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Tobacco death toll across the world is approximated at 30% of all cancer deaths and studies reveal that smoking is on the rise among college students and the age group prone to this lethal addiction is students between 18 and 24. The paper aims to trace the background of this addictive behavior and propose solution in the thesis. The discussion is done on a research-based rationale to arrive upon a feasible solution.


According to Louisiana BRFSS survey conducted in 2007, the smoking frequency among the student groups aged 18 and 24 is 26.1% which is higher than the overall adult frequency rate which is 22.6%. Among the fresh smokers in students, nearly half of them progress from casual smoking to regular smoking; from there to daily smoking and then to an addictive behavior.
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