Everybody is in charge of his or her own health. The age of the person, as well as the lifestyle, do not have to be an obstacle to taking proper care of one’s health condition. Nowadays there are a lot of ways people can support their perfect physical condition, spending a comparably small amount of money on it.
It is a scientifically proved fact that the habits like consuming alcohol and smoking have a negative influence on the person’s health. A number of viscera are influenced negatively, leading to the overall lifespan shortening and increasing the need to treat such people intensively. In other words, abusing the pernicious habits leads to the harm, hard to reduce in the future. For example, an active smoker spends a certain part of the monthly salary on the cigarettes. The amount of payments for the Medicare program is the same, as of the person without cigarette addiction. I.e. a person, who chose to destruct its own health, and will probably require way more treatment in the senior age, pays the same amount of taxes on Medicare. So there is no stimulation for such people to get rid of their habits and preserve their health in a better condition.
A solution to this issue could be the increase of payments, made by such people, in order to support their own future. It means that the inveterate smoker or the habitual drunkard will not only spend their income on tobacco or alcohol, but help to treat the consequences of consumption of these products. The only negative side of the matter is the complexity of qualifying people with consistent drinking or smoking habit and making them to pay the higher tax. The nationwide program should be created to make the identification of such people easier. They would think twice in case they know their habits would lead to increase of the taxation. People change their life under the influence of the crucial factors.
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