Smoking cigarettes or taking tobacco in any form is widely accepted to be a dire peril for the health of those who smoke. Tobacco directly affects the lungs and causes serious issues for the respiratory system. Having known it as a fact, still people are barely ready to give it up. In fact more and more smokers, mostly youngsters, are taking up this sinister habit.
Apart from self-reporting, there is little chance that the guardians would know about their children’s smoking because they often do it when they are far from the house and school. We can expect that they would not accept the act so easily. Firstly, smoking is thrilling. Secondly, it gives the idea to the young smokers that they have grown up. Lastly, it is thoroughly addictive. But, nevertheless, it is immensely harmful and puts its victims into serious health troubles. Then, what should be done?
Researchers from Clinical Neuroscience Division, Medical University of South Carolina have proposed that technology should be used to report about the smoking habit. There can be apps and software working with the hardware to identify and potentially stop people from using tobacco. The research paper, The Remote Monitoring of Smoking in Adolescents, proposing the idea was published in, Adolescent Psychiatry.