There are about 1 billion smokers in the world, with 80 percent of them living in poor countries. Tobacco use causes lung cancer, COPD, atherosclerosis, Peptic ulcer illness, intrauterine growth retardation, spontaneous miscarriage, antepartum hemorrhage, female infertility, male sexual dysfunction, and a variety of other disorders are among them. Factors leads to smoking initiation are Parental smoking cessation, Low socioeconomic status (SES), Peer and family influence, Access to tobacco, Depression and mental health conditions, Genetics, Unemployment, Fashion/Up gradation of status and Influence by marketing. This study aimed to review the toxic influence of smoking in young population. This review was conducted through exhaustive researches in different databases. This article concluded that school pupils, parents, instructors, and the general public should all be educated about the harmful effects of smoking. Therapeutic approaches for smoking cessation are quite important. Along with more well-known approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, social support, medications, and nicotine replacement therapy, e-cigarettes (ECs) have emerged as a viable and distinctive aid in smoking cessation therapies. This study discusses the impact of smoking in today’s society. key messages: The study discusses the impact of smoking and its influence in young adult population. Additionally it also portrays the factors causing the deviant behaviour among youth.
: Rita Sharma