Abstract for: An Extended Behavioral Model for Quitting Smoke Using System Dynamics

It is very important to understand the factors affecting tendency of smoking for healthcare and public policies. In order to manage public policies for the success of smoking cessation, it is essential to understand how this behaviour can be affected and what the important factors are. This study is done in order to demonstrate the quitting smoking behaviour with stages using System Dynamics (SD) methodology. The Theory of Planned Behaviour (TOPD) and The Stages of Change model (SoC) explains how human behaviour is guided. Different factors, which affect quitting smoking behaviour, are extracted from these theories. The proposed system dynamics model provides important findings about quitting smoking behaviour model. Findings can guide the policymakers to improve the behavioural change in smoking addiction.