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Smoking - Paper 2

  • Date Submitted: 03/29/2010 12:46 AM
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SMOKING

A very good morning/afternoon to my fellow colleaguesThe topic that you are going to hear from me today is smoking. Smoking may sound very common to you but let me ask you how many of you out there actually pay attention to this issue and what are you doing about it as responsible adults?

Before I go on with the topic ,lets have a look at what it means by smoking?Smoking is a practice where a substance, most commonly tobacco, is burned and the smoke tasted or inhaled. This is primarily done as a form of recreational drug use, as combustion releases the active substances in drugs such as nicotine and makes them available for absorption through the lungs. It can also be done as a part of rituals, to induce trances and spiritual enlightenment. The most common method of smoking today is through cigarettes - either industrially manufactured or rolled with loose tobacco and a rolling paper, pipes, cigars, hookahs and bongs.
Smoking is one of the most common forms of recreational drug use. Tobacco smoking is today by far the most popular form of smoking and is practiced by over one billion people in the majority of all human societies. Less common drugs for smoking include cannabis and opium. Most drugs that are smoked are considered to be addictive. Some of the substances are classified as hard narcotics, like heroin and crack cocaine, but the use of these is very limited.
Smoking is a hard habit to break because tobacco contains nicotine, which is highly addictive. Like heroin or other addictive drugs, the body and mind quickly become so used to the nicotine in cigarettes that a person needs to have it just to feel normal.
Now that you know what it means by smoking, lets me tell you briefly about the history of smoking. The history of smoking can be dated to as early as 5000 BC, and has been recorded in many different cultures across the world. Early smoking evolved in association with religious ceremonies; as offerings to deities, in cleansing rituals...

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