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Research into smoking essay

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Introduction

´╗┐Yovanka Amira 10c To smoke or not to smoke? The human organism is a machine. Like any machine, it has a function. That function is able to work and achieve a particular goal. But unfortunately, some of us aren?t aware of the function of our machine or its purpose. When we observe at plants and animals and minerals, it is easy for us to see them transform, ingest, and transmit energy. While the human machine is fairly complex. The way that the human machine function is literally as a machine: ?a mechanical vehicle that behaves according to our own behavior.? (1) A machine takes in certain elements and releases without any consciousness. We can see this lack of consciousness in the way we socialize with the society, most of us are really careless about keeping our human machine healthy. Unfortunately, this creates the damage to our human machine. Like such, when any human is smoking, then the human machine will not function properly. The mere mentions of smokers and cigarettes have been passing on the world quiet frequently. Many smokers live today and they are not aware about what smoking can contribute to making your life expectancy shorter. After all, according to the medical science, smoking is such a deadly disease. ...read more.

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Hence, this isn?t happening only in one particular country, but worldwide. From the image above, we can conclude that the top 5 cigarette consuming country in the world is China, USA, Japan, Russia, Indonesia. ?Global consumption of cigarettes has been rising steadily since manufactured cigarettes were introduced at the beginning of the 20th century.? (5) While consumption is leveling off and even decreasing in some countries, worldwide more people are smoking, and smokers are smoking more cigarettes. According to the tables above, smoking is still a major problem across the world. But we can see the differences of male and female smokers, in average; there is a greater amount of male smokers. Thus, the percentage of youngsters smoking is also quite immense. Why is that so? Peer pressure. Teenagers tend to follow the people close to them; for instance, if a family member smokes then the child will smoke in order to look like them. Perhaps, others may think that smoking will make them highly accepted by the society; it will get them in the ?crowd?. Whereas, a number of children are have a high level of curiosity thus results them to try the cigarettes ?for fun?. However, whether you?re a teenager, adult, male, or female, smoking will still affect your body in countless negative ways. Not to mention, smoking does get affected from cultural aspects. ...read more.

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It is present in only tiny amounts in the air bur forms part of many compounds such as water and organic compounds like carbohydrates and fats. Organic- a substance produced by a living organism. Organic chemicals are things like carbohydrates, protein, fat. They have very large molecules and are often insoluble in water. Oxygen- a gas which makes up about 20% of the air. It combines with other substances and oxidizes them, sometimes producing heat and light energy. In plants and animals it combines with food to release energy. Resources (1) "The Human Machine." The Human Machine. 27 June 2007. Web. 21 Oct. 2011. <http://humanmachine.wordpress.com/>. (2) "Smoking: MedlinePlus." National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health. 19 Apr. 2011. Web. 26 Oct. 2011. <http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/smoking.html>. (3) "British American Tobacco - Is There a Less Harmful Cigarette?" British American Tobacco - British American Tobacco. 4 Oct. 2011. Web. 26 Oct. 2011. <http://www.bat.com/group/sites/uk__3mnfen.nsf/vwpagesweblive/do52ane2?opendocument>. (4) "Cigar Smoking and Cancer - National Cancer Institute." Comprehensive Cancer Information - National Cancer Institute. 27 Oct. 2010. Web. 22 Oct. 2011. <http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Tobacco/cigars>. (5) George, Edwin. "Global Tobacco Consumption Map." Scribd. 9 Jan. 2010. Web. 22 Oct. 2011. <http://www.scribd.com/doc/16604267/Global-Tobacco-Consumption-Map>. (6) (7) Bonas, Shella. "Smoking: Psychological and Social Influences." NetDoctor.co.uk - The UK's Leading Independent Health Website. 17 May 2005. Web. 25 Oct. 2011. <http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/smoking/psychologicalinfluences_000509.htm>. (8) "Teen Smoking - Message to Teenagers about Smoking Cigarettes and Tobacco." Marc Perkel's Web Site. 17 Dec. 2003. Web. 20 Oct. 2011. <http://www.perkel.com/politics/issues/smoke.htm>. ...read more.

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