The Diet Pill And Supplement Craze

2100 Words Oct 21st, 2014 9 Pages
Society today has become a place where appearance is regarded as very important. It is believed that beautiful people are the happiest and most successful and when it comes to weight and physique size matters. Another social norm in our society is smoking. Whether it stems from the ideal that smoking is cool or from mere addiction, smoking has become so common that it is no longer frowned upon generally speaking however being overweight is. Women today especially want to fit into society’s perception of what the “ideal woman” looks like and will do almost anything it seems to gain this satisfaction. From gym memberships, extreme diets and exercise programs to the latest diet pill or supplement craze. Women will endure almost anything to be the ideal weight. Among these conceptions is the idea that smoking can prevent a woman from gaining weight or can assist in keeping the weight off. One familiar mindset is “what better way to stay thin than to smoke?” and it is a widespread idea. Though smoking can in fact be tied to benefits such as weight control, stress reduction and improved mood, it is still the number one cause of preventable disease and death.
Even though society has heard of and is aware of the dangers and health risks adjoining smoking it is still often used as a tactic to control weight especially among women. In this paper I am going to discuss the article Differential Effects of a Body Image Exposure Session on Smoking Urge Between Physically Active…
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