Essay on Should Tobacco Smoking Be A Smoke Free Environment?

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Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. In a report,(name of report) it cites that nearly 450,000 Americans die every year from smoking-related illnesses (Surgeon General, 2016). The same report revealed that cigarette smoking is responsible for 30 percent of all cancer deaths and 80 percent of coronary obstructive pulmonary Disease (COPD) and early cardiovascular disease and death (2016). By 2013, 8.7 percent of annual spending in the U.S. is attributable to cigarette smoking, costing nearly $170 billion dollars. The Smoking-Attributable Mortality (SAM) paid more than 60 percent of the attributable spending by a government program (XU, BISHOP, KENNEDY, SIMPSON & PECHACEK, 2015). Although the report shows significant strides in the fight against tobacco, the Surgeon General 's office is committed to creating a smoke-free environment.
With all of these statistics looming on the horizon, there is a need for researchers to find solutions that will create early preventative measures to help people quit smoking. In 2014, the 50th Surgeon General report revealed a Strategic Plan to end the tobacco use epidemic (Surgeon General, 2016). According to the report, adolescent smokers are currently the largest in the United States (2016). (need citation) Eighty-eight percent of adult smokers started at the age of 18 years and nearly half of them develop an addiction to nicotine (Surgeon General, 2016) (needs citation). These…

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