A COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN SMOKERS AND NON-SMOKERS
Stress is a recurrent body (physical and emotional) reaction to pressure that is experienced with increasing life challenges and responsibilities. Most people claim to engage in smoking among other coping strategies, to relax and relieve the pressure of stress, whereas smoking is widely campaigned as dangerous to health.
Kindly respond to the following questions. Your opinions and responses are confidential as no name is required.
Please circle relevant choices:
1. Gender: a) male b) female
2. Age group: a) 16-24 b) 25-34 c) 35-44 d) 45-60 e) 60+
3. Occupation: a) self-employed b) private employed c) government employed
4. Do you smoke? a) Yes b) No
5. If yes, how many cigarettes do you smoke a day?
a) 1-10 b) 11-20 c) 20+
6. How often do you smoke when you are stressed? a) None/don’t smoke b) Less often c) No difference d) More often
7. How often do you accept new responsibilities, activities or challenges? a) Never b) Sometimes c) Often
8. How comfortable are you able to avoid additional responsibilities that are becoming stressful? a) Not comfortable b) Comfortable c) Very comfortable
9. How often do you accept your mistakes? a) Never b) Sometimes c) Often
10. Involving others in dealing with daily activities will help reduce pressure or stress a) Disagree b) Don’t know c) Agree