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Is smoking more common? Young adults talk about addiction among youths

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…

 

AKINWUNMI OLAKUNLE

It is very popular, especially among boys and also few girls. But I don’t think they are addicted to it.

 

BABAJIDE ABAYOMI

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.

 

ADEBOLA VICTOR

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.

 

OLAWALE SEUN

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.

 

AJAYI ODUNAYO

I do not smoke but I know very well that smoking is very popular in Nigeria, with almost everybody, especially the youth.

 

OLAWALE BUNMI

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.

 

STEVEN JOHN

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.

 

ODEBUNMI RASAQ

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.

 

OGUNRONBI KEHINDE

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.

 

STEPHEN OPEYEMI

I smoke a little and smoking is popular, not only among the youths, but it is rampant.

 

 

– AKINOLA ENIOLA

        

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