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    Proposal for anti-smoking initiative aimed at young people

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    A five page paper which looks at the way in which an anti-smoking programme aimed at teenagers might be structured, in terms of the kind of factual information which could be presented and the possible strategies used to persuade young people to stop smoking. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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    health hazards associated with smoking, and to encourage smokers to quit, it could also be argued that dealing with an addiction of this type is a complex issue and consequently  any case management proposal needs to take all the ramifications into account. For example, unlike illicit substance abuse, cigarette smoking still has a considerable element of social respectability despite health  education campaigns and the introduction of no-smoking zones in workplaces and other public areas. For young people, the notion that smoking denotes maturity is still prevalent especially amongst certain socio-economic  groups, and the fact that cigarettes, unlike other addictive substances, are legal and freely available also mediates against quitting initiatives.  In addition, there is a commercial element involved: the big tobacco and cigarette manufacturing corporations obviously have a vested interest in countering  any attempts to reduce demand for their products. The proposal should therefore incorporate not only factual information regarding the impact on health which smoking has, but also suggestions as to  how cigarette advertising and peer-group pressure might be addressed, as well as acknowledging that, in the case of existing smokers, nicotine addiction is not something which is overcome easily and  quickly. There  have been a number of reasons put forward as to why cigarette smoking is addictive; on the one hand, there is thought to be a physical element to the addiction,  and on the other, a psychological factor. For example, cigarette smoking tends to be associated with particular times of the day or particular activities - coffee breaks, for instance, or 

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