Wednesday, May 04, 2005

The Risk of Death for Smokers

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, most deaths resulting from tobacco smoking occurs in people aged 65 years or more. However, around one in five deaths occurs between the ages of 35 and 64 years age group. Even though people know is bad for their health, there is some incentive somehow, somewhere to smoke (ads, stress, etc.)
Data released in 2001 from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare indicates that 19.5 percent of people aged 14 years and over smoke. This means that parents and teachers need to emphasize even more of the damages caused by smoking. Men smoke on average 19.7 cigarettes per day compared with 18.1 smoked by women. This is ridiculous. People need to be more educated regarding their health and the critical harm caused by smoking. Smokers not only harm themselves but the people around them that don't smoke. Reaserch has proven that second-hand smokers are hurt twice as much as smokers overall.


  • No matter what you do everyone is exposed to second-hand smoke. So the only thing that people can do to stop themselves from dying so early is to either lock themselves in their house by themselves and never leave, or just don’t smoke yourself. What they really need to study is how early do people die who are surrounded by second-hand smoke constantly compared to those who are never around any second-hand smoke.

    By Blogger jchap2020, at 9:53 AM  

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