Hollywood may be all about looks, but these stars sure don’t seem to care about the aging effects of cigarettes. Celebs like Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, and Katherine Heigl loooveeee to light up their Parliaments, Marlboros and Camel Lights.
Why People Smoke?
Most people start smoking when they are in their teens and are addicted by the time they reach adulthood. Three of the main reasons that young people smoke are to look mature, to be like their friends, and to experiment. Since teens see older people all around them smoking, especially their parents and relatives, they smoke to act older. If their friends or peers smoke, they may feel pressured into doing the same to be accepted. The last reason is the excitement of experimenting with something that is forbidden.
Adults smoke for other reasons. They may have a lot of stress and pressures because of economic and personal problems. They may be unemployed or working but not making enough money to take care of themselves and their families. They may be homeless, or they may be dealing with alcohol or cocaine/heroin addictions. Some may be in bad marriages or relationships in which there is physical and/or verbal abuse. All these people may smoke to feel relaxed or to give them energy while going through a hard time.
Finally, there are people who say they love to smoke. Smoking gives them pleasure. It just makes them feel good.