Tobacco And Its Effects On The Tobacco Industry Essay

1277 Words Dec 11th, 2015 6 Pages
It is inevitable that tobacco use kills approximately 6 million people in the world every year, and looking at current trends, by 2030, tobacco use will cause more than 8 million deaths every year (WHO, 2011). In the United States, number of deaths caused by cigarette smoking annually is 480,000, comprising about 42,000 deaths resulting from secondhand smoke exposure (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2014).
Using tobacco does not only kill people but they also suffer serious disability for a great segment of their lives because of tobacco use. Most of the disease and disability emerges from smoking, although some comes from using smokeless forms and any other smoking devices that use tobacco such as hookahs or replicate the use of tobacco such as electronic cigarettes. For some public health professionals, the only future for the tobacco industry is no future. Meanwhile, tobacco industry will try to survive even though they would be forced to make products that are less harmful by decreasing or eliminating toxins in tobacco smoke, or creating new forms of nicotine delivery unconnected with tobacco. Public health debate on electronic cigarettes has become more serious as their popularity has increased. While some experts approve the electronic cigarette because of its benefit on tobacco use reduction or cessation, other groups claim it as a risky invention that could undermine efforts to denormalize smoking. Additionally, industries most likely will use…

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