Obviously, the under-developed lung of... ... middle of paper ... ...ed by smoking. The various types of diseases contracted caused by smoking such as emphysema and asthma. Cancer and lose of wealth can be attributed to long-term smoking. All in all, the smoke affects the health of the smoker and those around them indefinitely. Smokers do not get old; they die young.
This is a major problem because more teens are beginning to start smoking at a younger age. In the United States alone, an estimated three thousand kids under the age of eighteen will start smoking everyday (Start the Dialogue Early, and discuss it Often 1). Worldwide, around eighty thousand to one hundred thousand teens will start smoking not weekly or monthly but thi... ... middle of paper ... ...ct of the matter is, being as harmful as it is, smoking is very addictive. The nicotine found in cigarettes are highly addictive. Manufacturers do not help because they boost the nicotine consumption in cigarettes to help keep smokers addicted; this makes a smoker want to smoke due to habit (Bender 31-32).
Some of those 3,000 were probably children. (Garrison 44) Cigarette smoke increases the risk of lung cancer and heart disease, even in a non-smoker. Even the non-smokers have to watch out. “One thousand Americans stop smoking everyday…by dying.” (Smoking Quotes 1) Some Americans die without even starting smoking themselves. Children are particularly vulnerable to the negative effects of cigarettes.
“ 90% of smokers began before the age of 19…About 30% of teen smokers will continue smoking and die early from a smoking-related disease…According to the Surgeon General, teenagers who smoke are 3 times more likely to use alcohol 8 times more likely to smoke marijuana, and 22 times more likely to use cocaine.” (2). The effects of cigarette smoking are relevant but what majority of people fail to realize is that second hand smoke is just as bad. We need authority to push harder to ban cigarettes, and expunge under age smoking. To begin, cigarettes contain many harmful chemicals that are not safe to put in your body. These chemicals can deteriorate
Banning Cigarettes This year alone cigarettes will kill over 420,000 Americans, and many more will suffer from cancers, and circulatory and respiratory system diseases. These horrible illnesses were known to come from cigarettes for years. Recently the Food and Drug Administration declared nicotine, the main chemical in cigarettes, addictive. This explains why smokers continue to use cigarettes even though smokers are aware of the constantly warned about health dangers in cigarettes. Some researchers have also found out that smoking by pregnant women causes the deaths of over 5,000 babies and 115,000 miscarriages.
Even children in grade school know that smoking causes cancer. It seems that recently people have become more terrified of cancer, so much so that people are constantly searching out carcinogens to avoid and other methods of prevention. People tend to think that cancer is the worst consequence a bad habit can have because it can lead to death. Some people do not understand that while tobacco products do cause many different types of cancer there are still other serious consequences that are not well known. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention’s website, smoking tobacco is the “leading preventable cause of death in the United States” (Health…Cigarette).
Tobacco smoke for example, dwells with 4,000 chemicals, and at least 250 known to be dangerous to health (Quitting Smoking). Puffing away on cigarettes abuses almost every organ in the body and provokes cancer of the lungs, esophagus, larynx, mouth, kidney, bladder, etc (Quitting Smoking). Even with knowing this information, people resume to smoking these cancer sticks. The result from smoking has caused approximately 443,000 deaths each year in the United States, and this number is increasing by the day (Smoking). Once a person starts smoking a cigarette or tobacco product, the urge of wanting to stop can be very challenging to do.
Ninety percent of smokers begin before the age nineteen. Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Thirty percent of teenagers that smoke continue to smoke and die early because of it. Studies have also show that the first time tobacco is introduced in one’s life is before graduation. (11 facts about teen smoking) Teen smoking is not only dangerous but is also very deadly.
Friends or parents” (Hamilton 1).There are numerous reasons teenagers experiment with tobacco products but peer pressure has been found to be the leading cause to addiction. A handful of teenagers fall under the influence of peer pressure each day, however causes of smoking can originate from several things such as stress, family influences, and curiosity. Adolescent teens make living above the influence nearly impossible, especially trying to fit in with the crowd. Many kids start smoking because they are pressured to try it. When beckoning to fit in with friends it is difficult to say no to peer pressure, and it is the sol... ... middle of paper ... ...es,J .Howard.”Teenage Smoking: Fact and Fiction.” American Enterprise 5.2 (1994):20.
In fact, when children become aware of cigarettes, they are likely to start smoking at an early age.. And nicotine is lead addictive drug (Andrew Bridges and Janet Raloff). However, smoking affect the immune system is the body’s way of protecting itself from infection and disease. Smoking compromises the immune system, making smokers more likely to have respiratory infections. Also smoking lead to many kind of cancer diseases such as lungs ,trachea ,bronchus, esophagus, oral cavity and lip. However, according to Nordqvist, Christian over 480,000 people in the USA and 100,000 in the UK die because of smoking each year.