Smoking Americans Getting Less Respect In U.S.

Here is a piece of bad news to all smokers in the United States. A recent survey has shown that the American public has less respect to those that smokes than those who does not puff any piece of cigarette.  Based on the survey conducted by Gallup, it was uncovered that 25 percent of Americans have less respect to those people who smoke.

The result is a huge increase from the 14 and 17 percent recorded the past two decades by Gallup on the same topic.  The Gallup explained the increase percentage of people who have less respect to smokers could be attributed to the fact that the number of non-smokers in the US have also increased. According to the same survey it was learned that only 22 percent of people in America are smokers.

It was gathered that the new Gallup poll was conducted on July 7-11, and involved a random sample of 1,016 adults, ages 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.  The results were weighted by age, gender, race and other factors to reveal a nationally representative sample.  Smoking is a practise in which a substance, most commonly tobacco or cannabis, is burned and the smoke is tasted or inhaled.

This is primarily practised as a route of administration for recreational drug use, as combustion releases the active substances in drugs such as nicotine and makes them available for absorption through the lungs. It can also be done as a part of rituals, to induce trances and spiritual enlightenment.  The most common method of smoking today is through cigarettes, primarily industrially manufactured but also hand-rolled from loose tobacco and rolling paper.

Other smoking implements include pipes, cigars, bidis, hookahs, vaporizers and bongs.  It has been suggested that smoking-related disease kills one half of all long term smokers but these diseases may also be contracted by non-smokers.  A 2007 report states that about 4.9 million people worldwide each year die as a r esult of smoking.