Roberts goal was to provide history to the reader on how tobacco has influenced man and it’s effects on political, economical, and social life of America. He does a great job of doing so by backing up his findings with concrete evidence. For example, tobacco was first used by Native Americans, long before Europeans came over and gained an interest in the tobacco plant in 1492. The only way we know this to be certain, is due to Christopher Columbus’s journals. Throughout his book, Robert provides great little stories of people
The idea of slavery that came from tobacco trade held a negative impact for America because it began a cycle of slavery that would continue for years on. Another negative impact of the trade of tobacco through the Columbian Exchange was the depilation of the soil that came from tobacco farming. Because the soil was being used so frequently from tobacco farming, it began to deplete, which although farming was at success before, you can only farm so much before the land becomes unusable (Lecture, January 21). This is a negative impact on the America because it restricts the number of items that they can trade out and/or sell for profit because once the land is unusable, you do not have much choice with that
Native populations rapidly decreased after 1492 because of disease, enslavement, and war. When the Europeans traveled to the New World they brought diseases with them that caused many deaths. Also the Europeans wanted slaves to work for them so they didn’t have to do anything by themselves. War began to break out because of the many deaths happening. The most important cause of the decline was disease because it caused the most deaths and also one people were noticing the diseases they would move around trying to avoid it, but only to make it worse by infecting more people.
The next picture is a commercial of the brand "Lucky Strike", an old brand of cigarettes. According to the tools from the paper of McQuarrie, E.F. & Mick, D.G. (1996)(see appendix 3), we find three non-figurative headlines : • A direct linkage of product and attributes: "Its roasted" as the cigarettes where usually dried in the sun. • A direct linkage of product and situation: "20,679 physicians say "Luckies" are less irritating" • A direct naming: "Luckies" To these non-figurative headlines, we add some figurative ones formed by rhetorical operations. When we read the advertisement out loud, the sound "S" that could refer to the word "cigarette" is very present.
Marijuana has a range of colors from green to brown to grey and could possibly resemble tobacco to some people. Medical marijuana is different, it’s mixed in foods or it can be “vaporized”. The national institute on drug abuse says “The main psychoactive (mind-altering) chemical in marijuana, responsible for most of the intoxicating effects that people seek, is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Tet·ra·hy·dro·can·nab·i·nol) (THC). The chemical is found in resin produced by the leaves and buds primarily of the female cannabis plant. The plant also contains more than 500 other chemicals, including more than 100 compounds that are chemically related to THC, called cannabinoids.” (NIDA) Marijuana can be life savers for some people but for others it can be the end of a peaceful and honest life.
Popular artists who produce certain types of music have been known to get sucked into to the dangers of using drugs, and it is reflected in their music. Snoop Dogg released a song titled “Smoke Weed Everyday,” in which he says “Hey hey hey. Smoke weed everyday.” Teens are known to give in to peer pressure as well as try to be cool, and when artists they admire start promoting drugs, how do you think it affects them? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “About 570,000 people die annually in the U.S. due to drug use.” That is 570,000 people in America alone. Music on the radio can’t inspire children, teens, or anybody to essentially throw away their life and kill
This means that not only did sugar cause issues on industries but on people and the environment. Sugar was soon found out to cause health problems and consumerism issues. Human rights were questioned as well when slavery increased and they were forced to work on sugar plantations. Issues with sugar seemed to outweigh the benefits, so was sugar’s effects worth it on American society or was it all for the
Many reports have been issued based on the evidence regarding the devastating health affecs of smoking and the expose of second hand smoke. Unfortunatly, cigarette smoking has reportedly caused about 480,000 deaths anually in the United States with an account of 41,000 deaths due to second hand smoking. It is indicated that America has the greatest heath issues from smoking. Neverless, it has been declining due to the rise on taxes and the promotions to cut down tabacco use advetisement. Smoking can be very addictive but there are many ways to help stop that I’ll get to soon.
I believe that smoking cigarettes in public places should be illegal for many reasons such as the health and safety dangers of others and even myself. Firstly those who believe that smoking should be banned say that cigarettes can affect smokers deeply in the long run. “Over 50,000 studies of the health effects of tobacco in dozens of countries have detailed its dangers. Worldwide, tobacco use causes about 90% of lung cancer deaths, 30% of all cancers, 20-25% of coronary heart diseases and stroke deaths, and more than 80% of chronic bronchitis and emphysema”. (Jordan 1).