An average someone is affect the offender but also other innocent victims around them. Killed by a drunk driver every 40 minutes, in 2007, an estimate of 12,998 people died in drunk driving related cashes- a decline of 3.7 percent from the 13,491 drunk related fatalities in 2006. In 2002, 2.3 percent of Americans 18years and older, surveyed reported alcohol impaired including 50 percent of 18 – 21 year old. Alcohol is never right for an underage, and when an underage as a very high alcohol consumption and get behind the wheels its like hell on the wheel because he control himself not to talk of controlling the wheels and when he can’t do that, he crashes into someone else. One of the biggest and oldest organization that has been against drunk driving is MADD- which stand for mothers against drunk driving.
Although we have educated and preached to our children about drinking and driving, the statistics in 2001 showed an estimated 2.8 million college students drove under the influence. That’s half a million more than in 1998. An alarming statistic from Mothers Against Drunk Driving is that more college under-graduates will die from alcohol related causes than will receive a masters or doctorate degree. Another statistic, one I found sickening and very upsetting was,” During a typical weekend, an average of one teenager dies each hour in a car crash. Nearly fifty percent of those crashes involved alcohol” (MADD).
Before I talk about the direct policy on smoking, I thought I would share some facts about tobacco. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among both men and women in the United States. Smoking-related deaths/health issues effect an estimated four hundred and thirty eight thousand American lives each year. Ninety percent of lung cancer deaths among men and eighty percent of lung cancer deaths among women are attributed to smoking. People who smoke are up to six times more likely to suffer a heart attack than nonsmokers, and the risk increases with the number of cigarettes smoked.
This amounts to one death every 48 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $51 billion. In 2010, 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third (31%) of all traffic-related deaths in the United States . It is not morally correct to drive a vehicle after having consumed excess amounts of alcohol. Social drinking may be one of the only responsible ways to consume alcohol.
Although these are three different crimes, drinking can lead to all of these types of crime. On the contrary DWI is very much more serious because it has killed so many people, and every year it is killing innocent people. Unlike lewdness and obscenity it may harm someone eyes by seeing acts you may not want to but DWI is actually taking lives. Accidents related to drunk driving take place every 45 minutes in the US. “There were 33,808 people died in traffic crashes in 2009 in the United States (latest figures available), including an estimated 10,839 people who died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes.
Heroin Addiction (Current Events) Researchers estimate that heroin use has increased in the U.S. by nearly 60% over the past ten years. Law enforcement officials believe the spike in heroin use is driven by addicts not being able to afford more expensive prescription pain killers. “They’re hooked on prescription drugs but when the prescription runs out, they switch to $5 and $10 bags of heroin,” Christopher Goldrick of the Rockland Narcotics Task Force told U.S.A. Today According to the most recent figures from the CDC, drug overdose claimed more lives than any other injury in 2010, with 60% of those deaths related to pharmaceutical drugs. The CDC also reports that 75% of prescription drug overdose deaths involve painkillers such as
During the past two decades, more and more young Americans have been dying violent deaths. The United States suffers far more young violent deaths than any other wealthy nation. For many years Americans have been dying at younger ages than people in almost all other wealthy countries (huffingtonpost.com). In these years the rate of youths involved in motor vehicle and other accidental deaths has been climbing while suicide and homicide rates have shot up dramatically. Moreover, violent deaths are becoming a larger proportion of all youth mortality.
Nyles Austin English 101 Persuasive Essay May 3, 2015 Marijuana vs. Alcohol/Tobacco Did you know that “9 out of 10 smokers start before the age of 18, and 99% start smoking by age 26” (Tobacco Facts and Figures, 2015)? More than 20 million Americans have passed away due to smoking since 1964 and that amount doesn’t include just smokers but second hand smokers as well (Tobacco Facts and Figures, 2015). On top of that 1 in 6 Americans binge drink within a month, about 4 times the what? (Alcohol and Public Health, 2014). The harms of drinking and smoking vary in numerous ways.
And compared with nondrinkers, a greater proportion of frequent binge drinkers (nearly 1 million high school students nationwide) engaged in other risky behaviors in the past 30 days (Grunbaum et al., 2004), including carrying a gun, using marijuana, using cocaine, and having sex with six or more partners. In addition, these youth were more likely than abstainers to earn grades that are mostly D’s or F’s in school (15 percent vs. 5 percent), or be injured in a suicide attempt (Biglan et al. 2004). Underage drinking can result in a range of short-term and long-term consequences, such as academic problems, social problems, physical problems such as hangovers, unwanted, unintended, and unprotected sexual activity, sexual assault, memory problems, increased risk for suicide and homicide, alcohol related car crashes and other unintentional injuries, death from alcohol poisoning, and alterations in brain development that may have consequences reaching far beyond adolescence (Barrouillet, 2002). Alcohol is by far the leading contributor to injury death, the main cause of death for people under the age of 21 (NHTSA, 2003).