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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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The Pros and Cons of Cigarette Smoking - In 2012, The Center For Disease Control(CDC) reported that “An estimated 42.1 million people, or 18.1% of all adults (aged 18 years or older), in the United States smoke cigarettes“(“Adult Cigarette Smoking in the United States: Current Estimates”). A long time ago in the 1960s, The Flintstones had a sponsor by the name of Winston cigarettes whom had television commercials depicting famous cartoon characters Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble “on break“ smoking cigarettes while their wives are doing all of the work....   [tags: Anti Smoking Essays]
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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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It's Time to Ban Smoking - Do you smell that. That foul scent mixed into the air. It’s killing you slowly inside, each time you take a breath of this putrid, polluted, dirty scent. You smell it too, the trillions of chemicals racing into your lungs. Now look around yourself, and you’ll see someone smoking on the bench beside you. Smoking is the number one avoidable causes of death. Therefore, smoking should be banned from all public areas. The ban from smoking in public will help to reduce the smokers intake of cigarettes/chemicals, cigarettes themselves are a danger to the earth, some may argue that this ban may damage the economy, and that smoking does not only effect the smoker himself/herself, it...   [tags: Pro Smoking Ban]
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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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Should Outdoor Smoking be Banned - ... The polite bus driver irritably yelled out the window that he was not going to open up the door until he put out his cigarette. It was legal to smoke at that location, but the bus driver believed that is was not safe for the children and the environment (Bell 101). When he put out his cigarette, he came onto the bus, passed many open seats, walked to the exit door, and gazed out of the window. The embarrassed, bullied man was emotionally hurt and mistreated by the bus driver (Bell 101) Another incident Kirsten witnessed was also at a bus stop (Bell 113)....   [tags: smoking, cigarettes, nicotine, tobacco]
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The Negative Consequences of Smoking - Statistics show that 400,000 people a year die due to smoking related problems. Experts have proven that smoking damages the lungs and kidneys, but people continue to smoke to relieve stress. This paper will expose the various ways that smoking can harm the people and environment. Everyone knows that smoking is bad, yet they still continue to do it. Consumers smoke for various reasons. Some smoke because they are stressed, unfulfilled, angry, and depressed. Smoking helps them to cope with their problems....   [tags: health, smoking damages]
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Kentucky's Youth and Teen Smoking - At a local Kentucky convenience store you can buy a pack of Marlboro cigarettes for about $4.50. For the same price as a cheap lunch a teenager can continue a nicotine addiction for another day. Smokers in Massachusetts, however, can expect to pay over ten dollars for a single pack of smokes. At ten dollars per pack an average smoker in Massachusetts can expect to pay over $3,000 a year. This is one of many reasons why Massachusetts's YRBS rating (a scale to rate the amount of smokers in high schools) is a low 16.0, giving Massachusetts the 10th lowest score out of 43 states rated....   [tags: Teen Smoking, Tobacco] 1027 words
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Banning of Smoking - ... By outlawing cigarettes and all tobacco products, it can decrease the initiative to harming people. Due to the chemicals in cigarettes and tobacco products, not only are the health of humans damaged, but the natural environment is declining as well. The productions of making a cigarette is extremely detrimental to the environment. “It is estimated that one tree is consumed for every 300 cigarettes produced- that’s one tree for every one and a half cartons” (“Cigarette Butts Are Toxic Waste”)....   [tags: smokers, nicotine, second-hand smoking]
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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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Comparison of Smoking Advertisements - Using two images compare positive and negative representations of smoking from different periods. Images are a powerful force in advertising as they are the ones that promote different perceptions and attitudes towards products. They are also the ones that create stereotypes. They are very manipulative, for they will never focus on the negative things that are associated with their products, only the positive ones. Advertisements are ambitious which gives them power, and engage customers for their approval....   [tags: Comparison of Smoking Adverts] 1210 words
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Smoking and Lung Cancer - Oscar Wilde was quoted as saying, “A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want?” Unfortunately, Oscar Wilde had no idea that smoking caused lung cancer. Lung cancer is one of the most preventable diseases that exist, yet people continue to voluntarily put themselves at risk, and it still has tragic effects on the person and their family even though there are ways to treat it. The disease itself is categorized into two types, but both are eventually fatal....   [tags: Anti Smoking Essays] 1529 words
