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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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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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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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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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Passive Smoking: An Active Controversy - An Analysis of the print ad Passive Smoking: An Active Controversy Our society uses media in various ways to coerce an audience to buy a certain product, believe a specific message, or assume a certain belief based on a particular ad. These ads appear in many different forms, consisting of television commercials, billboard ads, and print ads. To analyze a given message, an individual must be open-minded and be able to distinguish what the underlying theme is. Often times the message being portrayed to the consumer consists of numerous fallacies....   [tags: Publicity Ads] 1036 words
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Smoking Trends Among Teenagers - Cigarette smoking is a habit that kills approximately million of people per year. It is surprisingly being picked up by myriad amount of children every day. Smoking becomes a growing trend in the youth community. The number of young smokers have been increased in most American middle schools and high schools. Both girls and boys are smoking because they think it is cool. The four reasons that cause many teenagers to start smoking are peer-pressure, image projection, rebellion, and adult aspirations....   [tags: essays research papers] 1067 words
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Dr. Haviland’s A Silence That Kills and Florence King’s I’d Rather Smoke than Kiss - Do you smoke. Such a question has been asked to most people at one time or another. The topic of smoking certainly requires a thorough analysis, whether you smoke or not. It’s also an issue which seems to polarize people. In this reading we’ll compare contrasting viewpoints by two different individuals. As I present the arguments, I’ll dissect them to truly understand their inner-workings. Both Dr. Haviland and King touch on many subjects yet seem to ignore others. I think a balance must be struck when it comes to smoking, both through individual rights and a social responsibility....   [tags: tobacco, 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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Supporting a Smoking Ban - Smoking I am writing an essay about smoking and whether or not you smoke I would like to share my views with you. As well as my views I will also explain the views of others who support smoking. I chose this subject because it is something that really annoys me. My opinion is against it, especially in public places. My reasons are that it harms the smoker and others. Other people feel that smoking is not a bad thing and support it. My opinion of those people is that they are probably all smokers....   [tags: essays research papers] 909 words
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Effects of Smoking on Health - Effects of Smoking on Health Smoking is the act of inhaling the fumes of burning substances. It used to be men who mainly smoked pipes and cigars which involve little inhalation. Now a days the amount of young women and children smoking is on the increase although the overall amount of people who smoke is declining in most countries. There are thought to be around 4000 different chemical in a cigarette, many are toxic and 43 of them are carcinogens. The main substances in a cigarette are tar, carbon monoxide and nicotine....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Example Essays] 1072 words
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Social Influences on Smoking - Social Influences on Smoking The tobacco industry is important to the economy. In 1991, worldwide tobacco sales exceeded $59.8 billion and in 1992 the industry was rated as one of the top one hundred advertisers (Pechmann and Ratneshwar, 1994). However, there are high prices to pay - socially, economically, and personally - as a result of this industry. Annual mortality figures indicate that cigarette smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States. An estimated 390,000 people die each year of smoke related illnesses, which is greater than the combined mortality for cocaine, crack, AIDS, homicide, suicide, and alcohol abuse (Botvin, G., Baker, Botvin, E., Dusenb...   [tags: Papers] 3489 words
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Smoking Must be Stopped - Smoking needs to be stopped Millions of people around the world enjoy the disgusting habit of smoking. This habit contributes to an epidemic of disease, which brings pain, suffering and death to millions every year (Active Smoking). We need to end this suffering by banning smoking in all its forms. Smokers, non-smokers, and the environment are all adversely affected by smoking. Smoking is one of the worst things you can do to your body. Butane, arsenic, acetone, carbon monoxide, methanol, cadmium, and hydrogen cyanide, no one in their right mind would willingly ingest any of these things into their bodies, but these are just a few of the ingredients found in today's cigarettes....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Harmful Effects Of Smoking - Every year thousands of people die because of lung cancer or other tobacco related illnesses. Everyone in the world comes in contact with smoke from a cigarette at least once in their lifetime, whether it is at a restaurant or at work. Millions of people are addicted to smoking, and thousands more become addicted every year. Cigarettes and other tobacco products are everywhere. Most of the addicted smokers started when they were young (Roberts 18). The reason why people get addicted to any type of tobacco product is because all tobacco products have nicotine in them, which is the addictive ingredient (American Thoracic Society 22)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Example Essays] 1910 words
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How to quit smoking - How to quit smoking Cigarettes and cigarette smoke contain over 4,000 chemicals, including 43 known to cause cancer. Many of these chemicals are added in the processes of tobacco farming and cigarette production. The tobacco burns while a cigarette is smoked, exposing the smoker to these deadly chemicals, tars and gases To quit smoking, the smoker must put a plan to work on it. This plan has three phases: deciding to quit, preparing to quit, and following through. Deciding to quit: each smoker has his or her own reasons; here are three good ones: The family needs his financial and emotional support....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Example Essays] 379 words
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Youth Smoking and Prevention - Youth Smoking and Prevention Introduction: Ascertaining the Issue and Addressing the Problem As we progress into a more sophisticated and knowledgeable future, it is no wonder that our prosperity and health are first on our list of priorities. By simply looking at the longevity people have in today's world, one can see something that was unfathomable less than one hundred years ago. In this proposal, an issue is addressed that deals on many levels. It is an issue that touches everyone, whether one is directly involved or not....   [tags: Tobacco Addiction Papers]
