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  • Yes, in some respects obesity is a bigger health problem.

    Obesity is becoming a very major health problem, especially in the United States. Type 2 diabetes is becoming common and puts a huge medical burden on us as a society. It's difficult to say that it's a worse problem than smoking, because both are dangerous, and smoking can lead to lung cancer, which has a high mortality rate. But, that being said, the way our country is headed, more and more people may become diabetic, and it may become somewhat of an epidemic.

  • Yes, or at least the same.

    Anything that greatly enhances one's chances of getting a serious illness early on is a huge health risk. And certainly smoking qualifies for that in terms of lung cancer and other things. But obesity does too because it leaves a person open to many different conditions and diseases that would not be there otherwise.

  • Obesity More Dangerous than Smoking

    In many ways, smoking is far less dangerous than obesity. A small portion of the population in America smokes while nearly two-thirds of Americans are obese. This trend needs to be reversed as soon as possible because Americans are currently on a crash course for a health disaster in the coming years.

  • Equally Bad Problems

    I believe that obesity is on par with smoking, as far as health is concerned. According to the CDC, in 2009/2010 35.9% of the American population was considered obese. In comparison, their figures show that about 19% of the population smoke. Therefore, overall obesity is definitely a bigger national problem than smoking is.

  • There Are More Obese People Than Smokers

    Smoking is steadily on the decline, thanks to negative perceptions, public restrictions, and the rising cost of cigarettes. If you look at the country as a whole, there are much more people who are overweight than who smoke. The both are bad health problems, but rising costs in health care come more of the issues relating to obesity.

    Posted by: rpr
  • It definitely is much more on the rise.

    Obesity is definitely a bigger health problem than smoking. Obesity is definitely on the rise and smoking is stagnant. Obesity affects children at such a young age and can plague them for life. People wait until it's too late to do anything about it. So many other problems can arise from obesity.

  • It definitely is, as it is on the rise.

    Obesity is definitely a bigger health problem than smoking. Obesity is definitely on the rise and smoking is stagnant. Obesity affects children at such a young age and can plague them for life. People wait until it's too late to do anything about it. So many other problems can arise from obesity.

  • They are both equally awful.

    Past cancer and accidents, obesity is one of the top reasons that people die in the United States. I think that obesity is a cultural problem and not just a physical one. Smoking is one of the ultimate health sins and equally as bad as obesity as it causes addiction.

  • It's Not A Bigger Problem

    I think that smoking is a much bigger health problem than smoking. There are more things that negatively affect your body when smoking compared to being overweight. Also, smoking is something that doesn't just affect a person that is smoking. Second hand smoke is a very big deal as well.


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