The learning approach to smoking.
social learning theory explanations of experimental smoking propose that young people begin smoking as a consequence of the social models around them that smoke too.
Research support for these claims come from diblasio and benda, who found the primary influence for adolescents who smoke and use drugs, was peer group influences. #
In relation to this, inititation may also be linked to popularity. among peers, popularity may serve as a positive reinforcer in the inititation to smoking.
Moving onto maintenance, the repetitive act of smoking thousands of times a…