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Understanding Phenomenology of Smoking - ... Before an informed consent can be taken, the individual has to fully understand what they are consenting to. This is why it was my responsibility to explain the full aim of my research and my interviewee had to be capable of making a rational decision on whether to take part. Another ethical issue to be taken in consideration is confidentiality. As interviews collect rich and detailed data, we must be careful that the participant’s personal information remains anonymous. In this case, I had to ask my interviewee if there’s anything that she would not like me to include in my conclusion that she might see as personal....   [tags: smoking, smokers, observation]
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Psychological and Sociological Factors in Smoking Addiction - Psychological and Sociological Factors in Smoking Addiction Understanding the habit of smoking tobacco The essay will discuss how smoking tobacco became a habit among people; what are the factors that affect the thinking of individuals in experimenting tobacco smoking; and what makes them think of quitting smoking. It will address both psychological and sociological ideas and will attempt to apply each idea in order to understand people’s lifestyles. Introduction Tobacco is a green and leafy plant and mostly grows in a warm environment....   [tags: Smoking, psychological and social influences]
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Smoking in Public Places - ... Many things are caused just because people are exposed to second hand smoking in public indoor and outdoor places. Heart attacks are caused by tobacco use. People who are just exposed to second hand smoking have a 91% chance than people who are not around or exposed to second hand smoke a lot have a 58% chance risk of a heart attack ("Cigarette smoke." 2 of 5 ). Second hand smoke does a lot of damage to people who are just exposed to the cigarette smoke. Second hand smokers who are just around smoke have a high risk of coronary heart disease in their adult life (Clearing the air 1 of 2)....   [tags: stop smoking, scond hand smoke]
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Smoking in Public Places - Why Smoking Should be Banned in Public Places. His bald head rests on a pillow. His bones from his cheeks and shoulders protrude under his skin. His mouth is open, but he cannot respond to his mother, wife or three-year-old son anymore. Doctors say there is no hope for Bryan Lee Curtis, a lung cancer victim. He started smoking when he was 13 years old and he never imagined that 20 years later, smoking would take his life away, leaving his wife and child alone. ‘’I can’t fight anymore’’, Bryan said to his mother on that cold rainy afternoon when his life was taken....   [tags: Banning Smoking, Health, Secondhand Smoke]
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Smoking: At What Cost? - Smoking has been reduced over the past two decades, but “cigarette smoking among college students is of concern because the smoking prevalence among college students did not decrease as it did among the general population,” (Harrar et al. 121). This statement shows the significance of efforts to reduce smoking among college students. I believe college campuses would benefit from a “no-smoking policy”. This policy would serve to eliminate the harmful effects of smoking and second-hand smoke on campuses....   [tags: Cigarette Smoking, College Students, Campus]
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The Health Consequences of Smoking - ... Clearly, there are serious health problems linked to smoking. Cancer Research in UK shown over 4000 different types of dangerous chemicals contained in cigarettes is responsible for theses illnesses. These include chemicals like tar, arsenic, ammonia, carbon monoxide. These chemicals are cause people to suffer serious illness, therefore leading to the UK and USA introducing anti-smoking campaigns to try to improve people’s health and stop these illnesses. Furthermore, another cause of the anti-smoking campaigns in the UK and USA is the financial impact smoking related illnesses is having on the Government....   [tags: uk and usa government, anti-smoking campaigns]
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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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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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Cigarette Smoking and the Healthcare System in France - Introduction Cigarette smoking represents a huge burden for healthcare systems in any country. Ms Kristina Mauer-Stender, Program Manager for Tobacco Control in WHO Regional Office for Europe stated that tobacco use is not a choice: “It is a powerful addiction. The true choice is between tobacco and health”. Facts about tobacco use: • Tobacco kills up to half of its users • Tobacco kills nearly 6 million people each year • The annual death toll could rise to more than eight million by 2030 (World Health Organization, 2013)....   [tags: quit smoking, WHO, tobacco, nicotene]
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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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America Needs a Complete Smoking Ban - Approximately 7,500 infants die due to sudden infant death syndrome due to exposure of secondhand smoke in America (“American Lung Association”). Children all over the United States are unwillingly exposed to parental secondhand smoke in public, in cars, and at home. When children are exposed to secondhand smoke, many develop life threatening diseases later in life as a result of that exposure. In the United States, smoking should be banned while in the presence of children. Children’s lungs are vulnerable to the effects of secondhand smoke, and this can cause serious problems down the road....   [tags: Should smoking be banned in public places?]
