Indeed,
health has always been one of the major concerns in most countries, especially those
that are conducting different researches and studies to improve the quality of
life, also to uplift its economic status that is profitable to the entire
community.

Being
healthy is clearly one of the most important objectives of human beings in able
to work for themselves and survive for living. However, people are really
active into different habits that can harm them and one best example of those
is smoking – the inhalation of the smoke of burning tobacco encased in
cigarettes, pipes, and cigars.

According
to a report by the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) 2005-2014 report of the
World Health Organization (WHO), more than one in every eight Filipino aged
13–15 years old have been found to be puffing tobacco products, and this makes
the Philippines rank 15th among the highest out of the 22 countries subjected
to the GYTS.

As
a solution to this, youths specifically students of today are given the
awareness about the consequences of smoking in health education. As defined by
WHO, health education is any combination of learning experiences designed to
help individuals and communities improve their health, by increasing their
knowledge or influencing their attitudes.

Through
educating the youth about the concepts and significance of health, they will
notice the harm of getting used to this bad habit. They will undergo into deep
realization on how smoking can ruin their future in getting their respective
jobs, as well as in achieving their goals and plans in life. Obviously,
education is really the best way to mold the wholeness of an individual as it
provides the knowledge that is very essential to one’s life.

 

References:

http://www.who.int/topics/health_education/en/

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/2016/06/29/14-filipino-youth-found-smoking-482269

http://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/bitstream/10603/7296/10/10_chapter%201.pdf

https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/smoking

http://www.who.int/topics/health_education/en/

 

 

 

 

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