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  • The Smoking Penalty By Martin J. Lecker

    self-insured may qualify for discounts for having more nonsmoking employees or get higher cost for having more smoking employees. Those rates are consumed by the employer and at most times are not passed down to the employee. There is no exact scale to measure excess healthcare cost a formula can be used to get an estimate. Where employer healthcare expenditures are 534.5 billion smoking a smoking private employee is 20.8 million In a study done by Martin J Lecker “The Smoking Penalty:…

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  • Smoking Should Be Banned In University

    The faculty at the University of Waterloo have strongly impacted the world with their tobacco research. By combining scientific evidence with innovative technology, they create resources to help young Canadians quit smoking.(1) The accomplishments of UW staff and students have been recognized around the world. Their innovative approaches and extensive research on smoking have received attention from the World Health Organization, the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Medical…

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  • Trans-Theoretical Model

    Smoking is one of the most significant systemic risk factors associated with the development of gum disease (Research, 2013). Over the past two decades, the percentile of daily smokers over the age of 18 has decreased from 23.8% in 1995 to 14.5% of individuals in the years 2014-15 (Statistics, 2015). Prochaska and DiClemente developed the trans-theoretical model which uses the stages of change model; pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action and maintenance, to create an integrated…

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  • Reasons To Quit Smoking

    We all know that smoking cigarettes or other tobacco products are bad for you and harmful to your health. According to the American Lung Association, “more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable death in this country.” (, n.d.) Another staggering fact is that “smoking is related to higher risks of serious diseases and is expected to kill more than 5 million people every year.” (Lüscher, et al., 2015)…

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  • Nicotne Analysis

    Introduction Tobacco use is one of the major threats to human health which kills nearly 6 million people each year with an estimated 8 million deaths in the year 2030. More than 2,500 chemicals are found in tobacco and its smoke, among which terpenoids and alkaloids are the major groups [1]. Though there is clinical uncertainty about the carcinogenic property of nicotine, evidences have proved nicotine as the main psychoactive agent responsible for the development of tobacco dependence [2, 3].…

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  • A Rhetorical Analysis Of Smoking Cigarettes

    When I stop and observe people around me, I notice a lot of individuals who smoke cigarettes. I also notice people enjoy shooting guns as well. When I am driving in the car, walking down the street, and even outside of stores or restaurants, there are a lot of people who smoke. However, did one ever think to compare them to each other? shows a picture of a bullet and a cigarette compared to each other. The reality is that cigarettes are just as deadly as bullets from a gun,…

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  • Tobacco Persuasive Speech

    Smoking can be a difficult habit to break because it is an addiction. Like any addiction, whether to street drugs, prescription medication or alcohol, tobacco requires a withdrawal period for the body to detoxify from all the harmful chemicals left behind. Tobacco subjects the body to deadly poisoning and mistreatment. Whether that decision was by personal choice is one thing but there are those that are placed in harms way by simply being exposed to the smoke. The effects of this second- hand…

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  • Sickle Cell Disease Research

    Traditionally people think that sickle cell disease only affects African Americans; however it affects people from “Sub-Saharan Africa, South America, the Caribbean, Central America, Saudi Arabia, India, Turkey, Greece, and Italy.” (Thompson, Ceja, Yang, 2012). In technical terms, sickle cell disease is where the sickle cells don’t…

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  • The Effects Of Nicotine On The Human Body

    1. What is Nicotine? Many people are well aware of the fact that nicotine is the main active ingredeint in cigarettes. However, very few know that it is also the tobacco plant 's natural protection from being consumed by insects. As a matter of fact, it is now known that the widespread use of neonicotinoids which is a cynthetic form of nicotine, as a farm insecticified is blamed for killing honey bees. In fact, nicotine is defined as being a toxin which can be just as lethal as strychine and…

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  • Personal Narrative: How Did I Quit Smoking

    HOW DID I QUIT SMOKING? Quitting smoking is one of the most difficult and tough tasks I had assumed before when I was a chain smoker. Now that being done, it seems as there is nothing hard now to quit smoking. I had started the smoking for the pleasure and enjoyment with my friends and later realized that it would damage my personality. It gave me really tough time to quit smoking and my body was not fully prepared for it. However, today I strongly believe everything is possible in the world if…

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