Explanations for a smoking addiction

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Why do people start smoking?


  • Usually occurs in adolescence, which is driven by psychological motives
  • A new smoker, may see smoking a cigeratte as a symbolic act, which conveys a message such as 'I am an adult now'
  • Whereas, in the adolescence's smoking group a the message that is conveyed is, 'Smoking leads to popularity'. (McAllister et al)
  • Children who smoke tend to come…


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