Harmful Effects of Smoking

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Harmful effects of smoking Doan Thi Huong Thao BAIU08155 International University HCMC Academic English 2 Bien Thi Thanh Mai Instructor May 17, 2010 Abstract Smoking is known to be a primary cause of harmful effects on health, family, environment and society. However, scientist research in health and environment, that researches show that smoking cause many diseases, even lung cancer. An aim of my study has been to determine that smoking also effect on family and society. Results indicated that smoking was not only effect on environment, health but also effect on family, society. Introduction In 1868, the smoking advertisements first appeared and Bill Durham became first leading tobacco to advertise at a big scale. Since…show more content…
In particular, “the reduced brain size that we saw in smokers' babies could lead to impaired cognitive ability of the child" (Smoking during pregnancy, 2003). A study by Drews, Murphy, Yeargin, Allsopp and Decoufle (1996) looked at mental retardation in children of mothers who smoked during pregnancy and concluded that smoking during pregnancy increases by 50 percent the likelihood that a child will have mental retardation. Maternal smoking during pregnancy is also a recognized risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Teenage smoking has remained to be a serious problem ever since the 1970s. Until now, cigarettes are still recognized as the most dangerous substance being used by a great number of high school students on a daily basis. The impact of nicotine, the powerful drug contained in cigarettes, make for people addict and difficult to quit it. Therefore, adults should smoke as least as possible in front of teenagers because they are at an age when the curiosity level is the highest, and the desire to try something new can affect his/her life. Harmful effects of smoking on environment and society No one can deny the harm of smoking to the human body. The medical evidence for this is well established and overwhelming. Because of this, the law in the United States and many other countries requires including a warning on any smoking advertisement. Many millions of Americans, both children and adults, are still exposed to second
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