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Tobacco use should be banned due to the many health effects it causes. Tobacco is a plant grown commercially for its leaves and stems. Dried tobacco leaves and stems are rolled to make cigars and shredded for cigarettes and pipes. Tobacco can also be processed for chewing and ground into a fine powder to make snuff, which is inhaled through the nose. "The tobacco plant is a large source of nicotine, which is a highly addictive drug." When processed commercially, tobacco is mixed with a number of different chemicals that can cause various health problems. The related health problems differ depending on the person's use of tobacco. There are three ways to use tobacco. Smoking tobacco...
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THIS IS A PAPER REGARDING THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY (3 PAGES). The Killing Business? This paper is about the tobacco industry. Some would find that the label ‘killing business’ is very appropriate. Others would say that that name is misleading and inaccurate. Biased, I am not. So we will look at the issue in regards to the industry from both consumer and producer points of perspective with fairness and equality in reach. With an open mind now, let’s peer closer at the aftermath tobacco has left us standing in. Something has to get a non-tobacco user to try his/her first cigarette, cigar, chew, or whatever it may be. What is that something? Tobacco ads play an important part in getting...
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Tobacco is the common name of the plant Nicotiana tabacum and to a limited extent Nicotiana rustica and the cured leaf that is used, usually after aging and processing in various ways for smoking, chewing, snuffing and the extraction of nicotine, the principal alkaloid of tobacco.(4) The species N. tabacum has never been found to grow in the wild.(1) The use of the word tobacco is generally accepted as referring to the products of the tabacum species and so it will be in what follows. Tobacco holds an unparalleled position among crop plants in the world such as:
1) It is one of the very few crops entering world trade entirely on a leaf basis.
2) It is the most widely grown...
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Tobacco is one of the leading preventable causes of death in the United States.
Nicotine, which is an alkaloid derived from the tobacco plant, is a potent chemical that has powerful effects on the human body, especially when administered rapidly or at high doses. Prenatal exposure to nicotine is associated with adverse reproductive outcomes, including altered neural structure and functioning, cognitive deficits, and behavior problems in the offspring (9). At least 20% - 30% of pregnant women are estimated to smoke cigarettes, although smoking is associated with low birth weight, prematurity and infant mortality. In the United States, smoking accounts annually for estimated fetal...
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IntroductionIn 2007 people who were indulged in the smoking out of which 18 percent were female and 21 percent were male and on the daily basis they smoke, in adult groups male smoking rates are very high, people of age around 25 to 30 years smoke on the daily basis and weekly basis on the average of 28 percent. People of the age 60 years are almost at the average of 12 percent, between 1980 to 2007 smoking rates in Australia were at the average of 40% at the age of teenager which is 18. If we talk about Victoria smoking rate of men are 20 percent and for the women it is 15 percent. The smokers who are former smoke 34 percent which are men and similarly women's average rate of smoking are 27...
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Smokeless tobacco is presented as an alternative to smoking cigarettes, although smokeless tobacco has some benefits over smoking cigarettes, it also causes harm to the user. There are different forms of smokeless tobacco such as chewing tobacco that come in the forms of as Plug/Twist, Verb Use (consider revising). Snuff another form of smokeless tobacco composed of grounded tobacco leaves requires you to place it between the gums and cheeks, then spit out the juices or swallow if you please. The newest version called snus, in which you place them between the gum/cheek, but you do not have to spit out juices. Smokeless tobacco should not be used as a harm reduction strategy because it still...
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To say that tobacco advertising stimulates tobacco sales may seem a simple and moderate statement. In reality, tobacco control activists often meet serious opposition in defending this fact. Achieving the restriction or banning of tobacco advertising is one of the fiercest battles to face. Tobacco lobbyists usually assert that advertising does not increase the overall quantity of tobacco sold. Rather, the tobacco industry maintains that advertising merely enhances the market share of a particular brand, without recruiting new smokers.
