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Prize Essay: Tobacco Diseases, with a Remedy for the Habit

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  Smoking was and remains one of the most important public healthcare issues. It is estimated that every year six million people die as a result of tobacco consumption. Several diseases are caused or worsened by smoking: different cancer types, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases and others. In this book we describe the different toxic effects of smoke on the human body in active and . Smoking Smoking Words | 5 Pages. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (), cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, accounting for more than , deaths every year, or 1 of every five deaths.   Cigarette smoking, hereafter referred to as “smoking,” is the largest single risk factor for premature death in developed countries. Approximately one fifth of the deaths in the United States are attributable to smoking, and 28% of the smoking-attributable deaths involve lung cancer, 37% involve vascular disease, and 26% involve other respiratory diseases (1). Linus Pauling's claim, that he knew a cure for heart disease, cancer and infections, was greeted with ridicule. His remarkable health claims concerned the substance we know as vitamin C.

  One of the most common problems today that are killing people, all over the world, is smoking. Many people start this horrible habit because of . Roger Joseph Ebert (/ ˈ iː b ər t /; J – April 4, ) was an American film critic, film historian, journalist, screenwriter, and was a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from until his death in In , Ebert became the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. Neil Steinberg of the Chicago Sun-Times said Ebert "was without question. Smoking habit are dangerous as it causes a severe effect on the entire body, smoking causes lungs diseases as well as it reduces the life expectancy and quality. It has been investigated that around , individuals admitted in the National Health Service (NHS) hospital of England on yearly basis due to diseases caused by smoking habit.   Tobacco as a stimulant also has some health benefits. Research shows that the nicotine in tobacco as a mild stimulant acts within the nervous system to help in relaxation and reduce anxiety (Sloan, ). Tobacco also increases the rate of metabolism in .

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that cigarette smoking is the culprit for approximately , premature death among Americans. This means that in every 5 Americans who die, one of them is a cigarette smoker. Additionally, about 16 million people are suffering from at least one tobacco-related disease. According to WHO statistics "Tobacco is the second major cause of death in the world. It is currently responsible for the death of one in ten adults worldwide (about 5 million deaths each year). Find A+ essays, research papers, book notes, course notes and writing tips. Millions of students use StudyMode to jumpstart their assignments. In Charles Duhigg’s book, The Power of Habit, the idea of the habit loop was a quintessential part of the narrative. The idea of the habit loop is that every habit is made up of three essential parts, the cue (or trigger), the routine, and the reward. For me, the idea led to a simplified concept of how habits form. In this article I will talk about the three separate parts of the habit loop.