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No Smoking - Though smoking in hospitals is currently not permissible, the possibility to allow smoking may be brought up; therefore, the inconveniences of cigarette butt littering and smokers gathering at entrances to smoke, along with the dangers of third hand nicotine contamination should reinforce this policy to stay in effect. Though smoking in hospitals is currently not permissible, the possibility to allow smoking may be brought up; therefore, the inconvenience of cigarette butt littering should reinforce this policy to stay in effect....   [tags: smoking, argumentative, persuasive] 612 words
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Dangers of Smoking - For a country in our financial position the general health of Scotland is very poor. In some areas the average life expectancy is as low as 54 years old for men. A major cause of this is smoking. With the young in particular smoking is much more popular than it used to be. In October 2008, it was estimated that one third of 16-24 year olds smoke. This figure is at a 10 year high. In between the ages of 16-19 it is found that girls are more likely to smoke than boys. This has been recognised as a major issue for the country and there are several things being done to try to stop it, such as the smoking ban in public places which was enforced on March the 26th 2006....   [tags: Smoking, informative, expository] 456 words
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Smoking Ban - ... As a result, a smaller amount of oxygen gets to the heart, so the heart has to work harder. Then the heart disease causes heart attacks (Keyishian 17). Smokers get sick more often than nonsmokers. They get bad colds and a lung infection called bronchitis. Lungs pump carbon dioxide and bring oxygen into the body. Lungs are made up of tubes called bronchi. There are tiny balloon-like sacs in which the tubes lead. Those tubes contain tiny hairs cilia. The cilia job is to brush the mucus out the airways, so when nicotine is inhaled, it paralyzes the cilia....   [tags: Social Issues, Smoking, Nicotine] 1234 words
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Teenage Smoking - Teenage Smoking: Teenagers Should Not Smoke      Teenagers should not smoke because smoking is the most preventable cause of death in America today, especially among teenage smokers. Cigarette smoking is the major cause of lung cancer. It is also responsible for chronic bronchitis. Last, there is emphysema, which is another disease caused by smoking. By smoking, people have a fivefold increase in the risk of dying from lung cancer, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema.      Lung cancer accounts for 29 percent of all cancer deaths in the United States and smoking accounts for about 87 percent of lung cancer deaths....   [tags: Cigarette Smoking] 395 words
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Smoking on Campus - Smoking on Campus For Mandie Sload, college and nicotine go hand in hand. A 20-year-old student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Sload never smoked in high school. She doesn’t smoke much over the summers but as soon as a new semester starts, she is back to four or five cigarettes a day. What is it about college life that lures her to smoke. Stress. Peer pressure. Smoking is an addiction. Tobacco contains nicotine, a drug that is addictive. Once you start smoking, it is very hard, but not impossible to quit....   [tags: Smoking Students] 1541 words
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Psychological and Sociological Factors in Smoking Addiction - ... Pavlov experimented on his dogs that learned to drool at the sound of the bell. The dog associated the ring of the bell for them to drool. (Niven and Robinson, 1994). As we learn to smoke, we try to associate smoking to other activities, such as drinking, working, after eating or socialising. Smokers became conditioned that when such activity takes place, it will trigger them to smoke. As have been discussed, once smoking became a habit or you became addicted, it is hard to beat. However, as more people learn about the danger of smoking to health and the government’s passing of laws against smoking, people have tried harder to quit....   [tags: Smoking Psychology]
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Under Age Smoking - Under Age Smoking Cigarettes a hazard to life have become very common. It is just a burning a piece of paper and tobacco, but smokers ignore and take the carbon dioxide into the lungs. People are killing themselves and harming others by smoking. The awareness among the people has been rising but many of the young people ignore the dangers, and still many diseases are happening; consequence would be more deaths. The dangers of smoking are many, but still cigarettes have become common; every third person smokes these days....   [tags: Teen Smoking, Study Review] 919 words
