Smoking Cigarettes Became Notorious Fast Essay

1955 Words May 18th, 2016 8 Pages
Smoking used to be the cool thing to do. No matter where you went, smoking was allowed. Often times, the people who did not smoke were the ones who got bashed on. However, that all changed. As more medical problems arose, most of them traced back to smoking. Smoking became infamous fast. Educating the public about all of the health problems smoking caused made people want to quit instantly. While some people still smoke today, most people have given it up because of all the health risks associated with it. Debra Goldschmidt from CNN wrote in her article that, “Fewer than 15% of U.S. adults currently smoke, according to new preliminary government statistics from the first half of this year. The 14.9% rate is the lowest reported since this survey began in 1997, when 24.7% of U.S. adults were smokers” (1). When smoking was first blamed for health problems, it took quite some time for people to catch on to its damaging effects. Then, things began to change. Public businesses prohibited smoking; anti-smoking campaigns developed. Smoking was criticized in countless different ways, and it worked. Smoking numbers decreased dramatically when it began to be publicly criticized for being so unhealthy. Comparable to smoking, obesity is growing to be an immense problem. If the problem can be brought to attention, then it has the opportunity to be decimated like smoking was.
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