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Cigarette Cigarettes Should Be Banned Essay

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Jude Obiefule
PHIL 109
5/1/2015
Should Smoking Cigarettes be Banned?
What are in cigarettes in today’s society? According to the American lung association, “There are roughly 600 ingredients in cigarettes today,” and most of them are not listed on each cigarette box. When a person lights up a cigarette, it create about 7,000 different chemicals. Many of these chemicals are poisonous to our health and 70 of those chemicals are cancer causing. Several of these chemicals are found in consumer products that have warning labels on them saying to contact a doctor if ingested. To name a few of these chemicals, tar used for paving roads, arsenic used in rat poison, cadmium used in an active ingredient in batteries, carbon monoxide, methanol used in
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As for the smokers, their health is at a high risk. Smoking causes cancers to the voice box, esophagus, lungs, throat and mouth. Also it helps in developing cancers in the kidneys, bladder, pancreas and cervix of the body. Smoking can cause cardiovascular disease such as heart disease, diseases of the blood vessels and stroke. According to CNN “The landmark U.S. Surgeon General 's report linked smoking with bad health.” In this study, lung cancer was the first cancer to be linked to smoking in between the 1940s – 1950s. It is also the number one cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Between 80 to 90 percent of all lung cancer today is smoking related and there are eight other cancers linked to smoking. 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. About 8,000 people die each year from respiratory diseases from inhaling smoke from cigarettes which can permanently damage their lungs and airways. This is way people…show more content…
They would save more than one billion dollars per year and the death rate would also decrease if smoking was banned. About 33% to 50% of people who try smoking become regular smokers and 70% to 90% of people who are regular smokers are addicted to nicotine. It is as addictive as heroin and cocaine. Children who are curious or already influence by family members smoking would want to try it out and when they see other people doing it, they accept it as some normal behavior and most likely would become addicted to it. Smoking kills more people than human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, traffic accidents, murder, suicide, and firearm-related incidents combined. Also smoking should absolutely be banned from public places since second hand smoke cause’s health problems as well. I should be able to sue the person because he/she is harming my life. Thus smoking should be banned because it causes so many problems to health whether it is to the smoker or to the second hand
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