- Words: 1505
- Length: 6 Pages
- Topic: Healthcare
- Paper #: 73437226
Smoking and the Health Care System
Smoking causes ischemic heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic lower respiratory diseases which are the leading causes of death and disability among adults. Smoking-attributed diseased are an economic burden due not only to health care expenses, but also productivity losses related to disability or early death.
~California Department of Health, 2010
Smoking is a major health hazard, and since nonsmokers are healthier than smokers, it seems only