These arguments are not always easy to counter. This Factsheet gives health advocates the arguments and research data needed to face...
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Tobacco advertisements have been a sensitive subject in America especially among parents who do not want their children to become smokers. I know from personal experience that tobacco is extremely toxic and can do major bodily harm. My grandfather was a chain smoker for over twenty years. He started smoking in his late teens and he died from lung problems that were caused by his addiction to cigarette smoking. My father is also a chain smoker and he started smoking when he was sixteen. He is starting to experience the same problems that my grandfather had due to his chain smoking. This history of smokers in my family has struck a cord in me. It has caused me to look further at the...
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The U.S. government regulates the sale and distribution of tobacco products in many ways. Some examples of the way the government regulates are setting an age limit and taxing tobacco products. In the economic world, the tobacco wars are a serious issue. The sale of tobacco as we know is very inelastic.
The government puts heavy taxes on tobacco products to cut down on the sale of them. They know that the people will buy cigarettes no matter how much they cost. Elasticity has a lot to do with the taxation of cigarettes. The relatively low price elasticity of demand in the tobacco market results in higher tax revenues than in any other type of market. The...
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To say that tobacco advertising stirs tobacco sales might give the impression of a straightforward and modest declaration. In realism, tobacco power campaigners frequently meet grave resistance in shielding this information. Attaining the limit or prohibition of tobacco publicity is one of the fiercest fights to countenance. Tobacco lobbyists more often than not declare that advertising does not add to the general amount of tobacco sold. To a certain extent, the tobacco industry upholds that advertising only improves the market share of a meticulous brand, Devoid of employing new smokers (Bernhard, 1997).Advertising tobacco in lieu of government regulationsEvery major piece of federal...
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“How-To” suicide kits are readily available all across the country. They are inexpensive and easy to purchase at the young age of eighteen! Sounds ridiculous, right? Maybe. Maybe not. I am referring to tobacco products. They are among some of the top selling products in our country, and a large contributor to our cancer epidemic. Disturbingly enough, the government does nothing to prevent it! Tobacco products have been scientifically linked to cause life-threatening illnesses for their users and anyone around them....
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Tobacco is one of the most popular products in today’s market, but in order to be universally known, it needs to be advertised either by magazines and newspapers or by posters but not by television as “ due to mounting clue of health dangers television commercials for smoking were banned beginning in 1971” (The Columbia Encyclopedia, 2). Tobacco advertising is much popular these days and we can support that it is the ¨ food ¨ of tobacco industries in order to keep them alive. Moreover, companies that make tobacco advertising can cause many problems to each society and also they can affect consumers to a great extent. So, solutions must be found in order the...
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According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), “advertising must be truthful and non-deceptive… advertisers must have evidence to back up their claims… and advertisements cannot be unfair.” Also the FTC says that an advertisement is unfair if “it causes or is likely to cause substantial consumer injury which a consumer could not reasonably avoid; and it is not outweighed by the benefit to consumers.”
The website badvertising.com helps the naked eye read and see what should really be seen in advertisements by doctoring-up misleading ads to create a more accurate picture. To do this they physically cut and paste ads as well as manipulate them on the computer, in hope of changing your...
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Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and worldwide (Centers for Disease Control, 2013, World Health Organization, 2008). Tobacco cessation counseling is a vital component of any public health strategy seeking to decrease mortality, disease and costs associated with smoking. To that end, the Healthy People 2020 Tobacco Use Objectives cover three main areas: reducing tobacco use, instituting health system changes, and creating social and environmental changes (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2013). Objective TU-10 falls under the category of health system changes as it seeks to open doors for patients to make quit attempts and to...
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Table contentsIntroduction .................................................................. 1Tobacco nowadays ............................................................................. 2SWOT / Recommendations ................................................ 4Phillip Morris Strategy ...................................................... 6Phillip Morris Web site ..................................................... 7Conclusion ................................................................... 8IntroductionTobacco is a plant which grows in a wide range of soil and climate conditions. Its non edible leaf is dried and used to produce cigarettes, pipe tobacco, cigars, chewing tobacco and...
