Smoking Cessation Policy

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CHAPTER I
PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND

Introduction

“The only way to be a truly happy non-smoker is to have absolutely no desire to smoke” (Carr, 2006). Smoking is a practice in which a substance, most commonly tobacco or cannabis, is burned and the smoke is tasted or inhaled. The most common method of smoking today is through cigarettes, primarily industrially manufactured but also hand-rolled from loose tobacco and rolling paper. Smoking is a leading preventable cause of death all over the world. If you are a regular smoker, you are probably losing about 5½ minutes of life expectancy for each cigarette you smoke. And most of the adults are lying in the hospital bed because of lung cancer they gained from cigarette smoking. These are the consequences that faced mostly of the adults and the students are not safe under the influence of smoking. Yet, despite the vast medical evidence supporting such statistics, most heavy smokers continue to smoke. These results were interpreted as important evidence that smoking could cause cancer in humans, and they were widely reported in newspapers, and magazines such as The New York Times and Reader’s Digest.

Smoking is dangerous. Most of the adults are aware about their bad habits on smoking.For a smoker, it is long and hard journey from starting to smoke to enjoying smoking in one’s carefree youth to wanting to stop. For much of that journey, the smoker is not motivated to quit and does not make any quit attempts at all. Somewhere along the way the smoker may change, either suddenly or gradually over time. Smokers can move from being unmotivated and not making any quit attempts to wanting to quit and then to making serious quit attempts (Ben-Shlomo, 1991). Having effective cessation programs and services is necessary but not sufficient to reduce population prevalence. Strong political will is also critical; it is important to put into national policy what is known about effective ways to promote smoking cessation and to support the financial and other resources required to establish a unified delivery system of cessation care management for all smokers.

Conceptual Framework
The researchers will pursue an analysis pertaining to the respondent’s compliance with the survey that will be provided to them. The evaluation to these respondents will be based upon the questions given to them. The researchers will test the possibility that the smoking cessation program will eliminate and control the usage of smoking materials by the Filipinos. The behavior of the people (smokers and non-smokers as well as the Government) will be studying by the researchers, to evaluate how they will adopt the said program.

Through the data that will be gather upon the respondents and the information from the related literature, the researchers will be able to analyze the possible effects of the smoking cessation program to the people and their community.

Statement of the Problem
The initial aim of this paper is to point out that the methodology of existing evaluation studies on smoking cessation holds much of the blame for the failure to address the important practical tasks to be pursued in getting people to stop smoking

Specifically, it sought to answer the following:
1. What is smoking cessation policy?
2. What are the benefits of smoking cessation policy?
3. How will the smoking cessation policy be implemented?

Significance of the Study
The findings of the study will provide information and new knowledge to the following:

To the Researchers, it will be the evidence that will lead them on proper way of living healthy lifestyle. This will assure their safety by protecting themselves to the diseases caused by smoking that might put them into danger. To the smokers, this will let them to be aware of the possible effects of continuous smoking habit and will serve as their guide on how to control their vices.

To the non-smokers, this will add their knowledge about...
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