Tobacco Is Bad For The Overall Health Essay

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Tobacco is bad for the overall health, so it should be no surprise smoking and chewing tobacco are harmful to the oral health. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Even though the Center of Disease Control has provided more education on the effects of smoking and how to quit through stop smoking campaigns, tobacco use is one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced. In relation to oral health, smoking can cause cancer in the oropharynx region including parts of the throat, tongue, soft palate, and the tonsils. In addition to smoking cigarettes, dipping, and chewing tobacco, hookah, and using e-cigarettes are becoming more popular especially amongst the younger generation. Tobacco use is one of the biggest health threats the world has faced because nearly all tobacco use begins in childhood and adolescence. Every day in the United States, more than 3,800 kids, 18 years old and younger, smoke their first cigarette, and an additional 2,100 youth and young adults become daily smokers. Most adolescence start smoking because of peer pressure, the media portrays it as something you do to be “cool”, or their parents smoke. However, the use of tobacco has declined in the last 40 years. In 2014, it was reported that one in 15 high school seniors was a daily smoker. The Center of Disease Control intends to keep the usage declining by providing education as well as promoting their “Tips of a Former Smokers” campaign. Use of…

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