Poisoned Nation By Loretta Schwartz Essay

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In The New Lung Cancer Pandemic in Loretta Schwartz-Nobel’s Poisoned Nation, the youngest victims of smoking were children who trust ads or mimic others (pg. 133). The other victims of smoking women and nonsmoker they get a high level of risk to get cancer (pg. 138). Lorreta explained the stages, which was made to reduce the risk of tobacco, were followed by some countries and prevented by others (pg. 146).
30 percent of American’s death was related with smoking (pg. 134).Tobacco’s ads in some countries encourage children to smoke without showing the risk of smoking (pg. 135). Also, the tobacco industry found convention people to buy something hurt their body is difficult. US sent massage that smoking is glamour, wealth and freedom to African children. US used many logos to sell tobacco like “the spirit of the USA.” They promoted for this products on T-shirts, pants, notebook…etc. (pg.136). So, as a result of all these ads the smokers’ percent increased to 70% in the last 25 years. 4, 9 million people pass away from tobacco every year. By 2030, tobacco was expected to kill 10 million people a year (pg. 137). Moreover, the industry targeting reaches to children and rises the addiction speed. According to Dr. Martian and Dr.George report in an ASH, tobacco companies improve the taste to admire children or new consumers. Tobacco works by this way, the receptors in smoker’s brain addict on nicotine that makes people feeling cool and hard to give it up. Almost all of these smokers started before 14 years old (pg.128).
A study found nonsmokers people get lung cancer from other smokers who they deal with. Nonsmokers who live with smokers get lung cancer by 24%, and who work with them get lung cancer by 39%, and who share with smokers social activities get lung cancer by 50% (pg.139). Women get breast cancer because they live with smokers by 27%. Also children may have lung cancer because the live with smokers (pg. 139).
In Europe many articles were established to show the risk of secondhand smoke. In USA alone 15,000 people were killed by secondhand smoke every year, 20% of them are women with lung cancer and 10% of them were men with lung cancer who never smoked. Loretta gave example, the actress Dana who was died by lung cancer from secondhand smoke (pg.140). From 1950 to 1997 the percent of people who have lung cancer was increased by more than 600%. The differences in gender’s hormone make women in more dangerous side, so they get lung cancer quickly than men. The other example, Heather Crow who also died by cancer from secondhand smoke. She worked at many restaurants in Canada but almost of clients were smokers. She got sick from 2002- 2006. After her death Canada was being...

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