The tobacco plant was introduced to the colonists by the Native Americans. The concept of smoking a plant was unusual for the colonists until they first tried it. It became a popular and important commodity when the colonists realized trading tobacco was lucrative. Their attitude towards tobacco turned from joyful and curious to greedy and avaricious since it was bankable, benefiting both the North American and English economies. The landowners took advantage of the indentured servants, slaves and farmers. Government officials were corrupt since they imposed illegal tolls on tobacco and pirates from all nations took to violence by pirating English vessels that had tobacco goods. The tobacco trade turned the colonists into exploitative, corrupt and even violent people.
The purpose of this paper is to talk about the health of my community. Throughout the paper, I will state long-term and short-term goals for two nursing diagnoses related to cardiovascular disease and lung cancer, as well as nursing interventions in an attempt to help improve the outcomes of cardiovascular disease and lung cancer in my community. Furthermore, I will talk about goals of Healthy People 2020. The summary of the above-mentioned diagnoses will conclude this paper.
The Story of Tobacco in America is a book written by Joseph C. Robert, and published in 1949. The author provides great information for the reader by dividing the book into nine detailed chapters, from -The Discovery of “That Bewitching Vegetable”in 1492, to “The End of the Tobacco Road”, in 1948. Robert’s book shows the impact that tobacco had in establishing the early lives of American settlers and for the country as a whole. The tobacco plant has shaped the various events throughout American history, while still doing so to this very day.
The critics of the growing body of studies that pointed the finger at smoking cited the amount of subjects and methodology of those studies as common ways to undermine the reality they pointed to. They did not “constitute ‘proof’ in its scientific, medical, and social definition” nor did they effect consumption according to Peiss (129). It was not until statisticians such as E. Cuyler Hammond and Daniel Horn designed studies addressing issues with a scope of “the largest study population anyone had yet assembled” (145). Only then did some critics change their minds. With this turning point, anti-tobacco research gained steam and by the mid-1950s leading figures in medical science “now argued that the evidence was clear, convincing, and scientifically persuasive” (156). Yet in the face of this evidence while cigarette consumption lowered it still remained. Examining these chapters, the argument expertly crafted by Peiss can be summed up: Americans have been so fully indoctrinated by the marketing from tobacco companies and addicted to the substance they peddle that despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, many continued to smoke. Today, that issue is still prevalent. Even with science and medicine proving without a shadow of a doubt the connection between cigarettes and disease, the
At the beginning of the 18th century tobacco was the main cash crop for southerners, however by the end of this century tobacco prices were beginning to decline, resulting in more debts for the south. The invention of Cotton Gin will not only help the south recover from the losses of tobacco and switch to another successful cash crop, but also set the south on the path of the industrialized mass production.
The article written by pharmacist John Hill and published by the Globe and Mail Inc. to suggest an idea that could help solve the conflict in which pharmacies selling tobacco products. John Hill (1993) states that “Tobacco products should not be removed from drugstores, pharmacists should be” (p. A19). The author explains that tobacco is a palliative herb and a part of the North American heritage. The author also suggest that the pharmacist can work from a partition that is next door to the drug store. Also, the author finds the conflict between the tobacco dangers and the pharmacist concern regarding its harm is difficult for the customer to understand. I wanted to include this article to my research to show the other point of views where
In the Baltimore Sun editorial, an anonymous author writes about the positive effects of sin taxes in an article entitled “Sin Taxes Save Lives by Changing Unhealthy Behaviors.” The author presents the case that sin taxes benefit society because they change consumer behavior and promote a healthier, more active lifestyle. The writer states, “Americans are consuming too many sugary drinks that contribute to rising obesity and diabetes rates. The latest weapon in the public health arsenal to combat the problem—taxing them—deserves more serious consideration.” The author of the article continues explaining how consumers will lead healthier lifestyles by expanding on two main points that attest to the improvement of society.
The report is mainly talked about how does tobacco use effect human body. The author introduces three different kinds of tobacco which are cigarette, smokeless tobacco, and secondhand smoke. They all hurt human body in a certain degree. What is more, the disease always contain cancer whatever lung cancer or throat cancer. That means as long as tobacco or tobacco products can all get cancer. The smoke from the tobacco not only hurt users, but also hurt children and pregnant women. Quit smoking is a very difficult process. The best way is trust yourself and take responsibility.
Health expectancy means the number of years a person could expect to live in good health. Recently, it has become an extremely controversial issue that people in developed countries start to have lower health expectancy for many reasons. This essay argue that the two main factors contribute to a low health expectancy in developed countries are smoking and obesity ( US department of health and human services 2010). First the discussion will focus on the two main factors, then the essay confine some possible solutions.
“Sin taxes” are a type of excise tax levied on harmful products such as alcohol or tobacco. One of cigarette taxes’ purposes is to reduce smoking habits. However, what seems like a simple solution to generate revenue for the government and deter a harmful habit has social consequences that cannot be overlooked. Because cigarette taxes are currently regressing society by hurting low-income smokers and encouraging smuggling in the United States, they should either be revoked, or the generated revenue should be used to fund health organizations.
Indonesia is one of the world fifth largest producers of tobacco, it is a home to almost around 500,000 tobacco cultivators countrywide. Although there are domestic and international laws disallowing children under 18 from performing dangerous work, hundred children like Ayu work in dangerous circumstances on tobacco farms in Indonesia, who are wide-open to nicotine, deadly pesticides, tremendous heat and other hazards. This work could have lasting significances on their strength and growth.
Here is a quick question. What is the one thing most of us see every day? There are many answers to this question. It can be the sun, cars or even you, but what this question wanted you to answer was a tobacco because it is one of the things most of us see every day, and we all learn from all sorts of sources that they are bad in many ways such as it can trigger lung cancer or robs our teeth, but it is blending in into our society. It will be better for us to make it clear whether tobacco is a good or bad thing for our future. There once was a time when tobacco was a symbol of coolness, you could not see actors in a movie without a lit tobacco. Today, not so many people consider tobacco as a friendly thing. Although there are some articles
Harper, T. (2006). Why the tobacco industry fears point of sale display bans. Tobacco Control, 15 (3), 270-275.
Smoking has been a long time habit round the world. However, in the past, smoking cigarette was very popular and known to be a cool recreational drug, and was widely accepted by the community across the world. Today smoking has been less widely accepted and more restricted because of the many health risks that are linked to smoking cigarette. These days, people are well educated and more knowledgeable about the health risks of smoking. Therefore, smoking popularity has been in sharp a decline in the past decade. Smoking cigarette is more than just an addiction; it is one of highest cause of death in the world than any other causes.
Indonesia is one of the developing countries that have high levels of consumption and production of cigarette. Variation product and price cigarettes cause Indonesia has become one of the producers and consumers cigarette the largest in the world (Anies, 2006). According to the Director of the Directorate General of Customs and Excise, Frans Rupang, permitting the establishment of a cigarette production is relatively easy. Now we have at least 3,800 cigarette factories, including home-based classes. The amount was the largest in the world (http://bisniskeuangan.kompas.com accessed 25 April 2015).