Smoking has greatly affected billions of people all over the world and it became one of the greatest issues in the 21st century affecting billions of people. The health issue caused by smoking has been the greatest concern of the health providers. It is the challenge for them to strictly provide the standard healthcare caused by the smoking. Smoking is one of the vices most people engaged into. Smoking is also a way of spending time to relax as a pleasure. Smokers cannot refuse from smoking because it became their habit and they cannot resist tasting the different brands available in the market. In addition, the cigarette substance can stimulate the eagerness of the user to smoke more often. Scientifically, smoking is addictive to everyone who used the product. Cigarettes contain nicotine that is highly addictive to human. The majority of the scientists support the idea that smoking is detrimental to the health of the individuals. Some surveys have shown that smoking has nothing to do with the perspective that it is a way to enjoy life. However, it is evident that smoking is one of the fashionable trends in the business world. The businessmen and the company gained more profits from selling or manufacturing cigarettes. In accordance with the several studies conducted, the most common causes of smoking is socializing with other smokers regularly and smoking directly. Consequently, regular smoking leads to negative effects such as health issues, financial issues, and other social issues related to smoking.
Certainly, the majority of the scientists argued that smoking has negative effects on the health of the people . Medical studies proved that smoking can cause several diseases and in most cases, fatal to the human body. Smokers are at high risk of acquiring chronic diseases such as heart attack, erectile dysfunction, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Society that, approximately 5 percent of infant mortality caused by exposure of the mother to smoking during pregnancy . Cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States. In addition, smoking can cause a sudden infant death syndrome and low birth rate. Among the diseases smokers can acquire are respiratory cancers (lungs, mouth, throat, etc.), cervical cancer, kidney, and even leukemia. Even the non-smokers can also acquire similar health problems when expose to the smoking environment. Passive smoking is more detrimental than active smoking and the negative health effects are similar. Recently, reports indicated that 25 percent American smokers have cancers; young and adult . While 3 percent of Americans are non-smokers; however, acquired the chronic disease and caused death. Another illness caused by smoking is emphysema; a peripheral vascular disease leading to heart attack. Smoking is the biggest cause of preventable deaths in different countries all over the world.
One of the effects of smoking is financial issues; smokers spend the large amount of money just to satisfy their urge in smoking. Indeed, smoking is one of the expensive habits . Annually, in the corporate world, reports show that tobacco industries gained large profits in the market. Most tobacco companies advertise their products to convince consumers to patronize their goods. The American Medical Association conducted a survey; the result shows that a single smoker spent 1,500 US dollars a year in smoking alone. Overly spend the amount in smoking is a burden financially. The CostofSmoking.com, one of the online surveys reported that, 10 percent of the smokers tend to spend 15 percent of their time on smoking. The percentage of their time spent in smoking can be explained during office breaks and spare time at work, at home or anywhere.
The public are aware of the social issues smokers’ are facing. Commonly, most people, especially non-smokers avoid those who smoke in public places. Their avoidance is a sign of discrimination with possible reasons. This kind of treatment leads to misunderstanding of both parties. The other social issue is that regular smokers find it difficult to smoke in the free-smoking zones such as cinemas, shopping malls, and other restricted smoking areas or indoor areas in the community. Smoking is not allowed on the premises that mean smokers stay outside. Consequently, the smokers’ social interaction is limited. Smokers are absolutely facing many social issues.
Most people are aware of the negative effects of smoking; parents or adults has been informing majority of the young children that smoking is dangerous to the health of human being or smoking is bad for the health and can cause negative health effects. However, the smokers still engage in smoking despite some extremely negative impacts on their health. Advertisements or social media contribute to their interest to smoke regularly. At times, some non-smokers tend to change their lifestyle when constantly expose to a smoking environment or influence by their friends who have smoking habit. One way to eliminate or simply minimize the smokers in the community is to ban smoking or strict rules and regulations should be implemented consistently. Young children are not allowed to purchase cigarette and parents or adults are responsible to guide them. Noticeably, smoking is always perceived as a negative habit based on debates and discussion over the radio, on television or other social media.
Only few are favorable in smoking, only those who are engaged in the product for pleasure and source of living and they viewed smoking as an advantage. Even they know the negative effects to the body; some people still ignore it because the most important to them is to gain more profits. Manufacturing tobacco is one of the contributing factors to the development of the economy. Manufacturers need workers and by providing job to the unemployed is a good sign of progress. On the contrary, the effects of smoking are harmful to individuals affecting them physically, socially, and financially. It surely damages every healthy body gradually. Smoking caused great damages to the health of the individuals and the entire humanity. It is clear that despite the serious difficulties that the majority of people undergo while making attempts to give up smoking, they should still pass through this trial since smoking habit causes dreadful consequences. Thus, it is more beneficial to quit the smoking habit for a healthier life.
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