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.
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.
“Smoking decreases a person's life expectancy by 10 - 12 years” (Newman). Smoking cigarette is a substance that burn and is tasted, inhale or both. Smoking is also as addictive and harmful as cocaine, heroin, alcohol, and many other injurious drug. Smoking cigarette is bad for health, however it can be stopped by higher taxes, smoke-free places, and laws that prohibit smoking when there are children around. Smoking is injurious to health which can cause anyone deadly diseases.
Every cigarette that a person smokes reduces their life span by eleven minutes. Banning the sale of tobacco products would prevent many deaths. Not only would it prevent death of the ones that use tobacco products but also for the ones that are exposed to second hand smoke. People who are addicted to tobacco products spend a lot of money on their habit. The use of tobacco products and being exposed to second hand smoke will later lead to many health problems and possibly death.
According to US law adults have the right to smoke freely even though they should make cigarettes illegal because of the many deaths and problems they cause. Many people don’t know the real damage that tobacco product do to the human body. Imagine losing you voice box and having to get a hole cut into your esophagus for smoking too much. Or having to spend thousands of dollars on treatments for your lungs and mouth. Smoking not only affect you, but it also affects your children and future children.
Cigarettes are addictive and they usually lead the smoker to marijuana use or to other kind of drugs. That's why I think that young teenagers shouldn't start smoking at young age. All of you people out there who think that they can stop whenever they want, well I have news flash for you. 1 out of 10 smokers succeed in quitting smoking in United-States. Everyone thinks that they have an iron will and they keep on delaying the time to stop, I'll just stop as my new year resolution, I'll stop in a month, a week, a year.
That number translates to more than 1 million teenagers a year. About one third of them will eventually die from a tobacco-related disease. Cigarettes kill more than 400,000 Americans every year. A person who smokes a pack or more of cigarettes each day will live about seven fewer years than a nonsmoker. Further, smoking hurts young people's physical performance and endurance.
Teen smokers quickly become addicted to nicotine and when trying to fight the addiction, experience high relapse and withdrawal symptoms. Of the 46 million smokers in the United States, 34 percent try to quit each year, but less than 10 percent succeed. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. It accounts for almost 500,000 deaths per year, or one in every five deaths. Smoking also contributes to a breathtaking amount of diseases which includes coronary heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, peripheral vascular disease, peptic ulcer disease, and many types of cancer.
More than $96 billion dollars is spent in one year for medical reasons (www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/ resources/ publications/aag/osh.htm). We need to implement smoke free policies more often to prevent people to not start and to stop smoking. The tobacco use can be stopped. The majority of people who smoke cannot quit smoking instantaneously, it takes time. Smokers... ... middle of paper ... ...s without a cigarette will decrease your carbon monoxide levels back to normal.
The first reason is because cigarettes are a defective product, which means it is unreasonably dangerous, killing at least half of its long-term users. They are made to be addictive. The Food and Drug Administration(FDA) could require that the nicotine in cigarettes be reduced to make cigarettes less addictive. If they did that then when people try to quit it wouldn’t be so hard. Philip Morris set up an entire factory to make its next brand cigarettes, using critical fluid extraction techniques to get a 97% reduction in nicotine content, which is what could be required for a 0.1% nicotine cigarette, down from present values of about 2%.