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by Student Connect Contact
Topic: Smoking
Tags: Smoking
Views: 175
Smoking in Ireland has become an epidemic and there is a significant high rate among young people. Walking through the college, one cannot but see many peers smoking outside college buildings, be it hail, rain or shine. Many start smoking due to peer pressure and are quickly sucked in to the addictive habit that it is. While the growing addiction may be subtle and overlooked, the hard facts relating to smoking are most certainly not.50% of all smokers will die from smoking related diseases, that is over 7000 a yearSmokers have an increased risk of cancers, heart disease, strokes, low birth weight and many other diseases90% of Lung cancers are caused by smokingIt is estimated that up to €2 billion is spent annually on treating tobacco related disease in IrelandPassive smoke exposure increases the risk of stroke by 82%Standing in the path of a smoker or their cigarette or being in a room in which there are smoker’s means being exposed to at least 50 agents known to cause... read more