Non-smoking friends have avoided smoking in adolescents
When one is young the importance of peer group is essential for the formation of one. Obviously the family and educational institutions play a role, but the importance of a peer group in which the individual feel comfortable and be receptive to it can greatly influence their opinions.
This is why it is vital that the group of friends consists of people like him and a place in which the teen feels comfortable and at ease, avoiding where possible the so-called “bad crowd.”
The advantages of this for education and adolescent growth are endless, and as Cardiff and Bristol universities one is the prevention of smoking , as the influence of a leading anti-tobacco groups that can generate the teen avoid smoking.
To find out, researchers from both universities have implemented a program for making contact with young people in that group leaders were selected from 59 schools. They were instructed for ten weeks over the negative consequences of smoking , and were asked to instil such messages to your friends.
This was achieved with 25% fewer adolescents fall in the consumption of snuff in just one year after implementation of the instructional program, which if applied officer and widespread, the researchers said, could greatly reduce Britain snuff consumption by 43,000 teenagers each year.
Of course, strategies for quitting smoking are many, and once installed the defect can be eliminated. However, it is good to prevent early sound and comprehensive mechanisms, such as this, it is during this stage when most people start smoking.