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Smoking is an activity that has been around for many years for people to use and adapt into their lifestyle. It is a tool that many people use to help reduce the stresses of life and put them in a comfortable position that enables them to cope with the hectic lifestyle they are living. However, smoking has been scientifically proven to cause many types of cancer, the most common being lung cancer resulting in numerous deaths across the United States. According to WHO (World Health Organization), "Smoking is a greater cause of death and disability than any single disease". Evidently, the benefits and drawbacks of smoking have been debated for many years, and only recently have some countries...
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Tobacco companies have been in a battle with anti-smokers for a while about regulating tobacco, and there has been a war between tobacco companies and anti tobacco crusaders, because of regulating tobacco and some lawsuits. For one viewpoint regulating tobacco would be a good thing to do, anti tobacco crusaders are saying that regulation of tobacco is necessary to protect public health; on the other hand the other viewpoint is say that the tobacco companies are saying “regulation of tobacco will do more harm than good.”
There are two sides to this war on tobacco regulation and here is the first viewpoint. According to No Expectations for Cigars, the 2009 Federal...
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I. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND The United States is the world?s second largest tobacco grower. Thus, tobacco is an important cash crop and the cigarette manufacturers play a very important role in the U. S economy.(7:2) Approximately 500,000 Americans die every year as a direct result of smoking (1:66). As the U. S. population becomes more health conscious, the number of smokers is decreasing every year. However, the tobacco industry has remained prosperous due to the continuing demand of millions of smokers still present in the U.S.A and other places like Asia, Russia and Eastern Europe.(7:2) The tobacco industry has never before publicly admitted to a direct connection between smoking and lung...
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For decades friends and coworkers gathered around smoke designated areas outside the workplace, schools, and restaurants. They all had something in common, but not all of it brought them closer together as the tobacco addiction did. Some people started smoking at an early age while others felt the need to do it just to fit in or because it seemed like a cool thing to do. Over the years they smoked or chewed tobacco which deteriorated their health due to hazardous chemicals contained in tobacco products. For many years, help has been offered to all tobacco users including medicine to stop the use of Tobacco. Thousands of older folks suffered from lung cancer which finally took their life.
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Tobacco smoking has long been recognized as a major cause of death and disease, responsible for an estimated 434,000 deaths per year in the United States. After the Environmental Protection Agency and the Surgeon General stated that cigarettes cause lung cancer there was a tremendous movement to make cigarettes illegal. Now the debate is on environmental tobacco smoke also known as secondhand smoke, passive smoking, and sidestream smoke. The worry is that when non-smokers are exposed to secondhand smoke they face the same health hazards as smokers.
Tobacco smoke contains more than forty known carcinogens. Sidestream smoke carries these carcinogens into the...
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Tobacco epidemic killed 100 million people worldwide in the 20th Century. Tobacco epidemic could kill 1 billion in the 21st century alone. Smoking is responsible for the death of one in ten adults worldwide (about 5 million deaths per year) and, if current smoking patterns continue, by 2030 the proportion will be one in six, about 10 million deaths per year (World bank, 1999). This means that about 500 million people alive today will eventually be killed by tobacco (Peto & et al, 1994).
Since the 1950s, more than 70,000 scientific articles have left no doubt that smoking is an extraordinarily important cause of premature mortality and disability around the world. In...
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Maybe steroids aren’t the biggest problem?
Steroids are a big issue now but even bigger should be chewing tobacco.
With all of the hype on the use of steroids in the past month among the baseball community, I think that baseball should also look at another serious affect to its players, chewing tobacco.
