Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on Relationship between Gender, Smoking and Stress. It needs to be at least 2000 words. I used quantitatively to collect the necessary data for this research. The results show that there was a relationship between the stress of individuals, type of gender and their smoking habits. It was found that although this habit was common among males, females were gradually taking up the habit and would in the future go through the phase that traditional smokers were experiencing. However, there were other factors that were influencing the stress levels and these included the type of occupation, the age and the social norms within the society
Smoking of cigarettes is increasing in both males and females. Initially, it was the preserve of a few but with time more females are getting into the habit and the relative age to start smoking is getting lower. In the 1970s, men were the highest proportion of smokers, but this figure is however narrowly reducing due to increased uptake by women. The increasing use of cigarettes has resulted in an increase in stress levels among the various users. This study, therefore, has to try and find a link if there is indeed a relationship between the most dominant gender of smokers and the associated stress. The stress in this regard refers to that which is associated with student life such as school projects and examinations (Contrada& Baum, 2011).
Several hypotheses were presented in an attempt to try and show the relationship between stress, gender and the smoking pattern of the individuals. One of the most common hypotheses was that although smoking is practised in nearly all regions in the world there is still some aspect of negativity associated with the habit and smokers are most likely to associate more easily with smokers than with nonsmokers. In general, smoking is a risky practice and was mainly associated with males. In comparison, most male smokers started smoking at a younger age, smoke more cigarettes and inhale more deeply (Eysenck, 2004). Their uptake of tobacco products was also not limited to tobacco only but included other products in their products base. It was also clear that they experienced stress and this was based on the gender of the smoker.