Smoking And Smoking

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Research questions: Does the amount of stress correspond with the number of cigarettes a person smokes? INTRODUCTION It is quite unfortunate that the youth of Pakistan is indulged in the harmful practice of smoking, not only in their homes but also in their educational institutions. College is a very stressful time for all students. Smoking has become a trend in the students as they are seen smoking everywhere. This situation is quite distressing in schools and colleges of Lahore, where many occurrences of smoking in the educational institutions can be witnessed. There are about 1.3 billion smokers in the world and majority of them are present with in developing countries. In Pakistan about 100,000 people die every year because of tobacco and a major fraction of these deaths includes the youth of the country. Among university students in Pakistan, the presence of smoking is 15% with the majority being male smokers. Approximately 1000 children start smoking every day. Lung cancer is the vital cause of cancer deaths in males followed by mouth cancer which are both tobacco related. Continuous use of cigarettes increases the risk of heart attacks, stroke, pneumonia, chronic lung disease and many other serious diseases. A student usually starts smoking by mimicking his smoking parents, family members or peers. Cigarette smoking is often used as a coping technique for stress felt by these students. How one perceives stress, and copes with it varies from person to person. It is

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