Smoking is a practice in which a substance is burned and the resulting smoke breathed in to be tasted and absorbed into the bloodstream. Most commonly the substance is the dried leaves of the tobacco plant which have been rolled into a small square of rice paper to create a small, round cylinder called a “cigarette”.
encomium.ng spoke with Nigerians on whether smoking is common among young adults…
It is very popular, especially among boys and also few girls. But I don’t think they are addicted to it.
I don’t smoke because I believe it is bad. Smoking is common among the teens. Meanwhile, teens who start smoking early are more prone to developing a nicotine addiction which leads to health problems.
Smoking is fine by adults, but for teens, it’s dangerous. It is popular among the youth because they use it to get themselves high.
I like to smoke. In short, I smoke everyday just to keep myself cool. But l am not addicted to it. I can stop if I want to.
I do not smoke but I know very well that smoking is very popular in Nigeria, with almost everybody, especially the youth.
I can’t smoke but yes smoking is popular and that is among the youth, and I believe it is because they are addicted to it or being influenced by peer group or friends.
If I judge it with my area, I will say yes. In general case, it is popular within the non educated. I mean the area boys and of course, they are addicted to it.
I don’t smoke, l am more responsible than that. But as for me, I won’t say it’s bad. I will say it is popular among the touts or the illiterate. They are the ones who abuse it because their mentality wouldn’t let them see the risk behind it.
I don’t smoke but I know smoking is popular because I have friends who smoke. It is common among the youth and yes most of the youths are addicted to it.
I smoke a little and smoking is popular, not only among the youths, but it is rampant.
– AKINOLA ENIOLA