For many decades, dating back to the early 1920’s smoking had been considered an unthinkable thing to do in public if at all. In the days of yesteryear famous women smoking graced us with their presences on film, billboards and in popular magazines.
Although the idea of women smoking in society was deemed as being offensive at the time, cigarettes were a marketable product, which nonetheless were in vogue. Knowing this, why are the women of today’s society still smoking if health risks exist for themselves and others?
Smoking is often believed to be a social activity that many women seem to engage themselves in with little regard for the consequences. They may drink and smoke simultaneously in various social environments, such as a nightclub or at a bar.
Because of the dangers that smoking causes to the women smoking and innocent bystanders receiving second-hand smoke, restaurants and other establishments alike have decided to prohibit smoking altogether. Women seem to have more of a problem with smoking because they are now expected to work and assume their role as a wife and mother, so stress is fundamentally the reason we find more women smoking.
Those who don’t manage stress well may seek a different outlet to cope with it and others take what life throws at them with ease. Women who are smokers are often eager to find relief from everyday stresses and daily routines.
Further, we may notice that many women are smoking more than men because it’s been said that smoking helps to promote a means of weight loss and weight management.
A great deal of emphasis is placed by society on how women are supposed to appear and the vast majority of thin women are thought to be the most desirable. Smoking decreases hunger because the sensations within the taste buds and nasal cavity over time are greatly reduced.
Still there are many of us who may reach for another cigarette to attempt to get rid of feelings of emptiness and boredom. While most human beings are magnanimously known for being social creatures, there are some women who are shy and may seek relief from engaging in a conversation by reaching for a cigarette.
Since quite a few of us have an aversion to cigarette smoke, smoking offers women some form of relief from social activities. Somehow smoking a cigarette affords relief from social activities and the cigarette replaces the need for friendship for those who are extremely shy.