The trachea becomes inflamed causing severe pain. As a result of this it causes the collapse of the airways making it more difficult to breath. As it continues mucus begins to clog the airway and the poison of the cigarettes destroy the air sacs decreasing the flow of blood and oxygen. Lastly, lung tissue starts to misconfigure creating scar... ... middle of paper ... ...erage of 13.2 and 14.5 years of life the risks of dying from lung cancer before 85 are 22.1% for men and 11.9% for women, who currently smoke. Lung cancer, heart attacks, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, are the leaders of deaths caused by smoking (boundless, 2014).
Based on research from the American Cancer Society, each year smoking claims more than 400,000 lives in the US. Almost half of all smokers between the ages of thirty-five and sixty-nine die prematurely. Smokers could be losing an average of twenty to twenty five years of their life. When you inhale the smoke of a cigarette, you are letting loose a chemical parade that will march through some of your body's vital organs like brain, lungs, heart and blood vessels. Your body is exposed to chemicals that cause cancer, coronary heart disease, stroke, and respiratory conditions such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Cigarette Smoking The effects of cigarette smoking can be horrifying. Smoking is dangerous not only to those who smoke, but to non-smokers and unborn children as well. Cigarette smoking is also physically and socially harming. The large particles in cigarette smoke, commonly known as “tar”, collect in the branching points of the lungs. The tar contains carcinogenic compounds that increase the risk of lung cancer.
Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body and diminishes a person’s overall health. Millions of Americans have health problems caused by smoking. Smoking is a leading cause of cancer and death from cancer. It causes cancers of the lung, esophagus, larynx, mouth, throat, kidney, bladder, pancreas, stomach, and cervix, as well as acute myeloid leukemia. Cigarette smoking and exposure to tobacco smoke cause more than 440,000 premature deaths each year in the United States.
One of the largest and most problematic health issues in our society is smoking. Smoking is currently the leading cause of death in our country, due to its harmful and addicting contents, such as nicotine and tobacco. Although millions die from it each year, smoking is the single most preventable cause of death as well. Without smoking, a tremendous amount of money and lives will be saved. I think that our country should ban smoking and the production of cigarettes in order to maintain a healthier nation, help save the environment, and prevent the almost 1000 deaths that they cause in fires each year.
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.
Lung cancer kills more than 20,000 people in the United States every year. (http://community.healthgate.com) The lung damage which causes emphysema is irreversible, and makes it extremely difficult to breath. But the worst thing is that, with any kind of lung disease, it could be fatal. Adults are not the only ones suffering from the illnesses due to smoking. Approximately 4 million children become ill from being exposed to secondhand smoke.
Smokers think that smoking is not bad as much as studies showed, but I think that smoking is a bad thing and a bad habit and causes many diseases to human. The first fact from smoking is that related to diseases causes a huge amount of deaths each year. For example, there are 440,000 American deaths each year. Smoking causes many diseases such smoking can cause lung cancer to a smoker and a second hand smoker (Shaw 31). In addition, smokers and second-hand smokers are likely to develop different kinds of cancers aside from lung cancer, which are mouth, tongue, throat, pancreas, kidney, bladder and cervix because of the tobacco tar that one is exposed to by smoking (Beales 43).
In addition to being responsible for 87% of lung cancers, smoking is also associated with cancers of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, pancreas, uterine cervix, kidney, and bladder. Smoking accounts for at least 29% of all cancer deaths, is a major cause of heart disease, and is associated with conditions ranging from colds and gastric ulcers to chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and cerebrovascular disease. Women have a better chance in getting lung cancer then men do. This year the disease will kill 68,000 women in the United States, more than one and a half times as many as breast cancer. Even if a woman smoked for awhile and quit, her chances are much greater then a man that smoked 2 times longer then the woman did.
In the article, “Public Health,” Martin (2012) writes that smoking affects the function of the immune system and may increase the risk for respiratory and other infections. Martin means that smoking can cause diseases and those diseases negatively affect our bodies. Therefore, smoking has negative impacts on our bodies. In addition to the bad effects on our bodies, smoking can make bad smells in the places. People may leave the place where smoking is allowed to avoid the bad smell.