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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 Ads from Different Periods - Images are a powerful force in advertising. They are used to promote different perceptions and attitudes towards products. They are used to manipulative, people’s reactions. They will never focus on the negative things that are associated with the product, only the positive ones. Manufactures, are ambitious and use adverts to to give them power, and engage and encourage customers to spend money. The images that I will be talking about are smoking. Image one is a commercial advert selling cigarettes....   [tags: Analysis of Images, Smoking Advertisements, Govern] 1266 words
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Link Between Smoking and the Ocurrence of Cardiovascular Diseases - Introduction Majority of people associate cigarette smoking and tobacco with lung cancer and breathing problems. However, in addition to these, smoking is a major cause of cardiovascular disease that is, blood vessel and heart diseases. Tobacco and cigarette smoking have been regarded as major risk factors for different chronic diseases Everett (2004). According to AHA (American Heart Association) cigarette smoking is seen as the most significant and preventable reason for many premature deaths McCay et al....   [tags: smoking cigarette, tobacco, psycotherapy]
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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...   [tags: Smoking Bans, argumentative, persuasive] 977 words
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Smoking: One Light Can Be One Less Breathe - Smoking: One Light Can Be One Less Breathe As a group of young girls were swinging swiftly on the swings in the park, they no longer smelled the fresh air, but the smell of cigarette smoke. When they looked up they realized a young man had walked by with a cigarette in hand. He was walking down the sidewalk puffing away on his cigarette, paying no attention to the young girls playing on the playground. Little does he know, by making the choice to smoke a cigarette, he is significantly harming himself and all the people around him who have chosen not to take part in smoking....   [tags: Social Issues, Addiction, Smoking] 1806 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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Smoking Ban - Smoking should be banned from public places. Studies show that smoking can lead to cancer. Not only does this put the smoker’s life at risk, it also affects the lives of non-smokers, including pregnant women. Smoking all together is a dangerous thing to do. It began thousands of years ago with the use or tobacco in South America (Libal 11). No one knew about the long-term health effects of smoking tobacco before the twentieth century. It was decades of cigarette use before society began to realize that a health crisis was emerging (Libal 13)....   [tags: Social Issues, Smoking, Nicotine] 1234 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 should be banned all over the United States - Smoking is an activity that has been around for many years for people to use and adapt into their lifestyle. It is a tool that many people use to help reduce the stresses of life and put them in a comfortable position that enables them to cope with the hectic lifestyle they are living. However, smoking has been scientifically proven to cause many types of cancer, the most common being lung cancer resulting in numerous deaths across the United States. According to BBC, "Smoking is a greater cause of death and disability than any single disease" (BBC, 2)....   [tags: Legal Issues, Smoking, Lung Cancer] 1651 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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The Causes and Effects of Smoking - The Causes and Effects of Smoking 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] 1031 words
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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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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, Osteoarthr...   [tags: Brimelow Thank You Smoking 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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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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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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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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The Hazards of Smoking - I chose the hazards of smoking because I want to show people why smoking is bad for their health and those around them. It bothers me that not only am I ruining my health but the health of others who have the good sense not to smoke and are trying to take care of their own health. I picked this because I want to know what all the negative effects are on people who smoke. In addition, I chose this topic because I am interested in finding out what research is being conducted to help smokers who are having health issues due to smoking....   [tags: Health, informative, expository]
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The Impact of Smoking - The Impact of Smoking The current problem with smoking in today’s society is that its not only killing peoples wallets its literally killing people themselves. In many cases around the globe older and younger men and women are dieing from lung cancer because in fact they are smokers and the tobacco companies could care less because they are making money. Smoking causes emphysema in the lungs which is a build of tar in the lungs from the chemical Nicotine found in cigarettes....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Lung Cancer] 1832 words
