top-rated free essay

Tobacco Smoking and American Lung Association

By shazwani Aug 01, 2011 521 Words
Topic : Smoking Among Teenagers
Thesis Statement : Smoking among teenagers has been increasing in an alarming rate. There are many effects on cigarette on the teenagers and the numerous ways to quit smoking. Fact : According to the American Lung Association, there are an estimated 50 million people who smoke. For some reason people just do not fully understand the risks they take by smoking. Cigatette smoking is a frequent cause for many health problem with smokers. To begin with, there are many hazardous ingredients in cigarette tobacco. Some of th ingredients are poisonous or addictive. Cigarette smoke produces thousand of chemicals that are hazardous to a smoker’s health. There are over 4000 chemicals produced by a burning cigarette. At least 200 chemicals are known to be poisonous to a persons health. Though filters help block some of the chemicals, they will not stop them completely. Effect :

1. Smoking can effect not your health but also your social and family life. It can also affect the non-smoker around you. * Non-smokers suffer from allergies, noise and eye irritations and headaches as a result of inhaling second hand smoke. * Smoking while youre pregnant can result to the growth of the foetus and may even result in the death of the baby. 2. Cigarette smoking is the major cause of lung cancer.

* It is also responsible for chronic bronchitis. Last, there is emphysema, which is another disease caused by smoking. * By smoking, people have a fivefold increase in the risk of dying from lung cancer, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. * Lung cancer accounts for 29 percent of all cancer deaths in the United States and smoking accounts for about 87 percent of lung cancer deaths. The risks of dying from lung cancer are 23 times higher for male smokers and 11 times higher for female smokers than for nonsmokers. 3. Smoking can cause died.

* The majority of smokers are cognizant of the dangers of inhaling the poisons and toxins that deteriorate their health and those around them, and they either don’t care or are so addicted to tobacco, that they are at an impasse to do anything about it. Ways to quit smoking :

1. Think about starting an exercise program and a sensible eating plan. Again speak to your doctor or dietician. Exercise will give you more energy and help you to relax and relieve stress. 2. Tell your family and friends about your intentions. Ask them for their support before you quit and explain that you may not be yourself while experiencing withdrawal. When you reach your quitting date rely on those that have been most encouraging for support. 3. Consider finding yourself a quitting partner relatives, work colleagues and friends are a good place to start. Set a date to quit together and you will be able to give each other support. Conclusion : In conclusion, smoking is bad for our health because it produces a lot of damage and in extreme cases, the death. Smoking is also like a slow death, so if you are smoker, you are in risk, you are dying. So, we must be careful of that.

Cite This Document

Related Documents

  • Smoke: Tobacco Smoking and American Lung Association

    ...ARTICLE DISADVANTAGES OF SMOKING Cigarettes have existed in the history of mankind since the historical days. Smoking in the early 1900s was seen as healthful and invigorating. Although people are aware of the health risks involved in smoking, many still smoke. Smoking is a habit that has many disadvantages. Beside the impact smoking has on h...

    Read More
  • Lung Cancer due to smoking

    ... Lung cancer to due smoking and air pollution A review of Literature Akeem Williams 6/04/2012 Health Positive Living Professor Luster-Harvey Abstract Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Identifying factors associated...

    Read More
  • the evaluation on smoking tobacco

    ... The evaluation of smoking As of 2008, there were 46 million adult smokers in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). That means 20.6 percent of people over 18 expose themselves to the disadvantages of smoking cigarettes ( Smoking usually begins at a young age and progresses through t...

    Read More
  • Influence of Tobacco Smoking

    ...This assignment will discuss the influence of tobacco smoking on the physical health; on the social life of people and any benefits that are associated with smoking. Tobacco smoking has been called the biggest single cause of preventable ill health and premature death in the United Kingdom (UK) (Department of Health i...

    Read More
  • Smoking Tobacco Smoking

    ...Words 12 Pages Factors that Contribute to the Incidence of Tobacco Smoking among the Students of Puntod National High School: A Basis for Preventative Measure To Deter Student from Smoking CHAPTER 1 The Problem Introduction The use of tobacco is not a recent phenomenon. It has been said that tobacco plants have grown in North...

    Read More
  • Teen: Tobacco Smoking

    ...Teen smoking is a very real issue. Although the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report that teen smoking is down since the 1990s, the problem has remained relatively stable throughout the 2000s. Teen smoking still affects 54 percent of high school students, and one in three who start smoking as a teen will die later of smoking related causes. ...

    Read More
  • The Ill Effects of Smoking Tobacco

    ...Tobacco smoking is the practice of burning tobacco and inhaling the smoke (consisting of particle and gaseous phases). (A more broad definition may include simply taking tobacco smoke into the mouth, and then releasing it, as is done with tobacco pipes and cigars). The practice may have begun as early as 5000-3000 BC. Tobacco was introduce...

    Read More
  • The Effects Of Smoking Tobacco

    ... The Effects of Smoking Tobacco Olivia Nagel Biology 123 Professor Thompson May 6, 2014 ABSTRACT This paper talks about the effects of smoking tobacco on the human body. It also examines the effects that smoking has on the surrounding environment of the individual who is directly smoking. Smoking has been around for a very long ti...

    Read More

Discover the Best Free Essays on StudyMode

Conquer writer's block once and for all.

High Quality Essays

Our library contains thousands of carefully selected free research papers and essays.

Popular Topics

No matter the topic you're researching, chances are we have it covered.