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For a long period of time, it has been understood that smoking is a result of nicotine addiction. However social, psychological, psychosocial and political factors contribute a lot in the making of a smoker.

healthliteracy.worlded.org/docs/tobacco/Unit3/1why_people_smoke.html

Most people start smoking when they are in their teens and are addicted by the time they reach ... Usually parents do not allow their under age teens to smoke.

smokefree.gov/veterans/nicotine-addiction/reasons-people-smoke

Many people smoke because it's a way they've learned to cope with post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, negative moods, and the stress of daily life ...

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Do you know the reasons people start smoking? See our list of the 10 most common reasons people start smoking at HowStuffWorks.

www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-causes/tobacco-and-cancer/why-people-start-using-tobacco.html

Nov 13, 2015 ... Why People Start Smoking and Why It's Hard to Stop. Why do people start smoking? Most smokers started when they were teens. Those who ...

www.quora.com/Why-do-people-smoke-8

I smoked for decades before finally successfully quitting. I started because my family members smoked and my peers smoked, so it seemed like something people ...

www.cnn.com/2014/01/11/health/still-smoking/index.html

Nov 19, 2015 ... In 1965, 42% of the population smoked. Today, 14.9% of Americans do, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

wonderopolis.org/wonder/why-do-people-still-smoke-cigarettes

So why do people continue to smoke despite these negative effects? The answer is addiction. One of the primary ingredients of cigarette tobacco is nicotine, ...

www.buzzfeed.com/anthonyrivas/heres-why-smoking-is-still-a-problem

Aug 21, 2016 ... Only 17% of people in the United States reported being smokers in ... the challenges; how do we go about increasing the notion that smoking is ...

addictionblog.org/top-10/why-do-people-start-smoking

Jun 16, 2011 ... Most people who smoke start around or before age 18. Top 10 reasons people start smoking (based on research!) here.