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The Epidemic of Smoking - According to the American Lung Association, smoking is the #1 preventable cause of death in our country. The preventability regarding the prevalent issue is sparking a lot of controversy and debate throughout our nation, instituting law changes and increased awareness. Over 393,000 people die each year from smoking and nearly 50,000 people die from secondhand smoke, which is indicative of how powerful tobacco is, which creates more than 4,000 chemicals when burned (American Lung Association). Smoking has unfortunately become a widespread problem especially among teenagers....   [tags: Disadvantages, Public Health]
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The Dangers of Smoking - Imagine that you take a capsule everyday,which contains a highly poisonous pesticide.Lets modify the story and add,that this pesticide is terribly addictive,and you are desperately increasing its intake.Lets modify for the last time,that you are no longer satisfied with this poison only,and you have added several dangerous chemical substances with your intake:the story above is a metaphor,in brief,of smoking. The metaphor given above is not an exaggeration.Lets discuss its authenticity.Nicotine is an alkaloid found in tobacco.An average cigarette contains about 1 mg of nicotine.It's so toxic a substance that it is used as a natural pesticide.You can readily buy it from the market.So if you a...   [tags: Learning to Quit] 856 words
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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 or Non? - Smoking in restaurants and bars has recently become a thing of the past in Georgia. Most restaurants used to have smoking sections. These poorly partitioned areas allowed patrons and employees to enjoy the carefree life of eating and smoking simultaneously, without having to go outside for a smoke break. Fortunately, the Georgia Smokefree Air Act of 2005 made it illegal for smokers to light up inside restaurants where anyone under the age of eighteen may be present. Now, non-smokers can go into practically any eating place in the state and not have to worry about their food being seasoned with the cook’s cigarette ash....   [tags: Smokefree Air Act, Public Areas]
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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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Quit Smoking For a Better Future - Thousands of deaths in United States of America alone are smoking associated. Smoking reduces the life of an average smoker by 12 years. According to WHO, Smoking is estimated to cause 10 million deaths worldwide per year by 2010. Smoking has many hazardous effects on both smokers and the people around smokers. It’s damaging the environment and contributing to the global warming. Being a dentist it’s my responsibility to discuss the damaging effects of smoking and persuade everyone to quit smoking or to never start smoking....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive] 605 words
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Effects of Smoking Ban on Campuses - ... Based on the data collected from North Carolina in order to find a dependable and comprehensive methodology, which is used to investigate the prevalence of tobacco-free college policy across the whole North Carolina, it is seen that the tobacco ban cannot be efficient on its own. Through the information analysis from campus handbooks and websites inquired in March 2011, it found that a large number of universities or colleges, such as the University of North Carolina manage smoking in the outdoor areas, but, in fact, smoking is still in common (Seo & Torabi, 2011)....   [tags: unhealthy trend, cancer, tobacco]
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An Argument for the Smoking Ban - Have you ever been in a restaurant eating your favorite food, then just when you are about to take a bite, you inhale a cloud of smoke coming from the nearby smoking section. This has been a complaint from many non-smoking restaurant goers. While it is true that smoking cigarettes and breathing them in causes many health problems, is it fair to of take the freedom those Americans who want to smoke and enjoy their meal. This topic is very debatable and in many cases has reached compromises, but I would stand by the argument that smoking should be banned from all public areas because the unfiltered smoke is getting into the lungs of bystanders who do not smoke, and causing some major...   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, argument]
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Smoking in Public: Banned or Allowed - and The question is why the freedom to smoke in a designated area in public places a problem. If you are outside are in close area people are still exposed to the fumes of second hand smoke. Can the option of smoking be left up to the public rather or not an individual should smoke in public. Where does the line end in the rights of a person the right to inhale clean air, the right to excise your right to smoke in public. Non-Smokers have the right to smoke free clean air environment, and smokers have a personal right to smoke in designated smoking areas....   [tags: cigarette, health, tobacco, smoke]
