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Environmental Tobacco Smoke.

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IDENTIFY HEALTH-RISKS OF PASSIVE SMOKING * I am writing a magazine about health-risks of Second-hand smoking. * I am doing this for a healthy magazine run by my local community so they can use it as a advertising to warn the public about Environmental Tobacco Smoke. We decide to do this after a recent survey showed a dramatic increase of non-smokers who suffer from tobacco related illnesses. * My aim is to produce large document which covers all the information that people will need to help fight this problem. * I could have done this work by using a manual system like rulers, pens, papers, calculators but that will be too much work and time consuming, and I wont also have the advantage of having different font styles. * I will use a computer to do this because it will cut down the amount of time I need to finish my work by putting my data once, and being able to delete those parts that I feel are not worth putting in my work without having to rewrite the whole thing again, which I would've done if I was using manual system. * My goal is to Produce a very user friendly magazine with lots of pictures and rich text * Use accurate and up to date information * Provide alternative solution to the problem by giving proven methods of combating the problem. ...read more.

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in U.S. infants and children younger than 18 months. These infections result in 7,500 to 15,000 hospitalizations each year. Chronic cough, wheezing, and phlegm are more frequent in children whose parents smoke. Children exposed to second-hand smoke at home are more likely to have middle-ear disease and reduced lung function. Second-hand smoke increases the number of asthma attacks and the severity of asthma in about 20 percent of this country's two million to five million asthmatic children. Each year, british mothers who smoke at least 10 cigarettes a day can actually cause between 8,000 and 26,000 new cases of asthma among their children. A recent study found that infants are three times more likely to die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) if their mothers smoke during and after pregnancy. Infants are twice as likely to die from SIDS if their mothers stop during pregnancy and then resume following birth. ...for the unborn baby? Carbon monoxide may reduce the unborn baby's oxygen supply by 25% or more, retarding growth. Nicotine reduces fetal nourishment by narrowing placental blood vessels. for young children? Compared with children of non-smoking parents, children whose parents smoke are more susceptible to middle ear infections; have more respiratory problems and increased hospital visits for asthma, bronchitis, and pneumonia. Second-hand smoke and the workplace Workers exposed to second-hand smoke on the job are 34 percent more likely to get lung cancer. ...read more.

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eyes * That my text style was more like a business like and that I would've used more informal text styles Using formatting facility in the Word2000 for font sizing, styling, Character spacing. Inserting Page numbers. Inserting Columns, spacing text.. I have used picture formatting facility to make the pictures in to the right size, put it in the right position, choose a layout, put back ground colour.... Inserting Pictures from Files, Clip Art, Scanner EVALUATE I have achieved most of my objectives which were (a) to gather accurate information for my research, (b) to make my magazine simple to read for every one by using comprehensive font style and colours (c) to make my magazine attractive by putting eye catching pictures. I have achieved these objectives by d. Using internet search engines to find information relating to my subject e. Using word formatting options in the word process to choose simple and clear font-sizes and font colours f. I have downloaded pictures from the internet and I have also used scanner to input more pictures I believe the software I have used was the right one for my work, Although I had some problem with rotating text and fitting it in to small space at the front cover, I had overcome this by using WARD ART instead which is more easy to rotate . Abdinuur GUUSHAA GCSE ICT Coursework 1 17 ...read more.

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