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Review of Related Literature

Why do people smoke? According to http://healthliteracy.worlded.org, Most people start smoking when they are in their teens and are addicted by the time they reach adulthood. Some have tried to quit but have returned to cigarettes because smoking is such a strong addiction. It is a habit that is very difficult to break. There are many different reasons why people smoke.
Three of the main reasons that young people smoke are to look mature, to be like their friends, and to experiment. Since teens see older people all around them smoking, especially their parents and relatives, they smoke to act older. If their friends or peers smoke, they may feel pressured into doing the same to be accepted. The last reason is the excitement of experimenting with something that is forbidden.
As defined by The 1988 report, The Health Consequences of Smoking: Nicotine Addiction: A Report of the Surgeon General “,”Nicotine addiction is the fundamental reason that individuals persist in using tobacco products, and this persistent tobacco use contributes to many diseases”. And according to the WHO (World Health Organization) official website, tobacco kills up to half of its users, it also kills nearly 6 million people each year. More than five million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while more than 600 000 are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke and nearly percent of the world's one billion tobacco users live in low- and middle-income countries. The National Institute on Drug Abuse’ research shows that nicotine addiction accounts for about one-third of all cancers, including 90 percent of lung cancer cases. Although nicotine is addictive, it is not the main reason for cancer and other kinds of health complications. Other chemicals are responsible for the health complications of tobacco use which are carbon…...

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