Inhaling or tasting gases or fumes from burning chemicals like tobacco is known as smoking. Cigarette smoking is now becoming a big issue throughout the cosmos and particularly in Oman. Scientist and medical researchers say that the bullet from a cigarette contains more than 4000 deadly chemicals, which could have various toxic, mutagenic effects. The capacity and concentration of chemical elements can vary widely from one brand or type of coffin nail to another single. More or less of these chemicals are Methanol, Tar, Nicotine, and Vinyl Chloride. But think these chemicals are starting inside a human body, it will surely destroy the human body slowly until that someone drops dead and it wouldn’t be a peaceable one. Because the number of smoking cars in Oman is tremendously increasing, the government has already worked a motion considering this subject. They are attempting to band this bad habit from the Sultanate.
A questionnaire was constructed as an instrument for this research. 9 questions were used to define the sample and these closed questions were totally designed for multiple-choice responses. Thirty two people in the 18 to 40 year age group were passed the questionnaire and thirty six were delivered. The respondents were student, teachers and English department from the MTC in Oman.
The questionnaire contained one open-ended question relating about smoking. The question asked the respondents on how did you first got involved in smoking. Also, another question asked the respondents about how many people in their family smoke. The respondents could pick out from the following answers: ‘’ few’’, ‘’a lot’’ and ‘’none’’.
This chart indicates the percent of the smoker’s age. From the chart it can be seen that, most of the masses in the MTC don’t smoke at all. Few of them did smoke, but, the numbers of non-smokers to the numbers of smokers is actually uncountable. 18-20 is the age of the students in the MTC and almost 80% of them doesn’t smoke but, 20% do smoke cigarettes. Most of the college administration building staff matures, people with age of 21-30. Because most of them are highly educated almost none of them smoke. The last age group is 31-40 or more which is ‘’the teachers’’. Teachers of the MTC aberrantly smoke with a lot higher percentage than the students. Unfortunately, 30% of them smoke.
The above pie chart indicates the number of cigarettes smoked per day in the MTC. Granting to the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, the average smoker would smoke about 1-3 cigarettes per day. However, 74% of the smokers in the MTC smoke about 2-4 cigarettes per day, which constitutes the largest percentage of the chart. 5-8 cigarettes smoked per day in the MTC ranks second with 14%, followed by 1 cigarette per day with a percentage of 11%. Just 1% of the MTC smoker’s smoke 9 or more cigarettes per day. According to these statistics, no wonder why some students can’t stand...