Discuss about the Report for Smoking is the Deadliest Habit.
Smoking is one of the deadly habits that people have in their lives, leading them to fatal disease such as cancer. The habit of smoking is found in the youths mostly at the age of 14-20 years, when they enter into the high school or colleges. This habit is prevalent all around the world, as well as in Australia.
The Australian government has taken various initiatives in order to ensure that the youths could be refrained from the habit of smoking (Lupton 2015). Australian quit smoking program is one such initiative that is taken by the Australian government, in order to ensure that the people into the habit of smoking could be helped to quit smoking. It has been observed that the smoking rate is much lower in the students and youths who have undergone the anti-smoking program, as compared ti the other youths and students (Richardson et al. 2014). Thus it has been seen that the use and students who have undergone the anti smoking program of the Australian government I will be more aware of the Deadly consequences that smoking has on youth. This highlights the success of the anti smoking programmes undertaken by the Australian government. The youths and students started spreading the awareness among their friends also (Richardson et al. 2014). Thus, the rate of smoking in Australia among the students and youth declined rapidly marking the success of the anti smoking programmes undertaken by the Australian government.
Finally it may be concluded that the rate of smoking in Australia has decreased after the youth and the students have undergone the anti smoking program. Moreover, the smokers are mainly the youth and the students who have not undergone this program. Thus, the Australian government should spread this program even more across Australia such that this awareness reaches each and every student and use to refrain them from smoking.
Lupton, D., 2015. The pedagogy of disgust: the ethical, moral and political implications of using disgust in public health campaigns. Critical Public Health, 25(1), pp.4-14.
Richardson, S., Langley, T., Szatkowski, L., Sims, M., Gilmore, A., McNeill, A. and Lewis, S., 2014. How does the emotive content of televised anti-smoking mass media campaigns influence monthly calls to the NHS Stop Smoking helpline in England?. Preventive medicine, 69, pp.43-