Anti-Smoking Environment: A Perspective from Murray’s Psychogenic Needs Theory

Kokku Randheer, Mohammad Almotairi, Haseebullah Abdul Naeem


Smoking emerged as a social problem in many nations. Smoking is inflicting injuries to society including addiction, diseases, health damage, and loss of productivity. Individuals, institutions and governments are working to contain the menace of smoking. Many policies, programs and activities are being designed and implemented. To extend a helping hand to fight against smoking this study brought to light the amalgamation of Murray’s psychogenic needs theory with anti-smoking activities to create an effective anti-smoking environment.  Conceptual methodology is adopted and five propositions were drafted. This study conclude that anti-smoking activities general education, campaigning, counseling, social welfare, and medical camps when moderated by Murray’s psychogenic needs power, affiliation and achievement can create an effective anti-smoking environment further leading to quitting or reduction in the smoking.

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Global Journal of Health Science   ISSN 1916-9736(Print)   ISSN 1916-9744(Online)

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