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Smoking In Public Places - The Smoking Ban Backlash - Smoking Ban Backlash Walking down Boston’s Boylston Street at the late hours of the evening, the sidewalks are crowded with smokers taking their last hauls before entering the bars for a night of drinking. Due to the smoking ban in all public work areas that has been in effect since May of 2003, restaurant and bar patrons of Boston bear the cold winter season approaching, and reminisce about the old days where it was legal to enjoy a smoke with a cocktail at a bar. In May of 2003, Boston joined 90 other communities that banned smoking in Massachusetts, prohibiting smoking in all public establishments....   [tags: Journalism Essays] 1713 words
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The Ban on Smoking in Public Places - Smoking ban in public places has been a hot issue these last months not only in Malta but also in various countries who are discussing the effects a ban would have. There have been several debates on smoking ban. Even though the harmful effects of smoking, both active and passive, are well known and undeniable smoking is far from being in decline; it is spreading among young people in particular quickly. Most controversial debate is going on public smoking ban. The reason is simple, smoking ban affects directly all people rapidly and we can see its effects in a short-term period....   [tags: essays research papers] 444 words
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A Critique of Thank You for Smoking? - A Critique of “Thank You for Smoking…?” Peter Brimelow’s “Thank You for Smoking…?” had me interested from the title alone. This essay lists a few of the benefits that can occur from smoking. Bimelow is aware of the many dangers of smoking as he acknowledges “the Environmental Protection Agency has claimed that ‘second hand smoke’ is a significant risk for nonsmokers and the Food & Drug Administration is making noises about regulating nicotine as a drug” (The Genre of Argument 141)....   [tags: Critical Essays]
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Agreeing with the Proposed Smoking Ban - Agreeing with the Proposed Smoking Ban As the proposed ban on smoking in public places, including bars, clubs and restaurants looms ever closer to being passed and put into action. We need to ask ourselves what effect this law would have upon both the nightlife and social aspects of already large and growing towns and cities such as London and Bath. Also we need to consider the health aspects associated with the proposed ban as well. Of course we all know, or at least think we know why the ban has been proposed and is close to being implemented....   [tags: Papers] 479 words
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Critique of Thank You for Smoking? - Critique of “Thank You for Smoking…?” “Thank You for Smoking…?” is an article written by Peter Brimelow about the benefits of smoking. Brimelow provides some very clear points which are well addressed. Even though I do not agree with the subject that “smoking, in a way, is good for you,” (141) I think Peter Brimelow did a thorough job of making his opinions credible to the reader. Major Claim and Grounds This essay is a good example of a deductive essay because it moves from generalizations to specific instances (McFadden, 2003)....   [tags: Critiques]
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A Critique of Thank You for Smoking? - A Critique of “Thank You for Smoking…?” Intro: The essay “Thank You for Smoking,” written by Peter Brimelow, is far from an influential essay on why people should smoke. Through this essay, Brimelow makes an effort to convince the audience smoking is actually beneficial to your health. I find it hard for people to write about what they think are the benefits of smoking when there are so many obvious reasons why you should not smoke. The main audience being targeted in this article is those who already smoke and those who are thinking about smoking....   [tags: Critical Essays]
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A Critique of Thank You for Smoking. . .? - A Critique of “Thank You for Smoking. . .?" Peter Brimelow is a senior editor for Forbes magazine. The essay was written taken from Forbes magazine (July 4, 1994). Peter Brimelow’s “Thank You for Smoking” is a misleading argument which has very little precise evidence and illustrates a weak argument. The essay is about how smoking in some small ways, can be good for you. (Brimelow). In his claim it sounds like he isn’t sure of it himself because he used “might be” and “some” which are not strong argumentative words....   [tags: Expository] 876 words
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Why Smoking is Good for You - Why Smoking is Good for You Smoking is good for in many ways including making you live longer. Although most text books and “experts” say that smoking is bad for you, there are also many other people who disagree and say it has many curing properties. For example, a person with bronchitis from childhood accompanied by marked wheezing wads told by doctors not to smoke. He was then told by an old country doctor that he used to be like him until he took up the pipe. Then he tried smoking and it reduced his bronchitis by far and reduced his cough....   [tags: Papers] 442 words
