Teenage Girls Tend to Smoking to Keep Slim
Teenage girls who are watching their weight will usually smoke, according to a study. Research that took place in the U.S. found a direct relationship between the desire to be slimmer and smoking among young girls. The survey of 273 teenage girls who want to slim usually will smoke. Contrast with those who did not worry about weight loss, few are in the habit of smoking.
The discovery was based on telephone surveys of girls in Massachusetts who are aged between 12 and 15 years.
In the first survey conducted in 1993, the girls were asked that they want to slim. In the second survey, 4 years later, they were asked if they start smoking. At this time nearly one in 4 girls start smoking.
Researchers from Boston University and Okayama Japan found that girls who have a high desire to be slim are more potent 4-fold to be smokers.
The girl who eventually became smokers is 93% which is very important states slim. Compare with the 7% who did not smoke.
However, some girls said they believe smoking can help maintain their weight. This triggered research that there are other factors to be encouragement for girls to start smoking. However, according to experts, changing girls’ perception about slim will help them stop smoking.
Written in the journal Tobacco Control, the experts said, “We must pay attention to social environmental factors that create the perception of slim the girl into something positive. It is also important expressed, in order to slim the body through exercise.
More than one of 4 girls in England who started smoking at age 15 years. This compared with only one of 5 teenage boys who started smoking at the same age.
Anti-smoking spokesperson for ASH very welcomed in this latest study. “This shows how the complexity of the relationship between smoking and appearance with healthy habits,” said the spokesman.
“It’s not just how they digest of health messages, but also about how they took it from an environment that is too broad – such as the influence of advertising in magazines and on television. All it takes part as an example of their actions.”