According to the latest data released by the Center of Disease Control, almost 44 million adults in the United States are regular smokers, and this figure does not even take into account underage smokers. The effects of smoking are extremely widespread, even more so than the CDC’s data suggests, because individuals can be affected by second or third-hand smoke. As more research is done, society has become increasingly aware of the harmful effects of smoking that are affecting so many throughout our country. Smoking is detrimental to an individual’s health, because “when [a cigarette] is burned, it releases a dangerous cocktail of out 4,000 chemicals including: more than 70 cancer-causing chemicals, hundreds of other poisons, nicotine, a highly addictive drug, and many additives designed to make cigarettes taste nicer and keep smokers hooked” (Cancer Research UK). 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.
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).
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Although many are aware of the dangers and warnings of smoking, they persist on to grasp a cigarette and puff away. Cigarettes and all tobacco products should be outlawed because they impair health, create risks for non-smokers, and destroy the environment. The hazardous health factors that are involved with cigarettes and tobacco products can easily harm and destroy a person’s general well-being. The National Cancer Institute has acknowledged these chemicals consisted in cigarettes and tobacco products, as the direct cause of cancer. Tobacco smoke for example, dwells with 4,000 chemicals, and at least 250 known to be dangerous to health (Quitting Smoking).
All smokers face an increased risk of lung cancer, cardiovascular problems and many other disorders. Smoking should be banned due to the many health risks to the user, second hand related smoke illness, and excessive cost. Cigarette makers know that nicotine addiction helps sell their products. Nicotine is the main ingredient in tobacco that causes addiction. Nicotine activates the parts of the brain that control feelings and pleasure.
Smoking is a terrible addiction that is bad for your body by causing numerous health problems, causes second hand smoke to loved ones, and causes life long problems and death. Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body. Smoking is predicted to increase your risk of coronary heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in America right not, stroke, lung cancer, and actually dying from lung cancer. Yeah dying. Death is a risk that comes from smoking.
Second hand smoke can and may cause heart disease, lung cancer, SIDS and many others. Second hand smoke is committed when the adult or child is near the smoker; smoke then travels from the end of the cigarette or the breath of the person in a space of 20 feet and enters the victim. Heart disease is not only caused by smoking the cigarette but is also caused by second hand smoke. Smoke causes an estimated 46,000 premature deaths from heart disease each year in the United States among nonsmokers. (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013) Knowing smoking will cause heart disease many people believe heart disease will not adversely affect society’s wellbeing but what many do not know is nonsmokers who are in 20 feet from a smoker will have instant a... ... middle of paper ... ... for weight m. Gale, 176.