Smoking Among Teenagers

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Smoking among Teenagers in San Miguel, Betis

A Research Paper Presented to
Mrs. Erlinda G. Abes
St. Mary’s Academy

In Partial Fulfillment
Of the Requirements for the
Secondary Course In English

By:
Aaron Dovid L. Pineda
IV-NOL
Andy J. Remulla
IV-NOL

January 11, 2007

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Acknowledgment
Page
Chapter I: The Problem and Its Setting……………………………………………….

Introduction…………………………………………………………………...

Background of Study………………………………………………………….

Theoretical Framework……………………………………………………….

Statement of the Problem……………………………………………………..

Hypothesis……………………………………………………………………

Significance of the Study…………………………………………………......

Scope and Limitation of the Study…………………………………………...

Definition of Terms…………………………………………………………..

Chapter II: Review of Related Literature…………………………………………….

Foreign Literature…………………………………………………………….

Local Literature…………………………………………………………........

Chapter III: Research Methodology………………………………………………….

Research Method to be used…………………………………………………

Respondents………………………………………………………………….

Procedure…………………………………………………………………….

Chapter IV: Presentation, Interpretation, and Analysis of Data……………………..

Chapter V:
Summary……………………………………………………………………..

Conclusion…………………………………………………………………...

Recommendation…………………………………………………………….

Bibliography/References
Curriculum Vitae
ACKNOWLEDGMENT

The Researchers would like to thank the following:

• God for guiding and giving us hope for finishing this term paper. • Parents for inspiring and financial support.
• Friends for helping and giving us ideas.
• Townspeople of San Miguel Betis for their help. • AeonicXpress for giving us discounts.

The Researchers are very thankful to these people for sharing their time and effort because without them this will not be a success.

CHAPTER I: THE PROBLEM AND ITS SETTING

INTRODUCTION

Smoking is a hard habit to break because tobacco contains nicotine, which is highly addictive. Like heroin or other addictive drugs, the body and mind quickly become so used to the nicotine in cigarettes that a person needs to have it just to feel normal. Almost no smoker begins as an adult. Statistics show that about nine out of 10 tobacco user’s start before they're 18 years old. Some teens who smoke say they start because they think it helps them look older (it does - if yellow teeth and wrinkles are the look you want). Others smoke because they think it helps them relax (it doesn't - the heart actually beats faster while a person's smoking). Some light up as a way to feel rebellious or to set them apart (which works if you want your friends to hang out someplace else while you're puffing away). Some start because their friends smoke - or just because it gives them something to do. Some people, especially girls, start smoking because they think it may help keep their weight down. The illnesses that smoking can cause, like lung diseases or cancer, do cause weight loss - but that's not a very good way for people to fit into their clothes! Another reason people start smoking is because their family members do. Most adults who started smoking in their teens never expected to become addicted. That's why people say it's just so much easier to not start smoking at all. The cigarette ads from when your parents were young convinced many of them that the habit was glamorous, powerful, or exciting - even though it's essentially a turnoff: smelly, expensive, and unhealthy. Cigarette ads from the 1940s even showed doctors recommending cigarettes as a way to relax! Cigarette ads still show smokers as attractive and hip, sophisticated and elegant, or rebellious and cool. The good news is that these ads aren't as visible and are less effective today than they used to be: Just as doctors are...
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