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Smoking and its effect on society Smoking and its effect on society 7 July Smoking Many people believe that they are in control of their own lives. They believe that their lives are based upon choices they make as individuals. For me on the other hand it is different.
I have given my choice away.
Throughout my entire life I have been waiting to attain a feeling of independence and a sense of power over my decisions. However, over the past couple years I have succeeded this power, this choice to an addiction that impacts individuals and families all over the world.
In high school I was a three sport athlete whom had the opportunity to play at the college level in both soccer and basketball. Imagine waking up every morning and needing a drink of anything you can get your hands on just so you can breathe.
This is what I deal with on a daily basis. I am constantly thirsty, out of breathe, and congested. My day is run by when to smoke one.
If we round it to half a pack a day, that means I smoke a pack of cigarettes in 2 days. So if you multiply To put this number in perspective for you, the tuition costs here at Clinton Community College for a full year is 3, On this pace within years I could be gradually progressing my addiction to the point where I smoke a pack, maybe even two a day.
At this point I struggle sometimes to even find the cash to get a pack, so I can only imagine the financial hardships that await me if my disease progresses. Throughout my whole life I have been the kid yelling one more; one more throw, one more kick, one more shot.
Even though I have always dealt with a mild case of asthma, sensational has been the only word to describe my athletic performance between the lines on a field or court. My senior year in high school I ran a 5: In the spring of I tried my first cigarette.
At first I hated it, made me cough, feel sick, and smelt horrible. But then I kept smoking them, soon I began to crave the high of smoking one.the American Cancer Society (ACS).
Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of cancer mortality in the United States,1 accounting for as much as 98% of all tobacco-related deaths.2 The 50th anniversary Surgeon General’s Report calls for the rapid elimination of the use of all combusted tobacco.
Education regarding smoking cessation and nicotine replacement therapy may be beneficial to this group. The horizontal boxplot is a five point summary of the data and shows the median, quartiles and the extremes. The social structure of our society is constantly changing and maybe one day society as a whole will realize how harmful smoking is to the individual as well as the group and outlaw it completely.
In this paper I have talked about my addiction to nicotine because it is a problem I deal with on a daily basis. Home > Stanton Glantz, PhD. Stanton Glantz, PhD. Professor of Medicine. Association of Noncigarette Tobacco Product Use With Future Cigarette Smoking Among Youth in the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study, a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society.
Jan 24, · The disease risks from cigarette smoking increased over most of the 20th century in the United States as successive generations of first male and then female smokers began smoking at progressively earlier ages. follow-up and analysis in the American Cancer Society prospective studies.
Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. ; – No e-cigarette company has submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve e-cigarettes for smoking cession, and the FDA has not taken any action against companies that claim e-cigarettes are effective for quitting smoking.