1 Running Head: PSYCHOLOGY AND SMOKING PSYCHOLOGY AND SMOKING Students Name: Adam Garlow Institution: Date:
2 Running Head: PSYCHOLOGY AND SMOKING Smoking-related diseases and deaths in the US and worldwide is a significant problem that I will explore in detail how we got to this point and why people continue knowing the risk to themselves and others around them. Mortality rate is heightened by smoking; this has, in turn, made the practice one of the leading factors of premature deaths[ CITATION Jef08 \l 1033 ] In recent research it has been estimated by the year 2030 it will have killed more than eight million people as stated by (BMC, 2018. Therefore, this article is going to deduce the various factors that lead to smoking, different factors that affect why they smoke and the psychological effects people experience after being diagnosed with lung disease or after having surgery that was caused by smoking. Hence by the end of this extensive research, I intend to expansively tackle these questions with an inquest on how to save the human population from the effects and in the long-term smoking-related deaths. Why I chose the topic The topic is relevant to me because my sister has cystic fibrosis and swears by her RT's. My mother has COPD and still smokes. My best friend collapsed one day and was taken to the hospital. She had a couple of blood clots in her brain and needed surgery. She was told to quit smoking and drinking. Did she? Not even close, she decided to smoke and drink more because the operation was going to fix the problem. When my best friend checked in for surgery, I was at the registration counter, she suffered a major stroke. Now lives in and around the clock nursing care facility and will never be able to walk, fully talk again, and is not there in the head.
3 Running Head: PSYCHOLOGY AND SMOKING I have asthma. I grew up with asthma, grew up with parents smoking around me in and out of the house even though they were told it's not good for my health. I was told I would never be able to join the military. So I joined the army. I was told I would never be able to run a marathon. So I ran 10 and even threw in a few triathlons and harsh murders. This topic hits a particular nerve inside me, and I would like to learn more and pass this knowledge on to people who I believe need the education. Furthermore, there is indeed a great connection between my profession and the field of psychology since the profession I hope to achieve in the near future is respiratory care would like to base my research paper on since it has everything to do with respiratory treatment and psychology.
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