Lung Cancer Essay

1560 WordsMay 13, 20137 Pages
Lung Cancer Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. The deadly influence stretches to all continents of the world. However, lung cancer is not just a disease, it’s an indicator or our social conduct. Many social problems can be revealed through the causes of lung cancer. Lung cancer is formed when the cells of the lungs grow in an uncontrolled way, this creates a lump or a tumor which can either be malignant (cancerous) or benign (not cancerous). Smoking, breathing in radon gas and unhealthy diets are all causes of lung cancer; the related problems and topics associated with them are peer pressure, individual and government responsibility, teen diets and role models. Preventions are available in many different methods, with the help of government and professional study, lung cancer in some cases can be treatable and curable. Cigarettes are full of poison and toxic chemicals, the ingredients affect everything from functions of organs to body's immune system, the damages can be widespread and fatal. Nicotine is a very toxic chemical present in cigarettes. Nicotine reaches the brain within ten seconds after smoke is inhaled. When a person smokes, and enjoys the pleasure of tobacco smoking, the chemicals are rotting the lungs and straining the body. Smoking causes around one in five deaths from heart disease, in younger people, three out of four deaths from heart disease are due to smoking. Data shows the rate of young smokers increased drastically since 1930s. Among the young smokers, many are teenagers, during the recent years, age of teen smokers are decreasing, more and more younger students are coming in contract with cigarettes and other drugs. There are many different factors contributed to the rising number of young smokers. The influence could've come both from school and from home. Peer pressure is associated with smoking, many students

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