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Assignment 1: Research Topics with Explanation

April 16, 2012

1- Taxes on alcohol and tobacco should be increased to help pay for rising medical costs

Nowadays, we can see smokers and drinkers who are able to hazard their lives in addictions that led them to waste their money and their health in reality.

First, we can observe “the heaviest alcohol consumers are also the heaviest consumers of tobacco” or in another word "smokers drink and drinkers smoke."

Second, we can recognize that” the association between alcohol and tobacco use, possible mechanisms of their combined health effects, and some implications for alcoholism treatment.”

Third, some figures in researching show that “222 of 845 subjects had died over a 12-year period; one-third of these deaths were attributed to alcohol-related causes, and one-half were related to smoking “(1)

Finally, alcohol and tobacco both have little positive aspects in social formality compared with their negative ones as proved above so that “society has attempted to minimize the consequences of using both alcohol and tobacco through public policy actions, including health warning labels, restrictions on advertising, and age restrictions on use”.(2)

Hence, taxes on alcohol and tobacco should be increased to help pay for rising medical costs that is necessary to social security in taking care of health

2- Regulations regarding the use of cell phones while driving should be standardized

Distracted driving or wandering eye driving is a really serious problem in a lot of parts of the world including in the US. We can see via information channels, TV., or others; etc., thousands of people are killed or injured as well as their…...

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