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Negative Effects of Smoking on Human Health and the Economy - Moreover, smoking particularly adversely affects women's reproductive health, and smoke exposure on children has had detrimental and some sometimes fatal effects on children. Many studies have examined and outlined the adverse effects of maternal smoking on both the mother as well as on the baby and/or infant ( Hofhuis, de Jongste, & Merkus, 2003 & Woolbright 1994). Many states such as Alabama required documentation on birth certificates of tobacco use of mothers (Woolbright, 1994). Despite the Surgeon general's warning that maternal smoking may result in premature birth, fetal injury, or dangerously low birth rate, fifteen to thirty-seven percent of pregnant women still smoke (Hofhuis, de...   [tags: suddent infant death, women]
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Negative Effects of Smoking on Human Health and the Economy - Smoking cigarettes has historically represented a leisurely and prominent activity that many people turn to in order to alleviate stress, lose weight, and fit in with an evolving social world. Tobacco contains nicotine, a highly addictive ingredient that renders it difficult to quit smoking once a person begins to ingest tobacco frequently (Woolbright 1994, p. 337). According to the CDC, however, cigarette smoking leads to more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States, which translates into one out of every five people dying from smoking tobacco....   [tags: weight, stress]
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The Banning of Smoking in Public Facilities - The Banning of Smoking in Public Facilities Thesis: Smoking in most public facilities should be banned. I. Smoking is very unhealthy for you. A. Smoking is the number one preventable cause of death in America. B. About 3 million people die each year from diseases that result from using tobacco products. C. Tobacco contains over 4,000 chemicals most are poisons. II. Not only is it unhealthy to you it is extremely unhealthy to others. A. 53,000 non-smoking Americans die annually from inhaling other people?s smoke....   [tags: Papers Argumentative Ban Essays]
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Arguments For and Against a Smoking Ban - Tobacco is one of the most widely-used recreational drugs in the world; mainly in the form of cigarettes, but also in cigars and pipes, and in combination with cannabis and marijuana in 'joints'. Although most countries put age restrictions on its use, over a billion adults smoke tobacco legally every day, and supplying this demand is big business. As well as having serious health consequences for smokers themselves, the pollution of other people's atmospheres with cigarette smoke also makes this an environmental issue....   [tags: Tobacco Cigarettes Papers] 1430 words
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The Effect of Smoking on Health - The Effect of Smoking on Health “Tobacco smoke is a complex mixture of more than 4,000 chemicals in the form of gases, particles or both. When you inhale cigarette smoke, dozens of harmful substances enter your lungs and spread through your body. They can reach your brain, heart and other organs within 10 seconds of the first puff.” (Winstanly. M et al 1995) Tobacco is a plant which has been grown over thousands of years upon which many scientific experiments have taken place....   [tags: Papers] 686 words
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Smoking and Tobacco - Cigarettes and Addiction - Tobacco and Addiction One of the most serious and expensive problems in the U.S. is the addiction of tobacco smoking. People who are addicted to smoking tobacco are teenagers, young adults, and older adults. The number of people addicted to smoking tobacco has increased highly over the last 5 years. Social problems and media are major reasons for this increase. Smokers are every where with their foggy sphere of cigarette smoke. The large amount of cigarette butts that could be found in the streets, parks, play grounds, bus stops, and other places is one proof of the increased numbers of smokers....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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The Effects of Smoking on the Body - The Effects of Smoking on the Body Almost one third of the World’s population are smokers for one reason or another, appearance, reduce stress etc. However, I, and many others, find it very difficult to believe smoking can aid anyone’s appearance as it encourages early ageing, and I do not believe that any of the risks that smoking has is worth any amount of stress relief that it can provide. Cigarette smoking can have serious health effects on the human body. Smoking causes a variety of life threatening diseases....   [tags: Papers] 749 words
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Argument and Discussion Against Smoking Mind over Matter -   Argument against Smoking Mind over Matter “Nicotine patches and gum are common -- and often ineffective -- ways of fighting cigarette cravings, as most smokers have discovered. Now a new study from the American Friends of Tel Aviv University (AFTAU) shows why they're ineffective, and may provide the basis for more successful psychologically based smoking cessation programs” (American Friends, 2010). With smoking some feel that willpower can help people to overcome their weakness, but for some there needs to be more....   [tags: Health ]
