I don’t assume anyone will want their toddlers to breath in the damaging substances. Cigarette smoke is very addictive and is considered more dangerous than pipe or cigar smoke because it is less irritating, and therefore more likely to be inhaled. The arguments against smoking are well-known, smoking has been shown to be a danger to health. Heart diseases, bronchitis, and lung cancel have all been interrelated. Someone that smokes has a higher risk of dying from a stroke or heart attack.
My opponent states that smoking is not dangerous, however, I intend to prove that smoking is dangerous not just to smokers, but to everyone as well. It is a proven fact that smoking causes lung cancer and heart disease (American Thoracic Society 19). Every person that breathes the smoke of tobacco products is at risk for tobacco-related illnesses. Even though smoking is not as publicized by the media as much as illegal drugs, cigarettes are just as bad. Smoking cigarettes leads to the use of other drugs that are more harmful to the person than cigarettes (Hall 22).
Guns do not kill people; people kill people. Cigarettes do not kill people; people who choose to smoke are killing themselves. The health risks of using tobacco are common knowledge. It is a known fact that if someone smokes their chance of getting lung cancer is increased drastically, yet so many Americans choose to do so. The FDA is taking steps to tighten the rules of tobacco marketing, some of these rules will include prohibiting self-service tobacco displays in stores, restricting vending-machine sales, and forbidding most free samples of tobacco products.
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. Nicotine makes it almost impossible for cigarette smokers to quit smoking because of its addictive nature, and with the cigarette manufacturers putting just enough nicotine in the so they cant be outlawed. The benefits of outlawing cigarettes greatly outnumber the disadvantages, for example, many scientists believe a link between smoking and a shortened life span exists between the two, a ban on cigarettes could increase life spans. Many studies suggest that billions of dollars now spent on smoking related. Smoking related illnesses could be reduced by outlawing cigarettes, families could save money by not purchasing cigarettes, and accidental fires costing millions of dollars caused by cigarettes would stop.
According to Kotz and West (2009),”due to tobacco control policies there has been reduction in smoking in developed countries”. Smoking is not a recreational drug, most smokers do not like the fact they smoke and wish they could quit. Many governments across the world have banned smoking in public places. Smoking is known to be a leading cause for lung cancer, and it has been scientifically proven that it causes other harmful effects to the body as well. Not only for the well-being of those who don’t smoke, has this law benefited even the smokers.
Did you know that in the US the effects of smoking cause more deaths than HIV, illegal drugs, alcohol, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined? Have you had someone in your family who has suffered or died from the effects of smoking. I know I have, and the previous fact makes those deaths all the more tragic when you realize how preventable the deadly illnesses that result from smoking really are. Avoiding smoking entirely, can literally be the difference between life and death. The detrimental effects of smoking to your health, the carcinogenic materials in cigarettes and that comprise the smoke byproduct, and the surprising negative impact on one’s appearance are compelling reasons to never engage in smoking.
This is a proven carcinogen that can kill! I personally am not a gambler and I really wish smokers would wise up to consider how many non-smokers dislike their fate controlled by a selfish addict. Your blood and breathing characteristics become unstable and uncomfortable with exposure to smoke. The smoke is an absence of oxygen, which last I recall, allows us to live. Research from the most current Surgeon General's Report concluded, ?Short exposures to second hand smoke can cause blood platelets to become stickier, damage the lining of blood vessels, decrease coronary flow velocity reserves, and reduce heart rate variability, potentially increasing the risk of heart attack.?
The illusion of control over health by light cigarettes is not convincing. Because it contributes towards underestimating effects and risks associated with smoking. Smokers are likely to initiate smoking with the idea of light cigarettes vulnerability to smoking related diseases. Light cigarettes mislead people and instead of helping to reduce number of smokers, it increases the percentage. It also has same health risks as regular cigarettes like lung cancer.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among smokers. Smoking also causes chronic coughing, shortness of breath, premature aging, and recurrent infections and reduces overall fitness. ... ... middle of paper ... ...oid smoking problems is staying smoke free. Make sure to stay strong minded around people who offer cigarettes and to not take the chance of starting the addictive habit. I know the world will be a better environment without smoking, which is why smoking should be banned.
The health effects of smoking cigarettes are so severe that there is no reason why they should be legal in public places. Smoking is very harmful to the health of the smoker in more ways than one would think. Smoking affects almost every organ in the entire body and can cause cancer in most of them. Smoking can also cause several other terrible diseases such as Cardiovascular Disease and Respiratory Disease. Smoking also causes many different forms of cancer.