Chewing tobacco and smoking tobacco has been affiliated with baseball since the 1840s mainly in the amateur leagues. A custom to the winning team would celebrate by lighting up a cigar after the game. But as more immigrants joined baseball through the 1860s and 1870s they brought their culture of rolling their own cigarettes and or chewing tobacco.
As baseball grew in...
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2ShannonKelsey Shannon2 April 2014Essay 3 ProposalThis essay will be comparing World War 1 to World War II. These were the largest military conflicts in human history which involved military alliances between different groups of countries. The three subtopics that will be discussed will be the triggers and causes of each war, the methods of warfare, and the results and outcomes of each war. In terms of casualties, World War II was worse because there were over 60 million deaths; 38-55 million civilians and 13-20 million from the war. An estimated 10 million military men were found to be dead and 7 million civilian deaths in World War I. The spark that started World War 1 was the...
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Over the last few years tobacco companies have been feeling the heat from multiple sources, complaining that their companies hold the sole source of many illnesses and deaths. These unfair accusations are completely biased and unfounded. Only 18% of all deaths in the United States seemed caused by tobacco related incidents. (Hawkins, Arthur. Smoking Deaths Worldwide. September 15, 2011 .)
However untimely those deaths were, they had been met with the knowledge that tobacco may have harmful side effects. Every pack of cigarettes, cigars, chew, dip, snuff, etc. have a general surgeon warning written right on the label. People who use...
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What Restrictions are there on Advertising Alcohol and Tobacco?Surgeon General started restrictions in 1954 - this started with the warnings on cigarette packages, stating that smoking causes lung cancer. Restrictions were not as severe until later years since it was common for children to smoke or for businessmen to smoke and drink during a meeting in earlier years. In the 60's and 70's, people started to take legal actions. Cigarette commercials were banned from television and billboards, and streetcars could not post advertisements for cigarettes. The use of tobacco was banned on public transportation, and in some restaurants.In 1965, congress passed a bill that all cigarette companies...
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I love meatloaf. I am not afraid to admit it; I love it. Many people disagree with my love of meatloaf, but I could have it every night for dinner. And maybe I will; maybe I will have meatloaf every night for months and maybe I will not grow tired of it. It remains delicious to me on every occasion. However on that 57th night perhaps I decide a pepperoni pizza is just too enticing and I cannot resist the temptation so I order a pizza rather than have my customary meatloaf. My pizza arrives and I devour it without a second thought. Afterwards the only problem I face is an upset stomach. However, if I had developed an addiction to meatloaf during my 56 night binge then I...
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Tobacco use has been a subject of debate for quite some time. The individual's right to choose to smoke versus the individual's right to avoid air polluted with cigarette smoke is an ongoing battle. Reports on tobacco bans in businesses such as restaurants and bars has reignited the war zone and caught the public's attention once again. The American public is slowly becoming aware of hospitals that have begun to adopt a no-tobacco policy. It only makes sense that healthcare organizations should ban a product that has proven to be a leading cause in many types of cancer, diseases, death, and other health issues.Most people have seen the warning label on the side of cigarette packages, but...
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Tobacco and alcohol advertising has always been an important issue in today's society especially because of the affect it can have on today's adolescents. Even today alcohol is the number one choice for youths of America. For example, "twenty-four percent of eighth grader, forty percent of tenth graders and fifty-one percent of twelfth graders reported a past thirty day alcohol use, as contrasted with ten percent of eighth graders, nineteen percent of tenth graders and twenty-three percent of twelfth graders who reported use of marijuana within the same thirty day period." (J. Unger, p. 178) Looking at these statistics seems quite high. Thinking that the majority of the high school...
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Effects of Tobacco Use Millions of Americans use tobacco. Most of these smokers and chewers want to quit, but find it very difficult. While the health risks are highest among heavy smokers and long-term smokers, no user of tobacco can escape the fallouts. The health risks of smoking and smokeless tobacco are well established and numerous. Many organs and body systems can be adversely affected by tobacco smoke, yet millions continue to use it. Those who start to smoke at an early age are more likely to develop health problems and are at a higher risk of health consequences in their adult life. People who smoke or use smokeless tobacco are at an immediate risk of a wide range of health...
