Smoking and Bad Habits Destroy AmericaThe benefits of modern medicine are broad and deep. Advances in healthcare and medical services allow miracles today. We are now in a position to nipple symptoms and cure diseases once thought to be untreatable and incurable.
Of all the bad habits, consumption of snuff has been probably the most targeted. Commercial snuff were banned, smokers are excluded from many facilities and in some states snuff products are highly taxed. However, consumption of snuff is still prevalent in the United States. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Overeating and lack of exercise are a very close second leading cause of preventable death, but the snuff is still number one. Smoking has also contributed to the increase in the number of Americans with high blood pressure, heart disease, emphysema, ulcers and many types of cancer.
Overspending and savings
Overspending is definitely a problem. Americans are spending more money than they do. Millions of American households have credit card debt of at least two thousand dollars. The problem with credit card debt and other forms of bad debt is impeding the construction of wealth. You can not create wealth, while you’re trying to make high interest payments. Overspending also prohibits savings. Americans are losing so much money, there are none left over to save for retirement, emergencies or a down payment on a house.
Modern Day Medicine
Today medicine is allowing us to live longer. Unfortunately, these long lives are not good lives. Our bad habits, including overspending, under-saving, and smoking, have become the gift of long life with a curse.