Thousands of people die every day from smoking-related causes, even though the American Heart Association states that smoking is currently the most preventable cause of death in the United States. Smokers even have an increased risk of developing miscellaneous autoimmune diseases. All of these harmful consequences are caused by the toxic chemicals within the smoke that is inhale... ... middle of paper ... ...ealth? American Heart Association, n.d. Web.
Banning Cigarettes This year alone cigarettes will kill over 420,000 Americans, and many more will suffer from cancers, and circulatory and respiratory system diseases. These horrible illnesses were known to come from cigarettes for years. Recently the Food and Drug Administration declared nicotine, the main chemical in cigarettes, addictive. This explains why smokers continue to use cigarettes even though smokers are aware of the constantly warned about health dangers in cigarettes. Some researchers have also found out that smoking by pregnant women causes the deaths of over 5,000 babies and 115,000 miscarriages.
$97 billion for lost production and $96 billion for health costs. (Chew, Norma) This evidence proves that people are sending too much money on cigarettes and hospitals costs. Many smokers get Lung cancer or some kind of sickness. It causes cancers of the lung, esophag... ... middle of paper ... ...es will ban it Works Cited Chew, Norma. “Three Reasons Why Smoking Should be Banned.” Livestrong.com.
These tycoons also made propaganda films depicting med slaughtering their families with axes after smoking marijuana once. All this media attention caused President Franklin D. Roosevelt to outlaw marijuana in 1937. Helpful substances should not be outlawed due to the greed of big companies. Secondly, medicinal marijuana has the potential to boost the country’s struggling economy in multiple ways. Medical marijuana is a taxable drug that is expected to bring the government of colorado over $578,000,000 in the first year alone (Miles).
According to the CDC, “Cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States. Smoking causes more deaths each year than all of these combined, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, and firearm-related incidents.” If smoking cause 480,000 deaths each year in the United States then people should stop smoking. People are still smoking today. Therefore, they don’t care for their health. Smoking can also cause respiratory diseases.
One of the largest and most problematic health issues in our society is smoking. Smoking is currently the leading cause of death in our country, due to its harmful and addicting contents, such as nicotine and tobacco. Although millions die from it each year, smoking is the single most preventable cause of death as well. Without smoking, a tremendous amount of money and lives will be saved. I think that our country should ban smoking and the production of cigarettes in order to maintain a healthier nation, help save the environment, and prevent the almost 1000 deaths that they cause in fires each year.
More than 45,000 premature deaths occur each year because of the use of cigarettes. A human being dies every 8 seconds because of smoking. If deeply thought about, it is very bad. Smoking cigarettes is a very critical and dangerous problem that is rising everyday all around the world. (Rettner, 2013) Cigarette smoking includes many health risks including heart attacks and loss of eye sight.
Cigarette smoking should be banned due to the numerous harmful effects to the smokers, the families and friends, and to the environment. Let’s start with the harmful effects of cigarette smoking to the smoker. This vice causes long lasting effects to the smokers, both physically and psychologically. The prolonged use of cigarettes leads to various disabilities and diseases (CDC, 2013). As of last year, the CDC (Center for Disease Control) found out that more than 16 million Americans suffer from smoking-related diseases (CDC, 2013).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also stated that approximately another 8.6 million people have serious illnesses caused by cigarette smoking. Cigarettes contain arsenic, formaldehyde, lead, hydrogen cyanide, nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide, ammonia and 43 known carcinogens (Brandt). Urea, a component found in urine, is also added to cigarettes to add flavor. Each year more Americans die from cigarette smoking than homicide, AIDS, drugs abuse and car accidents combined (Health Effects). Despite this tragic fact, cigarettes are the most widely advertised item in America.