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Doctor insights on: Peer Pressure And Smoking

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What are the type of peer pressure?

What are the type of peer pressure?

Many: Peer pressure can try to influence behaviors (pressure to have another drink, be more sexually active, vote for a certain person) or may try to influence thinking and values. It can be direct with peers verbally making statements that encourage thoughts/behaviors & it can be indirect with peers behaving in a way and rejecting when others do not fall into line. Seek wise counsel to find your way. ...Read more

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What is the solution of peer pressure?

What is the solution of peer pressure?

You are responsible: For you no matter what others say and do. . Think about what is right and wrong and decide for yourself what is the right thing to do. Develop inner strength and self-confidence, stand firm, walk away when necessary, resist doing something when you know better. Appropriate worthwhile peers will respect you. The others are not worth your time and likely have ulterior motives. Live strong and well! ...Read more

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What effect does peer pressure have on drinking?

What effect does peer pressure have on drinking?

Peerpressure=alcohol: The adolescent substance abuse knowledge base reports 30% teens are offered drugs in middle- high school. According to the national household survey on drug use and health from the U.S. Department of health and human services, 74.3% of high school students have tried alcohol. To combat 'peer-pressure' parents should 'talk to their teenagers', know their friends and stay involved. ...Read more

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How does peer pressure affect a teen's sexual development?

How does peer pressure affect a teen's sexual development?

Sex and teens: Peer pressure can disrupt a teens normal sexual development if a teen is pressured and gives in to sexual activity before he or she feels comfortable and ready. Sexuality is an important aspect of development and impacts a person's identity, self-worth, self-image, and emotional stability among other areas. It is important to respect your own sexual boundaries as well as others. ...Read more

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How can peer pressure have a positive affect on the health decisions of a teenager?

How can peer pressure have a positive affect on the health decisions of a teenager?

Positive peers: If a teen's friends are choosing to make decisions that are healthy, then that teen has a higher chance of making his/her own healthy decisions. ...Read more

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Are there any particular psychological or health related problems caused by peer pressure?

Are there any particular psychological or health related problems caused by peer pressure?

Many: Peer pressure, like any other psychological stress, can make a person uncomfortable, irritable, or distracted. Health problems can result if this pressure leads the person to act in unhealthy or risky ways. Common problems include smoking, irresponsible sex, unsafe driving, drug use, etc. Although resisting peer pressure can be hard, it's often the smartest & healthiest choice. ...Read more

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What are the solutions for peer pressure?

You are bit older to: be asking. I would talk to someone who you trust. Give yourself some time alone to make important decisions or those you trust who have had a history of making decisions in a sound manner. Give more space to those pressuring you and let them know you dont enjoy being told what to do /what is cool and how much you dont measure up. Part of growing up is knowing who you are and being ok with it. ...Read more

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Can peer pressure ever be good for my child?

Can peer pressure ever be good for my child?

Depends on type: Certainly peer pressure to drink alcohol, do drugs, have sex, etc. Has very negative implications for the one being pressured or bullied. However, in other environments peer pressure can help kids stay away from these things and do better in school. ...Read more

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How would peer pressure change a person's personality and behaviour?

How would peer pressure change a person's personality and behaviour?

Multiple factors:: Stress, tension, anxiety, bullying, depession, drugs: need I say more: choose your friends wisely and ALWAYS COMMUNICATE ...Read more

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I am doing a research paper for school, could you give anymore information on how peer pressure can affect a teen's personality?

I am doing a research paper for school, could you give anymore information on how peer pressure can affect a teen's personality?

Peer Pressure: If you go to the American Psychological Association website you will find good research and information about peer pressure and lots of other things. Here's a link http://www.apa.org/search.aspx?query=peer%20pressure Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are kids under greater peer pressure to misbehave in HS or college?

Are kids under greater peer pressure to misbehave in HS or college?

Interesting question: Kids are always under peer pressure. As kids mature, they become more self assured & independent (usually following ideals instilled by parents) rather than depending on others for validation. College represents a problem in that this is the first place young adults are completely on their own to make good or bad choices. A person is always responsible for their actions high school or college. ...Read more

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I am smoking and have not tested my sperm. Suggestions? Gf is pressuring me.

I am smoking and have not tested my sperm. Suggestions? Gf is pressuring me.

Why RU reluctant?: Many men who smoke are fertile. What we do know is that men who smoke (anything... But especially cigarettes and marijuana) are taking in major toxins into the body that have a negative effect on fertility. I have seen dramatic improvements in semen analysis results with lifestyle adjustments only. Check it out 4 yourself. Best: make a decision to quit smoking! save your $$ 4 better things. ...Read more

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Does smoking lower blood pressure?

No: Smoking raises blood pressure, constricts the blood vessels, and is bad for the entire cardiovascular system. In some people, rapid smoking results in hyperventillation, which may cause dizziness. Smoking is especially bad with people who already have high blood pressure, and is a major contributor to getting heart attacks (and strokes) in those people. ...Read more

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First time smoking weed, now i feel pressure under chest?

First time smoking weed, now i feel pressure under chest?

Signal to stop: You body is giving you sign not to smoke weed next one may not be this subtle don't smoke agin. ...Read more

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What should my blood pressure be? I am a male none smoking aged 56

What should my blood pressure be?
I am a male none smoking aged 56

Hypertension: Generally, a person of your age should shoot for a systolic blood pressure of less than 130-140 / 80-90. Medication is usually recommended if your levels are consistently greater than 140. ...Read more

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Can smoking a cigarette suddenly raise blood pressure? if yes then what can be the extend?

Can smoking a cigarette suddenly raise blood pressure? if yes then what can be the extend?

Yes: Yes it can. Please don't smoke!! It's expensive, interferes with lung function, increases your risk of COPD including emphysema which is irreversible, lung cancer which is usually fatal, heart attack and stroke. It yellows your teeth and makes your breath foul. It's addictive and hard to stop once you're addicted. Please don't start. ...Read more

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Pressure to quit smoking is making it harder for me to not smoke..Ironic. What do you recommend?

Pressure to quit smoking is making it harder for me to not smoke..Ironic. What do you recommend?

Can only quit 4 you!: Quitting smoking under pressure from someone else when you do not want to quit is almost guaranteed to fail. You will only quit when you have your own reason to quit. A smoking cessation program or a therapist can help you to clarify the pros and cons of quitting, after which you can make your own decision about whether you are ready or not. ...Read more