A Brief Note On Cigarette Smoking Is A Universal Health Hazard

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Introduction &Primary goal of informatics/HIT project element
Cigarette smoking is a universal health hazard. It is considered one of the leading causes of preventable death around the world (Morrell, Skarbek & Cohen, 2011). It is responsible for numerous adverse outcomes and diseases related to tobacco use.
Tobacco use is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. It represents the single most important preventable health hazard worldwide. In the United States, cigarette use is considered the leading cause of death among adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that cigarettes are accountable for around 440,000 deaths yearly (Goodwin, Keyes & Hasin, 2009). In addition, research shows that smoking is responsible for more than 85% of lung cancer deaths. In addition, it leads to a large percentage of deaths from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and other disease related to heart disease and stroke (Levy, Nikolayev, & Mumford, 2005).
The aim of the project is strictly driven toward educating young adults about the health risks of smoking and the modalities used to help smokers quit the bad habit. The project will incorporate the use of technology (internet website, social media and public service announcement through YouTube) to achieve the goal.
Alignment of HIT Project Plan with Overall Vision for Project
Smoking is one of the major public health challenges (Balmford, Borland & Burney, 2010; Hoie, Moan, Rise & Larsen,…

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