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Smoking In Public Places - Safe or Not? - Smoking in Public, Safe or Not. According to a article titled “Restricting Smoking in Public Places?” published in the July 21, 1986 U.S. News and World Report, five thousand people die each year because they have breathed someone else’s smoke (65).This finding alone should be enough to encourage smokers to consider the health of those non-smokers around them before they light a cigarette in a public place. However this does not seem to be the case considering the results of a more recent conducted in 1997 which shows that the five thousand deaths per year in 1986 due to secondhand smoke has drastically increased to thirty eight thousand deaths per year, three thousand due to lung cancer a...   [tags: essays research papers] 752 words
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Smoking is Dangerous to Your Health and the Health of Others - Smoking is a dangerous habits for not only the smoker and others around ones them as well. Smoking shortens your life by four to five years, cause lung and heart disease; and can even on problems. Smoking also is dangerous to those around us. Second hand smoke causes breathing problem and cancer. Smoking is very bad for your health. When you smoke you are shorting your life by four to five cause smoking can affect your breathing. It choses your esophagus which helps you breath. If you do not know what that feels like, you can get a normal size straw Breath through it while doing jumping jacks....   [tags: ]
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Smoking Should Be Banned from All Public Areas - 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 cigarette economy, and that smoking does not only effect the smoker himself/herself, it effect...   [tags: chemicals, danger, economy, effects] 1096 words
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Banning Smoking Due to the Serious and Fatal Side Effects - ... Children are smokers are more prone to sickness than children of nonsmokers are. Second-hand smoke also causes stroke, lung cancer, and coronary heart disease in adults. People may not care enough about their own life to quit smoking but should care enough about the lives of their loved ones. People that breathe second-hand smoke have an increase of 20-30% increase risk for stroke, and 25-30% risk increase for getting heart disease. Many people have trouble trying to stop smoking because of the highly addictive drug nicotine in cigarettes....   [tags: cigarettes, second-hand smoke, cancer]
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Smoking is the Number One Way to Harm Your Health - ... moreover the cigarettes are eating you alive is a campaign explain the important of life and how smoking destroy your health . smoking is the problem that effects smokers and non smokers the quitsa organization can be applied in Egypt to stop smoking but we need to study the functional , operational and socio-cultural consideration . To scrutinize the project success we need to study it’s functionality . functional feasibility is addicting the causes and reducing the effects application . causes the smoke of tobacco is poisonous and cause cancer wiche contain many chemicals harms human body the main drug in tobacco is nicotine , it causes addiction to smokers ....   [tags: tobacco, carbon monoxide, addiction] 970 words
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One World Essay: Smoking and Cardiovascular Health - Smoking is one of the major reasons that cause illnesses and diseases. There are a variety of illnesses and diseases caused by smoking like cancer, coronary artery disease, and more. The main disease caused by smoking in the present time is cardiovascular diseases. This essay will cover about how science is involved in smoking and cardiovascular health, benefits and limitations solving the problems caused by smoking, political factor and ethical factor about smoking and cardiovascular diseases. Cigarette is mainly made out of tobacco....   [tags: tobacco use and abuse] 570 words
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The Negative Effects of Smoking Tobacco - The Negative Effects of Smoking Tobacco One may think they have benefits from smoking because they fit in the crowd. Of course, that's not true. Someone may tell you that if you smoke you'll be cool and everyone will like you. Then the crowd that smokes will like you but others may not. Your family may think you are uncool since you smoke. Other friends that you had may start not liking you since they won't want to be around you when you smoke. You might start to rather smoke then be with your friends....   [tags: Papers] 1048 words
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5 Things Not to Say to Someone Trying to Stop Smoking - ... Hormonal contrasts influencing the metabolization of nicotine and the body's capacity to repair harm to lung DNA brought about by smoking have been noted in the recent past, recommending that the female hormone estrogen may assume a part, she said. (Holohan, 2014) The study, distributed online in the diary Cancer Causes Control, was carried out at the Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida, additionally in Tampa. For the study, 383 patients with skin disease were contrasted with 315 individuals without the illness....   [tags: reaction, cancer, youth, disgracing] 2705 words
