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In the following essay I will discuss my findings about different areasof health and safety from an interview of a modest family in Dubai Thefamily consisted of seven family members two housemaids and a driverThe childrens ages ranged from one year old to fifteen years old Bothparents have a high level of education and are generally well aware ofserious health issues Health issues such as smoking and food hygiene First I will discuss the knowledge that the parents have about smokingThe mother and father both strongly disapprove of smoking As well asthe father is well informed of the dangers of second-hand smoke for bothhis spouse and children Even though both parents do not smoke theyallow visitors and relatives to smoke in the household regularly Thesegatherings may cause harmful effects on children that vary from earinfections to cancers and eventually death Around 40 of children areexposed constantly to second-hand smoke and 31 of deaths in thesechildren is a result of second hand smoke WHO 2013 To reduce the amount of smoke in the household I would advise thisfamily to kindly explain to their visitors that they are against smokingand do not want any usage of tobacco in their household If smoking isabsolutely necessary for their relatives then they could set up aspecialized area outdoors and far away from the children for smokingFor further actions the parents might also want to advise theirrelatives about smoking and its dangers Unfortunately in the UAE - in2011- a total of 205 of the population were smokers 128 of whichsmoked on a daily basis WHO2011 The main effective way of reducingthis number in our population is by educating and raising awareness ofthe different effects of tobacco use Another method of decreasing thesehigh rates is by opening rehabilitation centers and making it availableto all the public Aside from the tobacco use in the household there are many factors thataffect the safety of the family It was approximated that in 2009 about220000 children
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