Lung cancer is the deadliest form of cancer, with nearly 90% of patients dying within 2 years of diagnosis, in large part because it tends to be diagnosed late (Gulyn and Youssef, 2010). Signs and Symptoms Initial presentation of lung cancer, regardless of gender, tend to be nonspecific, as a chronic or new cough in 65% to 75% of cases, with 25% or more having a productive cough (Yoder, 2006). Since lung cancer often occurs in central airways it can also present as pneumonia and lymph enlargement; hemoptysis will occur in 20% to 30% of patients. Other symptoms include dyspnea , with 60% of patients developing it early and 65% developing it at some time during their illness (Yoder, 2006). About 50% of patients present initially with chest pain (Yoder, 2006).
Attention Getter: A shocking statistic: Did you know that smoking is the most preventable cause of disease and premature death in America? In 2012, about 577,190 Americans are expected to die of cancer,more than 1,500 people a day. Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease,accounting for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths. (American Cancer Society) B. Thesis Statement: Breaking the habit of smoking is the right way to go because smoking is not only harmful for you but it is also harmful to the people around you. II.
A person’s health is greatly affected by their lifestyle decisions. Someone who chooses to smoke especially on a regular long term basis will be harming they're health greatly. Smoking directly causes 1000's of deaths in the UK each year and contributes too many more. Cigarettes contain more than 4000 chemicals, These chemicals are dangerous and cause many physical problems on a person’s health,69 of those chemicals are known to cause cancer, some of the ingredients of a cigarette are horrific: •Benzene (petrol additive) •Formaldehyde (embalming fluid) •Ammonia (toilet cleaner) •Acetone (nail polish) •Tar •Nicotine •Carbon monoxide •Arsenic (rat poison) •Hydrogen Cyanide (Gas chamber poison) All smokers energy levels are depleted because of lack of oxygen in the blood stream. Oxygen levels decrease about 15% when smoking, to be replaced by carbon monoxide.
SOSC 2330 THE ECONOMICS OF LAW, POLICY AND ORGANISATION. Smoking costs governments millions of dollars because of the large number of people who need treatment in hospitals for smoking related problems. Tobacco consumption is by far the leading cause of premature deaths and deceases in Canada. According to Health Canada more than 37,000 people will die this year due to smoking. Of those, more than 300 non-smokers will die of lung cancer and at least 700 non-smokers will die of coronary heart disease caused by exposure to second-hand smoke.
It adds more particles and things into the lungs making the amount of mucus larger and larger causing the cilia to work harder. However, even after the first drag from a cigarette the cilia begin to slow their movement gradually. Eventually they will become paralyzed and with even more time, will end up deteriorating completely. The smoker no longer has the cilia to remove the mucus so they are required to cough it up. Coughing is often worse in the morning due to mucus buildup throughout the night.
Of the 7,000 chemicals in just one cigarette, 250 chemicals are toxic to one’s health...whether it be the smoker or the bystander breathing in the sidestream smoke. 69 chemicals of those 250 are known to cause cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, “approximately 3,000 lung cancer deaths occur each year among adult nonsmokers in the United States as a result of exposure to secondhand smoke”. This statistic derives from the fact that “sidestream smoke has higher concentrations of cancer-causing agents (carcinogens)…” (“Secondhand Smoke” par 1). In a general gist, secondhand smoke can put an individual at risk of cancer even if they have never smoked a day in their entire life.
The social and media related exposure of smoking and deceit of the tobacco industries is leading incoming generations to create fatal health habits. The negative health effects of smoking and other tobacco use are well known and documented by nearly every health-conscious organization in the United States. Cancer, heart disease, and most major pulmonary diseases top the list of the most painful and deadly reasons to quit and not to start in the first place. It’s estimated that more than 1-in-6 deaths in the United States is due to cigarettes alone. In addition, more than three million people die every year worldwide from smoking related diseases (Pringle 44).
Compared to the rest of Britain, it is shocking. Around 350 intravenous drug addict take fatal overdoses in the whole of England and wales each year. If London’s death rate was the same as Glasgow’s, more than 1,000 youngsters would die each year – three every day.  Also, the weather has an
● A strong interest in or commitment to a project or cause that brings people together: community service, environmental concerns, neighborhood associations, animal rescue groups, etc. Suicide in other countries Suicide has become a major social and medical problem around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that one million people worldwide died from suicide in the year 2000. That is a global mortality rate of 16:100,000—or one death by suicide every 40 seconds. Since the mid-1950s, suicide rates around the world have risen by 60%.
Another common heart problem linked to smoking is heart disease. It is estimated that nearly 70,000 nonsmokers die from heart disease each year as a result of exposure to tobacco smoke. Nicotine decreases oxygen to the heart, increases your blood pressure and heart rate, increasing your risk of blood clotting, and damages your cells that line coronary arteries and other blood vessels. Health problems such as