The Effect Of The Stress Of Exams On The Cigarette Consumption Level Of Young Students

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Discussion and Conclusion The purpose of this report was to investigate the effects of the stress of exams in the cigarette consumption level of young students. It was found that students are more prone to smoke when they are under the stress of exams. There are a significant amount of results that agree with the hypothesis. It was found that the majority of participants who claimed being smokers are in the age of 18-22 and are college students. Moreover, the 87% of the responses stated that exams produce great levels of stress in students and the 42% believed that people always smoke because they are stressed. These results could be related to past literature that claim smokers use cigarette as mechanisms to deal with stress (Center of Diseases Control and Prevention 2014; WebMD 2000). Moreover, the 76% of the responses claimed that season of exams avoids students to maintain a healthy daily routine. Responses are the same as past researches which state that activities such as healthy dietary habits, emotional control, physical activity, self-care habits, sleep patterns and study habits would decrease under stressful situations (Oaten and Cheng 2005). Finally, responses show that 54% of participants believed that students have less self-control in exam season. This might be related to the loss of self-control under stressful situation (Baumeister et al. 1994). The general belief about smoking is that it reduces stress in short-term but is dangerous in long-term is

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