But some may question this because smoking not only hurts the one smoking, but others around them. There are ways for nonsmokers to avoid smokers and there are ways for smokers to avoid nonsmokers. People just need to try and change things rather than sit around and complain about it. Why should something such as smoking, which is a personal choice, be banned just because someone else does not like it? Smoking should not be banned because smoking is a personal choice and everyone has the right to decide on one’s own health.
It is no wonder that cigarettes are sometimes referred to as “coffin nails”, because each one smoked is a metaphorical nail driven into the person’s coffin. Smoking is a lethal habit. It “causes more than one in five deaths in America” (American Heart Association), and “one in two lifetime smokers will die from their habit” (Stop Smoking Programs). People who smoke are more likely to die earlier, usually due to various ailments ranging from hardening of the arteries to different types of cancer. 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.
It was not until recently when cigarettes became widely controversial due to the plant containing nicotine, an addictive drug to the body. Aside from containing nicotine and other hazardous chemicals to the body, cigarettes also cause a whole host of health implications to the user and the people around him or her. Aside from these health implications, cigarettes should not be banned in the U.S. because of the exaggeration of the results of secondhand smoking, the similarity of the Prohibition era, the devastation of the U.S. economy, and the freedom of one’s own actions. The two main reasons why people want cigarettes to be banned is because of the health implications it causes to oneself and others around him or her and the addictive chemicals it comes along with it. Cigarettes do indeed cause health problems.
$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.
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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). Cigarette use changes smokers physically, from skin, to teeth, to hair, even in ways that certainly add years to looks (Chang, 2011). According to WebMD, there are more than 40,000 chemicals that make up one cigarette and many of these substances trigger the destruction of healthy cells in the body (webmd, 2011). It is a well known fact that toxic substances that make up a cigarette cause respiratory diseases, cardiac ailments, and cancer. ... ... middle of paper ... ... Center for Disease Control.
These harmful chemicals are catalysts for many types of cancer. Some of these toxins include arsenic, carbon monoxide, and lead. When directly consumed, these chemicals are very pernicious, so it is obvious that they can cause diseases like ... ... middle of paper ... ...lp/about-cancer/causes-symptoms/causes/ diet-causing-cancer>. "Does Smoking Cause Cancer?" - Quit Victoria.
Smoking burns and there is no doubt about that, but before one picks up that cigarette, understand the negative effects on not only oneself, but others affected by ones poor choices, like second-hand smoke. Because of smoking cigarettes, many types of cancer, decrease of life quality, and negative health effects have become all too common in the world today. There are over 7,000 chemicals present in tobacco smoke. Of those over 250 are deemed harmful, and of those 69 are cancer causing. Those cancer causing substances are called carcinogens (Nugel).
7 Apr. 2014 Works Cited center of disease control and prevention. (2014, february 6). Retrieved from smoking and tobacco use: http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/effects_cig_smoking/ cifarette smoking in the united states. (2013, march 27).
The cigarette is one of the biggest causes of death on the planet ranging from it many diseases that it causes to the effects that it psychotically a person. With smoking being dangerous by it secondhand smoke and peer pressure succumb to people’s minds and thoughts to go and do these awful things. The Cigarette is looks simple but in reality it is engineered piece of death according to Hyde who says” A cigarette looks simple: just a paper wrapped around some tobacco, but todays cigarettes is a very carefully engineered nicotine delivery system”(Hyde 17). Also the cigarette holds” Cigarette smoke contains over seven thousand chemicals, sixty-nine of which causes cancer” (Smoking ). some may ask themselves if something so ridiculous and causes death who made it or who got the great idea to mass produce it but in reality no one knows” No one really knows exactly when people started to use tobacco for pleasure, but early use to be very limited.