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TobaccoIntroduction :I was surfing on the net and suddenly, my eyes looked up on the newspaper, so the headline was too much interesting and I could not stop me. The headline was like that "The two year old kid (Ardi Rizal) smokes." I was shocked to see this, and therefore it made my interest more. Not even this, but also smoke approximately forty cigarettes per day. I also saw the video of him on you tube, he was smoking like he is doing great job and with this act of him he feels very proud. There was also a picture over there. The face expression of him shows that he feels comfort when he smoke, and he is sitting on his small wheel truck. The get up shows that he is sitting like the lorry...
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Marketing of Tobacco Products
Marketing is a social and managerial process by which individuals and groups obtain what they need and want through creating and exchanging products and values with others.(Kotler, Armstrong, Saunders, Wong page 5)
One of the products that are exchanged through marketing is cigarettes. Tobacco is considered an inherently unethical product because is addictive, dangerous and causes environmental damage. Tobacco is also considered a pleasing product because its immediate satisfaction is high but sometimes has harmful effects in the long run.
One of the long run effects of smoking is that four million people are killed every year and is estimated...
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Malawi and Tobacco
What strategies can Malawi use to overcome problems relating to a change
in demand of its main export, tobacco.
QUESTION- what strategies can Malawi use to overcome problems relating
to a change in demand of its main export, tobacco?
Malawi, a LEDC, located in Southern Africa, has a population of 10
million. Tobacco is its main export and this provides the majority of
the countries export revenues. It has become dependant on exporting
tobacco to firms based in MEDC's such as the United States. Demand for
cigarettes has recently decreased because of health and ethical
reasons. Cigarettes, has reached the end on its product lifecycle.
However South East...
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Speech on Tobacco Use Fellow Students,
We all know that tobacco kills. In this speech, I want to tell
everyone that tobacco kills non-smokers as well. Let us be clear about
it. Second-hand smoke also kills.
It is well documented through solid science that exposure to
second-hand smoke causes cancer and contributes to various lung and
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The British Tobacco Industry Tobacco industry is a widely castigated industry, which has
periodically been subject to royal disapprovals, the whims of
fashionable use, medicinal studies, smuggling, trade disputes, and
bans. Nevertheless, British cigarette market is known to be the most
profitable market in the world. There are two main companies that
dominate UK cigarette industry, which control almost 90% of the
market. So, the purpose of my essay is to analyse the...
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Results of several researches have proven that concentrations of tobacco smoke in outdoor areas possess the risk to individuals, kids and the environment. Even cigarette butts are equally hazardous for environment and many creatures, especially in sea. Cigarette filters are the single most picked up thing in international beach cleaning every annum. Smoking ban can benefit in several ways – from saving of lives, the prevention of disability, to a dramatic decline in health care costs – majority of which are carried by nonsmokers who otherwise are impelled to pay exaggerated health insurance premiums and higher taxes. The recently laid ban on smoking in outdoor areas, in the city, is a smart...
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One out of three people who use tobacco will die from it. Nearly 3,000young Americans each day become regular smokers. Of these, 1,000 will die earlyfrom tobacco-related diseases. More Americans die due to complications fromsmoking than from any other major killer such as AIDS, car accidents, drug abuseand homicide. Why do so many people continue to smoke when they know thepossible risks involved? Many have become addicted to cigarettes because of theaddictive substance, nicotine, which cigarettes contain. How much did tobaccocompanies know about this addictive substance, and what is their defense formaking addicts of their customers? Also, do people realize how much money theyare actually...
