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Persuasive Essay On Eating Disorders

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Smoking tobacco is one of the leading causes of death and diseases. This is alarming, due to the number of individuals who partake in this activity. It is said that 1 in 5 teenagers and adults smoke cigarettes (BeTobaccoFree.gov, 2017). On a more positive note, the number of smokers has fallen by twenty-four percent. But, according to BeTobaccoFree.gov, 16 million or more people already have a minimum of one disease from smoking, and over half of them are serious (Eating Disorder Hope, 2016). Consequently, ninety percent of all lung cancer diagnosis are due to smoking. In the last 50 years, 20 million individuals have passed away due to cigarettes, some are even from second-hand smoke. Second hand smoke is breathing in the smoke from cigarettes when you are not smoking. Some of the health problems that can arise from the use of cigarettes are cancer (lung, throat, mouth, esophagus, stomach, and many others), COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), tuberculosis, and asthma. It can also increase your risk for type two diabetes. Does it increase your chances of developing an eating disorder? Before this question is answered, you must know what eating disorders are. An eating disorder is a mental illness that causes your eating habits to become unhealthy or even fatal. Some signs are an increase in food consumption, a change in weight, or a change in body shape (NIMH, 2016). There are numerous disorders, but three common ones are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and
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