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 Columbian Exchange was the trade of anything from the New World (the colonies in America) to Europe and vice versa. Two items that derived from the Columbian Exchange were smallpox and tobacco. Smallpox is a deadly disease that was transferred from the Europeans to many native citizens of America when they arrived. The second item that derived from the Columbian Exchange was tobacco. Tobacco is a plant that contains nicotine that is popular to smoke and has also been linked to religious ceremonies both in this generation along with generations farther back.
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.
The disclosure of tobacco began the manor economy in Virginia and made an interest for shoddy work filled at first by poor, white Indentured hirelings and after that by dark slaves. The obligated hirelings and slaves had joined in Bacon's Rebellion. The apprehension
Marijuana, formerly known as Cannabis, has been looked at in a medical sense for centuries. Marijuana was seen as a household drug throughout the seventeenth to the early twentieth century as a remedy to reduce nausea or vomiting, headaches, an anti-inflammatory, and the choice of pain reliever. In the 1920s, the Eighteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution outlawed the manufacture and sale of alcohol, also known as Prohibition. As a result, marijuana flourished as a psychoactive drug. Marijuana, morphine, heroin, and cocaine continued to be used when the Prohibition was over in 1933.
Alcohol abuse is very serious, causing of 3.3 million deaths each year. It also contributes to mental disorders, road traffic injuries, liver diseases and unsafe sexual behavior (World Health Organization). Substance abuse would be similar to incontinence, since usually an abuser would start off small, and once hooked, Substance abuse is immoral because it can lead to family disintegration, loss of employment, failure in school, domestic violence and child abuse. These are very serious consequences that should be punished in Hell. Substance abuse would be considered as another form of incontinence, since the abuser was lacking in self-control.
One danger for addicts abusing this prescription drug is when a doctor refuses to write a prescription. This forces the individual to buy his or her drug of choice from an independent and unreliable seller. Fentanyl pressed “Xanax” are the most popular version of fake Xanax which, as said earlier, are extremely dangerous and easy to overdose on. About fifty percent of all overdoses involve Xanax or some form of benzodiazepine, while about 30% of all lethal overdoses involve benzodiazepines (Storrs). The death rate from benzodiazepines has more than quadrupled from 1998 to 2013 (Storrs).
The Middle Passage is what we know as the voyages of bringing over of the African slaves, 12.5 million to be exact. Gin and Tonic was another creation out of the cultural exchange and allowed disease to be put at ease. The Silk Road is what enticed the African Rulers to trade their own slaves. Thinking they would benefit from gunpowder, and weapons to fight their own enemies. Factors that economically were valuable to the European trading states was cheap (basically free) labor, greater wealth, draining Africa of its wealth and people.
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).
4) Addiction 5) Peer pressure 6) Experimentation/ Adventure 7) Marketing of tobacco companies 8) Social Integration 9) To think Properly 10) Addiction SMOKING KILLS YOU Smoking causes many harmful diseases and health problems. They are as follows: 1) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 2) Stains teeth and causes Oral cancer 3) Lung cancer 4) Causes artery blockage 5) Makes our bone brittle 6) Weaker immune system 7) Buerger’s Disease. 8) Diseases like asthma, and long-term behavioral and mental difficulties 9) Bronchitis 10) Female smokers have a high risk of miscarriage. EVILS OF SMOKING 1) Smoking causes mood stimulation. 2) Smoking causes erectile disfunction in men.