Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Toxic Truth

Class

Article

College

Caine College of the Arts

Faculty Mentor

Mike Daines

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

This project will bring awareness of the effects of nicotine and addiction to smoking. In past years we have seen a decrease in rates of tobacco use, but smoking still remains a major public health concern. In the U.S., smoking is the leading cause of death and puts users as well as nonsmokers in serious health risk. It is found that the usual smoker has established habits early adulthood and drastically effects their futures. The effects of smoking can lead to the stress of the body mentally and physically. In previous research shows the factors of smoking including risk perception, peer behavior, and participation in other risky behaviors. The younger demographic is heavily affected with media exposing the use of tobacco on many platform. And with that exposure it leads to use at a much younger age and major consequences early in life. Answering and informing the public on some commonly asked questions such as, is smoking voluntary behavior? Can people quit smoking? Why don't people quit smoking? Why do smokers relapse when they try to quit? Do addicted smokers suffer from irresistible cravings? Are there some people who cannot quit? Why would they smoke knowing it can kill them? This project will show awareness of smoking and addiction through series of campaign posters that’s purpose is to inform and expose to the public this problem that could affect them. This awareness campaign will give information to the unaware about the issue and the informative posters designs will provide that information visually.

Location

The South Atrium

Start Date

4-12-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

4-12-2018 10:15 AM

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Toxic Truth

The South Atrium

This project will bring awareness of the effects of nicotine and addiction to smoking. In past years we have seen a decrease in rates of tobacco use, but smoking still remains a major public health concern. In the U.S., smoking is the leading cause of death and puts users as well as nonsmokers in serious health risk. It is found that the usual smoker has established habits early adulthood and drastically effects their futures. The effects of smoking can lead to the stress of the body mentally and physically. In previous research shows the factors of smoking including risk perception, peer behavior, and participation in other risky behaviors. The younger demographic is heavily affected with media exposing the use of tobacco on many platform. And with that exposure it leads to use at a much younger age and major consequences early in life. Answering and informing the public on some commonly asked questions such as, is smoking voluntary behavior? Can people quit smoking? Why don't people quit smoking? Why do smokers relapse when they try to quit? Do addicted smokers suffer from irresistible cravings? Are there some people who cannot quit? Why would they smoke knowing it can kill them? This project will show awareness of smoking and addiction through series of campaign posters that’s purpose is to inform and expose to the public this problem that could affect them. This awareness campaign will give information to the unaware about the issue and the informative posters designs will provide that information visually.