Health effects of smoking among young people

OTADAC told Among young people, the short-term health consequences of smoking include respiratory and non respiratory effects, addiction to nicotine, and the associated risk of other drug use. Long-term health consequences of youth smoking are reinforced by the fact that most young people who smoke regularly continue to smoke throughout adulthood. Cigarette smokers have a l ower level of lung function than those persons who have never smoked. Smoking reduces the rate of lung growth