Ulcerative colitis, Kaposi’s sarcoma, Pre-eclampsia, are some of the diseases to which smoking may alleviate symptoms, but modern medicine is still the ultimate defense. The harm done far out way the benefits, as “Smoking causes over 480,000 deaths per year in the United States, and can cause cancer to almost every major organ in the body.”(Health effects of cigarette smoking, CDC n.p 1) It is just not practical to use ... ... middle of paper ... ... Hidden Costs of Smoking The Overlooked Financial Costs of Smoking." Hidden Costs of Smoking. N.p., n.d. Web.
Second hand smoke is a “known human carcinogen”, or a cancer causing agent. It has been linked to cancers of all kinds, ear infections, asthma, heart disease, lung infections, and death (American Cancer Society). So if we know that all of these terrible things come from inhaling other people’s cigarettes what are we doing to control it? ... ... middle of paper ... ...se everyone who is surrounding the smoker is affected. Smoking should be done at one’s house or not at all.
Smoking worldwide over the years has been an issue in homes, public places and in general has been one highly discussed issue as far as health problems are concerned. The media used to be in favor of smoking generations ago but due to physicians broad studies across the world the medias point of view has changed. Smoking in public places not only harms the individual who is inhaling the smoke into their own lungs but they are exhaling the smoke and toxins back into the air therefore spreading it to other innocent bystanders. Morally, physically and common courtesy in general should be the thought of before subjecting innocent non-participators to long-term health issues. Secondhand smoke produced either from home environment or in public contributes to several issues.
In today’s generations most people know somebody that smokes cigarettes. Some of these smokers are coworkers, friends, family, or even themselves. Regardless of when they started smoking, it’s common knowledge that smoking is extremely harmful for the human body. According to the 2014 Surgeon General’s Report, “cigarette smoking has been linked to diseases of nearly all organs of the body.” Ironically most smokers fail to realize the gravity of the long term dangers they are exposing themselves to by smoking. Regardless of their choice, the long term uses of smoking cigarettes have been medically documented to cause lung damages, breathing issues, and heart complications.
Although people are aware of the bad effects of smoking, they still smoke for one reason or another. When the current situation is considered, it is clear that smoking which has been spreading all over the world is not only the problem of a country or a territory but the problem of mankind because smoking brings many disadvantages for humans like diseases. I personally believe that it is important to help children remain lifelong non-smokers because they are our hope for a non-smoking future.
Although it remains a large portion of the U.S’ economy, tobacco smoking can lead to a variety of diseases and disorders that affect the user. The effects of smoking tobacco not only affect the user but surrounding people as well: permanently destroying their lungs and children, increasing the chances of diseases and of cancer. Diseases caused by the effects of smoking or second hand smoke may lead to emphysema. To start, even after only a few years of smoking, one’s lungs could be affected for the rest of his/her life. Making reference to the issue, “If exposure to cigarette advertising is a risk factor for disease, it is incumbent on the public and elected officials to deal with it as we would the vector of any other pathogen” (Sullum).
In the sixteenth century, tobacco was also used for medical purposes. Even though tobacco was used for medical purposes, doctors did not support the idea of using it for smoking. When the dangers of smoking were discovered, many countries passed laws against smoking. In the U.S., the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act was passed. This law was passed because of surgeon general’s report stating that smoking causes lung cancer and other deadly diseases.
The main ethical statement was “….which killed when used as the maker’s intended.” The ayes were from the study from the World Health Organization (WHO), as they seem to be holding over 3 million deaths in 1990 as being accountable to tobacco use. Tobacco use shows in many ways on humans, not only does it contribute to breathing problems but it also has its effects on one’s skin, teeth, and internal organs, along with one of the major causes of cancer. The main AYES, I want to say were former smokers as we are the worst of any voters. Being an ex-smoker one would know that the problem and still today the continued healing of being a smoker at one time in my life. There are pills to quit, there are patches and even gum but they all work with the will to give up the cigarettes.
Smoking has become a big epidemic in the United States. As a tobacco free person, I want to be able to breathe clean air anywhere I go. As we know, smoking can harm every organ in the body (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). I believe that smoking should be banned in public places such as drinking establishments, hospitals, buses, train stations, and restaurants. Not only does smoking affect the individual smoker, it also causes a number of health problems, increases death rate, and it affects not only the lives, but the health of other people around them.
My reasons are that it harms the smoker and others. Other people feel that smoking is not a bad thing and support it. My opinion of those people is that they are probably all smokers. My first argument against smoking is health. The health problems caused by smoking are serious and numerous.