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I Have had the bad habit of smoking cigarettes, since the age of 11. I have been smoking Newport cigarettes, on and off now for 23 years. Cigarettes are very unhealthy for a person’s health. Smoking cigarettes can cause cancer, lung diseases and COPD. My family all smoked cigarettes. However, I started smoking cigarettes because I had seen all my peers smoking and thought it would be cool to smoke cigarettes. I started smoking cigarettes outside school every morning with my friends. We would stand outside the school and smoke Newport’s. We thought we were the baddest and coolest kids around. I smoked cigarettes until I was about 18 and I stopped for a while. However, I started up again a few months later. I started up again because I felt like it helped when I was stressed out. Cigarettes make me feel relaxed when I am stressed out. I also think that I smoke cigarettes because I am board. I think that I smoke more cigarettes when I am board. Once about 2 years ago I stopped smoking cigarettes. However, my youngest son got hit by a car and cigarettes calmed me down. They kept me from losing my mind and going crazy. I guess I am a lot calmer when I can smoke cigarettes. According to Skinner my environment caused my behavior. Skinner believed that the environment determines our behavior. I learned to cope with my stress, by smoking cigarettes. Skinner believed that people have consistent behavior patterns because of the response tendencies. However, Bandura can also explain my habit. Bandura believed that people learn to responded in certain ways, by watching other people, which he called models. I learned to smoke cigarettes by watching my family and peers smoke cigarettes. My models were my family and
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