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Alcohol and Tobacco DependenceNature of the Problem, Assessment Procedures and Non-psychological Treatments1) NATURE OF THE PROBLEMWhat is dependence?Both tobacco dependency and alcohol dependency are classified as a subtype under substance-related disorders in the DMS-IV-TR. There has been disagreement on how to define dependence or addiction, with different models focusing on either physiological or psychological dependence.Physiological dependency:§ Tolerance: require greater amounts of substance to experience the same effect.§ Withdrawal: negative physical response resulting from cessationChronic alcoholics can have severe withdrawal symptoms, including hand tremors, nausea and...
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Sociology 100 Course Project - Media Advertisement"SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING: Smoking Causes Lung Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema, And May Complicate Pregnancy." Yes, I'm sure everyone is familiar with these types of warnings, mainly on tobacco products and ads. Yet, even with these warnings, some people don't seem to care; it just seems as if they are ignoring them. Nevermind the fact that smoking is addictive. Nevermind the fact that smoking sheds 13 years of life from a man or over 14 years from a woman. Nevermind the fact that lung cancer is the leading cause of death among smokers (Heart Disease Weekly 2002). It just doesn't matter. Millions of people brush aside the warnings and...
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After many years of research it has been proven that cigarette smoking is the major cause of death globally. According to Surgeon General Smoking represents the most extensibly documented cause of disease, ever investigated in the history of biomedical research. The relation between smoking and human disease cannot be directly tested. It is morally and ethically incorrect. Therefore, other research has been developed to establish a very high degree of scientific probability.
The criteria used to research the health diseases of smoking are as follows: consistency of association, the information found is replicated under different circumstances, conditions, and settings. This helps eliminate...
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Lakson Tobacco Company
Lakson Tobacco Company was incorporated in Pakistan on February 10, 1969 as a public limited company and its shares are quoted on the Karachi and Lahore stock exchanges. The principal activity of the company is the manufacture and sale of cigarettes and tobacco.
Operating Results For 1998-99
Lakson Tobacco Company has maintained a growth momentum, both in turnover and profits. Sales revenues and profits increased by Rs. 1,878 Million and Rs. 30 Million respectively, as compared to last year. During the year 98-99 the company's contribution to the national exchequer in the shape of excise duties and sales tax rose to Rs. 8.669 Billion as compared to Rs. 7.657...
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A physical journey incorporates expeditions from one place to another, where a variety of obstacles may possibly be faced. By overcoming these obstacles and challenges, physical journey can provide opportunities for travelers to extend themselves physically, intellectually and emotionally.The idea of a physical journey is explored in the painting Tobacco Road, Ovens Valley illustrated by Jeff Carter. The image Tobacco Road focuses primarily on the physical movement from one destination to another, where a determined family of two plump women and a small boy are thrusting a car through a muddy landscape to arrive at their valued destination. The personas perceive the...
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Discovering that my bioregion is more limited in local options than I ever imagined has been a real eye opener for me. The research involved in this course is timely for me, since I have been living back in Connecticut for just 15 days. Between work, studies and other life events I have searched for local options to feed myself. What I have found is a limited number of expensive choices, lacking in both depth and availability. Meat is definitely out of reach for a graduate student.
The challenges of eating locally in my bioregion are real, and I know these challenges cannot be met in isolation; overcoming them will require resourcefulness, support and hard work. It will need to involve...
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Five key companies dominate the U.S. tobacco industry. These corporations mainly specialize in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes. At the forefront, controlling almost half of the U.S. market for cigarettes and owning the Marlboro brand, lies Philip Morris Companies, Inc. Only half of their revenues come from the sale of tobacco products; Philip Morris also includes and owns food and beverage businesses, notably Kraft and Miller Brewing.Next in line is RJR Nabisco Holdings Corp. This company's tobacco subsidiary consisted of R.J. Reynolds, who produced products such as Camel and Winston cigarettes. The food subsidiary of the company, Nabisco, accounted for approximately half of the...
