"It will probably rain tomorrow,” Margie said, “but the picnic will not be cancelled since the park has a shelter.”
Wispy, white tails of smoke drift around the front seat of the car towards the children sitting in the back. The smoke does not amuse the third grader; he smells, sees, and breathes in the smoke every day from his mother’s cigarette. The smoke reaches the newborn infant strapped in her car seat, unable to escape the killer substance hanging in the air. Her lungs slowly adjust to her mother’s killer habits, which then becomes the baby’s killer habit without even lifting the cigarette to her delicate mouth. This scenario occurs in many families and cars around the country, and while many smokers realize the potential, deadly effects on their own bodies, they do not realize the deadly effects on their passengers. Therefore, legislation should ban smoking in cars carrying children under the age of eighteen.
Brittney Smith a 17 year old girl who goes to Maplewood High School where she is an honor roll student, a cheerleader, and is the student body president for the Junior classmen. She enjoys spending time with her family, hanging out with her friends, and she make sures that she makes the right decisions for the school. Brittney usually gets along with everyone in the school even the unpopular kids, but there is this one person she doesn’t like or can’t stand to be around. His name is Andre Jones, Andre is the captain of the basketball team and star player. Even though Brittney is around Andre during basketball games, she still refuses to talk to him or go near him.
With more people switching over to Vaping the environment has become cleaner. The smell of Cigarette butts can cause the air around to become Polluted with unhealthy and unsafe toxins for children of young ages. If a child where to breath in the toxins of tobacco it can cause major health problems because their body is not strong enough to fight off such strong toxins. Smoking is a main reason many smokers are obtaining lung cancer from being a smoker for multiple years(Conserve energy). Smoking has carcinogenic particles which is radiation that comes from the cigaret and promotes lung cancer. Second hand smoking causes the same health problems as first hand smokers. The fumes that come off the cigarette are still toxins that
I personally think that the film should include more risks that a woman takes or goes through during her pregnancy, such as drinking alcohol, or HELLP syndrome. A guest speaker, Jennifer Deane, mention that she used to smoke, and she often sobered herself up at a local bar. I thought it was brave of her that she told the whole class the truth of what she did during her pregnancy. Many women share limited about their pregnancy of what substances they put to feed their fetuses. The textbook mentioned that alcohol and tobacco are the some of the most harmful substance to the fetus. Smoking increased the likelihood of abortion, premature birth, and low birth weight, whereas drinking alcohol can cause the child to have a disorder called fetal alcohol syndrome (Levay and Baldwin, 2014). This part is also correlated with one of my classes, which I will talk
The use of marijuana during pregnancy can cause health problems in babies. Marijuana use can make you addicted.
Children who are born with brain damage could results from smoking during a gestation period because smoking influences the health of unborn babies.
Looking at the micro-mezzo-macro approach to Courtney’s situation on an individual level, as her social worker, I would take into account that she is an African American woman in her 20s and she is recently pregnant with her first child. She works at a restaurant making minimum wage and is independent by living in her own apartment. On a mezzo level the father of Courtney’s child may or may not be in the picture long-term because of their recent fighting possibly because they cannot agree if she should choose to continue the pregnancy. She was raised by a single mother who has been supporting her emotionally and finically recently, however they were having problems with their relationship. She grew up in a low-income neighborhood. Based on
“The University of Michigan study estimates that one baby is born addicted to some sort of opiate every hour in the U.S. and that 13,539 babies are born with NAS [Neo-Natal Abstinence Syndrome] each year.” (www.narconon.com). NAS is a condition that results when mothers use opiate based painkillers or other sorts of opiates during pregnancy and the child becomes addicted in utero, is born. Babies are innocent victims of addiction. The effects these babies have to suffer through can follow them throughout their lives. There is a series of substances a baby can be born addicted to, such as heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine, and cocaine. Mothers who abuse legal/illegal substances run the risk of giving birth to babies born with addictions that can lead to Fetal Abstinence Syndrome, and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
Thank you for highlighting key damages that stems from smoke and or second hand smoke. Chapter ten of (Kail, 2013) indicated that “smoking is the single biggest contributor to health problems, a fact known for decades.” Just thinking of the enormity of smoking-related ailments should be enough to prevent one from smoking. Why do you think smokers become naïve or at times choose to ignore how hazardous smoking can be to the health?
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).
Akinola, A. (2014). Bibliotherapy as an Alternative Approach to Children’s Emotional Disorders. Creative Education, 5(14), 1281-1285. doi:10.4236/ce.2014.514146
The Huffington Post article is about how a pregnant mother’s smoking habits can possibly have detrimental effects on the fetus. In a study pictures of 20 fetuses were taken from weeks 24 to 36. Four of the pregnant mothers smoked 14 cigarettes a day and the other 16 were non-smokers. The study was performed by Dr. Nadja Reissland of England’s Durham University and it showed that a fetus whose mother chose to smoke during her pregnancy touches his or her face a lot more than a fetus’s whose mother did not smoke during her pregnancy. A fetus touching its face is common, but only during it early periods and they eventually gain proper motor function and the face touching stops. Due to the significant differences in rate of how often the smoker fetus touches its face in comparison to that of the non smoker, the conductors of the research hypothesize that the high concentrations of nicotine introduced to the fetus causes it to have central nervous system problems thus the extended face touching.
Some people also would not like for there kids to get influenced by others people smoking or to imitate it. The more children are exposed to smoking the more likely they will become smokers. Moreover, passive smoking is also a major concern today. Research shows that people that do not smoke can suffer from health problems if they spend long periods of time among people who do
Smoking has become a social habit nowadays. When people around are smoking, the person practically feel like he/she should be doing the same. And this is increasing day by day in our country. Smoking tribulates almost every organ of the body. It is the leading cause of more than 443,00 deaths each year. Secondly smoking approximately result in 3,000 lung cancer deaths of non-smokers which is given off by the end of the burning cigarette and by the smokers exhalation.