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Smoking in the United States - Smoking is on the rise with adults and teenagers. Nearly twenty-one percent of adults smoke cigarettes, and twenty percent of teenagers smoke in the United States of America. Smoking has many negative effects, but also a few positive effects. However, the positive effects are outweighed by the negative effects. In June 19, 1986, anti-smoking activists were trying to pass a bill in New York that would restrict smoking in restaurants and other public areas, the first major action ever taken by New York to prohibit smoking in some way....   [tags: USA, smoking, argumentative, persuasive] 1287 words
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Smoking: A Therapeutic Approach to Quitting - Smoking A Therapeutic Approach to Quitting While smoking is a problem that affects millions of people in The United States, several different approaches are available to assist in breaking the habit; specifically, therapeutic approaches, when utilizing group sessions, one-on-one interaction, or self direction, do offer the ability to modify personal views, behaviors or other challenging issues to achieve predetermined results. Since each of the aforementioned options provide varying amounts of contact with trained therapists and other people, it is necessary to make a remedial selection based upon the comfortability and willingness of a person to openly talk about their dilemma with others....   [tags: Smoking, informative, expository]
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Affects of Smoking on Plants - Cigarettes contain more than 4,000 different chemicals, including arsenic, acetone, ammonia, benzene, butane, hydrogen cyanide and formaldehyde. Some of these chemicals actually may benefit the plant. Smoke of all kinds, including cigarette smoke, increases the amount of carbon dioxide where it is present. Plants use carbon dioxide to make sugars during photosynthesis. Its increased abundance, therefore, makes it easier for the plant to obtain. Smoke also contains carbon monoxide which plants are able to convert into carbon dioxide.....   [tags: Smoking, informative, expository] 703 words
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Secondhand Smoking - Missing Works Cited “A blockbuster study published in the January issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) examined the impact of exposure to ETS on the progression of athersclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and concluded, in part, that the arteries of non-smokers exposed to ETS thickened 20% faster than non-smokers with no second-hand exposure” (JAMA). Another study published in Pediatrics in January estimated that, “about half of the cases of early childhood cases of asthma, chronic bronchitis and wheezing are attributable to exposure to secondhand smoke” (JAMA)....   [tags: Tobacco Nicotine Smoking Cigarettes] 1802 words
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Smoking Ban in England - Robin McKie believes that smoking is not only harmful to the individual person, but to the society as a whole. His main arguments are quotes and data from medical reports that suggest smoking can cause heart attacks, several forms of cancer, breathing difficulties and a generally more feeble health. Though the situation for the smokers and those in their proximity seems quite dire, there are precautions capable of remedying the problems caused by smoking. For example; Mandatory indoor smoking restrictions seem to be quite effective in this regard....   [tags: Smoking, argumentative, persuasive, informative, e] 1067 words
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Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) - Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Smoking is a deadly habit to keep, literally. Smoking along with other contributing factors such as high blood pressure and cholesterol can cause chronic diseases. One disease that has been the number one killer of men and women in the U.S. is cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease has many contributors, but smoking itself is a high risk to contract the disease. Non-smokers also have to pay attention to the air they are breathing because the smoke around you can kill you....   [tags: Dangers of Smoking]
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Smoking In Public Places Should Be Banned - Smoking In Public Places Should Be Banned There should be rules enforced for smoking in public places. Smokers just do not know the negative influence they are spreading. A puff of cigarette can harm a smokers health. When I go to a restaurant I do not like to leave smelling like smoke. It is the same going to a garbage dump, and smelling like garbage. I am not a smoker, and I cannot stand having the stench of smoke on my clothes. The smell of smoke is not harmful, but secondhand smoke is. Smokers should not be able to smoke in the public vicinity....   [tags: Smoking, Call to Action, argumentative, persuasive] 454 words