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The Joy of Smoking Cigarettes - The Joy of Smoking Cigarettes The side of smoking that is rarely published will be explored in this paper. The side that only a smoker knows, not the side the governments and health agencies provide the news media with. This information is valuable because it is not very well exposed to the world. This essay will answer the question, “Why do you smoke cigarettes?”. Smoking can be very fun. Smoking is a good way to kick back during work. Smoking can actually be a reward, and a reward that we can give to ourselves at any time of the day....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Effects of Smoking Cigarettes - The Effects of Smoking Introduction      Smoking cigarettes damage the body in a number of different ways. Over several years, the American Council on Science and Health and many others have documented the effects of smoking. Everyone knows that it is bad for you, but not many know how it affects the body. There are many myths about smoking, which mainly occur with all of the teens that are smoking. Most teens don’t know that the effects of smoking are mostly permanent. They think that they can smoke for a few years and then quit without suffering any long-term effects....   [tags: Cause Effect Research Cigarettes Essays]
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Smoking: Hazardous to Your Health - Smoking: Hazardous to Your Health A about two weeks ago I read an essay called, “Thank You for Smoking…?” by Peter Brimelow. This essay’s main point tries to explain how smoking can be beneficial in some ways. Brimelow’s essay claims smoking can help while driving. Brimelow also thinks smoking can help protect personal freedoms along with benefiting health in some ways (141). Nonetheless, cigarette smoking is the single most preventable cause of premature death in the United States (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)....   [tags: Argumentative Rebuttal Essays]
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Persuasive Speech to Stop Smoking - Hello my name is ---------and here to persuade you to stop smoking. Smoking is not only bad for health it is also as bad for the people around you. Breathing other people's smoke is called passive, involuntary or secondhand smoking. The non-smoker breathes "sidestream" smoke from the burning tip of the cigarette and "mainstream" smoke that has been inhaled and then exhaled by the smoker. Secondhand smoke is a major source of indoor air pollution.How does this affect the passive smoker....   [tags: Papers Cigarettes Tobacco Argumentative Essays] 732 words
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Ban Smoking In Public Places - Banning smoking in public places Before people start smoking they have a choice, but once you are a smoker that choice goes and you then become an addict. Smoking is the inhalation and exhalation of the fumes of burning tobacco. The dried leaves of plants are smoked in a pipe or in cigar form, but mostly in cigarettes. European explores arriving in the western hemisphere observed native American smoking leaves of the tobacco plant in pipes, and the practice was introduced onto England in the 1500’s....   [tags: essays research papers] 589 words
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The Consequences of Smoking Cigarettes - Smoking. Why do people do it. Do they want to be cool. Peer Pressure. What people don’t realize is that smoking is the number one cause of preventable deaths in the United States. (http://community.healthgate.com) Another thing people don’t realize is all the kinds of sickness the can get or even give to there children due to secondhand smoke. Some of the most popular ones are heart attacks and strokes, lung problems, and what happens to there children when around it. When smoking does a person really think about what that smoke is doing to there heart....   [tags: essays research papers] 470 words
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The Smoking Problem in America - The Smoking Problem in America Smoking is a severe detriment to the heath of America. Smoking is harmful to everyone's health, even in second hand form. The main argument for being able to smoke is personal freedom. It is the smokers' choice if they want to smoke. I have a variety of different feelings about this topic because I am coming from a different society, distinct from that of America. First I would like to begin with the subject of tobacco. People have been smoking this 'poison' for a long time....   [tags: Papers] 438 words
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Smoking Cigarettes is Playing Russian Roulette with Your Life - ... Smoking tobacco or cigarettes doesn’t always end in a slow death, but it can put your life in a wheel-chair. This quote by Nick Flynn, “I know cigarettes can kill & wonder why she wants to die.” (GoodReads Inc.) It might impact teenagers and some adult’s frame of thinking when it comes to tobacco, and lessen the risks and actually save lives by pointing out that: if you smoke, life is over whether it be in a wheel chair, or talking through a device in the throat or death, it’s Russian roulette....   [tags: lungs, death, cancer]
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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 Must Be Banned from All Public Places - ... Tobacco smoke mainly consists of nicotine, carbon monoxide, and tar. Nicotine is used as a highly controlled insecticide, and if consumed in large amounts can lead to growth retardation and undermine a fetus’ proper development (Nordqvist). Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that if there is enough in the surrounding atmosphere, can cause one to go into a coma and die (Nordqvist). “It is especially toxic for babies still in the womb [and] infants…” (Nordqvist). Tar can remain in the lungs one inhaled....   [tags: cigarette, second-hand smoke, lethal]
