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Broma Clyde Miami Dade County Public School Big Tobacco
Why do tobacco companies profitable Tobacco companies have been profitable because throughout history, tobacco companies have had a trade surplus. That is one big reason why they have been important to the economy of the U.S. In 1992 the tobacco industry reported a $5.65 billion dollar trade surplus. In the first half of 1992, tobacco exports were $2 billion more than imports. The taxes that the tobacco companies pay provide a lot of money for the U.S.. Tobacco companies have been stop from targeting children and teens in the U.S. because of the danger and many health issues that comes with smoking. The companies created ads and commercials those mostly targeting children. They use colors that would attract more to kids. Although, they do not use billboard, and television ads but they find many ways to use bright and colorful color to get kids attentions. Now their main focusing is on young kids in the developing country around the world. Some these companies’ tactics continue targeting young children as young as 7 years of age. These poor countries do not have the resources to stop these big companies
Big Tobacco Companies The tobacco industry’s have shifted from rich countries to developed nations to low- and middle-income countries has been well documented. much of it to increase sales in developing countries. Like Indonesia, Africa, and many more It has been estimated that there are more than 1.3 billion smokers world- wide, with around 82 percent residing in low and middle-income countries.
Tobacco Companies targeting kids It has been estimated that there are more than 1.3 billion smokers world- wide, with around 82 percent residing in low and middle-income countries. Tobacco companies have created ads and commercials that would mostly targeting children. They use colors that would attract more to kids. Although, they do not use billboard, and television ads but they find many ways to use bright and colorful color to get kids attentions. Now their main focusing is on young kids in the developing country around the world. Some these companies’ tactics continue targeting young children as young as 7 years of age. These poor countries do not have the resources to stop these big companies.
List of Targeting Countries Indonesia, Brazil, China, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emigrates, Turkey, South Korea, Singapore, China, Russia, ect… Low income countries
Cigarettes and other forms of tobacco— including cigars, pipe tobacco, snuff, and chewing tobacco may contain the addictive drug nicotine. Nicotine is readily absorbed into the bloodstream when a tobacco product is chewed, inhaled, or smoked. A typical smoker will take 10 puffs on a cigarette over a period of 5 minutes that the cigarette is lit. Big Money
The Cause of Tobacco Addictive Products Although nicotine is addictive and can be toxic if ingested in high doses, it does not cause cancer—other chemicals are responsible for most of the severe health consequences of tobacco use. Tobacco smoke is a complex mixture of chemicals such as carbon monoxide, tar, formaldehyde, cyanide, and ammonia—many of which are known carcinogens. Carbon monoxide increases the chance of cardiovascular diseases. Tar exposes the user to an increased risk of lung cancer, emphysema, and bronchial disorders. List of Tobacco Addictive Products
The Danger in smoking Big Tobacco Companies Secondhand smoke can cause all kind of deadly diseases to children. Breathing secondhand smoke for even a short time increases risk for those diseases. Children and infants are especially vulnerable to the poisons in secondhand smoke. Almost 3 million children in the United States under the age of six breathe secondhand smoke at home at least four days per week. Secondhand smoke is a known cause of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), respiratory problems, ear infections, and asthma attacks in infants and children. Secondhand smoke in the home. Deadly effect of Secondhand Smoking
Poor Countries big business Tobacco companies export their products (cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco) to at least 146 countries around the world. They sell to Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emigrates, Turkey, South Korea, Singapore, China, Russia, and many more countries. In 1992 Philip Morris sold 11 billion cigarettes to Russia alone.
Popular Brands Cigarettes are the most heavily advertised product in the U.S. The tobacco companies spend 4 billion dollars a year or 11 million dollars a day to try to get people to buy cigarettes. Every day the tobacco industry is fighting against the growing number of reports about the health dangers of smoking. Smoking is not as popular or socially acceptable as it once was. Many people are quitting smoking. Others are never starting to smoke. Through their advertisements in magazines and newspapers, on billboards, and through promotions, the cigarette companies are trying hard to sell their products.
The Nicotine effect Nicotine is one of the more than 4,000 chemicals in cigarettes and its smoke. It is the chemical that makes tobacco addictive or habit forming. Once we smoke, chew, or sniff tobacco, nicotine goes into our bloodstream, and our body wants more. The nicotine in tobacco makes it a drug. This means that when we use tobacco, it changes our body in some way. Because nicotine is a stimulant, it speeds up the nervous system, so we feel like we have more energy. It also makes the heart beat faster and raises blood pressure.
Health issues About 53,000 people die from second hand smoke every year. When we breathe second hand smoke, we are breathing the same 4,000 chemicals a cigarette smoker breathes. 51 of those chemicals cause cancer. That is why a U.S. government agency called the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has labelled cigarettes as a Group A carcinogen. A carcinogen is something that causes cancer. The EPA put cigarettes in the same group with arsenic, which is a deadly poison, and asbestos, a cancer causing material that used to be put around pipes to insulate them.