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Thank You for Smoking - Thank You for Smoking “Take another drag. That’s good for you.” One might not hear that everyday, but Peter Brimelow’s “Thank You for Smoking…?” is a very well written deductive argument that may have you believing that statement by the time you’re done reading his article. Brimelow’s argument is clearly inductive because he presents his samples right away which lead to generalizations that are drawn from those examples (McFadden). Brimelow comes right out early in the argument and informs the reader smoking can be beneficial to one’s health (141)....   [tags: Peter Brimelow Tobacco Health Essays]
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Behavior Modification (smoking Cessation) - The health consequences of smoking have become evident since early 1960s and numerous techniques to help smokers to become nonsmokers have started to develop. "The Behavioral Aspects of Smoking", a report of the Surgeon General first published in 1979 talks in detail about methods aided to assist smokers in the process of cessation. Sometimes it is very hard to decide which intervention strategy is the best and most useful because they vary from gimmicks to formal programs and clinics. The report is focused on the effort to define what strategy, method or program is the most effective in producing long-term and positive changes in smoking behavior....   [tags: Psychology] 1472 words
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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, the Wrong Choice - There are many people today who choose the path of smoking. Many of my friends started smoking before their eighteenth birthday and some continue to smoke now. I always asked them why they started to smoke and many of them said that everyone else did so why not try it. Well that young curiosity is leading to a life-long addiction of spending more than $50 a week on cigarettes, lighting up after every few hours, and standing outside in the bitter cold freezing to have a few drags. Peter Brimelow wrote an article called Thank You for Smoking....   [tags: Rebuttal Argumentative Persuasive] 977 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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Cigarettes are Harmful and Should Be Made Illegal - ... In the end you just end up addicted to tobacco. Many people don’t know the real ingredients to what they are smoking. Don’t people know how many chemicals Tobaccos Company’s put in their cigarettes. Marlboro a well-known cigarette brand put some of the ingredients on their website. Marlboro has many ingredients that are not hazards to the human body, but they only show water, sugars, cocoa, carob bean, nature artificial flavors, and diammonium phosphate. What are the ingredients that harm the body....   [tags: detriments of smoking]
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Thank You for Smoking? - “Thank You for Smoking…?” Peter Brimelow brings to light an interesting idea in his essay “Thank You for Smoking…?” Brimelow’s purpose of his essay is to defend smoking. He provides the audience with information that is worthy of their consideration and valid enough to make them think twice about how they stand on the issue of smoking. Unfortunately, some flaws in Brimelow’s technique distract the audience from his message that smoking is not as unhealthy as it appears. A few mistakes transform his work from a well-written argumentative essay to an unsuccessful attempt to spread his beliefs....   [tags: Peter Brimelow Tobacco Essays]
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Effects of Smoking Cigarettes - The History of Tobacco In 3000 B.C the Ancient Egyptians burnt sweet herbs and frankincense when sacrificing to their gods. This was the beginning of smoking. Then in the beginning of the Christian era smoke was inhaled through the burning fur of a hare, the diagnoses for epilepsy was the inhalation of smoke from a goat's horn and for consumption, smoke inhaled through a reed of dried dung of an ox. Somewhere in the United States was believed to be the birthplace of tobacco, a plant of the genus Nicotiana....   [tags: Nicotine Cigarettes Tobacco] 1617 words
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Teenage Smoking in Canada -      In a society where it is not unusual to see a ten year old child smoking a cigarette in public, where large tobacco companies sponsor all big sporting events and where smoking advertisements are everywhere you look, how can it be understood that what is going on is a form of suicide. Smoking is comparable to a serial killer; a cigarette acts as the weapon used by tobacco companies and its victims subjecting themselves by their own free will to participate in the crime.      The governments of the United States and many other countries have chosen to regulate addictive substances, like cigarettes, via taxation; minimum-age purchase laws; restrictions on consumption in schools, the workp...   [tags: essays research papers] 2187 words
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Smoking and Its Effects - Smoking and Its Effects Most people know that smoking is bad for your lungs and causes cancer. But few are aware of the effects of smoking on their heart. When you smoke, toxic chemicals from tobacco enter your blood stream. These chemicals send signals to your heart to beat harder and faster, causing blood vessels to constrict and forcing blood to travel through a smaller space. Both of the effects cause high blood pressure. A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggested that the benefits of quitting smoking are enormous, particularly lowering the risk of heart disease by almost 50%....   [tags: Papers] 706 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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Smoking In Public Places - Got a Light Little Boy. For years, there has been a huge debate on whether cigarette smoke affects both the people being around the smoke, or the people doing the actual act itself. There is a huge cloud of “smoke” on this topic that needs to be cleared. Who are we to believe. The tobacco company that has its own researchers, or the independent researchers that have nothing to hide. In the article, “What the Antismoking Zealots Really Crave,” by Jeff Jacoby, he comes up with many points to go against non-smokers in which I disagree with him to the fullest....   [tags: essays research papers] 475 words
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Teenage Smokers and Advertisement - Most smokers start in their teens and for that reason tobacco companies are determined to get them hooked. Many smokers drop the habit each year by either quitting or dying (How Tobacco Advertising Works, 2002). Tobacco companies rely on the constant inflow of new smokers to maintain profits and that is why advertisements especially target the younger generation. For every smoker that quits or dies they depend on new ones to take their place. Young people are perspective customers for many types of products....   [tags: smoking, teenagers, ] 1083 words
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