Teenage smoking, which is perceived by a majority of teenage smokers as a phase that will pass, eventually becomes set in stone within the transition between high school and college.
Teenage smokers still in high school constantly deal with the horrendous scare that one day their parents might find out about their smoking habits.
The up taking of smoking is most directly influenced by peer pressure; peers are the number one factor in determining whether or not an individual or a teen in this case, will try a first cigarette, presumably in high school.
A decent percentage of the student population smokes, and to their peers these select few are deemed as the “popular, rebellious, cool kids.” To try to fit in many will try cigarettes, only keeping the smoke in the mouth, and not actually inhaling smoke through the lungs.
He’s a great basketball player, has outstanding grades, and was accepted into USC with a scholarship; however he is an avid smoker.
College-bound and carefree, John and I would meet up with others to enjoy the summer break while it lasted.
My friend from high school is a prime example who demonstrates the transition into college.
John and I are good friends who met mutually through the high school basketball team.
The will to retaliate will stop the usage of smoking for some, or the acceptance of smoking with stress encourages teen smokers to continue to do so.
It is fairly common to see many college students smoking outside of the library and classes.