The constant smell of smoke around the city always seems to cause me allergic reactions. I know I’m not the only one with this problem; therefore, I’d like to fix it. Smokers don’t realize that they are not only hurting themselves, but the people around them too. Over 400,000 Americans die because of smoking each year; Secondhand smoke kills about 50,000 of the 400,000. (Guilfoyle.) A lot of people who don’t even smoke are affected by smoking and there’s no way to stop it. With medical expenses getting higher every year, a lot of people don’t get the proper treatment so they end up dying for something that is not even their fault. Because smoking kills so many people every year, I think smoking should be banned in the city. Smoking has become a real problem, not only in America, but worldwide. Every year the number of smokers increases; therefore the deaths increase. Even though this problem is worldwide I consider it to be a very local problem too. The reason I consider it to be local is because it affects myself and a few other people I know. I shouldn’t have to deal with my allergies reacting every time I smell smoke. I myself am not a smoker, even though I could legally smoke, because I care about my health. There are a lot of people like me who don’t smoke but still get affected by the secondhand smoke, and I think it’s about time someone does something about it. If smoking was banned in local places within the city, I think the city would be a much better and healthier place. Asking to ban smoking in the city is a huge problem because I’m sure a lot of people wouldn’t agree. If we started at local places, like my school campus, I think the ultimate goal could be accomplished. Why do people even smoke? I know everyone has their own personal reason for smoking but the effects are all the same. Smoking cause’s lung caner, heart diseases, strokes, it can shorten your life by ten years and the habit can cost thousands of dollars every year. (“Smoking”) A pack of cigarettes is about $5.29, and I know people who can easily buy about 3 packs a week. (Guilfoyle.) That’s about $16 a week, and by the end of the month you could have spent about $60 on cigarettes alone. In America, the annual health care expenditures for smoking related accidents are $96 billion. (Guilfoyle.) Not only do people spend a lot of money on the cigarettes but they also pay for medical expenses. A lot of the people who smoke know the effects but still continue to do it anyway because it’s an addicting habit. You’d think that your health and money especially would be enough of a reason to stop, but unfortunately not every one thinks like that. Trying to get rid of the smoking problem isn’t an easy thing as I can see here at my local school campus. Smoking has been banned on campus, but everyday I’ll see one or two people smoking. This problem really bothers me because on campus they give tickets for many other things. For example, I’m sure almost every student/staff member at UTB has gotten a parking ticket. Parking tickets are given out like crazy, and we can never run away from them. If we decide not to pay for those tickets there are major consequences that effect out education. Not paying for a simple ticket can stop you from enrolling in classes, getting a parking permit, getting your transcripts, etc. Once we get a ticket we learn to not make the same mistake again because having to pay for something that was unnecessary is really frustrating. If students who are seen smoking on campus got tickets for doing so I’m sure a lot more students would stop. If we start with the problem in local places like a school, I’m sure that in time banning smoking from public places in the city can be possible. Some public places here in Brownsville have already taken the initiative for solving this problem. Both of the hospitals here have prohibited smoking within the building and outside, for patients, staff, and visitors. Another possible solution for…
The article ‘Butt Out of Smokers’ Lives’ is a passionately argued letter to the editor written by an ‘outraged’ author. This biased article is written from a smoker’s perspective that shares a personal interest and feels strongly towards the matter of smoking and the issue surrounding banning it.
The article is centralized around the subject of banning smoking and
the government are trying to take matters into their own hands by putting into place drastic measures in order to ban it.
published last year by scholars from Harvard Business School and Duke University asked Americans which country they would rather live in — one with America’s wealth distribution or one with Sweden’s. But they weren’t labeled Sweden and America. It turned out that more than 90 percent of Americans preferred to live in a country with the Swedish distribution.
Perhaps nothing gets done because, in polls, Americans hugely underestimate the level of inequality here. Not only do we aspire to live in Sweden…
fancy girls and cars that he can afford just because he is a famous celebrity Tha Carter Three is a perfect album for what upcoming artist look at for influence and to know that if people are different and trend setters the community will most of the time support the artist in their to deiscion to be different because most of the community is tired of the same old rapper. They are ready for the rapper that will rap about his or her life thank you to Tha Carter Three.
reinterpreting this doctrine of constituting acts from the
phenomenological tradition.' In this sense, gender is in no way a stable identity or
locus of agency from which various acts proceede; rather, it is an identity tenuously
constituted in time-an identity instituted through a stylized repetition of acts. Further,
gender is instituted through the stylization of the body and, hence, must be under-
stood as the mundane way in which bodily gestures, movements, and enactments
30 September 2013
A time when following your gut instincts tuned out to be the right thing.
Following the little voice inside your head is almost always the best decision a person can make. We have all been at a point in our lives where we were stuck in a certain situation and had to make a decision. I for one can say listening to that little voice once saved my life.
It was the summer after graduation, Elmont had never been more beautiful…
The documentary, Streets of Plenty follows Misha Kleider, a college student, who is thrown into one of the worst neighborhoods in North America, the downtown eastside of Vancouver. Kleider starts out with nothing but a backpack, camera and underwear. His primary objective at first is to try and find public services that will help him survive as a person experiencing homelessness. At first this is tough because most of the citizens in the downtown area don’t live there. Most of these people are…
This creation myth, like many others, tries to answer the questions we all ask. Why are we here? Where did we come from? The answer generally given was that humans were of comparatively recent origin, because it must have been obvious, even at early times, that the human race was improving in knowledge and technology. So it can't have been around that long, or it would have progressed even more. For example, according to Bishop Usher, the Book of Genesis placed the creation of the world at 9 in the…
Professor GibensSpeech 101
29 April, 2014
One example of non-verbal communication in the movie in and out was body movement. Body movement is used in the movie in the beginning when Cameron Drake was walking on the carpet before going in to accept his award. Before the reporter stopped him to talk, Cameron was walking with his girlfriend or woman associated with him. His lady companion kept distance from Cameron, put her hands on her hip, didn’t smile at all and looked like…
BAN SMOKING OUTDOORS
AS summer draws to a close,
many Victorians are taking
advantage of the warm nights and
amazing restaurant scene for
which the state is so rightfully
Unfortunately for many diners,
their wish to enjoy an alfresco
meal with family is…
A cigarette butt or cigar tip dropped to the ground seems insignificant. But follow that butt
as it’s carried off by rain into storm drains and eventually to streams and rivers. It now adds up to
a big impact on the places we live: In fact, 32% of litter at storm drains is tobacco products.1
Cigarette butt litter creates blight. It accumulates in gutters, and outside doorways and bus
shelters. It’s the number one most littered item anywhere…