Health Psych_3.2

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  1. Nicotine Titration Model
    smokers who are physically dependent on nicotine regulate their smoking to maintain a steady level of the drug in their bodies
  2. Psychological theories of why people continue to smoke
    although smoking is initially physically unpleasant, this is overruled b/c of the social reinforcement from peers
  3. How does social theory explain why a person smokes?
    • smoking is a social activity
    • cigarettes are widely available and promoted
    • peer pressure
    • social media
    • advertising
  4. Health consequences smokers are susceptible to
    • most preventable cause of illness, disability, and premature death in much of the world
    • 70% higher mortality rate than nonsmokers
    • 1/2 of deaths due to cardiovascular disease, lung cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  5. Health consequences of individuals exposed to passive smoke
    • environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) contains high concentration of many carcinogens
    • those exposed are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease

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Health Psych_3.2
2013-04-04 16:20:43
Health Psych

Health Psych_3.2
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