Public Health Issue: Smoking
This essay is aimed to explore, analyse and discuss smoking in adults. Smoking is a public health issue as such is one of the major contributors to high mortality and ill-health in the adults which is preventable (Health and Excellence Care (NICE) (2012). The United Kingdom (UK) is known to have the highest number of people with a history of smoking among people with low socio-economic status (Scriven and Garman, 2006; Goddard and Green, 2005). Smoking is considered a serious epidemic in the UK and the National institute for Health and Excellence Care (NICE, 2012) stated that 28% of adults with low economic status are tobacco smokers compared with 13% of those with economic status or having professional incomes. Furthermore almost 80,000 people died in England in 2011 as a result of smoking related issues and 9,500 admissions of children died due to being second hand smokers (WHO, 2005).
The smoking level of Americans has become more abundant, and rapidly is getting out of control. This is a problem to our beloved country because of the many horrendous effects it has on the body. Many of these effects can be harmful to the body. These effects can lead to stroke, blindness, cataracts, Periodontitis, aortic aneurysm, early abdominal aortic atherosclerosis, and other severe illnesses. So, the big question is: why do people who understand the risks of smoking continue to smoke?
Smoking: Outlaw Tobacco Entirely
Smoking in America can be traced for thousands of years. Ancient pictures depict Native Americans smoking pipes. Christopher Columbus discovered tobacco during his travels to Cuba in 1493 and took it Europe. The tobacco plant itself was first grown and used in 6000 BC in America. Tobacco comes from the harvested leaves of the Nicotiana plant.
Smoking is something that millions of Americans do every day and companies profit millions of dollars every year through the sales of cigarettes, but at what cost? Five dollars a pack for a cancered lung and a heart attack. A deadly addiction comparable to heroin or cocaine, cigarettes are the only product that efficiently kills more than five million people year -- one million in the Americas-- and is still legal. The damage that it causes does not surface until years later after habitual use. The government should issue a federal ban on cigarettes because of the adverse health effects..
Raising the Age
The complex question that was asked in the post was, “What are the consequences the city of New York will face by raising the smoking age to twenty-one?” This paper will discuss the multifaceted controversial subject facing the New York City residents; those ages eighteen through twenty-one and many merchants around the city. Multiple opinions show why this bill is a very good decision when looking at the health at these eighteen to twenty-one year olds in addition to the city’s youth. When another argument shows the financial hardships going to be felt because this bill passed legislation.
In today’s world, there is a deadly murderer going around. It lives in people’s pockets, purses, bags, jackets, and is held in their very own hand. This mass murderer looks harmless wrapped in simple white paper with a brown filter at the end, but inside it contains over 500 chemicals that kill you and surrounding people slowly. It’s called a cigarette. While many people are against this deadly form of tobacco, there are people who wouldn’t mind, in fact would love if the manufacturing of this product never stopped, simply because they are addicted to it or are making money off of it. I on the other hand, am against any support of this product. Cigarettes can lead to many diseases such as coronary heart disease, strokes, lung cancer, and many more. They are especially harmful if you are pregnant, which is also why I, and hopefully you after reading this, will believe they should stopped being produced and sold everywhere.
Smoking Case Study
Smoking is terrible, or science has yet to discover any medical advantages connected with it. You'd have a hard time discovering somebody that would contend against this thought. While most normal individuals comprehend this idea, there is Surgeon General the United States, who has a message stamped on each tobacco item sold in the country. On the off chance that stopping is the point then we as a general public need to go for the proverbial jugular, and that is smoking tobacco is fatal.
Smokers’ Social Responsibility: Supporting Cigarette Ban in Outdoor Areas
Audience: Smokers in the city
Genre: An article in local newspaper
Results of many researches have proven that concentrations of tobacco smoke in outdoor areas possess the risk to individuals, kids and environment. Even cigarette butts are equally hazardous for environment and many creatures, especially in sea. Therefore, the recently laid ban on smoking in outdoor area in our city is a good move. However, the support of smokers is very much needed to make it successful.
Smoking in America
In the United States today, more than forty six million Americans are addicted to cigarettes. More people have died due to cigarette smoking than from narcotic drugs, World Wars I and II, and the Vietnam War combined (Bailey 1). The annual death toll for cigarette smoking is more than four-hundred thousand Americans a year, and is the number-one preventable cause of death in the United States. If Americans are aware of the lethal effects of smoking, why is it still so popular?
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. Peer pressure has turned this highly addictive drug into not only a seclusive activity, but also a social engagement brought about by curiosity. In addition to cigarettes, products such as e-cigs and hookah have made it increasingly easier to experiment with nicotine, allowing the user to smoke in a non-combustible, smoke free environment. The public health sector is responsible for preventing disease, promoting health, and prolonging life for the millions of Americans who so desperately need support. Organized efforts have been made in attempt to alleviate the predicament, which sadly will still continue to kill years off American lives.