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Health and Society: Smoking in pregnancy - This assignment will begin by giving a brief definition of health whilst presenting a discussion on the exploration of an individual in relation to making healthy choices. The purpose of this assignment is to look at the effects of making healthy choices and the implications that may occur. In addition, current social policies that relate to health and society, and the effects of smoking in pregnancy will also be discussed. ‘Health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’ (World Health Organisation, 2011) This definition was first cited by the International health conference in July 1946, and the definition has remained the same...   [tags: Health, Tobacco, Pregnancy]
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The Negative Effects of Smoking Cigarettes - Smoking cigarettes can be very harmful to your life with so many health issues, such as heart disease, cancer and emphysema. Some people think it’s not a huge issue smoking cigarettes but it’s a great way to lose ten years of your life. You lose lots of money, a lifetime of health issues, and cause you to have yellowing of the teeth and bad breath .There is way too many health risks involved to start using this drug. Say no to cigarettes you will be healthier in the end then to continue on this wrongful path....   [tags: persuasive essay, argumentative essay]
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Prevalence of Smoking in Central Iran - Introduction: Individuals are faced with numerous stressful life events which can negatively influence mental health. Many individuals use smoking as a means of confronting stress. Given the relatively high prevalence of smoking in Central Iran, the present study was conducted to compare stress levels in smokers, non-smokers and those who had quit smoking. Materials and methods: This study was conducted as part of Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Program on 9752 individuals in the cities of Isfahan, Arak, and Najafabad in 2008....   [tags: Drugs, Non-smokers, Ex-smokers] 1759 words
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The History of Smoking in America - ... (Christensen) The biggest historical blow to the tobacco companies was in the early 1960s when the first Surgeon General’s report was given that directly linked smoking cigarettes to deadly diseases like cancer and heart disease. Since that time the companies have been under fire. These industries lost their right to use broadcast advertising in the 70’s and were sued for millions by states who claimed they needed to be compensated for Medicaid bills. The companies have combated all the while with “cool” campaigns that advertise that while smoking may not be healthy it is still a popular habit that will make a person seem trendy....   [tags: cdc, cigarettes, lung cancer]
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Smoking: Good For The Economy? - Smoking, when one hears it they automatically thing death, but imagine being in a world where smoking was actually good for the economy. What would the person's expression be like. Smoking is one of the most harmful killers in the United States, but can it be good for the economy. Well as matter of fact, it may be unbelievable to some, but smoking is actually very good for the economy. Many studies have shown different types of facts of how smoking is erroneous to the economy, but recent studies have shown that the more people smoke, the sooner they will more than likely pass away....   [tags: Economics, argumentative, persuasive]
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Effects of Smoking Ban Laws - Introduction Smoking bans are policies, which include occupational safety, regulations regarding health, and criminal laws, which prohibit tobacco smoking in public areas and in work places. The rationale behind these laws is to prevent non-smokers from the effects of second-hand smoke that may among other things result in lung cancer, heart diseases, emphysema and many other diseases. Smoking ban laws make smoking indoors in many countries worldwide illegal, with scientific evidence clearly showing that tobacco smoking is as harmful to the non-smokers as it is to the smokers in a smoker’s environment....   [tags: tobacco, economy, air pollution, health]
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Cause and Effects of Smoking - The cacophonous side effects obtained from smoking cigarettes decreases the life span of the people who smoke cigarettes. On the one hand, smoking cigarettes contains bewildering chemicals strong enough to annihilate one’s level of stress; however, the echelon of mind blowing toxins supplementary to the average cigarette provokes cancerous cells inside the smoker’s body. Smoking cigarettes can bring an abundant amount of cause and effects to a smoker and deteriorates the run-of-the-mill smoker’s immune system....   [tags: Health, Tobacco]
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No Smoking Bans In Colleges - No Smoking Bans at College Smoking bans have become a new trend in colleges and universities. The effort is to making changes in the attitude and behavior of students to consider this habit as risky for a smoker, as well as the people around them and other environmental factors. Knowing the fact a growing concern is observed as harmful effects of second hand smoking are larger than that of first hand smoking. A smoke free campus policy will be a mere step in changing the trend of smoking and maintaining a healthy environment....   [tags: Health & Wellness]
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