Impacts of Smoking Habit by Young Generation in Our Society


  • S. M. Nasim Azad American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB)
  • Md. Moyazzem Hossain American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB)
  • Rehena Parveen American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB)


Tobacco use, which is rising quickly in developing countries, kills 5.4 million people a year worldwide. This paper explores the impacts of   smoking habit by young generation in our society. Using 180 primary data from different public and private university students of Bangladesh, the analysis finds that smoking is associated with poor overall health and a variety of short-term adverse health effects among young people and may also be a marker for underlying mental health problems, such as depression among adolescents. The habit of smoking is largely seen among young generation because of lack of the awareness & proper education. There are some other causes like- peer pressures; attractive advertising, desire to look mature etc. & also some biological factors encourage young people to smoke. 




How to Cite

Azad, S. M. N., Hossain, M. M., & Parveen, R. (2011). Impacts of Smoking Habit by Young Generation in Our Society. AIUB Journal of Business and Economics, 10(1 & 2), 45–64. Retrieved from