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Smoking Prohibited with Minors in Vehicles - Smoking Prohibited with Minors in Vehicles Children do not have a choice whether or not an adult smokes while driving a vehicle. According to Chest magazine, 4.8 million American children have been diagnosed with asthma. The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta report that in 1993, 159,000 children under the age of fifteen were hospitalized for acute asthma, and 5,300 people died. The American Lung Association states that the annual health care cost for asthma is 12.6 billion dollars. "The value of reduced productivity due to loss of school days represented the largest single indirect cost related to asthma, approaching $1 billion." The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disea...   [tags: Papers] 490 words
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The Costs of Cigarette Smoking. - The Costs of Cigarette Smoking Cigarette smoking causes a variety of life threatening diseases, including lung cancer, emphysema, and heart disease. In the UK about 120,000 people die each year due to smoking. A half of all smokers die from smoking related diseases.0 There are many ingredients in tobacco smoke which are harmful to our health in different ways.1 Some of the ingredients are tar, carbon monoxide, nicotine and other chemicals and additives such as ammonia, arsenic (a poison used in insecticides and weed killers), benzene, hydrogen cyanide and many other.2 Tar deposits on the lungs can cause lung diseases....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Example Essays] 880 words
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Efforts to Reduce Smoking Among College Students - ... Although this shows why people continue to smoke, I believe there is another aspect of using tobacco that is more important. This aspect is why people start to use tobacco products. Without motive to begin using tobacco, countless lives would be saved, and the addictive drug found in tobacco would not be an issue (Murphy-Hoefer, Alder, and Higbee 371). There are many reasons why people begin using tobacco products, and it has been shown that 88% of smokers that smoke on a daily basis report that they started using tobacco products by the age of eighteen (CDC)....   [tags: tobacco use and consumption] 1268 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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The Difficulty in Quitting Smoking - The Difficulty in Quitting Smoking Smoking is terrible. Statistically speaking, smoking is the most dangerous thing that we can choose to do with our own health. Yet so many people still smoke. The author will confess that he too is a smoker, but as a smoker, I feel shame about it under certain circumstances. It is a personal choice in my life, yet there is nothing but social pressure to conform and quit. Smokers make up 23% of the Canadian population, most likely more as a smokers was defined as someone who smokes pack a day (Statistics Canada, 2000)....   [tags: Papers] 1347 words
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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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Smoking in the United States - Smoking in the United States if cigarettes were banned in the United States, the government could apend the money currently used to pay medical bills, on more necessary causes. Instead of this money being used for diseases which were knowingly brought upon by the smoker him or herslf, this money could be used in finding a cure for diseases that are not preventable. Perhaps the saddest effect of smoking is that on pregnant smokers and their babies. When pregnant women smoke, their babies are being forced to smoke, too....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Example Essays] 926 words
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The Horrible Truth About Smoking - The Horrible Truth About Smoking [IMAGE]Here today, in this piece of writing, I'm going to tell you the truth about the disgusting things called Cigarettes, some can't live with them and some think they can't live without them. I myself am talking from experience as my best friends smoke and I have tried it but have been lucky enough as I was turned by the thought of smoke filling my lungs and releasing 4,000 different chemicals into my body. Smoking is a big deal in our society today most people smoke for social reasons or to get away from stress of modern day life like a problem at home, or stress in school or in the work place....   [tags: Papers] 889 words
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Smoking Tobacco and the Brain - Cigarette smoking, the chief avoidable cause of premature death in this country, is responsible for more than 300,000 premature deaths each year. Smoking is an avoidable cause of death. The way to avoid it. Quit smoking. But people can't quit because it's too hard -- because smoking is addictive. The Surgeon General issued a report entitled Nicotine Addiction. Throughout its 600+ pages he gives a highly detailed explanation of just why nicotine is addictive. The Surgeon General listed criteria for establishing a drug as addictive and showed how nicotine adheres to these criteria....   [tags: Biology Smoke Cigarette Nicotine]
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Young Adults and Cigarette Smoking - Young Adults and Cigarette Smoking Cigarette smoking is a major cause of lung cancer and many other illnesses. At least one out of five death in American society caused by disease directly related to cigarette smoking. The overall smoking prevalence in the United States has been reduced considerably over the past 20 years; however, there have been only minimal reductions in smoking prevalence among adolescents and young adults. Among college students, the prevalence of use of cigarettes is still about 35%....   [tags: Papers] 846 words
