Smoking Information for Teens


Well, it is illegal to smoke if you are not 18 yr old yet. In Alberta, smoking is banned in public places and workplaces. It is illegal to smoke within 5 m of doors, or windows of any public place or workplace. It is unlawful for minors to smoke or consume tobacco and is Spanish able by fine up to $100. It is against the law to sell cigarettes or tobacco-containing products to anyone less than 18 years.

Cropped shot of two teenagers smoking cigarettes

In 2013 Alberta government introduced a new law that makes it illegal to smoke in a way call where anyone under the age of 18 is present. Another amendment in the law also prohibits the use of water pipes in public places like restaurants.

  • Most teenagers underestimate the risk of nicotine or tobacco addiction. According to the Canadian lung Association, 3 out of 5 people who have experimented with cigarettes will become addicted.
  • Teenagers think they will stop smoking when they want, but very few are able to do that.

According to the Canadian lung Association, tobacco is the most common preventable cause of death in Canada. An estimated 45000 Canadians die every year because of smoking. Besides that, a large number of Canadians live their life with multiple chronic illnesses related to smoking.

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think about how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zero to hero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.

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