logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA
Irish Culture


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Learning Disabilities Site

BellaOnline's Learning Disabilities Editor

g

Smoking and Learning Disabilities


It is a known fact that smoking is the leading cause of heart disease. It is also the cause of lung cancer or COPD/emphysema. According to the center for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking is the cause of harm to just about every part of the body. It is also said to cause learning disabilities in offspring of smokers.

We often tell our children to eat their vegetables and fruit in order to stay healthy. Eating right and plenty of exercise are definitely keys to a healthy lifestyle. As a parent or guardian, it is our responsibility to keep our children safe. We miss the mark when we fail to inform them of the dangers of cigarette smoke. Good health means a lot less when cigarette smoke is involved. A healthy lifestyle, along with cigarette smoke, is not very effective.

Nearly 5 million children have been exposed to cigarette smoke in the United States. Approximately 274,000 of them suffer from learning disabilities. Because smoking is a leading cause of learning disabilities, the number of children affected could be decreased drastically by not smoking around the child.

Setting good example could be the first step to a healthier family. Children often mirror what they see. Oftentimes children want to grow up to be just like someone in their lives. Adults should avoid smoking around children.
Parents could also talk to their children about the risks of smoking. Because appearance is so important to most teenagers, symptoms of smoking should be mentioned in a negative light. Some symptoms of smoking are bad breath, loss of taste, oral cancer, and shortness of breath.

Education about smoking should not be overlooked. Teachers, as well as homeschool parents, could integrate lessons about smoking into the curriculum. This would allow the child to make intelligent decisions to stay away from tobacco products on their own. Other activities, such as allowing students to research the risks of cancer, could also be used.

Most children experiment with smoking before the age of 18. The chances of smoking decrease as an individual increases in age. It is much easier to avoid smoking when you know the facts. Because cigarettes contain nicotine, addiction and withdrawal symptoms can make it difficult to stop smoking.



Add Smoking+and+Learning+Disabilities to Twitter Add Smoking+and+Learning+Disabilities to Facebook Add Smoking+and+Learning+Disabilities to MySpace Add Smoking+and+Learning+Disabilities to Del.icio.us Digg Smoking+and+Learning+Disabilities Add Smoking+and+Learning+Disabilities to Yahoo My Web Add Smoking+and+Learning+Disabilities to Google Bookmarks Add Smoking+and+Learning+Disabilities to Stumbleupon Add Smoking+and+Learning+Disabilities to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map




For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Learning Disabilities Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
talk
Talk to Editor
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Celestine A. Jones. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Celestine A. Jones. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Celestine A. Jones for details.

g


g features
Increasing Learning with Disabilities

Completing Goals This Year

Holidays Blues

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor