Kornelia Johana Dacosta
Abstract: Cigarette smoking women are one of the phenomena of life today. Women smoke for several reasons including to feel freedom, to relieve stress, to reduce negative emotions, to reduce anxiety, to reduce hunger, to improve concentration and also as an expression of resistance and rebellion.Referring to the statement, this research tries to see the motives for the background of cigarette smoking women in the social community. This research uses a qualitative method with a phenomenological approach and symbolic interaction with the subject of research namely cigarette smoking women, especially in Jakarta. The results showed that the profile of cigarette smoking women are the act of courage in breaking down the image of women as someone who are gentle and natural with a feminist impression. Women's interest in smoking has been felt since they were children through a very complex process. Initially, they recognized smoking through observation of their parents' smoking behaviors which caused curiosity and it was encouraged them to try smoking. Then the problems experienced such as family problems, school problems, and other problems make it increasingly start to smoke.
Keywords: Women, Cigarette, Self-Concept