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Smoking Bans in Public Places in Marion County - There is a plant that grows in the fields of Virginia, this plant is no ordinary plant. It brought peace among savages, saved economies, and was once common for people of all ages to enjoy it is the Tobacco plant. Times have changed, we now know the dangers that smoking Tobacco brings; lung cancer, heart disease, and COPD just to name a few. Government is scrambling to find solutions the most common suggested solution is smoking bans and in the state of Indiana where many cities and counties have adopted such bans,in many situations they instate these laws with complete disregard for the rights of smokers....   [tags: Tobacco, smoking, smoking bans, argumentative, per] 823 words
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Smoking In Public Places - Smoking Ban for Germany - TIGHTER RESTRICTIONS. Still, Germany as a whole has remained surprisingly tolerant of cigarettes, even as other European countries including Ireland, Spain, and Italy moved in recent years to ban smoking in public places. Indeed, despite its nature-loving, outdoorsy image, Germany today has the highest smoking rate among major European countries: nearly 34% of the adult population lights up, according to figures from the World Health Organization. By contrast, only 24% of adults smoke in Italy. Back in 1998, German lawmakers, fearful of voter backlash, defeated proposed legislation that would have effectively banned smoking from the workplace and most public places....   [tags: Smoking Ban Germany Argumentative] 999 words
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Smoking In Public Places - Smoking Ban in Iowa - No Smoking at WIT Earlier in the year of 2008 my school stated that there would be no smoking allowed around their campus. This obviously flared up its fair share of supporters and non supporters. Some of the non supporters are asking if it is fair for the college to say what they can and cannot do in a public place. So is it ok for them to say no smoking on campus. I think they have every right to. According to Utilitarianism, when making a decision you should choose the one that results in the greatest amount of happiness for the greatest number of people....   [tags: Tobacco Nicotine Smoking Cigarettes] 552 words
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Why I Support Banning Smoking in Public Places - Some businesses prefer that no one smoke cigarettes in any of their offices. Most governments have banned smoking in all public places. Based on personal experience, personality style and emotional concern, we find that some hold the notion that smoking in public places should be banned. Meanwhile, others want to be as free as possible and do as they please, as long as their actions do not violate the rights of others. From my point of view, it is more sensible to ban smoking in public places rather than allow second-hand smoke to continue to harm people nearby, who breathe in the smoke....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, Smoking Ban] 564 words
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Smoking Bans: Adding Years to Our Life - Imagine what a community or world would be like without smoking. Maybe a year or more could be added to the life expectancy of humans, but if there had to be smoking should it be allowed in public. The world has enough toxins in the air already and if smoking is continued to be legal in public areas it could mean are air purity could decline greatly. According to Bill Gutman, “ Smoking is called the greatest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States”(21). If this is the case smoking should be banned in public due to the effect it has on the air purity, the harming of children health, and people would not have to worry about smelling smoke or smelling like it when eating in public restaurants. Air is a precious thing that cannot be taken for granted....   [tags: Smoking Bans, argumentative, persuasive] 977 words
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Smoking: One Light Can Be One Less Breathe - ... For example, cancer, heart diseases, serious breathing problems, stomach ulcers, acid reflux, and gum disease. Clearly, smoking is a terrible choice for one’s health. It can not only cause minor problems, but major health problems. As stated by Petrie, “Cardiovascular disease is the main cause of death due to smoking” (2). According to the National Cancer Institute, “Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body and diminishes a person’s overall health” (1).There are toxic chemicals in cigarette smoke, therefore, producing many health problems to the smoker and all others around them....   [tags: Social Issues, Addiction, Smoking] 1806 words
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Reason to Quit Smoking - As many know that the effects on people caused by smoking it crossing the final borders of danger to quit that sickening habit of smoking. Hence if I get a chance to ban anything in the world, it will be smoking. Millions of people around the world enjoy the disgusting habit of smoking. This habit contributes to an outbreak of diseases which brings pain, suffering and death to millions every year. We should end this suffering by prohibiting smoking in all its forms. Smokers, non-smokers, and the environment are all adversely affected by smoking....   [tags: Tobacco Nicotine Smoking Cigarettes] 555 words
