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Where did all the Smokers Go?


A new study has highlighted a disturbing trend that will no doubt affect United States health care for years to come. With the recent trend in Americans kicking their tobacco habits, a related problem is developing. It is seen that trends in smoking and obesity rates are moving in opposite directions as seen in the study conducted by former Obama health advisor David Cutler. One American health crisis appears to be replacing another. It is widely known that smoking cigarettes suppresses a person’s appetite therefore leading to less obesity in its users. Now, as more people quit the habit of smoking, they are turning to another habit of over eating. The economic impact is yet to be seen, however it is only a matter of time before it surfaces. With the way Americans have shown excessive behaviors in recent history, this comes as really no surprise. This is yet another obstacle that must be faced as health care reform is in its beginning stages. And we wonder why our health care system is in such shambles. People must start to take accountability for their actions if we ever hope to create a stable environment.


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  1. krismj88
    December 6, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    The key to solving both of these problems like stated in the above post is people taking responsibility for their actions. As much as one thing can lead to another, people have to make the choice to be healthy all around, not just in one area of their lives. The american public need to take steps toward a better lifestyle and not give in to all the temptations that our society put out there.

  2. abendym
    December 6, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    I agree, Health care providers must have seen this coming. With all the talk about the increase in Obesity and cigarette smoking, they couldnt think that people would be smoking forever. People need to start taking responsibility for their actions and learn how to set limits for themselves.

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