Prevention Of Smoking

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The definition of smoking is “the inhalation of the smoke of burned tobacco that may occur occasionally or habitually as a consequence of physical addiction to some chemicals, primarily nicotine”. This is a common problematic behavior worldwide,(1) and is considered to be the single most preventable cause of premature deaths globally.(2) There are various types of tobacco, and the most important types are Hookah, Jirak (shisha) and cigarettes.(3) Smoking prevalence is increasing and is becoming direct cause of mortality.(4) According to the centers for disease control and prevention (CDC), the prevalence of smoking had been increasing worldwide and it is one of the biggest public health threats the world, 6 million persons…show more content…
In addition, smoking had been associated with different types of cancers including bladder, blood, esophagus, colon, and rectum.(8) On the other hand, the consumption of tobacco can cause premature death, on average, smokers lose 15 years of their life, and up to 50% of smokers will die of tobacco-related causes.(9) Should smoking patterns continue the risk of premature death increases among middle-aged adults. Furthermore, adults who continue smoking have a higher probability of death compared to patients with the same disease who never smoked or who quit smoking after being diagnosed with the…show more content…
Stress is one of the main reasons why people smoke, and since stress is part of life, most people resort to smoking as part of coping with stress in their daily lives.(13) The reason to why many individuals use smoking to cope with stress is that nicotine in cigarettes temporarily reduces stress, stressful events in life can negatively impact an individual's mental health and result in unhealthy behavior and an unhealthy lifestyle.(14) However, people who cope with stress by smoking do it for numerous reasons; such as feeling more social, as smoking can often be a social activity; or knowing that smoking will make them feel better because it relieves their nicotine withdrawal symptoms.(15)

1.2 Rationale It was noticed that the habit of smoking among adult males and females is at an increasing rate in the last few years, the researcher has the interest to observe this increase and to find out the associated factors behind this
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