Would you guys like to come to my place on Friday night to watch some movies?
Lets take some cigarettes!
Yeah! the parents wont find out!
How about a cigarette?
umm... I'll be right back! I have to go to the bathroom.
Before class, the girls are discussing what they will do on Friday night.
SHORT TERM EFFECTS Addiction to nictotine Headaches Dizziness Coughing Increased blood pressure and heart rate Increased alertness and concentrtation Feelings of mild euphoria
LONG TERM EFFECTS Heart and lung disease High blood pressure Increased risk of brain and stroke damage Stomach, bladder, liver, lung, throat, kidney and mouth cancer Osteoporosis Shortness of breath Stomach ulcers
One girl suggests bringing some cigarettes to have some fun.
PROS New friends will think Im cool. Adult type feeling
The girls immediately start smoking, and offer their new friend a cigarette to try. In horror, the new girl needs to leave the room to compose herself, and think about what she is going to say to her friends.
C0NS Friends will think Im uncool Not part of the group anymore Scared to try Smelly hair and clothes Serious health issues Anti social habit Addiction Possibility of losing non smoking friends
The short and long term effects are being seriously thought about.
The pros of the situation are thought about, and are very limited.
The cons of the situation are thought about, and far outweigh the very few positives of smoking.