Toward a Better Lifestyle

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What is lifestyle? The simplest definition of this word is how a person lives and preforms his daily routine. Smoking, safety and food safety are lifestyle aspects that will be mentioned in this assignment, as they are also considered important health determinates. I’ve interviewed my friend’s family; they live in Abu Dhabi and consist of a father, mother, five sons and one blessing daughter. The family is well educated as the parents both completed university, yet the mother stopped after that so she could have enough time raising the kids. The father in his mid 50’s and he work in a petroleum company.
Smoking
None of us is perfect; we all have this one bad habit that we can’t let go easily. Smoking is one of the bad, common habits mostly starts in the early teenage years and the earlier a smoker starts his journey, the more addicted he gets. A study done in 2010 showed that 40% of the smokers in the UAE are school students comparing to 25% in 2005, the number of smokers is increasing rapidly which is not a good sign for sure (Staff, 2010).
Tobacco is a green leafy plant that can be provided in many different ways for example; in cigarettes, shisha or powdered but at the end they all have the same consequences, as they cause harm for almost all the organs in the body. The national news pointed that shisha and medwakh are common forms of smoking among the UAE citizens (Cleland, 2013). Now days, tobacco is well known for causing deadly medical conditions like lung diseases. Many smokers are aware of the risk of tobacco smoke and how dangerous it is but they don’t really know that what they smoke is not only tobacco. In fact, one cigarette contains up to 70 and more chemicals associated in cancers in addition to tobacco and the FDA...

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Staff (November 22, 2010). 40% of UAE school students are smokers. Retrieved from http://www.emirates247.com/lifestyle/health/40-of-uae-school-students-are-smokers-2010-11-22-1.319636

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