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Effects of Smoking While Pregnant - During a pregnancy there are many choices to be made and smoking should not be one of them. Smoking while pregnant can cause major effects before the birth of the child and also in the child’s future. Here are a few effects before the actual birth of the child: 1) Cigarettes contains a large number of chemicals that harm unborn babies. 2) Smoking raises the levels of carbon monoxide in your bloodstream. This gives less oxygen for baby. 3) Nicotine tightens the blood vessels, meaning the oxygen is passed over less effectively to the baby 4) Miscarriage or stillborn....   [tags: smoking while pregnant] 348 words
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A Critique of Thank You for Smoking? - A Critique of “Thank You for Smoking….?” Peter Brimelow’s article “Thank You for Smoking….?” is an essay that looks at a rather extreme perspective on smoking. Brimelow starts off by describing the many actions that are taken against the tobacco industry; he writes that in some states, the government is trying to make the tobacco industry pay certain health care costs. However, he then goes on to state that smoking may actually be good for one’s health. He uses various sources to show that smoking has positive effects on our bodies; he states the decrease in risk in numerous diseases....   [tags: Smoking Argumentative Essays]
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The Economic Effects Of Smoking Bans - Studies on the Economic Effects of Bans Anti-smoker activists claim smoking bans are good for business. They claim their studies prove it. This page examines how they concoct their numbers. We won't be dissecting any one study, instead we'll give you the tools to pick apart any study funded by anti-smokers. Fact: All Bans are Not Created Equal. Nannies often point to California's ban to "prove" bans are good for business. According to state tax revenues, California's hospitably industry experienced a 5% increase in revenue the year after the ban was passed....   [tags: Argumentative Smoking Ban] 1282 words
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Smoking should be banned all over the United States - ... It has also been proven that 'smoking causes aging of skin' (Buzzle 36), because the skin is deprived of blood. Pregnant women should not even try to smoke cigarettes during their 9 months because of the harm it could do to the baby and themselves. The affects of smoking on women and the child during pregnancy are as follows: high possibility of miscarriage, pregnancy complications and possible death of the baby. These are just a small variety of facts on smoking and how dangerous it can be, yet millions of people across the U.S choose to smoke anyways, without realizing the harm it can doing to their bodies....   [tags: Legal Issues, Smoking, Lung Cancer] 1651 words
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Negative Consequences of Cigarette Smoking - Negative Consequences of Cigarette Smoking Everyone has a family member, friend, or co-worker who smokes. They have chosen to smoke, but by just being around them, many people are also smoking. Before one chooses to take this risk he should think what problems can he face because of it. There are many causes for smoking but effects of smoking are same. Smoking is a hazardous habit because it leads to addiction, disease, and high-risk pregnancy. Commercials show that smoking is a way to relax and to be cool by smoking cigarettes; they never show the negative side of it....   [tags: Cigarette Smoking Tobacco Addiction Essays] 560 words
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The Health Risks of Smoking Cigarettes - The Health Risks of Smoking According to Global Smoking Statistics, 80,000 and 100,000 youths start smoking everyday. Smoking is everywhere, in shops, restaurants and malls. Smoking can be controlled if the right steps are taken. If you walked around downtown Fort Collins, the odds are good that you will encounter a smoker. The negative effects of smoking outweigh the positive effects of smoking yet people still do it. There are ways to quit that can make your life better if you smoke. Smoking goes back to 1492 when Christopher Columbus first stepped onto the plains of the new world....   [tags: Smoking Health Lung Cancer Essays]
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The Health Risks of Smoking - The Health Risks of Smoking Every year nearly one in every five US deaths are related to cigarette smoking, that means that every year 440,000 people alone die from cigarettes. Deaths caused by alcohol, car accidents, suicide, AIDS, homicide, and illegal drugs combined are actually less than the number of deaths caused by cigarette smoking. Being the grandchild of a grandpa who died of lung cancer from smoking, I know and understand what cigarette smoking can do. Tobacco smoke is a mixture of gases and of small particles made up of water, tar, and nicotine....   [tags: Cigarette Smoking Health Nicotine Essays]
