Plague and cholera caused thousands of millions of people dead. Thanks to the medical advances, those diseases were eradicated. Now, when the whole world is worrying about AIDS, which has not found the solution yet; the appearance of tobacco is causing the great harms to human life. Many people think that they have the right to smoke; smoking helps them deal with stress and work more effectively, and they are contributing to their country’s economy when they smoke. On the other hand, people will get addicted to cigarette.
The hazardous byproducts from one smoked cigarette can elevate the toxin levels in a room for hours (National Cancer Institute Fact Sheet). According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, smoking reduces blood circulation, causes coronary heart disease, and can cause 11 different types of cancer. The health risks of smoking are no secret to society, but tobacco has an addictive chemical, nicotine, that makes it extremely difficult to quit once started (Thank You for Smoking). Banning smoking in public places could reduce the number of smokers at the present and discourage smoking in the future. According to the CDC, 68.8% of cigarette smokers would like to quit smoking (“Quitting Smoking Among Adults”).
These chemicals aggravate asthma and allergies by directly bothering the respiratory membranes. Because of this, it can trigger the production of excess mucus and cause sensitive airways in the lungs to tighten. Tobacco smoking is the largest cause of death that can be prevented. Everyday, about a few thousand people die from this fatal death stick. This means that every eight seconds.
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Smoking laws and regulations are crucial to reducing the number of smokers, which will help in reducing numerous diseases and deaths between the smokers and non smokers. Smoking causes bad health not only to the smoker, but to others too. The exposure of the smoke can be categorized into two kinds: The short-term exposure causes eye irritation and respiratory track irritation. The long-term effects are causing the more lethal problems like lung cancer, coronary heart disease, and increases stroke. All of these diseases come from the 4,000 chemicals found in tobacco in which 60 of them are carcinogens.
Smoking cigarettes leads to the use of other drugs that are more harmful to the person than cigarettes (Hall 22). If smoking was not ... ... middle of paper ... ...mber of teens that start smoking each year. Study after study has proven that with smoking comes major health risks. Even people that do not smoke are at risk of these heath problems. Statistics do not lie, one thousand people die everyday from tobacco or tobacco related illnesses.
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.
Tobacco Advertisement Must Be Banned America needs to eliminate all tobacco advertisement targeted towards teenagers because of the detrimental effect it has on their well-being. The key reasons as to why tobacco advertisement should not be aimed towards teenagers mainly focuses around how cigarette advertisements encourage regular smoking habits for teenagers. If teenagers are encouraged to perform this hazardous act then the deaths will continue to increase. According to the American Journal of Public Health, acquiring an addiction is at its peak through out the teen years. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer related deaths among both men and women in the US.
The harmful carcinogens in cigarettes cause about 480,000 deaths each year. These amounts of casualties seem to me as a serious problem, which needs to be addressed and reduced immediately. Cigarettes are known to have a variety of chemicals inside of them ranging from acetone to tar. The chemicals inside of cigarettes have been directly linked to cancer related effects. Due to the poisonous effects and numerous complications involved with cigarettes, they should be made illegal to sell and consume within the United States.