User:Daniel S/bagrut project
The Connection Between Smoking And Cancer
Teacher Name: Nellie Deutsch
School Name: Ort Guttman High School
My Name: Daniel Shamama
I chose to write about the connection between smoking and cancer because the smoking is one of my hated actions. I think it's disgusting and destroyed the humanity. People pay money for kill their body. So, I decide to give some facts about the smoking and show how much it is damage our body. I have experience from my life, more truly from my grandfather life. He smoked a lot of years, 3 or 4 boxes in day, in age 50 he had heart attack that mean if he isn't stop to smoke he will die. He stopped this bad thing but in these last years he got sick in his lung. This is very important purpose for me and I will try to do this good.
The Connection between Smoking and Cancer
The incidence of lung cancer is highly correlated with smoking. In our world, 87% of the people smoke cigarettes, cigars and other kinds of tobacco. The number of people who have lung cancer is high, which made me wonder: are they aware of the damage that smoking can cause? In my research I will try to find the connection between smoking and cancer, and what makes people to addiction. . I chose this topic because I think it’s a very interesting and people must to know the fact about smoking.
In order to understand the relation between the addiction, smoking, and the disease, cancer, it is necessary to generally explain the terms. Smoking is a practice where a substance is burned and the smoke is tasted or inhaled by the smoker. Smoking happens as a form of recreational drug use; the process of combustion releases the active substances in drugs, such as nicotine, and makes them available for absorption through the lungs. Smoking is one of the most common addictions in our world. Professor Wilbert Johannes, an expert from South America, says: "Over one billion people in the majority of all human societies smoke tobacco. Tobacco is a cause of some of the most dangerous and deathly diseases in the world". Accordingly, tobacco is one of the biggest causes of premature death. Gabriel Nahas from the National Cancer Institute said that medical studies have proven that smoking is among the leading causes of diseases, including lung cancer and heart attacks. So, the connection between smoking and cancer is indeed a fact.
Professor Wilbert said "Lung cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. Lung cancer is the most common type of cancer, leading to 1.3 millions deaths worldwide annually. The most common symptoms of the disease are shortness of breath, coughing and weight loss". Professor Wilbert mentioned too that smoking, particularly of cigarettes, is by far the main coantributor to lung cancer. Across the developed world, almost 90% of lung cancer deaths are caused by smoking. In the United States, smoking is estimated to account for 87% of lung cancer cases, 90% in men and 85% in women. Among male smokers, the lifetime risk of developing lung cancer is 17.2%. Similarly among the female smokers, the risk stands at 11.6%. This risk of having lung cancer is significantly lower among nonsmokers, 1.3% in men and 1.4% in women.
Many governments are trying to deter people from smoking by warning them against the crucial damages to the lungs. Authority also uses anti-smokers campaigns in mass media to stress the harmful long-term effects of smoking. This brings up a question: if the governments use so many resources and media to notify and warn people against the hazards that smoking causes, why do people keep smoking? The reason is addiction. This is a state where people can not stop even if they want to because their body needs the drugs. Today there is a solution to the addictions.
It all in our hands, if we will save our self and our close people from the smoking we will save life. I am really sure that we can become addicted for good things.
One can conclude that smoking is definitely related to cancer. Smoking involves the inhalation of tobacco, which passes through the lungs and carries a high risk of disease, majorly lung cancer. Personally I learned a lot of things from my research about smoking and cancer, its effects and why people should not smoke. After this research I can be sure that I would not try to smoke anything that can hurt my body. After writing this project, one of my goals is to pass the information that I discovered and gathered, and perhaps I will succeed in convincing people around me to stop smoking. After all, we need a healthy body to survive.
In the beginning I had a problem to decide what will be the purpose of my project, so I thought about what can be most interesting for me and enjoy even though this is hard work. So I think about what the most closely purpose for me now and decide to write about smoking, cancer and lung problems, which match my grandfather lung problems.
This purpose is very hard to understand and very complicated but I did my best and included all the important information in a few pages.
Do you think that there are Connection between Smoking and Cancer ?
1. yes 2. no 3. don't know
responses - 21 (100%)
Yes 85.7% (18)
No 9.5% (2)
Don't know 4.8% (1)
The most of the people vote that there are connection between smoking and cancer, It's show us that people know what is the affect of smoking.
How many responses did you get, Daniel? --Nellie Deutsch 23:16, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
Nellie, people think that the link with virus. That's ridiculous. --Nellie Deutsch 00:05, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
(: Daniel, can you please add the names of the websites? Thank you. --Nellie Deutsch 20:22, 12 March 2009 (UTC))