Dangers Of Smoking - 1,031 words
"According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were a little over 300,000 deaths related to AIDS in 1997. That's like taking half the people in Baltimore county and making them disappear. Another 75,000 died from alcohol. In addition to that, 20,000 died from illegal drug use, and 25,000 died from motor vehicle crashes. But if you were to add those numbers up, they still wouldn't equal the amount of deaths that were related to tobacco. In fact, each year, smoking kills more people than AIDS, alcohol, drug abuse, car crashes, murders, suicides and fires combined." Tobacco is a concern not only for the person that is smoking, but it also effects the population that is not ...
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Dangers Of Smoking - 1,574 words
When Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas, he found the natives using tobacco in much the same manner as it is used today. The American Indians believed it to possess 0medicinal properties, which was the main reason for its introduction into Europe. Tobacco was important in Indian ceremonies, such as the smoking of the pipe of peace. The detrimental effects of tobacco smoking have long been recognised. As early as the 19th century, isolated reports were circulated that cigar and pipe smoking caused cancer of the mouth. It was not until the 20th century (1950 in fact) that firm evidence was established that lung cancer was directly related to cigarette smoking. Lung cancer is now the ...
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The Rights Of Smoking In Public - 603 words
Living in a free country, we sometimes seem to take advantage of laws. Yes, the United States is a free country, but should we limit our rights for the concern of others? Although smokers have the God-given right to do what they want, where they want, we need to look at delicate matters, such as smoking in public, impartially. Taking in consideration the majority of the opinion, peoples' allergies, and just plain health hazards, the right of smoking in public should definitly be debated. As a democratic society, the people have to come up with a majority vote on just about everything, and when polled on people smoking in public, 63% of the people felt it was unnecessary would win the right t ...
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Smoking - 1,829 words
Smoking and Chewing By: Trevor Glover Tobacco is a plant grown for its leaves that are smoked, chewed, or sniffed for a ton of effects like thinking your cool if you do but we all know your really not. It is an addictive substance because it has the chemical nicotine in it. People say that the tobacco plant is believed to have started in the Western Hemisphere. The leaves of the plant are then made for smoking, chewing, or sniffing. Nicotine is not the only chemical it contains over 4,000 other chemicals. The Indians of Mexico and Peru used tobacco for the ceremonies, medical purposes and to help fight hunger pains during a drought. Columbus is credited with introducing tobacco into Europe, ...
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Smoking And Its Effects - 1,822 words
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 dont know why they even started, but they cant stop. What these people dont realize is that the harm they are putting their bodies through. There are many risks of smoking, like lung disease, heart disease, and risks in pregnancy to the unborn child. Today it is known that cigarette smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer and death in the Uni ...
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Smoking And Its Effects - 1,798 words
... se, but long-term smoking may still permanently damage arteries. Studies continue to confirm the dangers of second-hand smoke; one study reported that exposure to second hand smoke is just as dangerous in the workplace as it is at home. Regular exposure to passive smoke is now estimated to increase the risk of heart disease in the nonsmoker by between 25% and 91%, causing 30,000 to 60,000 deaths each year. According to one report nonsmokers who spend as little as a half-hour in a smoke- filled room suffer a serious drop in blood levels of antioxidants, such as vitamin C, which may be important for heart protection.(Whelan 26-32) Studies have now linked cigarette smoking to infertility, e ...
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Smoking And Relaxation - 810 words
Are smokers more relaxed than non-smokers? I smoke and I want to find out if the effects of smoking makes one more relaxed than somebody who doesn't. College can be a very stressful time for a person and is an excellent place to test this question. Jenks (1994) conducted both measures of life and health satisfaction and measures of self-control between smokers and non-smokers. He found that "smokers were most likely to list relaxation along with psychological and physical addiction as a reasons for smoking." He also saw that male and female smokers ranked their reasons for smoking in the same order: psychological addiction, relaxation, physical addiction, pleasant activity, and weight contro ...
