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The Michigan Smoking Ban

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The Michigan Smoking Ban Remediated A brief history and fun facts about tobacco -There is evidence to suggest that tobacco has been in use for over 2.5 Million years. The New World and Europe Current times -Nicotine remnants have been found in human remains and pipes found all over the world. However,the only location with any indication of habitual use of tobacco is the Americas (Borio). -It is believed that Tobacco began growing in the Americas about 6,000 B.C.! Early Use Christopher Columbus was offered Tobacco for the first time by Native Americans in 1492. It can be argued that this was the first time that any european had ever encountered the plant. Soon after, Sailors started to bring tobacco back to Europe sparking an agricultural revolution that led to the mass cultivation of the Crop. The major reason for the success of tobacco in europe was its supposed healing properties. People thought the plant was a miracle drug that could cure any ailment. It was believed tobacco could even cure cancer in those days! While the plant flourished in Europe as a major cash crop, America did not develop an industry for tobacco until the 19th Century. During the 1950's, more and more evidence was surfacing that smoking was linked to lung cancer. Although the tobacco industry denied such health hazards, they promoted new products which were "safer", such as those with lower tar and filtered cigarettes. During World War II (1939-1945), cigarette sales are at an all time high. Cigarettes were included in a soldier's C-Rations (like food!). Tobacco companies sent millions of cigarettes to the soldiers for free, and when these soldiers came home, the companies had a steady stream of loyal customers. In 1964, the Surgeon General's report on "Smoking and Health" came out. This report assisted in allowing the government to regulate the advertisement and sales of cigarettes. The 1960's in general was a time when much of the health hazards of smoking were reported. It wasn't until 1966 that cigarette companies were forced to put a label on their products stating the possible dangers associated with tobacco In 1971, television ads for cigarettes are finally taken off the air in the U.S. Cigarettes, however, are still the most heavily advertised product second to automobiles! Original Surgeon General's Warning! Cigarettes are dangerous! Compared to non-smokers, smoking is estimated to increase the risk of.... -Coronary Heart Disease by 2-4 times
-Men developing lung cancer by 23 times
-Stoke by 2-4 times
-Women developing lung cancer by 13 times
-Chronic obstructive lung disease by 12-18 times
-and many more less prevalent diseases There are over 200 brands of Cigarettes world wide Their Products can cause over 10 different types of cancer These cancers include...

Acute myeloid leukemia
Bladder cancer
Cancer of the cervix
Cancer of the esophagus
Kidney cancer
Cancer of the larynx (voice box)
Lung cancer
Cancer of the oral cavity (mouth)
Pancreatic cancer
Cancer of the pharynx (throat)
Stomach cancer Cancer Visualized The Michigan Ban Toledo Clean Air Tobacco Banned? A clean air ordinance was put in place in March, 2002, in Bowling Green, Ohio, banning smoking in public and in the workplace. Statistics on admission rates for smoking related diseases, namely coronary heart disease, were gathered from January 1999 (pre-ban) to June 2005 with impressive results! Rates of coronary heart disease hospital admissions after one year dropped by 39% and by 47% following Year 3 of the clean air ordinance One can easily conclude that instituting smoking bans would not only have a positive impact on reducing hospital admissions such as heart disease, but also a positive impact on reducing healthcare costs. Michigan banned smoking in restaurants and bars in May, 2010. Initially, the main concern was the loss of smoking customers in restaurants. A survey conducted by the Michigan Restaurant Association three months after the ban was established, showed that 43 percent of restaurant and tavern owners reported no change in their sales or number of visitors to their establishments since the ban took effect. On the flipside, 42.4 percent of owners claim that their overall business and number of customers visiting their establishments were lower since the ban . It will more time to be able to adequately assess the pros and cons of the ban, but so far the ban has led to a greater overall health of my home state, which greatly outweighs any negative business issues associated with the ban. Citations Adams, Mike. "American Medical Association Promoted Tobacco, Cigarettes in its Medical Journal." NaturalNews.com. 12 June 2009. Web. 03 November 2010. Callaway, Ewen. "Hollywood Cuts Secret Deals to Promote Smoking." The New Scientist. 25 September 2008. Web. 02 November 2012. Martin, Terry. "Smoking Cessation – Cancer Statistics." About.com. 10 August 2005. Web. 15 October 2012.
McGinnis JM, and WH Foege. "Actual Causes of Death in the United States." JAMA : the Khuder SA, et al. "The Impact of a Smoking Ban on Hospital Admissions for Coronary Heart Disease." Preventive Medicine. 45.1 (2007): 3-8. Borio, Gene. "The Tobacco Timeline." Tobacco.Org. 20 November 2010. Web. 1 November 2012. www.youtube.com
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