Appendix H: Outline and Thesis Statement Guide name COM/156 date instructor Associate Level Material Appendix H Outline and Thesis Statement Guide A smoker may breathe better, have a less chance of getting cancer, and live longer if a choice is made to quit early in life. The benefits on their health when they quit smoking at an early age are immediate and substantial. A smoker may breathe better, have a less chance of getting cancer, and live longer if a choice is made to quit early in life. There are more reasons to stop smoking than there are to continue.
Smoking cessation is the most important step that smokers can take to enhance the length and quality of their lives. I. There are many causes which make people smoke and the effect of smoking to their health. Even though smoker claim to get a calming affect when smoking, the negative outweigh the positive. Scientists and experts have made their point about there are some very severe reasons of smoking but its critical consequences should also be taken into consideration. However, it can divide to two main causes which are physical and psychological. A.
The main causes for smoking are physical and psychological. 1. The physical cause of smoking concerns the human body’s need for nicotine. 2. Smoking is psychological and seems to be due to low self-esteem. B. Not only does smoking cause diseases and is a slow way to die because of the effect smoking has on the human body. They know smoking has effects on the human body such like to the eyes, mouth and throat; lung, heart, stomach; pancreas and it also can cause cancers to those targeted areas. 1. The effect of smoking on the eyes, mouth and throat 2.
The effect of smoking on the lung and heart 3. The effect of smoking on the stomach and pancreas II. When they stop smoking, their body experiences some positive side effects that may lengthen their lifep. These positive aspects come in a lengthy time frame but with the ability to refrain from smoking, they will soon feel healthier all throughout their body. A. 20 minutes after they decide to quit smoking their body already starts healing. 1. Blood pressure returns to normal. 2. Pulse becomes stable and normal again. B.
The effects of smoking cessation after 8 hours. 1. Oxygen levels turn to normal. 2. Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in the blood are reduce by half. C. The effects of smoking cessation after 12-24 hours. 1. Carbon monoxide levels in blood drop to normal. 2. Carbon monoxide will be eliminated from the body. 3. Lungs start to clear out mucous and other smoking debris. D. The effects of smoking cessation after 48-72 hours. 1. There is no nicotine left in the body. 2. Ability to taste and smell is improved. 3. Breathing becomes easier. 4.
Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase. E. The effects of smoking cessation after 2-12 weeks. 1. Circulation improves. 2. Lung function increases. F. The effects of smoking cessation after 3-0 months. 1. Lung functions are increased by up to 10% which reduces coughs, wheezing and breathing problems. 2. Exercise becomes easier without losing your breath. G. The effects of smoking cessation after 12 months. 1. Excess risk of heart disease is about half and declines gradually hereafter. 2. A healthier heart starts to emerge on medical records. III.
After the first year, their body continues to heal up until 15 years after they have quit the habit of smoking. The risk for certain disease becomes less and the way that they feel improves even more. A. The risk of heart attacks and strokes become less. 1. Risk of heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker. 2. Risk of stroke returns to the level of people who have never smoked (5-15 years). I. The effects of smoking cessation after 10-15 years. 1. Risk of lung cancer falls to about half that of a smoker. 2. Risk of lung cancer is less than that observed in nonsmokers. . Risk of coronary heart disease is no different than that of someone who has never smoked. 4. If you have quit smoking before age 50 you have halved the risk of dying in the next 15 years compared with continuing smokers. In conclusion the sooner they quit smoking the sooner their body can start to heal. The healing process takes 15 years to completely reach its full potential. With this being said, the sooner a person quits smoking, the more chance they have to breathe better, have a less chance of getting cancer, and live longer.
It is said that if they quit smoking by the age of 50, they are giving themselves longer than 15 more years to die. Younger people heal faster than older people, this is a known fact. The younger a person is when they decide to quit smoking, the longer they will live according to their physical health. References Stop smoking programs. (2012). Retrieved from http://www. stop-smoking-programs. org/quit-smoking-benefits. html University Of Phoenix. (2012). Appendix H: Outline and Thesis Statement Guide. Retrieved from University Of Phoenix, COM156 Version 5 website.