Thoroughly conducted research was delivered by various mathematics classes taught by Mrs. Saliba. This data and statistics gives great insight into the world of tobacco and nicotine addiction; furthermore, they allow us to see the state of the situation regarding tobacco use within the youth-- a significant decrease from past decades. The status symbol once associated with smoking cigarettes while underage is no more, a change everyone can be happy about.

To the left are 2 download buttons whose contents compose of the studies detailed above. Several surveys and socioeconomic analysis were conducted by the class.​

Teen Smoking Survey

Street Drugs 

Some very fortunate results were found in this student survey. The overwhelming consensus was that smoking is detrimental to health. Less fortunate is the significant portion of students who stated they had smoked in the past. Nicotine is a highly addictive substance; the added effects of terrible health do not better the situation.  

Though a good portion of students did smoke some time in the past, most explained that they don't smoke very often and an equally small amount rejected the addictive effects of vaping. 

 

This is very good to hear, but the habits of relatives can be deemed quite important as well, for they often dictate the behaviors of the youth. Here, we saw a much higher spike of tobacco usage-- a number which should ultimately be changed, 

  Cigarette smoking kills more than 480,000 Americans each year, with more than 41,000 of these deaths from exposure to secondhand smoke. In addition, smoking-related illness in the United States costs more than $300 billion a year, including nearly $170 billion in direct medical care for adults and $156 billion in lost productivity. In 2014, an estimated 16.8% (40.0 million) U.S. adults were current* cigarette smokers. Of these, 76.8% (30.7 million) smoked every day, and 23.2% (9.3 million) smoked some days.

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