Smoking - Human Awareness Essay

Essay by leighHigh School, 12th grade October 2002

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Smoking has always been a topic on everyone's lips, is it the new age killer or is it just coincidental that most cancer and heart disease victims are smokers? The articles that this essay is based on refer to issues such as "surgery being banned on so called 'fat' people and alcoholics" and "transplants useless as they don't listen to doctors anyway"

It seems that doctors and surgeons don't want to or won't operate on patients who haven't helped themselves to begin with. They say that the non-smoker is going to make more use of the lung, while the smoker will just kill it off, and this is what people are battling against today.

Even to this day you still get the teenagers who think it is cool to smoke and that it is a fashion accessory to their outfit, but when it comes down to it smoking really is an individual, social and global act that effects us all.

It has major social relevance as it is seen everyday and is in our faces 24 7 to put it lightly. Smoking has come a long way to having the adverts on television banned, the age of smokers risen and even designated areas assigned for smokers and you cant help but ask yourself "Has it really gotten to this stage where it has to affect us Globally aswell?" the answer is yes.

Research has shown that you do not have to be a smoker to have 'Smoked'; Passive smoking is also a factor that comes into it. A year or so ago a lady in Australia sued her company due to the fact that she developed cancer of the throat due to smoke inhalations, but the catch was she was not a smoker herself and this disease was the work...