The problem being investigated in the research study is that indeed persons that are suffering from psychiatric disorders are more likely to smoke. In fact, in the United States, the persons with mental illness end up purchasing approximately 45% of the commodities that are sold in the U.S
There are over 5.5 trillion cigarettes produced globally in each and every year. All over the world smoking of cigarettes is a general activity to relax and over 1.1 billion people, which is over one-sixth of the world’s population smoke
One of the leading causes of death in the world is cancer. Cancer of the lungs has been the most common type since 1985 (Parkin, et al 2005). By 2002 lung cancer accounted for 17.6% of cancer deaths worldwide with 49.9% of this deaths happening in third world countries. In 2000 it was calculated that 85% of lung cancer among men and 45% among women was a result of tobacco smoking.
The study aimed at the establishment of the effects of participating in a tobacco and substance abuse cessation program on the behavior of the participants and their commitment to the actual cessation. The study established the commitment of the member to the stoppage of substance use at the time of the admission.