Doctors Have To Talk About Smoking to Teens

Smoking is bad for health everybody knows this fact.Doctors have to talk about smoking to teens but according to a recent research less than a third of teens say their doctors have spoken to them about tobacco use or smoking.So that our doctors have to take a step forward on giving proper knowledge about the harmful effect of smoking. It is surprising that more clinicians are not interesting with adolescent patientsto help them avoid or quit tobacco.

Every year 400,000 U.S. youth under age 18 smoke their first cigarette which is matter of concern.So we all have to deal with this problem.To see whether healthcare providers are taking every opportunity to aware kids to keep them away from smoking, the researchers analyzed data from a 2011 nationally representative survey of adolescents in middle school and high school.This survey includes the questions about use of tobacco and the conversation with doctors and nurses regarding quitting of smoking and so on from the last 12 month. Among the more than 18,000 kids which were included in the survey, 11 percent kids were currently smoked cigarettes. 17 percent kids were former smokers and 72 percent had never smoked. More than 90 percent said they had been to the doctor in the past year.
Among the more than 18,000 kids 32 percent said a healthcare provider or doctors had asked them about smoking and 31 percent had been advised to avoid tobacco or quit smoking.According to this survey we can say that our doctor have to become more alert on talking to teen regarding quitting smoking and avoiding tobacco.Young people often under estimate the addictive bad effect of nicotine on our health . 9 out of 10 adults who smoke started before age 18, making anti-smoking and anti-tobacco messages delivered by a health care provider an important intervention for youth.By making anti tobacco message given by doctors can save lots of life from the bad effect of nicotine on our health.