Essay on Smoking: Tobacco and Humans Services

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Tools and Programs to help quit smoking

1 Cigarette Package Health Warnings
Cigarette smoking is the one of a cause of preventable death all over the world. U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services for Disease Control and Prevention (2011) suggests that how much people are interested in quitting smoking and how many countries used health warning on cigarette packages in 14 countries. As a result of this survey, only 4 of 14 countries have health warnings with pictures on tobacco product packages. In addition, although more than 90% of smokers are reported noticing package warnings, the percentage of smokers trying to quitting due to the warnings are about more than 50% in six countries (U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services, 2011). Moreover, many warnings that are small in total size or font sizes, have been in circulation, or lack of information, will not have the strongest impacts (Martire, Mattick, Doran & Hall, 2011). Therefore, the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (as cited in U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services, 2011) suggests the guidelines: cigarette package warnings to show harmful effects of use, to appear ideally 50%, at least 30%, to make it large, clear, visible and legible in the countries’ languages.

2 Education
There is an obvious fact that education is one of the ways to quit smoking and to prevent to start smoking. A report by U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services (2011) found that to quit smoking is linked to how much education they had. The survey mentions smokers who did not complete primary school education are less likely to notice the health warning on cigarette package, and to quit smoking because they do not have enough knowledge about preventable diseases that are caused by smoking. Comparing African American youth and Whites, African Americans are less likely to smoke and the rate of smoking declined rapidly (Oredein & Foulds, 2011). One factor is African Americans parents are more likely to against smoking, which might be related with their…