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The Liability of Tobacco Makers
Cigarettes have an affect on almost everyone, even if a person does not smoke. A man
name Charles Green was affected by cigarettes, even though he never smoked a cigarette in his life. Green is 39 years old, and he used to be a very athletic person. That is, until he began working for a company full of smokers. Green worked behind a desk in an office building where everyone around him smoked. He was shoved in a little cubicle where smoke was thick in the air from his coworkers. After a time, Charles needed medication to help control his asthma from all of the smoke in his lungs. When he began to complain about the smoke, he was told to “Live with it.”...
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IntroductionThe United States is the world's second largest tobacco grower. Thus, tobacco is an important cash crop and the cigarette manufacturers play a very important role in the U. S economy. Approximately 500,000 Americans die every year as a direct result of smoking. As the U. S. population becomes more health conscious, the number of smokers is decreasing every year. However, the tobacco industry has remained prosperous due to the continuing demand of millions of smokers still present in the U.S.A and other places like Asia, Russia and Eastern Europe.The tobacco industry has never before publicly admitted to a direct connection between smoking and lung or heart diseases. Although...
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The death toll from tobacco is equivalent to four fully loaded jumbo jets crashing each day each one without any survivors. In May 1984 General Everest Koop said tobacco is the single, chief, avoidable cause of death in our society and the most important issue of our time. He also stated that cigarette smoking is as addictive as heroin. Nicotine is 1000 times more potent than alcohol, and 10-100 times more potent that barbiturates and 10 times more potent that cocaine or morphine. More so, while tobacco may provide a pleasurable feeling, its high potential for harm and addiction makes tobacco usage not worth any perceived benefits.The main reason for tobacco addiction is nicotine. New...
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INTRODUCTIONAccording to The Daily Star Lebanon, the Lebanese community consumes approximately 600 million cigarettes annually, spending more than $400 million a year to do so.Only around $8 million is earned by Lebanese advertisement agencies from Tobacco products, and a ban of tobacco ads would drastically hit their revenues selling power, virility, happiness, liberty and passion. Smoking advertisements are on wide display on Lebanese TVs, in magazines, newspapers and on billboards. Sadly, Lebanon is the only Arab country to allow tobacco advertisements. Since Oct. 25, 1999 tobacco has killed 21,112,831 people around the world and in particularly 3,500 people's in Lebanon. It is consistent...
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Tobacco Cigarettes vs. Electronic Cigarettes
Around the world it is known that tobacco products can be harmful to your body. Globally, tobacco is the leading cause of certain cancers and heart diseases. Some people may not realize that the ingredients in a cigarette are not only harming their heart, but also their mouth. Cancers can first be detected in the oral cavity since it is the spot that cigarette smoke hits first. Although smoking and tobacco use has gone down in the past years people find that it is very hard to quit. Because of this, they turn to electronic cigarettes. But what if these “e-cigs” are just as harmful to the mouth as a normal cigarette?
The most common form of tobacco...
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Every year, 430,000 people (that's 1200 people a day!) die in the United States die from tobacco related diseases. That is more than drugs, alcohol, automobile crashes, firearms, homicide, and suicide combined! Despite all the gain in knowledge that has been made over the last couple of decades about the harmful effects of tobacco, there are still thousands of people who start using tobacco products everyday! Obviously, the most damaging effect of tobacco products is the health risk. But that is not the only downfall of them; there is also all the money you pour into purchasing them after you are addicted; the money that Big Tobacco uses to hook more and more people everyday! Not to mention...
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The tobacco industry is one industry, which has made a lot of money over the years from consumers. Various taxes have been placed on tobacco products in hopes of decreasing the number of people that smoke. There have been many campaigns, which have been started to try to get smokers to quit smoking. However, the high taxes that are placed on the tobacco products by the government seem to be one of the most common reasons people stop smoking. Will taxing these products be what makes the tobacco industry fail? A majority of our nation has let it be known that they favor the higher prices that have been placed on tobacco products; however, these prices are not harming the sellers as much as the...