With the demand of it increasing, the legalization of marijuana has grown to be a very controversial topic recently. This subject has been debated numerous times over the past few years. People’s points of view and researches about the topic have varied greatly. Some people believe that marijuana should be legalized, while the rest feel should stay prohibited. Proponents of marijuana argue that there are numerous medical benefits and that the drug is not more harmful than tobacco or alcohol.
This article written by Joe Nocera is a highly controversial topic within teens and young adults. The use of e-cigarettes has been scrutinized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a new found addiction. The CDC believes that e-cigarettes are just as dangerous as normal cigarettes and are a detriment to the public health. Throughout the paper, Nocera is illustrating to the reader that he is very one sided with his opinion. Necura believe that e-cigarettes are not harming the youth but acting as a diversion to smoking combustible cigarettes.
Since its creation in 2007, e-cigarettes have only grown in popularity, especially with teenagers. All over America, teens in high school and even middle school can be found vaping. Teens are far more likely to vape as they feel pressure to fit in and be cool. Therefore, teen vaping is a problem because it can lead to future health problems, the e-cigarette industry is not fully regulated, and it can lead to nicotine addiction. Vaping as an adolescent can lead to health issues in the future.
It was bad because “taxes not only raise revenue but they can regulate too.” For instance, if a government raised taxes on tobacco products, it will show the governments distastes towards tobacco and make less people buy it. If the companies were to say anything and try to fight the tax the government could say it was to raise revenue because so many people use tobacco products. This shows how important it really is
As I read this article, and continued my research on this topic, I have come to a decision. I disagree with the argument the electronic cigarettes will lead to the addictive use of traditional cigarettes. As more and more people purchase and use these electronic cigarettes, they become addicted to the artificial flavors of the e-juice and the nicotine, not the idea of traditional cigarettes. The multiple different flavors draw their attention, the nicotine is just the one thing they don’t pay as much attention to. They continue making new flavors that grab the attention of teens and young adults which is the reason more and more teens and young adults begin “smoking” electronic cigarettes.
As serious of smoking side effects getting popular, lots of people were concerned about their health. On the other hand, the promotion of the tobacco companies getting incredibly flexible to younger targets to hold the users longer period to use their tobaccos. In 1990’s Camel was sold to and also targeted to children, which is hiding the unethical problem behind familiar promotions through various medium. After seven years, the attractive appearance of cig box to children criticized by people, so it disappeared due to changed expectation of societies. However, cigarette companies did not stop to selling them to young people because one of the strategies of business to enhance their income was targeting children.
Elvis Presley has had more impact on American society and culture than any other person in history for the three following reasons; his large contribution to the start of the generation gap in the 1950’s, his huge impact on rock ‘n’ roll music, and finally, his music opened a door for some integration between races. First of all, in the 1950’s Elvis Presley and his music started the era of the generation gap between teenagers and their parents, an era which is still going on today. With Elvis being very young, attractive and his new type of music and dancing, teenage girls fell head over heels for the young star. Most parents though, did not feel the same way about Presley. He was often described a vulgar and many accused him of corrupting the youth.
This opposition to change toward people like Tessie can also be seen in history. For instance, take the war on smoking tobacco. Tobacco was seen to be cool and okay for many years and was a common hobby of many people. As research was found to show the damage tobacco can do there were still people opposed banning it because it was a way of life to them and even in a new age where everyone know the harms of tobacco and not many people smoke, there are still older people who believe in it as well as some young people starting. Moreover, in “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson the person vs society problem shows how different people think and how morals shape
This problem has risen because of the parents not taking action in the teen’s life when they were younger and developing the lessons of life. The use of marijuana by teens is a serious issue and has a serious consequence that needs to be addressed, but with every issue there is usually a way to solve it and the way to solve this problem starts with the parents. Marijuana use in teens is dangerous and can cause health problems and other problems such as judgment and brain damage. The most known health issue is the effects it has on an adult’s lungs. It can cause chronic bronchitis, which is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes which carry air to your lungs.
In the fast developing contemporary world, it seems to be that people cannot spend a day without social media, despite the fact of its numerous negative effects. The vulnerable teenagers should limit the use of social media by spending less time on the Internet as it can cause a number of negative consequences: it can lead to health as well as social problems. Proponents, however, argue that social media changed lives to the better as it made communication easier and faster and there are no negative effects from social media. They might also say it is impossible to withdraw from the Internet at all. This may be true and their argument is valid, nevertheless, all the negative impacts on one’s physical as well as mental health and social life outweigh the mentioned advantages.