Abstract - 2016 Volume.7 Issue.1

Cigarette smoking is one of the leading causes of preventable illness and death all around the world which causes different types of cancers including cancers of the lung, esophagus, larynx (voice box), mouth, throat, kidney, bladder, pancreas, stomach, and cervix, as well as acute myeloid leukemia. It also causes chronic lung diseases such as COPD and various heart diseases. With this perspective in mind a survey was carried out using social media networking which has become an upcoming and advanced means in the recent times for the exchange of knowledge and communication. This study comprised of various aspects of smoking population executed via survey starting from its gender distribution (Males-74.66% and Females-25.34%), prevalence of smokers on the basis of age groups with 50.23% falling in 16-25 years of age group, number of smoking years. An important aspect of this research is the incorporation of Binary correlation shown between, motivations to smoke (differs with different age groups) and their respective age group distribution. Further, classification of various methods opted to quit smoking with their respective withdrawal symptoms was done and analyzed. The main objective of all the outcomes and correlations was to act as a source of information to ameliorate the conditions of the smokers who are really looking forward to quit smoking.

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