Skeletal Muscles

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Youth Smoking
Minerva Sanchez
COH 435
National University
May 26, 2015

Abstract Smoking is a health behavior that presents a burden of a preventable disease around the globe. Smoking and tobacco use, unhealthy diet, sedentary lifestyle contributes to over one million deaths annually in the U.S only. Although smoking prevalence in the U.S has dropped by half since the publication in 1964 on first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, there is still increasing number premature deaths estimated at over 400,000 annually; the prevalence among the use of tobacco products in the younger populations is on the rise. Report by World Health Organization on the worldwide spread of tobacco use and smoking, it has warned on billion lives being lost by the end of the century. Identified as a significant source on premature mortality or death and preventable morbidity such as diseases and illness; cigarette smoking is one of the preventable behaviors that through the use of the media and public health legislation can effectively be eliminated.

Introduction Health behavior can be termed as an activity undertaken with the essence of prevention or the detection of disease or towards improving the health and the well-being. The notion attached to the interest on the respective behaviors impact on everyone health and the well-being is attached on diverse assumptions. The assumptions are; a large proportion of the mortality attributed to the leading causes of the death is commonly attributed to the behaviors of individuals, and such behaviors can be modified. The stipulated approach on the assumptions indicated has attributed to the development of health behavior campaigns aimed at reducing the burden of disease and perceptions held by individuals engulfed in such behaviors such as smoking.

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