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    Proposed Study in Contributors to Smoking

    Number of Pages: 9

     

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    A 9 page research proposal investigating reasons that smokers smoke. Without exception, every active and committed smoker will say that the first cigarette was simply nasty. It smelled bad, it tasted bad, it made the would-be smoker cough. So why does the individual have a second? Why does s/he become addicted to the point of wheeling his IV tree outside hospital doors for the purpose of continuing to indulge? The paper includes a literature review and proposed methodology for conducting the study. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

    Name of Research Paper File: CC6_KSsmokeStu.rtf

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    exception, every active and committed smoker will say that the first cigarette was simply nasty. It smelled bad, it tasted bad, it made the would-be smoker cough. So  why does the individual have a second? Why does s/he become addicted to the point of wheeling his IV tree outside hospital doors for the purpose of continuing to  indulge? That is the purpose of the proposed research. There is much information available describing programs that exist, programs aimed at both  preventing smoking and assisting smokers in quitting. Many of these programs do assist individuals in quitting; assessing primary prevention efforts is more complex. Cessation efforts celebrate any positive  results, but the fact remains that many cessation programs can claim only small victories. The purpose here is to gain insight on smokers motivations and beliefs about smoking.  Literature Review Of course there is a wealth of information available addressing the physical effects of  smoking. Those physical effects are of concern here, but they are not the focus. Rather, the focus is an attempt to identify triggers and conditions that lead people  to begin smoking at all. The study of addiction typically has been categorized according to the type of addiction being studied. In  the current study, the focus is on smoking, but with the realization that there are several commonalities in the addictive behaviors that keep smokers smoking despite health effects and health  warnings. One recent study identifies the existence of problem behaviors of teens as a probably indicator of risk for smoking. Across all "ethnic groups, teenagers who exhibited risk-taking 

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