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Employees Must Decide on their Own to Quit Smoking, Not under Force - A place where people work must have specific rules regarding its hours and regulation. However, under no circumstances should employers decide for their employees whether they may smoke during their free time. People are capable of making decisions for themselves. In addition, enabling employers to decide for their employees about their lifestyle choices, might lead to employees having little control over their personal life. Finally, quitting smoking takes time. People adjust differently and a universal, fixed time frame for quitting smoking can lead to undesirable results for both the employer and employee....   [tags: employees, smoking, argumentative, persuasive] 580 words
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Negative Consequences of Employees Smoking in the Workplace - Negative Consequences of Employees Smoking in the Workplace Many companies across the United States are making it more difficult for smokers to get jobs in the workplace. Those who smoke are having a hard time getting hired for jobs because of their habit. Secondly, those who choose to smoke may also risk losing their present job. Employers are viewing smoking employees as a risk to have in their work environment. There is an increased risk of accidents in the workplace, loss of productivity, and higher healthcare costs because of employees who smoke....   [tags: Smoking Work Employment Hazard] 893 words
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Comedy Newspaper Aricle about Smoking - A Smoking Spoof The Daily Smoker Funded by the Institute for Smoking and Hacking and by the makers of FLEM: "Stay happy while we get rid of the nasty." The Smoker's Perspective Nicotine: The Supreme Drug for Supreme Health Staff Writer: Jo "The Butthead" Khamel For many years, anti-smoking groups, such as the American Cancer Association, and government agencies, like the Food and Drug Administration, have confused and mislead the public by incorrectly concluding that smoking is bad and unhealthy....   [tags: Spoof Joke Anti Smoking]
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Smoking Bans in Public Places Help Save Lives - “One thousand Americans stop smoking every day - by dying” (“Smoking”). It is no surprise that smoking is one of the leading causes of death in the nation. There is overwhelming evidence that smoking affects our health. However, when one lights up a cigarette and smokes where others are present, one not only affects his or her own body, but others as well. This refers not only to the inconvenience of someone smoking near you, but also to the affect of secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke has the ability to affect ones health, even if they have never touched a cigarette....   [tags: smoking, second hand smoke, argumentative, persuas]
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The Effects of Drinking and Smoking While Pregnant - The Effects of Drinking and Smoking While Pregnant The most disgusting thing in this world in my opinion, is when a pregnant woman drinks or smokes. Women who drink during their pregnancy don't know that alcohol can fatally harm the unborn baby. Most of these women drink during their pregnancy with out any knowledge of the consequences. 'An estimated 40,000 babies are born each year in the United States with alcohol-related birth defects. The actual figures may be higher.'(Poisoned in the womb, p.53) The baby can be born with a lot of different kinds of birth defects....   [tags: smoking while pregnant]
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The Causes and Effects of Smoking - The Causes and Effects of Smoking p.1 Scientists and health officials have been arguing the detrimental effects smoking has on our health for many years. Smoking can lead to serious complications including asthma, pancreas, lung and stomach cancer due to the large number of carcinogens (cancer causing chemicals) and other various substances added to it. It is a health hazard for both smokers and non-smokers and it is especially harmful to unborn babies. Although smokers claim that it helps them to relax and release stress, the negative aspects of the habit take over the positive....   [tags: Health Smoking Nicotine Tobacco Cigarettes Essays] 1040 words
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Hypnosis To Stop Smoking - Hypnosis To Stop Smoking The premise of my essay is that women have a better success rate than men when using hypnosis for cessation of cigarette smoking.      Each year 440,000 people die of diseases caused by smoking, that is about 20 percent of all deaths in the United States. The number of women dying from lung cancer has shown a dramatic increase while the number of men dying from lung cancer has shown a gradual reduction. This reflects the increase in smoking among women after the Second World War....   [tags: Smoking Lung Cancer Health Quitting Essays] 1944 words
