According to the World Health organization-around 6 million people die each year because of smoking and tobacco related disease. The various studies on the effects of cigarette smoking, it is responsible for one out of every five deaths in the world and is the most addictive and destructive over-the-counter drug known to human. The history and culture surrounding cigarette smoking dates back to before World War I. During this time tobacco was smoked mostly in the form of cigars and primarily by the wealthy. The number of people who smoked cigarettes boomed when the tobacco companies started to mass-produce cigarettes. For today’s people have so many different reasons why they are smoke. In most cases is stress, expression, social, loneliness or just fun. After people try smoking, some continue to make it a habit. It becomes an almost necessity for stress related problem an addiction. With smoking people have that reason to kick back and enjoy yourself for a couple minutes. Social thing is another large factor for people who smoke. If your outside having a smoke and see someone else outside with a smoke, it's often a great way to make conversation. Especially when going out to bars or clubs, those are prime social areas to meet people and socialize over a drink and a smoke. A smoke in a lonely moment is a great way to make up the feeling of being alone. More important is content of cigarettes that people addict to. One big issue is that most smokers are completely unaware of what each stick of cigarette contains. We all known, cigarettes contain nicotine. But nicotine is not most dangerous component. Known, is that over 4000 chemicals are released from a lit cigarette. Although the exact amount of each chemical varies by brand, the chemicals are there in all cigarettes. Obviously, detailing all of them is not possible. I will try to show some of them and give you an idea of what's in that smoke. In the picture you can see name of the chemicals which contain of a cigarettes and use at home. Nicotine is one of the most addictive substances known to people, a powerful and fast-acting medical and non-medical poison. Ammonia used as a flavouring, frees nicotine from tobacco turning it into a gas. Often found in dry cleaning fluids and use for toilet cleaner. Acetone used as a solvent, for example, nail polish remover also found in smoke. Carbon Monoxide is the same gas that comes out of car exhausts. The main gas in cigarette smoke, formed when the cigarette is lit. This list could be continued. All of the above have huge effect on health. You can eat five portions of fruit or veg a day and exercise regularly – but healthy behaviour means little if you continue to smoke. Research has shown that smoking reduces life expectancy by seven to eight years. The number of people under the age of 70 who die from smoking-related diseases exceeds the total figure for deaths caused by breast cancer, AIDS, traffic accidents and drug addiction. Heart disease is the main cause of death due to smoking. Blood clots in the heart and brain are the most common causes of sudden death.
Nicotine is the main substance which causes an…
Nationalist. Austria-Hungary had taken over Bosnia a couple years earlier. Princip was furious so he shot Ferdinand, the heir to the Austria-Hungary empire. The assassination sparked the first world war but the main reasons started well before hand.
Imperialism was one of the first conflicts that lead up to World War I. Europe rushed to claim un\colonized land in China and Africa, in the 1800s. It caused tension in Europe and rivalries became stronger between countries. With rivalries between countries…
World War I
I will discuss the system of alliances between countries and the causes of World War I. What was the position of the United States at the beginning of the war? Why did the United States eventually end the war? How was the United States affected after the war?
The best known cause of World War I was the alliance system that developed in Europe in the half-century before World War I. An alliance is a formal political, military or economic agreement signed by two or more nations. Alliances…
its pictures.” (4) atmosphere
- description of people very shy and unassuming.
- pictures alter as war goes on – people are waving at camera (5)
- on the picture of the dazed Robert: “You know it will obtrude again and again until you
find its meaning – here.” (6)
- Robert “doubts the validity in all this martialling of men but the doubt is inarticulate.”
That Robert opposed the war says a lot about the circumstances – Rowena’s death, his
mother – that drove him to enlist
History: World War 1
Knowing (1 point) – List the contents of a soldiers backpack.Socks - Paper & Pen (For letters) - Emergency money
Knife - Coil of rope
Spare Blanket - Matches
Spare Uniform - Canned Food
Bar of soap - Bottle
Spare Helmet - Compass
Understanding (2 points) – Summarise important world events leading up to WWI.Alliances and Politics In the years leading up to the war, the nations…
World War I was the first major war involving many countries. One of these countries was Serbia, which wanted their independence from Austria-Hungary. This anger that built up over time in Serbia and it lead to the killing of the Archduke of Austria-Hungary Francis Ferdinand, and his wife by Gavrillo Princip, a Serbian. The killing lead to war between Serbia who was allies with Russia called for help. Russia was also allies with France, Great Britain, and the later turned from neutral United States…
The First World War; The Arms Race Or The Assassination Of Archduke Ferdinand In Sarajevo In 1914?
The First World War was the product of years of tension and competition between the Great Powers. There were many separate disputes between the different countries. However these disputes had not led to war. The arms race was a very significant cause to the war, however all this nationalism needed a trigger to ignite the smoldering hostilities and led to the outbreak of the First World War. Two bullets…
War can cause massive disruption to the lives of children. In the worst causes, children ma directly face death or the destruction of their homes. When Canada participated in World War II (1939-1945), our youth were luckily spare actual battle on Canadian soil. They were however, initiated into the adult world of war mobilization. Many surely felt the anguish of having close relatives fighting on the battlefields of Europe and Asia. On the home front, Canada’s youth were expected to fill roles vacated…
For The Fallen
The First World War, or the Great War, was a war that spread globally. It began the 28th July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. Robert Binyon’s most famous poem is, For The Fallen, was written just after the beginning of the first world war, after England had taken many casualties from the German Army. Binyon himself had been too old to enlist in the war; however he did assist the Red Cross and still felt the blow of death from war with the deaths of his brother-in-law and multiple…
catastrophe – World War I (1914-18)
Cause –a revolver that was used by a Serbian nationalist to assassinate the heir apparent to the Austro-Hungarian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914.
Powers divided: The Allies (Russia, France and Britain) against The Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary and Turkey)
The US joined in 1917 “to make the world safe for democracy” according to President Woodrow Wilson
Prior to the war, this part of the world had accomplished…
The Great War: World War I
The War to End All Wars
“The lamps have gone out all over
Europe and we shall not see them
lit again in our lifetime.”
- British Prime Minister Lord Grey
Long Term Causes
of World War I
Peace time alliances
Long-standing ethnic grudges
Map 22.1 European Alliances in 1914 (p. 638)
Short term timeline leading to
World War I
• June 28 - Assassination of Austro-Hungarian Archduke
and heir, Francis Ferdinand (and…