ATTITUDES TOWARD CIGRETTE SMOKING AS
This study investigates on-going changes in the attitudes towards cigarette
smoking. It examines changes in the attitudes of both students and employees for
tow periods of time 1991 and 1995. It consists of 417 males (54.58%) and 347
females (45%). A total of 35% of the sample are smokers. It is made up of more
than half males (59%) and (9%) of them females. Findings show a significant
increase in opposing cigarette smoking for males and female in 1995 compared to
Significant differences were found in the attitude towards cigarette smoking
attributed to time lag, smoking status, sex, and job (F= 7.713,81.892, 25.017,
34.399; P=.005, .0001,.0001, .0001 respectively).
Moreover, significant changes in the process of labeling deviance categories
over time (1991 vs. 1995) are obvious. Smokers have accepted negative social
labels attached to their smoking behavior. There is an increase in the amount of
this acceptance over the time. Non-smokers are tougher on labeling smokers.
Significant changes has occurred in defining and redefining cigarette smoking as