Effect of Smoking on Appetite, Concentration and Stress Level

  •  Ahmed Awad    
  •  Atef Obayan    
  •  Suzana Salhab    
  •  Rabih Roufayel    
  •  Seifedine Kadry    


Objective: Smokers often report that cigarette relieve feeling of stress, improve mood and concentration and can decrease their appetite level. To identify weather a cigarette is a mood altering and appetite suppressant we study the effect of smoking on concentration, stress and appetite level among smokers.

Design: We examined if there is a relation between smoking and other variables (age, gender and working hours per week). Several data collected in the form of surveys from smokers and non-smokers and then analyzed using a software program SPSS.

Main outcome: Results according to smoker's majority shows that cigarette decrease their stress level and it has been shown that it’s the most affected parameters compared to concentration and appetite level that are affected also by smoking.

Results: The results of this study show that smoking is related to age and it is affected by the number of working hours. Participants aged between 14 and 35 years, that include students, unemployed and hard-workers smoke the most and have the highest number of cigarettes per week.

Conclusion: Based on our study, smoking has an effect on appetite, concentration and stress that is correlated with working hours.

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