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SUBJECTCARIBBEAN STUDIES
TEACHER’S NAME
STUDENT’S NAME
FORM
YEAR
SCHOOL
SCHOOL CODE
STUDENT I.D._____________
TOPICHow does smoking affect the Academic performance of lower and upper six students of Presentation College?

Acknowledgements
I would like to thank Almighty God for giving me the strength and perseverance to successfully complete this research project. I would also like to thank my class mates, close friends and family for their assistance and support during the course of this research. Not forgetting the students for their cooperation I filling out questionnaires and for their contribution to this research. And lastly I would like to thank my teacher Mr. Harripaulsingh for his guidance during the course of this research.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Topic| Page #|
Introduction| 3|
Literature Review| 4|
Data Collection Sources| 5|
Presentation of Data| 6|
Interpretation of Findings| 10|
Discussion| 12|
Conclusion, Recommendations & Limitations| 14|
References| 15|
Appendix| 16|

INTRODUCTION
Drug/substance abuse refers to harmful or hazardous usage of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and illicit drugs. A psychoactive drug is a substance which acts primarily upon the central nervous system where it alters brain function, resulting in change, mood, in perception consciousness, and behavior as well. These drugs may be used recreationally, to purposefully alter one’s consciousness, for ritual or spiritual purposes, as a tool for studying or therapeutically as medication. Smoking is a practice in which the substances tobacco or cannabis is and its smoke is tasted or inhaled. Tobacco smoking is the most popular form of smoking. And is most used in the form of cigarettes but can also be hand rolled from loose tobacco and rolling paper.
Purpose of research
The reason for selecting this area of research is to investigate the effects of smoking on the students of Presentation College between enrolled in upper and lower six level education and their academic performance and to assess whether it is beneficial to the student or if it is a problem which should more attention should be given to.

Problem statement
How does smoking affect the academic performance of upper and lower six students of Presentation College.

Research questions:
* What are the factors which cause students to pick up smoking? * What are the causes for students smoking in school?
* What are the impacts of smoking on academic success?

Educational value of research:
This research is structured to make an appropriate analysis on the impact of smoking in the school environment. This in turn will draw attention to the factors of associated with students smoking in the school and from and will serve to educate students , parents as well as teachers ways and methods which can possibly alleviate the problem or how to assist those affected physically, socially or mentally.

Literature review
Despite the harmful effects associated with cigarette smoking, more and more younger people tend to gravitate towards this drug as a means of escaping the harsh realities of life. Smoking is used by many as a medium of releasing stress. Over the years there has been a remarkable increase in tobacco consumption in teens specifically males. According to a study in Britain, 11 to 15% of boys begin smoking, in small amounts, before the age of 10. One of the main contributors to this phenomenon is the stereotyping of masculinity and roughness with cigarette smoking displayed in the media. Another factor, highlighted by researcher Jeff Carpenter, is time spent in the company of smokers as this too often encourages young boys to begin the habit. In the study “Tobacco Use Among Teens Is Dangerously High” by Jeff Carpenter, he stated that 34% of US high schools and 15% of middle school students use tobacco...
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