Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Grade 12


smoker parents, e-cigarettes, tobacco smoking, senior high school students


Human smoking incidence is rising, particularly, among youth. It is concerning how swiftly things are changing both globally and locally. Smoking is no longer restricted to tobacco usage; many individuals now use ecigarettes as well. The prevalence of smoking has reached the stage where youngsters are also smoking. Advertisements, trends, and family history all contribute to teens’ proclivity to smoke. Hence, the purpose of this research study is to determine if there is a significant correlation between the likelihood of Grade 12 Senior High School students in DLSMHSI to engage in smoking and having parents who are smokers. We sent a survey form to a random sample population of DLSMHSI grade 12 students and received 176 responses; 141 of which were utilized for the study, while the others either declined or did not fit the standards of this research (18 years old and above). This study has established that there is a significant relationship between the probability of the DLSMHSI Grade 12 students to engage in smoking activities and their exposure to parental smoking.

First Advisor

Vivian B. Ramirez