Effects of the Increased Smoking Trend

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Today we see no country where there isn’t some percentage of people who smoke. The trend has spread widely over the years throughout the world. Smoking is a trend that did not start in the recent years but its history dates back to early 5026 BC. Surprisingly it was first used just for the medication purposes as opium was considered to have some medical properties. One of the reasons behind this wide spread of smoking tradition is the portrayal of smoking in movies and television, no doubt, this encouraged people to smoke and created a concept in young and immature minds that one looks cool when smokes. Many cigarette companies were successful in having a time for their product’s advertisement on television but with the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement in 1998 the tv adds for cigarette companies were banned.

Ever since people started smoking researchers had been searching for its adverse effects to the human body. Fritz Lickint, in 1929 presented formal statistical evidence that cigarette smoking leads to lung cancer. This resulted in a movement in Nazi Germany which was strongly against smoking. As smoking is considered the main cause of cancer, it has different kinds which can attack human being anytime during the smoking period. The most common cancer which traps people is called lung cancer. About 90% of lung cancers these days are because of tobacco use. According to the fact sheet of CDC Centers for disease control and prevention smoking can also affect our bones.

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