Tuesday, December 17, 2013

E-cigarettes could save millions of lives


In this article, the audience reads about the new and advanced ways of smoking which is electronic cigarettes.  It is said that in UK alone 100,000 death occur each year because of smoking and as the world in a whole more then five million humans die on the result of smoking. So scientist have created these e-cigarettes to decrease the rates of death that are occurring.  Rather then smoking in toxic substances e-cigarette users only inhale vaporized liquid nicotine.
In this article I learned that many people are hoping to save lives.
In my opinion I believe it is a great idea to take away all the unnatural toxins and find a healthier alternate.The only reason it seems skeptical to me is because e-cigarettes are a new product and there are no long term effects that have occurred yet, so we can only hope that this new product brings good to us rather then bad.

On Newtowns Anniversary,Americas mental health system is still a mess.


In this article, the audience reads about Americas mental health system.Since the Newtons incident last year there has been numerous amounts of shootings that have occurred because of the mentally ill, and to be exact there has been 14 in total since the Sandy Hook incident. With these numbers it would suggest that our government should have done something about it. And  of course they have, Obama has passed many acts and there has been alot of money put into institutions for the mentally ill. But, as the article suggests these by making many institutions doesn't mean the rates of killing will go down. There is more that we need to do as a nation to fix these problems.
In this article I learned that people are trying to make things better but we are not where we need to be with the amount of people dying.
In my opinion I believe the mentally ill should be taken care of more seriously. And I am not stating that because they are mentally ill that they will do something wrong. But because they are mentally unstable anything can tick in their mind to make the explode.