Smoking Is A Universal Epidemic Essay

1876 Words Mar 5th, 2016 8 Pages
Smoking has become a universal epidemic that have resulted in my chronic diseases, illnesses, and even deaths. There have been numerous concerns regarding the smoking in public places, schools happened to be one of them. In the early nineteenth century the negative effects of tobacco was not known. Native Americans considered tobacco to be medicinal at one point. In the twentieth century there were research studies that focused on the health concerns. The findings were published in scholarly articles that provided awareness to the public. The American Cancer Society began its campaign to warn people about the negative health effect and the consequences. It was not until the Surgeons General Advisory Committee published an article with evidence that confirmed smokers are more than ninety percent prone to have lung cancer than non-smokers and this was because of the carcinogenic chemicals that are ingredients in the product ("CNN Interactive - Tobacco Under Attack"). In an effort to create a healthier environment and a healthy nation The Tobacco Control Act was established in 2009. It gave the FDA power on the regulation of tobacco distribution by its manufactures. It also focused on the restriction of marketing and sales of its products to minors ("Tobacco Control Act"). It will help to decrease the smoking rate among students, since smoking usually start during adolescence. The glamourizing of it is influential and peer pressure is another contributor. With its high cost,…

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