How does Alcohol and Smoking REALLY affect you?
by jdegr1 on October 21, 2013 - 11:06pm
In an alcohol study performed by Alaimo, results showed that increased alcohol consumption and smoking in teens leads to an increased risk of behavior as well as among their environment with others. There is also an increased risk of health problems and stress level in students who consume alcohol, coffee and smoke. Anonymous questionnaires were given to 132 students from the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Electro technics, the Faculty of Computers in Timisoara, ages 18 to 28. The results of Alaimo’s study concluded that student’s alcohol consumption and smoking increased with age, showing students are occasional drinkers. Teens drink to feel accepted, be part of a group and drink for the social aspect of it. Results showed that this increase was a result of many factors, including social class, advertising, social setting, family issues, and peer pressure. This study also concluded that increased drinking and smoking led to an increase in fatal car accidents, engage in sex, changes in mood and social behavior, and a decrease in academic achievement and grades. This studied concluded a number of things; one; increase in educating and informing teens of the consequences of alcohol, increase physical activity, decrease alcohol availability on college campuses, a decrease in alcohol promotion, and an increase in policies that restrict time, amount of consumption and access to alcohol.
All research addresses a fundamental question, problem or issue, which is used as a basis of a researchers study or case. They also have a specific purpose or goal in mind. In this instance, this study addresses the problem of increased teen drinking, smoking and how it affects student’s nutrition, academics, and health. This study also aims to answer the question as to what social incidences and what motives teen’s alcohol and coffee consumption, as well as their smoking habits. This study questions students the amount of alcohol and coffee they consume, the idea they have on drinking, their daily activities and nutrition habits, how often they drink and smoke, as well as what effect it has had on the individual. Researchers who conducted this study hoped to discover the core causes of increased drinking and smoking in college students, as well as other teenagers and young adults, in hopes to discover what efforts need to be done to reduce health risks, increase nutrition, and decrease the rate of alcohol consumption of teenagers.
S. Gotia and S. Gurban, January 27, 2013. Nutrition, coffee, alcohol assumption in students' life style. Vol.14, No.1. 7-11.