why they want to smoke is that they could feel relaxed or relieved. However, if they want to feel that, they can find other ways to feel that too.

I think it will be the most effective way. It will reduce the rate of teenagers who try to smoke to get out of their problems or being cool with their peers.
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Postby shokin » Sun Dec 18, 2005 11:20 pm

One good news are the measures taken in Spain !

http://www.lukor.com/articulos/041113.htm

Prohibition of smoking in most public place !

Prohibition of advertising for smoking and cigarettes !

If freedom means making health bad, I won't put freedom in my priorities.

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