Patho Mod 5 Discussion

Smoking is the leading preventable cause of disease and death in the United States (Heron, 2019). Both smokers and people exposed to secondhand smoke have an increased risk for heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, and other conditions (CDC, 2014). Research the effects smoking has on individuals and public health. When considering the questions below, be sure to support your opinions with research.

  • Should tobacco products be outlawed altogether? Why or why not?
  • Is vaping a healthier alternative to smoking tobacco products?
  • What are the health benefits to smoking cessation?
  • Are there enough accessible resources to help with smoking cessation?
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