An individual’s desire to quit smoking tobacco cigarettes has led them to a new controversial device known as the electronic cigarette. The users of the E-cig do not know the long-term effects of second hand vapors, nor is it evident if it is a healthier alternative to tobacco products. According to Christensen (2014), “Smoking is still the leading cause of avoidable death in the United States. The devices are not one of the FDA-approved methods to help people quit, but many people are using them this way. A growing number of scientists are studying them to see whether they may be a way to end an epidemic.” The public is in need of this clinical research in an effort to clarify whether the vapors from these electronic devices are harmful to themselves and others.
So now breweries cannot manufactures energy drinks with alcohol. According to "Livescience.com" (2014), While many health professionals and lawmakers are cheering the Food and Drug Administration's decision yesterday to declare caffeine an illegal and unsafe additive to manufactured alcoholic beverages, critics say the move is an infringement of consumer rights by the government. When people are speaking out against a decision made by the government, this is the demand. Anheuser-Busch could produce an energy drink with alcohol as long as there was no caffeine in it, and it would be legal and more importantly it would be a blue ocean. According to "Blue Ocean Strategy.com" (2014), "Red oceans refer to the known market space – all the industries in existence today.
Bayer's theory is that the smokeless ways are more cost efficient or will be once more Americans are accepting of medical marijuana. But even though both of these articles address topics on marijuana from a doctors point of view, their is noticeable difference in how they attempt to persuade their readers into accepting their stand point. The Harvard Mental Health Letter uses more statistics and studies, while Dr. Rick Bayer uses his own knowledge and theories. "Their are no studies showing cannabis smoking causes cancer or emphysema" as Dr. Rick Bayer quoted in his article. Bayer also stated that "Cannabis smoke contains measurable amounts of carcinogens."
There are very few and vague references to scientific data. Because it is doubtful that any Institutional Review Board would approve of steroid studies at supraphysiologic doses, good study data is limited. However, poling bodybuilders is not good science. One bodybuilder he interviewed in his book intimated that bodybuilders are less than trustworthy. The only physicians the author interviews in his book involve the topic of genetic doping.
We do not mean to dishearten long-term smokers. Despite smoking’s irreversible effects, it would be foolish for a smoker to conclude that, after years of smoking, quitting would do him no good. Many studies prove that tobacco-related health effects decline substantially as time away from smoking increases; some of the benefits begin within months after quitting. But after years of exposure to the damaging effects of tobacco, quitting smokers must realize that they have to be realistic in their expectations of recouping their health. For our latest work on tobacco issues, please see: http://www.acsh.org/tobacco.
Children start to be cool and soon become addicts. Many smokers find it incredibly difficult to refrain from the nicotine habit. Doctors issue warnings, but they are still not taken seriously. Even the obligatory warning on the packet is ignored by most smokers. Higher taxation on cigarettes and health warnings have still not reduced the number of smokers to any great extent.
Cannabis has almost become socially acceptable in the twenty-first centuary but ironically the drug has been rated as a higher offense on the drugs list The reason why cannabis is not already legal is because there are “four hundred active ingredients”(BBC) in cannabis and neither Scientists or Medical professionals can not say for certain exactly what are the long term affects on the body or brain if cannabis is used on a regular basis. Scientists and Medical personnel are even cautious about what they think could be the affects to a prolonged user of cannabis in my opinion. It is almost as if Medical personnel do not want to damage their credibility by hindering a guess in my opinion. The threat of death is highly unlikely and Redwood Labs said that they could not produce the required levels of cannabis to cause death to any of their lab rats. The United States Department of Justice accepts these findings stating, “In practical terms, marijuana can not induce a lethal response as a result of drug related toxicity.” These are some of the reasons why it is hard for our Government to come to a conclusion on legalising the drug.
The cigarette brand American Spirit recently published an ad that falsely represents its product. This ad attempts to establish an “eco-friendly” ambiance in order to attract a larger variety of buyers. American Spirit claims that its cigarettes are only made from “premium quality whole leaf natural tobacco.” Although this assertion may be true, smoking cigarettes has severe health consequences, including lung cancer, that this ad does not make clear to the consumer. A Surgeon General’s Warning is visible on the back of the print ad, however, it is understated graphically in comparison to the image of the cigarette box. The ad uses deceptive graphics to portray the cigarettes as descending from a rain cloud in the sky.
Over the past few decades or so, the major cigarette companies have pursued a safer cigarette but have not gotten very far. “Industry researchers often found ways of lowering one or two of the dangerous compounds, only to discover that their tinkering had either increased the level of some other harmful compound or so dramatically altered the cigarette that it wouldn't be accepted by consumers.” (PBS-Cigarette History). All in all the cigarette companies have only brought down the levels of tar and cyanide in cigarettes but have not really made much progress in making a “safer cigarette.” Through all these efforts and all the ages of trying, cigarettes are still harmful to the human body. Smoking harms nearly every organ in our system, and causes many diseases, not to mention the reduction in the general health of
The question has been asked, “Is it ethical for cell phone companies to sell cell phones without a written health warning to the user?” Has daily exposure to electromagnetic fields, including extremely low frequency magnetic fields and radiofrequency, in the environment caused the public any health problems? Questions are asked daily on the health risks involved in using wireless communication technology and most of the time you will receive the same answer, ‘There is no real evidence’. Several studies suggest that exposure to electromagnetic fields might associate with an elevated risk of cancer and other diseases in humans. Many laboratory studies have thus been conducted, but the results were controversial and no clear conclusion could be drawn. Why would cell phone companies need to supply a written health warning and make the users nervous when there is actually no evidence to support the health theories?