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Addictions to Smoking and Alcohol - Addictions to Smoking and Alcohol A lot of people suffer from the consequences of smoking and drinking alcohol, which often leads to addiction. The word 'addiction' is a very powerful word in this sense, as it means the physical and psychological craving for a substance that develops into a dependency, and continues even though it is causing the addicted person physical, psychological and social harm. The disease of addiction is chronic and progressive; it can lead to extremely dangerous outcomes....   [tags: Papers] 835 words
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The Effects of Smoking on the Developing Fetus - The Effects of Smoking on the Developing Fetus The exposure of the fetus to nicotine during development has several effects. The most well known result of smoking is low birth weight of the infant. There are also some studies that reveal nicotine as a drug that can affect the brain of the developing fetus. Nicotine also has direct effects on the neurotransmitter systems in the CNS and may cause a decrease in cell growth which could result in mental impairment. The correlation between maternal smoking and low birth weight has been strongly established....   [tags: Health Medical Medicine Biology Essays]
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In Favor of Prohibiting Smoking in All Public Indoor Areas - In recent years, there have been widely differing and competing views on the issue of whether smoking in all public indoor areas should be banned or not. The argument in favor of such a ban stands at the perspective of public health. However, perhaps the strongest counter argument is that of individual freedom and liberty. Nevertheless, I remain firmly convinced that the government adopting such a prohibitionist approach is entirely justified. Some people might claim that there appears no immediate, hazardous effect of smoking on those often with smokers closely....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive] 509 words
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Family Lifestyle: Safety, Smoking and Food Sanitation - Family Lifestyle According to family life style project I interviewed my uncle and his wife to know his family lifestyle especially in safety , smoking and food sanitation. They are from Ras Al Khaimah , my uncle age is 37 years old , He is employee in ministry of health and my uncles wife age is 30 years old , She is housewife , both of them finished secondary school and they have 4 children , 3 boys their age 10 , 8 , 4 and one girl her age is 2 years old . My uncle family have a maid and the total monthly income is between 20,0000 - 29,999....   [tags: school projects]
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The Negative Effects of Smoking - The Negative Effects of Smoking Throughout the history of mankind, the world witnessed many discoveries and progresses due to continuous researches and experiments in several fields such as medicine and physics. Theses persisting scientific studies led to the birth of modern technologies which helped in improving the civilization. In spite of all the progress and the new knowledge, human beings have prevailed in having a lot of bad habits. One of these lethal habits is smoking....   [tags: Papers] 854 words
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Weyco Inc.: No Smoking Policy Outside or Inside Workplace - The people in the workplace can be categorize into two groups: the employer and the employees. The employees work for their employer and in turn the employer has the duty and responsibility to ensure that the minimum safety requirements are met. However, employers are not required to provide health insurance benefits to their employees. More often than not, providing health insurance benefits is very costly to the employer and in an attempt to mitigate the costs, employers’ encourage employee participation in various healthy lifestyle programs and initiatives as well as providing incentives for their participation in such programs....   [tags: deontology, health insurance, utilitarianism]
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Smoking and The Human Body - Smoking is a bad habit which plagues the young, as well as the old. It is the largest source of preventable mortality in North America1. Not only does smoking lead to an early grave, but it can also influence one's daily life. Many studies have revealed links between smoking and reduced endurance capacity2. Nicotine, the addictive agent found in cigarettes, can also be used to control weight gain. Both of these factors can have considerable effect on the sporting world. There have been many studies done, indicating that if you smoked, you did less physical activity....   [tags: essays research papers] 1462 words
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We Must Ban Public Smoking Now - “Smoking has become so nearly universal among men, the few nonsmokers are practically ignored and their rights trampled upon” (John Harvey Kellogg, Hirschfelder 146) An occurrence that happens daily for many people is choking on a cloud of smoke, tasting and smelling its acidic tobacco as it swirls through their lungs. Smoking in public has been an issue that has plagued America for many decades, so commonplace by this point that it has become part of everyday life for millions of people. Secondhand smoke, also known as sidestream smoke or environmental tobacco smoke, contains many chemical contaminants and is potentially deadly to all who inhale it....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Academic Essays]
