Work Plan on Why Teenagers Should Not Smoke

Published 31 Jul 2017

1. Statement of Problem

Smoking is a growing problem among teenagers because of the negative effects of smoking on their health, hygiene, finances, and overall lifestyle situation. These negative effects should be promoted among them so they will learn how to avoid it. This message should be communicated to them creatively in order for it to be effective.

2. Statement of Purpose

This project aims to promote awareness of the negative effects of smoking so as to encourage teenagers to abstain from smoking. It seeks to present facts and figures as well as anecdotes and narratives from various smokers for maximum impact. The factors affecting smoking among teenagers will also be identified so that the proper recommendation on how to avoid or quit smoking can be presented.

3. Research Strategy

Library research will be the starting point of the inquiry. Statistics and research studies conducted on teenage smoking will be consulted to help the researchers understand the topic more deeply. Teenagers will be interviewed concerning their attitudes toward smoking. Their background will also be observed so as to understand any risk factor that can make smoking appealing to them. Both smokers and non-smokers will be interviewed so that the factors that make smoking appealing can be clearly identified.

4. Tentative outline of Questions

Basic information about the respondents will be gathered.
Does smoking appeal to you? Why or why not?
Do you smoke? Why?
Do your peers affect your decisions concerning smoking? How about your family?
Do you find advertisements on smoking appealing?
Can you point to any particular incident that drove you towards or away from smoking? Can you enumerate any benefits or harm that smoking can bring you?

5. Work Schedule
Week 1 – Library research and fine tuning of research strategy
Week 2 – Interviews with teenagers
Week 3 – Data classification and analysis
Week 4 – Consolidation of findings and observations
Week 5 – Presentation of findings.

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