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.
Although it remains a large portion of the U.S’ economy, tobacco smoking can lead to a variety of diseases and disorders that affect the user. The effects of smoking tobacco not only affect the user but surrounding people as well: permanently destroying their lungs and children, increasing the chances of diseases and of cancer. Diseases caused by the effects of smoking or second hand smoke may lead to emphysema. To start, even after only a few years of smoking, one’s lungs could be affected for the rest of his/her life. Making reference to the issue, “If exposure to cigarette advertising is a risk factor for disease, it is incumbent on the public and elected officials to deal with it as we would the vector of any other pathogen” (Sullum).
$97 billion for lost production and $96 billion for health costs. (Chew, Norma) This evidence proves that people are sending too much money on cigarettes and hospitals costs. Many smokers get Lung cancer or some kind of sickness. It causes cancers of the lung, esophag... ... middle of paper ... ...es will ban it Works Cited Chew, Norma. “Three Reasons Why Smoking Should be Banned.” Livestrong.com.
Smoking will cause health problems by giving the smoker emphysema, which causes the smoker to have short supply of oxygen in their lungs. A lifetime of smoking most likely will give someone lung cancer that will kill them. Second and Third hand smoke can inadvertently damage the health of the smoker’s friends and family. Smoking damages the teeth and gums, which can cause oral cancers. Smoking is a financial burden because cigarettes are addictive and it costs a lot of money monthly to keep up the habit.
So the question is, if it hurts you and your loved ones, why don't you stop? By smoking you're harming yourself in so many ways. Smoking increases your chances of having Coronary heart disease, a stroke, developing lung cancer, and/or dying from chronic obstructive lung diseases. Smoking is one of the main causes of death. Your life is at risk every time you smoke a cigarette.
Lately, I have been noticing the dangerous effects of smoking a cigarette more and more. The effects of smoking are very serious and need to be taken into consideration to all those who smoke. One considerable effect of smoking cigarettes is that it can make a smoker cough and cause cancer. My father, uncle, and my friends who smoke all seem to have a perpetual cough that always gets on my nerves. They take cough drops and other medicines to counteract the cough, but they do not succeed.
Lung cancer, heart attacks, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, are the leaders of deaths caused by smoking (boundless, 2014). In addition bronchus, pharynx, esophageal, and trachea cancer are respiratory diseases caused by smoking. Smoking begins a path of destruction from the beginning and continues to destroy the body if the practice continues. The body becomes recessive and cannot recover so when someone becomes overwhelmed with problems and reach for a cigarette, it becomes a trigger for the habit to become repetition. Then it becomes difficult to break and becomes habit forming.
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). Another example is the short run disadvantage of smoking, which include being prone to coughs and chest infections (Beales 43). Second, more than deadly diseases that can cause death, smoking also affects the quality of a person’s skin, thereby making smokers older than their real age (Beales 43). Without a doubt, the health disadvantages of smoking are more harmful and more deadly as compared to the health benefits that smoking initially give... ... middle of paper ... ...e did not quit because he could not stop thinking that he will be fatter if he quits. In conclusion, smoking is really a bad thing and bad habit for people.
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.
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”).