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Should Smoking Be Banned In Public Places - 698 words
Smoking or Non-SmokingShould There Be A Choice? Imagine sitting in a restaurant unable to enjoy a meal due to the cloud of smoke coming from a neighbors table. The fact that there was not a designated area for smokers has put the smoker and the non-smoker in an uncomfortable situation. Smoking should be banned in public places because non-smokers have a right to clean air, and because second hand smoke is more dangerous than actually smoking a cigarette. However, smoking should not be banned in public places because it is the smokers choice to smoke just as it is the non-smokers choice not to smoke. President Clinton is quoted saying that Weve got to do more to protect people in public place ...
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Effects Of Smoking Cigarettes - 1,705 words
What exactly do we mean by sugar? Most people would answer by describing the white granulated sugar found on the meal table. That is however only part of the answer. Table sugar is sucrose and is only one of a number of different sugars all of which belong to the carbohydrate group of basic energy foods. Sugars are a major form of carbohydrate and are found in probably all green plants. They occur in significant amounts in most fruits and vegetables. There are three main simple sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose. Sucrose is in fact a combination of fructose and glucose and the body quickly breaks it down into these separate substances. Lactose, another sugar very similar to sucrose, is a ...
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Effects Of Smoking Cigarettes - 1,743 words
... been, as well as the cause and prize of wars, an object of political activity. The industry has often been early on the list for expropriation in newly independent countries and has been nationalised in many cases. There are many reasons for this. Sugar is an attractive commodity which also provides a simple means of collecting taxes. It supplies a livelihood for countless thousands of people throughout the globe. And in a world whose population is rapidly growing it is important, because the sugar cane and the sugar beet are respectively the most efficient plant fixers of solar energy among tropical and temperate zone vegetation. The cane is four times as effective as any other tropica ...
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Smoking Speech - 739 words
Intro: If you are a smoker you should pay close attention, but even if you are not a smoker perhaps this will prevent you from smoking or guide you in helping someone else quit smoking Preview: Today I will share with you THE FACTS of smoking. First I will give you a little history, second I will tell you some tips on why you shouldnt smoke, third I will give you quitting advice, and lastly I will share with you a few little interesting facts. Transition: So you may be wondering how smoking was even introduced to us. Well let me tell you. a. The tobacco industry was not really developed until the 19th and 20th centuries. i. From Funk and Wagnalls, During WWII physicians endorsed sending sold ...
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Smoking In Restaurants - 321 words
I think smoking in public places such as indoors of a restaurant shoudn't be allowed. There's a few good reasons for me saying that. It has been proved that smoking kills you. Besides, would you like someone smoking next to you if you have your baby with you? Not only that, But I don't think I would like anyone to be smelling the nasty smoke odors while they're eating. I also think that it shoudn't be allowed because since it's indoors all the smoke gets caught inside and it can get sort of hard to even breathe. It has been proven that smoking kills you as time passes! If you keep inhaling the smoke from cigarettes, even if you aren't smoking it yourself, it can affect your lungs and in time ...
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Teenage Smoking - 420 words
There are several causes for teenage smoking, as well as many effects. There are no positive effects of teenage smoking, so there are no only negative causes for teenage smoking. The effects of teenage smoking can be both physical and mental. Despite all of the warnings there are, teenage smoking is not on a decline. Teenage smoking has many causes. Several teens take that first puff just to try something new. One might see his or her peers smoking and think it is the coolest thing. One that has grown up with a parent that smokes might think that smoking is okay and is unaware of the dangers smoking causes. Other teens may begin smoking to rebel There are several physical effects of teenage ...
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Smoking Clearing The Smoke With Education - 1,363 words
Smoking: Clearing the Smoke with Education Do you want to die? Do you want your children to experience early deaths? These questions run through my mind every time I witness people puffing away on their cigarettes. It genuinely hurts me to see parents smoking around their children. As if this isnt enough to promote smoking among the young, there are a number of other elements that encourage them to smoke. As one writer explains, Theyve learned from movies and advertising that smoking makes them more mature and sophisticated (Chen 29). They would look anything but sophisticated lying in the morgue with family and friends hovering over, grieving. This case is closed! The cause of death is lung ...
