Create a 4 page essay paper that discusses Health Promotion in relation to Smoking control.582-587). Both active and passive smokers are greatly affected by cigarette and tobacco smoking. The active s
Create a 4 page essay paper that discusses Health Promotion in relation to Smoking control.
582-587). Both active and passive smokers are greatly affected by cigarette and tobacco smoking. The active smokers get affected directly whereas the passive smokers are affected indirectly (Oberg et.al, 2011, p.139-146).
According to king et.al (2012, p.94), more than seven thousand American citizens and approximately thirty three thousand nine hundred American citizens die every year from lung cancer and heart related diseases following exposures to smoking.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2010, p. 7) further argue that active smoking and exposure to the second hand smoking kills more than four hundred and forty thousand American citizens every single year. However, this figure does not account for the ones who are left behind with severe illnesses attributable to smoking. With every one person who dies, twenty more are left suffering from other smoking related illnesses (Fiore, 2004, p. 204-210). This has further increased the burden of the government since it is estimated that the American government spends at least ninety six billion dollars every year to cater for the healthcare costs and further looses more than ninety seven billion dollars every year in terms of the productivity lost as a result of smoking every year (Farrelly et.al, 2013, p. 549-555). Despite, the dangers attributed to smoking, the habit is usually common in US with high school students and adults being the most affected groups in the society. It is even believed that in every group of five adults or high school students, one is a smoker (CDC, 2008, p. 5-8. CDC, 2009, p. 1227-1232).
According to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2010, p. 12-16), smoking today kills more than even HIV and AIDS and other drugs such as alcohol, heroin or even cocaine. Today, more than 8.6 million American citizens have chronic health conditions attributable to smoking