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Peter Brimelow's Thank You for Smoking? - Peter Brimelow's “Thank You for Smoking…?” Peter Brimelow’s “Thank You for Smoking…?” is a well-written argument with a lot of evidence to support his claim. Other than the last two paragraphs, Brimelow provides rational support for the positive side of smoking. His article discusses the benefits that smoking can have to peoples’ health. Such evidence as that of D.M Warbutton, a British researcher who said that smoking stimulates alertness, dexterity, and cognitive capacity (141). Citing a number of scientific journals, Brimlow has also found that smoking can reduce the risk of developing such diseases as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Endometrial cancer, Prostate cancer, Osteoarthritis and Colon cancer....   [tags: Brimelow Thank You Smoking Essays]
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Smoking Should NOT Be Banned in Public Places - Smoking Should Not Be Banned in Restaurants        In the perfect situation, smoking policy would be set by bar or restaurant owners, and customers would patronize the establishments with the policy they prefer. Customers would decide-without the government's help-if they want to avoid smoke-filled rooms or enter them. They might even choose to sit in an area sectioned off for smokers or non-smokers, but the ultimate issue is choice (Ruwart 1). When the government starts telling restaurant owners what their customers can and cannot do, the government is overstepping its boundaries....   [tags: Tobacco Cigarettes Smoking Argument Essays]
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Educating Children about the Effects of Smoking - Educating Children about the Effects of Smoking Many children are unaware of the effects of smoking cigarettes. Children do not know that they can cause cancer. Are companies influencing adults or little children. Cartoons easily impress children at a young age. Cartoons promote violence laughter. Cartoons like Joe Camel promote the use of tobacco.” Old Joe Camel because they believe that such figures will appeal to adult smokers and encourage them to change brands.” As if cartoon interest adults over 18 years of age....   [tags: Cigarettes Smoking Nicotine Education Essays] 450 words
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Rebuttal of Peter Brimelow’s, Thank You for Smoking? - Rebuttal of Peter Brimelow’s, “Thank You for Smoking…?” Have you ever been in a room full of people who are smoking. Have you ever questioned why they would put their health as well as yours in jeopardy by smoking. Did you ever think smoking could be good for you. Peter Brimelow says just that in his article “Thank You for Smoking…?” In Brimlow’s article, he explains all the health benefits smoking can provide you. Such evidence as that of D.M Warbutton, a British researcher who said that smoking stimulates alertness, dexterity, and cognitive capacity(141)....   [tags: Rebuttal Smoking Smoker Essays]
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Analysis of Peter Brimelow's Thank You for Smoking? - Analysis of Peter Brimelow's Thank You for Smoking Growing up with a best friend who has been smoking since middle school, I have seen many of the negative effects it has on a person. Football was a passion and way of life for Andy; however, smoking caused him to struggle with breathing while running up and down the field. He would cut down on his daily amount of cigarettes before and during the season, but cutting down was little help for him. Not only was his breathing affected by smoking, but he also had yellow teeth, smoker’s cough, and would get “the shakes” when in need of a smoke....   [tags: Smoking Analysis Brimelow Essays Papers]
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Smoking - Smoking Introduction Some governments have banned smoking in all public places. Smoking has been proven to be very dangerous to health. Nonetheless 40 % of the population smokes. Actually I am a non smoker, although I used to be a smoker. Most people try out smoking when they are young ; many youths think smoking is a good grown-up habit. Furthermore many young people begin smoking as an act of rebellion and independence. Young smokers start smoking at their age of 12 or 13 just to get a taste of , what it is like....   [tags: Tobacco Cigarettes] 615 words
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Smoking - Smoking Some people neither care about their own nor other people's health. People do things everyday without caring how it will affect them or others. One of the things is smoking openly, especially in public places. Approximately one-fifth of all deaths in the United States can be blamed on smoking. Cigarette smoke delivers more than forty known cancer-causing chemicals. There is also compelling evidence that regular exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke threatens the health of those who don't smoke....   [tags: Papers] 350 words
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Smoking - Smoking In the year 1973, 11 years prior to my birth, my grandfather made one of the most important decisions in his life. In the cold wind of March, my grandfather stood outside of Coon Rapids Bayard High School and smoked his last cigarette. That fall my mom and her sister Eileen had made a deal with my Grandpa that if their team made it to the Iowa Girl’s State Basketball Tournament he would give up his addiction to nicotine. This addiction to nicotine had haunted him since his days as an American soldier in World War II....   [tags: Tobacco Cigarettes Essays]
