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Psychological Treatment 2 Background: Today, smoking is seen as the most prevailing risk towards the health care system and there is a need of prevention. Smoking causes a number of diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and many other health problems. It has been reported that smoking causes more than 5 million deaths globally every year [Wor09]. This increased morbidity and mortality related with smoking exerts serious financial consequences in a healthcare systems and economies [Lam11]. Recent studies have shown that smoking cause increased burden on medical facilities, and increased cost [Wen13]. Smokers face the problem of increased medical cost for whole life. There is a need of smoking cessation legislation to save the economy and reduce the burden on the health care system. Introduction: In the whole world, smoking is the most threatening and preventable cause of disease and death. Smoking causes a number of health hazards including cardiovascular diseases, COPD and also causes lungs, oral, larynx and stomach cancer [Lem09]. There is an obvious need of making a proper legislation to reduce the burden on the healthcare system and the economy. In the United States, the smoking rate has diminished in the past four decades. The government is taking strong actions and making legislation to prevent the adverse effects caused by smoking. There is a variation in legislation from state to state. Despite of decrease in smoking, there is still one in five Americans smoke cigarette regularly and utilize the health care system. There has been consensus that if all the states have legislation like Utah and California, the burden on the health care system can be decreased and less number of people would be smoking [USC10]. There is a concern related to smoking policies as nearly 80,000 to 100,000 kids start smoking daily. This problem is a global issue and needs to be addressed. Smoking directly affects the
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Psychological Treatment 3 health care system. The most commonly affect health care systems are cardiology, the smokers develop serious cardiac diseases and this is doubling up every year. A number of analyses have been taking place to find out the impact of tobacco cessation legislation in improving the health care system. Students have chosen this topic because smoking is popular among adults and there is a need to address and make legislation to prevent easy access by teenagers to cigarettes. Another goal of this topic is to identify direct and indirect cost caused by smoking on the healthcare system and how smoking cessation legislation can reduce the cost on healthcare system and improve the standards of health. For years, smoking was considered to be a sophisticated and manly habit.
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