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Harmful Effects Of Smoking Cigarettes - Harmful Effects Of Smoking Cigarettes Mentioned Photos Not Included There are numerous effects of smoking Cigarettes that affect the individual. They can affect not only your health but also your social and family life. It can also affect the non-smoker around you. Non-smokers suffer from allergies, noise and eye irritations and headaches as a result of inhaling second hand smoke. Smoking while you're pregnant can result to the growth of the foetus and may even result in the death of the baby. Below are some long term and short term effects of smoking....   [tags: Informative Essays Nicotine] 1243 words
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Use of Tobacco Products at the University - Every year around half million people die from smoking tobacco or exposure to secondhand smoke (CDC). Tobacco use is an epidemic that cannot be stopped right away; however, many countries in the world are aware of this problem and have created new regulations that will prevent and reduce the number of smokers, hopefully in time. New polices have been implemented in schools, universities, indoor and outdoor places. Now, smoke-free or tobacco- free laws are posted in almost all colleges around the United States....   [tags: Smoking Essays]
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The Use of Tobacco by Teens - Teenage smoking can be a result of the influence of other teens, or maybe the amount of peer pressure. This can cause a teen to want to smoke or even think about smoking (Alcid, Arthur, page 1). Statistics show that 794 student and 22.4 percent of teens claimed to be tobacco users. (Alcid, Arthur, page 1). Teens tend to be more abrasive when smoking, and seem to act different while smoking and once they have gotten into the habit of smoking make it a constant thing. In 2003, 21.9 percent of high school students currently smoke cigarettes (Alcid, Arthur, page 1)....   [tags: Teenage Smoking]
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Do Acohol, Smoking and Illegal Drugs Affect - Do alcohol, smoking and illegal drugs affect the pregnancy. Yes I believe that smoking illegal drugs and drinking alcohol really effects your baby in a very dangerous way .I understand that whatever the mother is consuming so is the child. Alcohol already attacks the drinker’s body and has very serious consequences, so just imagine what it does to the baby. Research has shown that baby that is carried by a drinking or smoking mother has way more health issues then infants who were not carried by an alcoholic or smoker....   [tags: miscarriage, premature deliveries] 1998 words
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Colorectal Screening: An Innovative Intervention Point for Smoking Cessation - Introduction Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in the US, with cigarette smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke contributing to 480,000 deaths annually (Department of Health and Human Services [HHS], 2014). As many as 60% of smokers will die from a disease attributable to cigarette smoking (Jha et al., 2013). Despite declines in overall cigarette smoking, decreasing recent rates of have slowed to a current prevalence at 18% (HHS, 2014). Tobacco products contain a number of carcinogens, with at least 60 associated with cigarette smoke and 16 within unburned tobacco (Hecht, 2003)....   [tags: health, morbidity, tobacco]
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Health Risks of Smoking - Health Risks of Smoking According to the American Cancer Society, one in five deaths in the United States is a result of tobacco use. This statistic translates into over 400,000 smoking related deaths in the United States each year. From these two statistics alone it is obvious that smoking is bad. It is an epidemic that has been plaguing the United States since early settlers began growing the “stinking weed.” Earlier in the century people weren’t aware of the effects of tobacco, but now the facts speak for themselves and still several million people pick up the habit each year....   [tags: Papers] 670 words
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Smoking in Public Areas - Smoking in Public Areas One thing that really 'gets up my nose' is inhaling other people's stale cigarette smoke against my will. It's about time that's smoking in public places in this country was stamped out once and for all. There is nothing worse than coming home from a night out at a nice restaurant or a party and finding that your clothes smell disgusting because they have been saturated with the stench of smoke. I'm not the only person who is fed up with this, but I'm not against other people smoking; I just wish that I had a choice whether or not I came home smelling like a dirty ashtray....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Example Essays] 581 words
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Anti-Smoking Policy - If a new policy to develop a smoke free environment for the university is to be created, the policy must consider the following four important factors: bans on smoking, anti-smoking ads, public lectures, and the age of the spokespeople. Firstly, creating bans on smoking in the university premises may seem as a harsh strategy, especially to students who are highly addicted to smoking. This strategy can be implemented with the help of strict security personnel, who should ensure that any student caught smoking in the university is stopped....   [tags: university students, ads]
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