Health and Wellness Unit 6 Homework

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Unit 6 Homework 1. Women are the fastest growing population of smokers. Why are more women smoking than ever before? Are there any unique concerns for women smokers? Women have been targeted by cigarette ads through things like losing weight, being independent, and having fun. More women are smoking than ever before because there is a societal need for women to be thin in order to be perceived as beautiful and/or wanted. As far as unique concerns for women smokers, the textbooks states that women who smoke will have more wrinkles than nonsmoking women, and that “lung cancer has surpassed breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer deaths among women” (p.386). 2. Compare and contrast the health effects of smoking cigarettes, cigars, and smokeless tobacco. Also discuss why they are not all the same in terms of health risks. Cigarette smoking increases the risk for heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer. According the CDC, it can also cause cancer almost anywhere in your body, including bladder, blood, cervix, colon and rectum, esophagus, kidney and ureter, larynx, liver, oropharynx, pancreas, stomach, and trachea, bronchus, and lung ( www.cdc.gov). Smoking can also affect women who are pregnant or wish to become pregnant. Smoking can make it harder for a woman to become pregnant, and if a pregnant woman smokes, she is at risk for premature delivery, stillbirth, low birth weight, SIDS, ectopic pregnancy, and orofacial clefts in babies (www.cdc.gov). Smoking can reduce a man’s fertility. It can affect bone health, as well as the health of teeth and gums. Smoking increases the risk for cataracts and macular degeneration. Smoking is also a cause of type 2 diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis, and can cause general negative effects on the human body such as decreased immune function (www.cdc.gov). Smokeless tobacco (also known as chewing…...

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