• Smoking is one of the widespread factors that affect health badly and according to American lung association; smoking is first cause of preventable diseases and death worldwide (1). Facts about smoking: • Cigarette smoke contains over 7,000 chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer (2). • Smoking is directly responsible for approximately 90 percent of lung cancer deaths and approximately 80-90 percent of COPD (emphysema and chronic bronchitis) deaths (3). • Among adults who have ever smoked, 70% started smoking regularly at age 18 or younger, and 86% at age 21 or younger(4). • Among current smokers, chronic lung disease accounts for 73 percent of smoking-related conditions.
Fighting Suicide Why do teens think it is a good idea to commit suicide? Reports say suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States according to AFSP and Mental Health America. Concludes U.S makes suicide cost $69 billion annually. Males make up 79% of all suicides yet, females are more prone to having suicidal thoughts. Notes from AFSP show that numerous adults between the age 45 to 54 end their lives.
It has also been established that that most people start smoking at the age between 12 and 14, in addition to the fact that 1,200 tobacco smokers die every from smoking (Eaton, 2003). This translates to about 1,4389,00 deaths every year. This is a great number of preventable deaths every year. Despite being of great economic importance, tobacco has brought about much more harm than good. In fact, those who smoke have their life span shortened by about approximately.
Tobacco products are the number one cause of preventable illness and deaths in the United States (Carr, 2016). In addition, nearly 9 out of 10 people who currently smoke started their habit before age 18. Currently 151,000 Hoosier children under the age of 18 will die younger because they participate in smoking cigarettes (Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission, 2017). Increasing the age to buy tobacco products to age 21 would stop many people from starting to smoke tobacco products as a result of the legal barrier, and in turn would save the lives of many future adults (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017). • If the age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products were raised, businesses would be able to recoup lost revenues in productivity and health care costs.
As if parents did not have enough reasons to worry about their teenage children, what with drugs, drinking, and driving, now a new concern has appeared about teen suicide. A national survey in 1997 showed that an estimated 700,000 American high school students annually who attempt to kill themselves, and millions say they have contemplated doing so, and now the rates have increased massively. Mostly, teenagers are the ones committing suicide these days. A new study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in May, found that the number of children and teens admitted to children's hospitals for thoughts of suicide or self-harm have more than doubled during the last decade. It is very shocking that this great number of teens find it necessary to take their own lives.
Literary Essay: Gun Control Guns. Over 300 million of them are legally owned. They take 33,000 lives every year in America (Leah Libresco, “Gun Control is not the answer”). But why don’t we ban them? To ban all guns, the United States of America would have to repeal the second amendment (Matt Pickering, “Why America can’t ban guns”).
In 2013, thirty one percent of all traffic-related deaths in the U.S. were caused by drunk driving. The people most effected are children, teenagers, senior citizens, and motorcyclists. Seventeen percent of traffic-related deaths in children from birth to fourteen years of age involved a drunk driver. Young people with any level of blood alcohol concentration are more likely to be involved in crashes than adults(“Impaired Driving”). It was found in spring of 2008 that there were two million three-time and four hundred thousand five-time drunk driving offenders.
Defining the issue with smoking So what 's the issue with smoking …… why does it have such a negative view from people? Well smoking is one of the BIGGEST preventable death issue. Smoking tobacco and its second hand smoke alone cause more deaths per year than AIDS, alcohol abuse , other drug abuse , car crashes , murders , suicides , and fires Combined.In the us smoking kills 480,000 people per year , this is nearly 1 in every 5 people. So the next question is HOW. How can a small cigarette which releases smoke when burned harm us.In reality cigarettes harm our bodies not in one way but , many.Cigarettes smoke contains 7000 chemicals, 250 of them are known to be harmful , and 69 of them are known to cause cancer.
In the 10 years before the MMR combination vaccine, it’s estimated that more than three million people were infected with the virus each year. Up until 2000 the virus was all but eradicated, reducing the cases by over 99%. In 2008, due to the increase in anti-vaccinators, there was an increase in outbreaks. From December 2014 to January 2015, the CDC reported 644 cases of measles which is the highest number in any year since it was originally declared eliminated in 2000, all because people don’t vaccinate (“All Times Overview”). Thanks to immunizations, it is estimated that 2-3 million deaths are prevented every year in all age groups from preventable diseases, with an estimated 109 million children under the age of one being vaccinated.