Literature Review Of Cigarette Smoking

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Literature Review
Cigarette Smoking is studied here due to alarming and increasing rates of cigarette related diseases in the world. In this study, the research problems are investigated and answered to explain new insights about the problem after taking note the findings into consideration.
Cigarette Smoking
Tobacco use is a global epidemic and a serious health threat and problem among people especially young adults. It will have significant implications for a nation’s public and economic health in the future (Perry et al., 1994; Kessler 1995). In the former Soviet Bioc study, 88,000 smokers die each year from debilitating lung conditions other than lung cancer. Along with this, neonates and young children who are exposed to secondhand smoke
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Everyone knows that smoking has all sorts of negative impacts on one’s health. Nevertheless, many people ignore the risk and decide to go on smoking. It causes changes in the smoker’s body and the way they act. It is caused by an addiction to nicotine. The changes in the way they act developed over time as they bought cigarettes and consume them. These changes become their smoking habit. When they have a smoking habit, many things seem to go along with having a cigarette. These include having an alcoholic drink, being stressed or worried, socializing or wanting to do with one’s hands (American Academy of Family Physicians,…show more content…
It states that the strategy is a community education to increase public awareness and solution. Flyers and posters may be posted in stores, churches or in public places. It will be a part of public awareness campaign. Billboards can alert the whole community to the problem of increasing rate of disease due to tobacco use.

“The community should be informed about the dangers of tobacco use to educating youth and adults about the marketing and advertising tactics of the tobacco industry.” (CADCA)
A Reader’s Digest article lists some best ways to quit smoking. Here are some of those:
First, “Set a “quit date contract” with your signature and that of supportive witness.” Second, “lessen consumption by reducing purchases of cartons of cigarette.” Third, “prepare a list of things to do when cravings hits. You may take a walk and play a game with your loved ones to divert your cravings.” Fourth, “throw out everything that reminds you of smoking.” Fifth, “change your routines and if you relapse, start all over again until success is attained.”

Above all, this literature review aims to educate and convince people to start and have a healthy lifestyle. Finally, family and peer support is vital to convince smokers to quit. It is his/her initiative, self-discipline, and willpower that matters

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