The deaths of over 420,000 of Americans this year will be do to cigarettes. With all the other causes of deaths, alcohol, illegal drugs, AIDS, suicide, transportation accidents, fires, and guns, cigarettes still count for more deaths than those do combined. We can’t stand and watch people die because they smoke cigarettes. Thousands of smokers try to rid themselves of cigarettes but can't because of additive nicotine. Nicotine was recently declared addictive by the Food and Drug Administration, which explains why many smokers continue to smoke despite the health warnings on cigarette smoking.
Cigarette smoking and exposure to tobacco smoke cause more than 440,000 premature deaths each year in the United States. Of these premature deaths, about 40 percent are from cancer, 35 percent are from heart disease and stroke, and 25 percent are from lung disease. Smoking is the leading cause of death or premature deaths, but preventable death in this country. Secondhand smoke causes diseases and premature deaths in non-smoking adults and kids. Being exposed to secondhand smoke might increase the risk of heart disease by 25 to 30 percent.
As of 2002, more than 430,000 people every year die from use of tobacco- more than AIDS, alcohol, drugs, abuse, car accidents, murders, suicides, and fires COMBINED (“Cigarette Smoking” 2). Scary, isn't it? That even though cigarettes can cause that many deaths, people still smoke them? Cigarette smoking is a serious problem in the United States. Especially when it is done in public.
Smoking also causes most cases of chronic obstructive lung disease. Also, approximately 49,400 deaths have been due to exposure to secondhand smoke. 3,000 nonsmoking adults die of diseases caused by exposure to second hand smoke every year. My second topic is the impact that smoking has on the environment. Nearly 600 million trees of forest are destroyed each year to provi... ... middle of paper ... ...more than twice as likely as youth without smoking parents to become smokers.
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.
These facts alone should be enough to convince a person to stop smoking in my opinion. One cigarette contains over 4,000 toxic chemicals which then enters your body as poisons. Second-hand smoke kills approximately eight adults a day from lung cancer and about 35,000 deaths per year from heart disease. Cigarette smoking is also tied to 300,000 cases of bronchitis and pneumonia each year. If that isn’t enough to change your mind, just to produce 300 cigarettes one tree is being wasted so that people can smoke and cigarettes take 25-26 years to decompose.
This may lead to a major economic consideration for Tobacco is the second major cause of mortality in the world. “[Tobacco] imposes a terrible toll in health, lives and dollars on families, business and government. Tobacco kills more than 400,000 people annually — more than AIDS, alcohol, car accidents illegal drugs, murders, and suicides combined.” Measures to control the demand and supply of tobacco products as well as to protect public health has been issued. Some of the health effects associated with smoking cigarettes are: lung cancer, lower respiratory problems, tract infections, asthma, cardiovascular disease, eye and nasal irritation, and low birth weight in babies of nonsmokers. For every eight smokers who die each year from tobacco use in the United States, one nonsmoker will die from the harmful gasses of passive smoking.
INTRODUCTION It's a proven fact. Each year more Americans die from lung cancer and other smoking related diseases than they die from aids, drug abuse, car accidents and homicide, combined. Cigarette smoking is a danger to our life and health. It is the leading known cause of lung cancer. Each year more than 30,000 people will die of lung cancer and 4 out of 5 of them will get it because of cigarette smoke.
Smoking is the most preventable cause of death in our society. During 1995, approximately 2.1 million people in developed countries died as a result of smoking. One tobacco use is responsible for nearly one in five deaths in the United States. Lung Cancer mortality are about 23 times higher for current male smokers and 13 times higher for current female smokers compared to a lifelong never-smoker. In addition to being responsible for 87% of lung cancers, smoking is also associated with cancers of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, pancreas, uterine cervix, kidney, and bladder.
Once the damage to the cilia and bronchi occur the lung can’t clean itself, because of this the toxic substances in the cigarette s remain contained in the lung. Due to this cancer continually develops. In addition to causing damage to the respiratory system, smoking also causes damage to the circulatory system, in organs such as the heart and the arteries. Heart attacks occur more often in smokers than in nonsmokers. According to The American Council on Science and Health smoking kills more than 400,000 Americans every year.