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Spreading Awareness about the Effects of Cigarette Smoking
Through Multimedia
Among Students of Mapua Institute of Technology
in Intramuros, Manila
A
Research Paper
Presented to

Juan Carlos Santos

School of Languages, Humanities
And Social Sciences

By
Group 3 - B2

March 2011

Spreading Awareness about the Effects of Cigarette Smoking through Multimedia Among Students of Mapua Institute of Technology in Intramuros, Manila

Problem Solving Flowchart
As coping mechanism
to stress, students
resort to various vices
such
as
smoking.
Social
environment
also
influences
students to indulge in
smoking
cigarettes.
Curiosity,
alongside
peer pressure, is also
a contributory factor.

Various
multimedia
was used to provide
information
to
a
greater number of
people. Approach was
effective and efficient.
Reliable information is
shared by an expert.
Interaction is learnercentered.
Two-way
feedback
may
be
elicited among the
attendees.
Corrective action to
the problem becomes
authoritative;
sanctions
can
be
implemented. School
faculty and parents
are made aware of the
situation.

Almost every day students pile
up beside the entrance of
Mapua Institute of Technology,
puffing on cigarettes.

Associated
with
smoking are a number
of health hazards. In
addition,
smoke
generated
from
cigarettes causes air
pollution. Also, there is
a negative impression
directed
against
smokers.

Information dissemination using
multimedia was done to spread
awareness about smoking.

Methodology was static
or non-interactive. It
required a considerable
amount of resources
and time.

A seminar or symposium can be
a good activity to engage
smokers, as well as nonsmokers, in discussion about
the cause and effects of
smoking.

Preparation is timeconsuming. Availability
of participants needs to
be
considered.
Discussion depends on
audience participation.

Issue can be reported to the
school administration.

To spread awareness among
Mapua students, information
dissemination about smoking
and its effects was done.

Reported issue may not
be prioritized. Followups need to be made.
Implementation of action
may not be immediate.

Researchers were able to implement
solutions independently. Multimedia such
as social networking sites and brochures
were tools used in disseminating
information about the effects of smoking.

Spreading Awareness about the Effects of Cigarette Smoking through Multimedia Among Students of Mapua Institute of Technology in Intramuros, Manila

Acknowledgments

We wish to acknowledge the feedback and guidance of Mr.
Juan Carlos Santos which helped in making this research
possible.

Spreading Awareness about the Effects of Cigarette Smoking through Multimedia Among Students of Mapua Institute of Technology in Intramuros, Manila

Abstract

Almost every day students pile up beside Mapua Institute of Technology in Intramuros, Manila deliberately puffing on cigarettes. Despite the visible signage in front of the school about the law on smoking, students continue to smoke. The objective of this study is to spread awareness about the effects of smoking so that Mapua students can make informed decisions about their health. Three possible solutions were identified for information dissemination about the effects of smoking. These are use of multimedia such as social networking sites and printads; conducting a seminar and/or symposium to identify perceptions on smoking; and submitting a descriptive report about smoking among Mapua students to the school administration. The researchers chose to implement the first solution – to use multimedia as means for information drive. The researchers used Facebook and print-outs in spreading awareness about the consequences of smoking and information on how to quit the habit. A Facebook account entitled Mapuans Quit Smoking was set-up last February 1, 2012. It was later renamed...
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