The relatable health problem is tobacco use. Tobacco can be used in many ways, but most commonly it is smoked or chewed. I chose this health topic because it is a concerned of mine on how many young adults use tobacco. According to healthy people 2020, “10.9 percent of young adults aged 18 to 25 years who had not previously used tobacco products in their lifetime first used tobacco products in the past 12 months in 2008” This shows that young adults are trying and experimenting at a young age. I will be doing
Intention is influenced by attention, subjective norms and perceived behavioral control (Ajzen, 2006). Most of the studies have found attitudes to be more important than subjective norms in predicting intentions, confirming the weak support for the role of subjective norms as compared to attitudes in predicting intentions (Ajzen, 1991). Attitude is defined as a cognitive process influenced by personal experiences and is expressed by either behavioral or emotional responses (Fishbein & Ajzen, 2010). The stronger the attitude is toward quitting the better the predictor of one‘s intention to quit smoking (Fazio, 2001). According to TPB, the attitude relates both positive and negative beliefs about the behavior. To addressing the importance of attitude, this leaflet aims to developed positive belief on individuals that they are capable to quit smoking. Researches put evidence that ‘quitting to smoke’ improves quality of life in many ways: psychologically and physically. That is why this leaflet draws attention on beneficial outcomes of quitting to smoke and emphasize positive effects of it on our life by targeted attitude with messages, such as “Stop smoking! Make a positive difference to your health”, “teeth whiten, breath smells fresher, fertility increase and financial improves” and some long-term benefits highlighted as well for example: “There lots of benefits of giving up! After 72 hours: Breathing becomes easier. Energy levels increase. After 2-12 weeks: Circulation improves...” On the other hand, the leaflet targeted negative side of smoking as well. To pointed out the undesirable effects, messages include how smoking affect on individuals health for example: “For a smoker, most of the diseases occur after the age of 50 and these smoking related illnesses can be long-term and fatal”, “About 120,000 people in the UK die each year because of the smoking”. Furthermore in an adult
Health promotion efforts that I implement regularly to my patients are information packets on the cessation of smoking. One question that is asked of all patients who come into the emergency room, is if they smoke and if so, how much. If patients admit to smoking, a packet of information is distributed to them. These packets contain information on how to quit smoking, as well as resources within the area that can assist them. I then encourage each patient to go through the packet and ask any questions that they might have as I continue my assessment. In addition, I also educate each patient on how cessation of smoking will help to prevent any further diseases and improve their overall health.
The secondary target is to educate the parents and communities on the dangers of using tobacco products. They will have also be provided with education on Second-hand smoke.
Goals, Objective and Timeline. The goal of the program will bee to reduce smoking in the teen population. The timeline will be one calendar school year ( September through June) with goal of having of monthly assembly focusing on the different dangers of smoking cigarette.
This essay will answer this question by featuring an exploration of the motivational psychological and sociological influences on the perpetuation, maintenance and cessation of smoking, primarily focusing on the application of the Health Belief Model (HBM) to smoking, briefly discussing the roles personality and self-efficacy play in influencing individuals’ attitudes towards smoking. The sociological aspect of this essay will examine how social factors impact individuals’ smoking behaviour, emphasising the role of gender, with reference to the Social–Learning Theory (SLT).
The learning needs of the client will be met by providing him or her with information about the risks of tobacco use. By providing the information in regards to the health risks associated with tobacco use, this allows the client to make a better informed decision to quit. Once receiving the information about the dangers of tobacco, the client should set a quit date and be given
In fact, the tobacco industry has suffered ever since antismoking advertising has begun (Johnston, p. 107). According to statistics, 4 in every 10 Americans who are in 12th grade have tried cigarettes, and 1 in 10 consider themselves current smokers. As well as, 1 in 5, 8th graders have tried cigarettes, and 1 in 16 consider themselves current smokers (Johnston, p. 107). Now that society is aware of the harms of tobacco, it is important to decrease such rates of smoking amongst youth. Not only are there commercials about the risks of cigarette smoking, but also there are commercials that promote living above the influence of all drugs, including alcohol and marijuana. Lastly, as research continues to improve, and new drugs arise it is important to keep youth educated on the risks of using such drugs. It is important to keep our youth safe from the dangers of
The issue of smoking in most of the campuses if not all has been in the forefront in endangering human health. Currently, the issue has been in the headlines in the media trying to address the adverse impacts of smoking on both the Smoker and the non-smoker and the environment in general
Purpose: To persuade the general public to promote and inform smokers of the safer alternative; electronic cigarettes.
Tobacco use is important to address especially because it affects the young adult population so prominently. The addictive components, mainly nicotine, is a major reason most young smokers continue to become adult smokers. This is such an important issue because smoking is the leading cause of preventable deaths. On average, smokers die ten years earlier than nonsmokers. Additionally, the
Thank you so much for confirming the critical thinking used to complete this assignment. I will use the prescription format to include dispensing instructions. To improve the education section, I have included the education for 2nd and 3rd hand smoke exposure for both Mary and Marykate. According to Zhang et al. (2014), household rules should be made to include smoking cessation programs, eliminating indoor smoking, avoiding contact with others while smoking, cleaning residual smoke from material, and using air conditioning, filter products, and open windows to create a smoke free environment. The education plan for smoking is a key component for both Mary and MaryKate. The point about routine follow up and catching missing elements is well
The P.E.R.I.E. process is illustrated in this case by the steps taken to address the issue of smoking rates in adults, being impacted by the rise in adolescent smoking behaviors. The first step of this process is the Problem. In this case, the text indicates, the problem is the growth rate of smoking teens in the 80’s and 90’s (Riegelman & Kirkwood, 2015). This in turn, led to an increase in adult smokers. This would raise rates again, after previously lowering them by approximately 50% (Riegelman & Kirkwood, 2015). The next step is Etiology. In this step we correlate smoking with cancer and the rise of adult smoking rates with the growth of adolescent smoking rates. This in turn, correlates adolescent cigarette smoking, to the rises in cancer (morbidity), and deaths from cancer (mortality). The case study also states, “…it was also found that nearly 90% of those who smoked started before the age of 18…” (Riegelman & Kirkwood, 2015). It was determined through behavior modification (preventing adolescent smoking), the rate of adult smokers would reduce. Thus, recommendations were introduced. The case study reveals, adolescents were targeted in cigarettes advertisements and marketing (Riegelman & Kirkwood, 2015). Cigarette availability was also an issue. Implementations of sales and advertisement campaign policies, were altered in reference to miners. The text reveals, once evaluated, strategies to reduce adolescent smoking