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Parental Smoking Habits
2,327 wordsEffects of Parent Smoking Habits on their Childs smoking habits Abstract Parents have an influence on whether or not their children will develop smoking habits. The findings of this study show this to be true. Further research should be conducted to find out whether or not how many children the parents have also has an impact on smoking behaviors. The participants of this study were random individuals at a local convenience store ranging in age from 18 to 47. The total number of participants was...
Death Of An Infant Due To Sids
3,788 wordsSudden Infant Death Syndrome Sudden infant death syndrome, better known as S.I.D.S., is one of the leading causes for the inflated infant mortality rate in this country today. Itis often misunderstood or unrecognizable. For the most part, the causes of SIDS are unknown to the general public. This is changing, however, as public awareness is ever increasing. Thus, the purpose of this paper will be to explain sudden infant death syndrome and its known or suggested causes. Also, the history of SIDS...
1991 Smoking Prevalence
1,504 wordsAbstract Cigarette smoking is of interest to the National Institute on Drug Abuse both because of the public health problems associated with this form of substance abuse and because this behavior represents a prototypic dependence process. In the past few years the government has made every effort to reach the masses, in an attempt to curb the exploitation of tobacco use, and its acceptance among Americas Youngsters. However, cigarette smoking among adolescents is on the rise. The premise that t...
Of Their Friends Smoke And Drink
791 wordsTeen smoking and drinking do not occur in a vacuum - both parents and peers may promote or discourage substance abuse among teens, according to a study of more than 4,500 students in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades. This is one of the first studies to report that both peer and parent influences are independently associated with smoking and drinking, said lead author Bruce Simons-Morton, EdD, MPH, of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at National Institutes of Healt...
Children Due To Secondhand Smoke
497 wordsSmoking! Why do people do it? Do they want to be cool? Peer Pressure? What people don't realize is that smoking is the number one cause of preventable deaths in the United States. (web) Another thing people don't realize is all the kinds of sickness the can get or even give to there children due to secondhand smoke. Some of the most popular ones are heart attacks and strokes, lung problems, and what happens to there children when around it. When smoking does a person really think about what that...
College Student Smoke
1,549 words"Cigarette smoking has been described as the most important health risks in the United States" (med access). That is just one of the many reasons for me to research the topic of cigarette smoking. Smoking is prevalent among people of all ages in this country. However, I focused on the habits of college students only. The main objective of this research is to determine if smoking habits of parents of college students have any influence on the students' decision to smoke or not smoke. There are ma...
Secondhand Smoke From A Parent's Cigarette
359 wordsHurting Yourself Smoking is an addiction. Tobacco smoke contains nicotine, a drug that is addictive and can make it very hard, but not impossible, to quit. More than 400,000 deaths in the U.S. each year are from smoking-related illnesses. Smoking greatly increases your risk for lung cancer and many other cancers. Hurting Others Smoking harms not just the smoker, but also family members, coworkers, and others who breathe the smoker's cigarette smoke, called secondhand smoke. Among infants to 18 m...
Smoke From A Parent's Cigarette
702 wordsSteps to a Better Life The decision to quit smoking is one decision a person will never regret! Smoking causes around 419,000 deaths each year, just in the United States. Quitting smoking cuts the risk of lung cancer, many other cancers, heart disease, stroke, other lung diseases, and other respiratory illnesses. Quitting smoking, while pregnant, also increases the chances of survival for the unborn child. Quitting helps a person live a higher quality of life. Depending on how a person chooses t...
Not To Puff Smoking Cigarettes
504 wordsTo Puff or Not to Puff Smoking cigarettes is not a good habit; it is a dangerous addiction that has the possibility of a fatal result. Yet, I knowingly have picked up, and continued this stress relieving ritual. I am a smoker of two years, and have found nothing but scrutiny from my parents, far too many times. It is time to accept the fact that your son or daughter is a smoker. Your biggest concerns, for those of you whose children smoke, are lung cancer and other medical hazards that goes alon...
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