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Smoking - Smoking Humans are the only species that have, "this urge", to inhale harmful smoke into their body. There are all types of smokers. Some smokers are casual smokers, who only smoke in a social scene, other types of smoker are depressed/stressed smokes, who smoke, because they feel that it relieves something in them, and finally there are addictive smoker, who don't know why they even started, but they can't stop. What these people don't realize is that the harm they are putting their bodies through....   [tags: Papers] 981 words
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Smokers are Contaminating Our Air - As of right now, Americans are polluting each other through the effect of smoking. The transparent fume inhaled by others unexpectedly is called passive smoking or second hand smoking. Nonsmokers are being greatly affected from the harmful effects of passive smoking. Hence, smokers should smoke in areas where they won’t affect anyone. Passive smoking is inhaled through both sidestream and mainstream smoking. Sidestream smoking is the fumes emitted from the cigarette that lingers in the air and mainstream smoking is the inhale and exhale smoke into the environment from the smoker....   [tags: smoking, ] 1023 words
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Cigarettes in America - In the United States, when a disease is rapid, many steps are taken to reduce causes and find cures for the disease; walks, fundraisers, commercials and research are held by those that are committed to assist in the elimination of these diseases and the treatment of the sick. The leading causes of death in the United States are heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic respiratory disease. The most deadly origin of disease is cigarette smoking. A cigarette contains many harmful chemicals that damage the smokers’ body as well as the people that surround the smoker....   [tags: Smoking]
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Environmental Tobacco Smoke - Results of several researches have proven that concentrations of tobacco smoke in outdoor areas possess the risk to individuals, kids and the environment. Even cigarette butts are equally hazardous for environment and many creatures, especially in sea. Cigarette filters are the single most picked up thing in international beach cleaning every annum. Smoking ban can benefit in several ways – from saving of lives, the prevention of disability, to a dramatic decline in health care costs – majority of which are carried by nonsmokers who otherwise are impelled to pay exaggerated health insurance premiums and higher taxes....   [tags: Smoking] 1095 words
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Smoking Bans - ... Jackson, smoking bans have actually yielded very positive results. “In addition to protecting the health of nonsmokers, [smoking bans] also are discouraging many young people from taking up the habit, as well as influencing others to give it up” (Most Americans: Kaufman, Stephen). Another positive thing, “[Despite some concerns,] smoking bans have had no negative economic impact on restaurants or bars, and in many cases they have boosted revenues in such establishments” ("Update: Smoking Bans")....   [tags: Health, argumentative, persuasive, informative, ex]
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Harmfulness of Smoking - Smoking causes respiratory problems, circulatory system difficulties, and urinary troubles strengthening the fact that smoking causes inexorable harms to the body. Although smoking may have the appearance of something that “is cool”, it causes several heath problems many of which incessant effects. Contrary to what tobacco companies want people to believe, smoking does lead to hazardous heath. Smoking especially causes harm to the respiratory system, affecting the lungs. The smoke leads directly into the lungs, exposing them to multiple pollutants....   [tags: health, wellness] 549 words
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Smoking Prohibition - ... This law was quite successful and made lots of smokers to leave smoking. As a result of this law the quota of male smokers dropped from 80% to just over 28% during the past 60 years, but the percentage of female smokers steadied constant with minor fluctuations. This strategy is generally accepted as a main factor in decreasing the percentage of smokers, for example, if one finds it difficult to smoke in restaurants, shopping malls, banks, and even in their house, their feelings about their self’s would be as being runty, inferior and will make them to give up....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, expository, informative]
