Best friends do not pressure friends to do anything they don’t want to do that’s number one. Number two is: How can it make you more popular and get you more friends if you’re smelly and get yellow teeth? Smoking is not cool anymore. In case she hasn’t heard, it’s gross! I would not worry about parties and being popular, if you have to die for it. You can deal with it by telling her exactly that. More about Amazon of smoke supplies
Ah, the lovely consequences of peer pressure. It’s amazing how children think that smoking makes them look mature, but as we get older and look at adults who smoke, it’s a dirty habit. Tell your friend you love her, but if she’s going to constantly pressure you into smoking, you won’t put up with it. You’ve done your part trying to help her out, and since you have to deal with her smoking, she has to deal with you not smoking. In the end, one of you is going to have to go cold turkey for good.
By Emily Curry, Goshen
First of all, smoking will definitely not make you any more popular. Smoking is soooo uncool. Just tell your friend that smoking is wrong and you don’t want to get popular for all the wrong reasons. Try to help your friend quit never give up! Take your friend out to different places to try to get her mind off smoking. You are doing the right thing by saying NO to drugs. Your friendship will always have its ups and downs, but in the end she will thank you for everything you’ve done for her.
By Christina Sarcona, Monroe Woodbury
If her parents don’t know, then tell them first, or else you just need to tell her smoking is bad for you and the people around you and it hurts your lungs. Don’t listen to her about being more popular and getting invited to more parties, because it’s not true! There are Web sites and books and stuff that you can read if you want more ideas to help you help your friend stop smoking. One Web site is www.kidshealth.org.
By Rebecca Jacobini, New Paltz
What your friend is doing is serious. When she asks you to smoke, tell her that you don’t want to. Smoking can lead to bad breath and excessive coughing which isn’t exactly attractive to the boys! I did some research about what smoking can do to you and why it’s important to quit. Talk to your friend about these topics:
Kids who start smoking are 14 times more likely to try marijuana.
– Drugs have long-term effects on the body.
Why would she want to risk her life just to be popular and feel good?
– Smoking speeds up the aging process.
– Cigarettes have about 4,000 harmful chemicals in them, including hydrogen cyanide, which was used in gas chambers.
– Cigarettes have nicotine in them, which is why people are addicted to them. It makes them feel good. You can get that good feeling by doing other things, like getting active.
- I have seen what smoking can do to your body, and believe me, it’s not pretty. All you have to do is go on the Internet and show her some pictures of the effects of smoking.