Transtheoretical Analysis Of Cigarette Smoking

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Cigarette smoking is a widespread issue that is very prevalent in the U.S and is the leading cause of preventable death. Smoking has been proved to cause cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, yet Americans continue to partake ignoring the consequences1. The transtheoretical model can be applied to understand the underlying causes and suggests possible solutions by evaluating the issue at different stages such as pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, and maintenance.
At the precontemplation stage the individual doesn’t recognize or care about the consequences that may be associated. At this stage people can be enticed to keep their smoking habits by peer pressure and industry which needs to be ignored. In 2015, the industry spent $8.9 billion on advertising and promoting cigarettes and tobacco in 20151. These contributors are very good at hiding the negative outcomes that
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In 2015, 68 percent of adult smokers wanted to stop smoking1. There has been a countless scientific studies in recent years which has proved that smoking has negative health impacts Smoking movements and campaigns are great jump starts to end smoking by creating this contemplation.
In the preparation stage, users will create short-term and long-term paths and plans to make these changes in their life. One of the best ways to avoid smoking is to learn what triggers the users mind in to smoking (people, places, activities) 2. Creating a personalized plan will help avoid these triggers and make it easier and help the individual to stay committed and motivated.
During the action stage, the user will actually carry out and execute the plan that was prepared with new habits. In 2015, 55% of adult smokers had made an attempt to quit smoking.1 This involves the actual action of denying the cigarette and making an attempt to stop
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