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Stop Smoking

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STOP SMOKING

Smoking can hurt smokers’ health and other people around them but why is it legal? Smokers in the world spend enormous amounts of money instead of using it for education, healthcare…, or while millions of people in Africa die because of no food, that is moral? Why do people spend their money to kill themselves instead of taking care of their family or contributing to social causes? According to the Lung Association, tobacco smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals, many of them poisonous or carcinogenic. Among them are carbon monoxide, arsenic, hydrogen cyanide, ammonia, lead, sulphur compounds, formaldehyde and, of course, nicotine (Ehow website, Retrieved Tuesday, March, 27, 2012). Almost all those chemicals are toxic to human health. So when they smoke a cigarette, they get more chance of getting cancer developing and increasing the risk of many health problems like high blood pressure, blood clots and aneurysms in the brain, which can lead to strokes….. In addition, smoking not only hurts smokers themselves, but also it hurts other people around them more than they think. Have you ever heard about second-hand smokers? They are the people that never smoke but they inhale the smoke that smokers throw out the air. And they face the risks of smoking, too. Who are victims of second-hand smoke? They are their children, their wives or anyone who lives in 1050250Stop smoking 3

their houses even developing babies inside the womb. Research shows that children born to smoking parents encounter a death rate seven times higher and are twice as likely to be infected with lung cancer their counterparts who are born to none-smoking parents (Ministry of health website, n.d.). Now everyone can know the risks of health but not all of them know economic losses that smoking causes. Each addict must spend some money for cigarettes every day. Maybe that’s small money but total they will spend every month, every year or whole their life, that isn’t a small one more. Some people are more worried about buying cigarettes than they are about buying food. That causes economic burdens on their families and contributing the poverty of situation. Research of “Demographic of Tobacco Use” shows smoking prevalence was higher among adults living below the poverty level (32.3 percent) than those living at or above the poverty level (23.5 percent). In addition, in the United State, the Americans spend enormous of money on healthcare to treat diseases related smoking. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, health care expenditures caused directly by smoking totaled $50 billion in 1993. While over 30 million Americans need food stamp from government to eat, millions of people in Africa died because of no foods, smokers are wasting money to kill themselves instead they can contribute to social or help some people that really need money to survive. 1050260Stop smoking 4

In conclusion, smoking causes the risk of health problem, smoking causes poverty of situation, smoking causes economic burdens on government. That’s why government took strong measure to reduce smoking like not allowing smoking in public or high tax in cigarettes…….. By that way, smokers can’t smoke everywhere, so they are forced to reduce number of cigarettes or reduce risks of smoking even so they can save money for some meaning things.

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Stop smoking
Hieu Pham
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Final project
May 28 2012

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References
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.oralcancerfoundation.org/tobacco/advertising_tobacco.htm

Ehow website.
http://www.ehow.com/about_5371343_effects-cigarette-smoke-plants.html

Ministry of health website
http://www.moh.gov.jo/MOH/En/generaldetails.php?generalid=81.

Oral cancer foundation website. Demographic of Tobacco Use
http://www.oralcancerfoundation.org/tobacco/demographics_tobacco.htm

The New York Times. Times Health Guide. Retrieved Tuesday, March, 27, 2012 from
http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/specialtopic/smoking-and-smokeless-tobacco/overview.html

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every day. Maybe that’s small money but total they will spend every month, every year or whole their life, that isn’t a small one more. Some people are more worried about buying cigarettes than they are about buying food. That causes economic burdens on their families and contributing the poverty of situation. Research of “Demographic of Tobacco Use” shows smoking prevalence was higher among adults living below the poverty level (32.3 percent) than those living at or above the poverty level (23.5 percent).

In addition, in the United State, the Americans spend enormous of money on healthcare to treat diseases related smoking. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, health care expenditures caused directly by smoking totaled $50 billion in 1993. While over 30 million Americans need food stamp from government to eat, millions of people in Africa died because of no foods, smokers are wasting money to kill themselves instead they can contribute to social or help some people that really need money to survive.

In conclusion, smoking causes the risk of health problem, smoking causes poverty of situation, smoking causes economic burdens on government. That’s why government took strong measure to reduce smoking like not allowing smoking in public or high tax in cigarettes…….. By that way, smokers can’t smoke everywhere, so they are forced to reduce number of cigarettes or reduce risks of smoking even so they can save money for some meaning things.

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