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Public smoking - Smoking in Public “One thousand Americans stop smoking every day - by dying.”(The Quote Garden). It’s no surprise that smoking is one of the leading causes of death in the nation. There is overwhelming evidence that smoking affects our health. However, when one lights up a cigarette and smokes where other are present, one not only affects his or her own body, but others as well. This refers not only to the inconvenience of someone smoking near you, but also to the affect of secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke has to ability to affect ones health, even if they never touch a cigarette....   [tags: Health, argumentative, persuasive]
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Public Smoking - ... The stress isn't good for children. 1 pack of cigarettes in Indiana costs $4.82 (Boonn 1). That's a fair amount of money nowadays, especially with gas prices going through the roof. By not smoking for one week, a smoker who smokes a pack a day would save about $33.74. That's how much it costs to fill a tank of gas. That tank of gas could save a life by driving someone to the hospital for a heart attack. Besides the famous and rich people, who has money to waste on cigarettes. Medical care from smoking costs more than $50 billion annually and indirect costs exceed $50 billion (“Cigarette Smoking” 2)....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 1872 words
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The Hazards of Smoking - ... Many states have banned smokers from all public places. When smokers were banned from bars and restaurants, there was a big uproar over how the bars and restaurants would lose business. As it turns out, the opposite is true. Business has been on an upswing and these businesses are also able to keep their employees longer (Jeremy). Recently, attention has also been given to third-hand smoke. It has been explained that when a building contains smokers, that a lasting layer of toxins is left behind on just about every surface it touches....   [tags: Health, informative, expository]
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The Impact of Smoking - ... The problem with today’s smokers is they become easily addicted to cigarettes which in return give off negative effects because they contain chemicals such as benzine, ammonia, tar, nicotine, acetone, and carbon monoxide. Over the last 60 years smoking rates between mena and women have varied, ”While smoking rates have fallen among women since 1965--33.9% of women were smokers in 1965, as compared with 20% in 2004--teenage girls and young women have been lighting up at an alarming rate since the 1970s”(Source 5 pg.3)....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Lung Cancer] 1832 words
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Smoking Facts - ... They did this because when they soldiers came home the company knew they would have a solid line of loyal customers. Finally in the 1950s more evidence was surfacing about the dangers of tobacco use, smoking was linked to lung cancer at this time. The tobacco industry denied these health hazards and released a “safer” product which was believed to contain a lower amount of tar. Dr. Ernst Wynders discovers that tar in the body can cause tumors with the experiments of mice. It wasn’t until 1964 when the Surgeon General’s report on “Smoking and Health” came out....   [tags: Health ]
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Smoking Hot - He was in flames, literally, and sitting right next to me. I hadn’t noticed. An individual sitting a couple of rows in front of me turned around. He noticed. He stated, “He’s smoking,” referring to the individual in flames. I ignored the man in front of me. ‘How could he be smoking,’ I thought, ‘ his hands were cuffed behind his back’ I placed his hands in those cuffs earlier in the morning when I found him hiding at a local motel. He was hiding for failing to appear in court on a criminal case for which I had posted a bond....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 859 words
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The Ban on Smoking - The Ban on Smoking I am writing an argument on should smoking be banned. In my personal opinion I agree on smoking to be banned. I believe that smoking is effecting the environment, and also effecting non-smokers through passive smoking. Here are some points against the argument: Smokers say that they only smoke because they’re stressed, if this is true the smokers will be suffering if they ban smoking, because they will be stressed out all of the time....   [tags: Papers] 348 words
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Smoking in Films - Smoking in Films Your soda and popcorn are empty and the end credits are running on the newest blockbuster to hit theaters. What is on your mind when you leave the movies. Is it the number of times the actors lit up cigarettes during the two-hour flick. While you probably did not consciously notice all the smoke, the fact is that there were teenagers watching the movie that may now take up the habit because of what they saw on the screen. More and more, smoking in movies is being identified as a leading cause of teen smoking....   [tags: Tobacco Cigarettes Movies]
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