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Underaged Smoking - 1,203 words
... ear older (Kelder G. E., 1997, April). Smoking is a hazardous habit that many minors have turned to in attempts to look mature. (Braverman P. J., 1999, November 17). Many people start smoking at a very young age, therefore the government should continue to develop laws to stop this (Kelder G. E., 1997, April) . There are many laws against teen smoking. If caught smoking the teen should have to suffer the consequences and repercussions. One of the consequences is that if the teen is caught, he/she will have to participate in an eight-hour tobacco awareness class. Also, if they do not go to the class then they will be forced to pay a two hundred and fifty dollar fine (Kelder G. E., 1997, A ...
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Smoking - 504 words
Tobacco Companies Targeting Young People Every day, 3,000 kids start smoking, most of them between the ages of 10 and 18. These kids add up to 90 percent of all new smokers (Roberts 38). These statistics show us that young people are the main targets of the tobacco companies. The cigarette manufacturers will deny it, but advertising and promotion play a very important part in making these statistics a reality. The two main companies in this advertising war are Marlboro and Camel. Marlboro uses a western cowboy called the Marlboro Man, while Camel uses Joe Camel, a hip cartoon character. Everywhere you go there is billboards or some other kind of advertisement on these two shady characters. W ...
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Hazard Smoking - 1,694 words
Cigarettes - Addiction and Product Dangers It is clear that businesses have an obligation to inform their customers about their product's ingredients and dangers. Looking at the case of Rose Cipollone we see that she was a heavy smoker. Her doctor's had to remove part of her right cancerous lung and informed her that she had to quit smoking. Unfortunately, she was addicted. Her doctor's removed the rest of her lung that year and she finally quit smoking. She then sued the Liggett Group, the makers of the cigarettes she smoked. The lawsuit charged that the company knew of the link between cancer and smoking in the early 1940's. The company was found innocent of conspiring with other tobacco c ...
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The Heath Effects Of Smoking - 1,721 words
In this report I am going to tell you some of the irreversible health effects of smoking and why some people start smoking. Some of the health effects caused by smoking are non-small cell and small cell lung cancer. An irreversible health effect is a permanent change in the structure and/or function of an organ system or a permanently increased risk of suffering from a disease or some other threat to health. Irreversible effects vary in intensity and are related both to the amount and duration of exposure and the age at which the person is initially exposed. A risk or effect may diminish over time, but it may also increase. Even after exposure has ended risk may remain for many years after. ...
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Teenage Smoking - 1,572 words
This is a story about Stephanie. When she was 16 she had her first cigarette, in the back of her friends car. Her friend lit up a cigarette for herself and then offered Stephanie one. Stephanie knew that smoking was bad for you, but everyone else she knew had tried it. She wanted to feel like she fit in. She smoked the cigarette and thought to herself, "Hey, this is pretty cool. I feel so relaxed. Two years later, Stephanie was a senior and smoking a pack a day. She found it hard to make it through her eight hour school day without having a smoke. She knew she was addicted, but liked the fact that she was part of the smoking crowd in her school. Four years later and about 450 packs of cigare ...
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Secondhand Smoking - 1,796 words
"A blockbuster study published in the January issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) examined the impact of exposure to ETS on the progression of athersclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and concluded, in part, that the arteries of non-smokers exposed to ETS thickened 20% faster than non-smokers with no second-hand exposure" (JAMA). Another study published in Pediatrics in January estimated that, "about half of the cases of early childhood cases of asthma, chronic bronchitis and wheezing are attributable to exposure to secondhand smoke" (JAMA). Smoking in public areas such as bars and restaurants can be harmful to the health of not only the smoker himself, but ever ...
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