Research Strategy Paper on Nicotine Addiction

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Research Strategy Paper on Nicotine Addiction Amanda Reed Gen 200 February 18, 2010 Dr. Hobson Research Strategy Paper on Nicotine Addiction Nicotine dependence is the most common form of chemical dependence in the United States. Each year nearly 35 million people make a concentrated effort to quit smoking. Out of those 35 million people less than 7% succeed in abstaining for more than a year. Most smokers start smoking again within days. Nearly 70% (32 million) of current adult smokers said they would like to quit smoking completely. So why should I quit smoking? This research paper will point out key points that will help you decide why you should quit smoking. There are many questions you probably ask yourself when your thinking about trying to quit smoking. Coming up with a good research strategy will help you determine if you are ready to quit smoking. The steps involved in solving this problem would be gathering useful information, obtaining the information, then evaluate the information that I have gathered, and finally use the information I have gathered to solve the problem. Before I can decide if I actually ready to quit smoking I need to gather information that will help me have the strength to quit. The information that I need to gather is: • What are the benefits of quitting smoking? • How will I be able to control my cravings • How will I keep my mind and body occupied? • What kind of statistics am I facing? • Should I use Nicotine Replacement Therapies to quit? • What are the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal? • Should I use medication to help me quit? • What are the health risks of smoking? • How much money am I spending each month on cigarettes? There are various places that you can obtain information for your research. One dependable source that you could

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