Fast Food Is The New Tobacco Essay

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Fast Food Is The New Tobacco and Many Americans are Addicted Fast food is the new tobacco, and sadly, many Americans have become addicted. Over time, America has become one of those most obese countries in the world, and fast food has been the largest contribution to this eternal problem. All of the blame shouldn’t be placed on the consumer of these addicting, abrupt, unhealthy products. Fast food is negatively affecting our society mostly because of how readily accessibly it always is, how depressed the cost is, and simply the acquired taste of children from a young age, and, unfortunately it is going to kill us if we do not change our unhealthy habits. Fast food has played a very large role in America having such a large population of overweight human beings. Warner (2010) states that more than two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese, and seventeen percent of children and adolescents are overweight. With that being said, the fast food industry is responsible for causing these rates to skyrocket because of how readily available it always is. One of the main reasons people are so addicted to fast food is because there are usually more fast food opportunities, as oppose to healthy options, which are much more scarce. According to Michelle Obama (2010), “One study found that African Americans ate 32 percent more fruits and vegetables for each additional supermarket in their community.” This research goes to show that if more healthy options are…

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