Daunt, 1 Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of deaths in America. “Each year about 480,000 people in the United States die from illnesses related to tobacco use. Smoking cigarettes kills more Americans than alcohol, car accidents, suicide, AIDS, homicide, and illegal drugs combined” (1). Thus, smoking is a dominant cause of deaths and is awfully hazardous. Today, cigarette smoking is really common in younger age groups.
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.
They demonstrate that tobacco advertising entices young people to begin smoking and that restricting or banning advertising has a measurable effect on smoking behaviour. Research on tobacco advertising and consumption It is not possible to conduct a randomised controlled trial to study the effect of an advertising ban. Such a trial would require long-term exposure of one group of people to cigarette advertising, while ensuring that a control group would be completely unexposed. This is neither feasible nor ethical. Scientists funded by the tobacco industry have argued that in the absence of data from such a trial, it can never be proven that banning tobacco advertising will reduce tobacco consumption.
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 kills more than drinking, drugs, auto accidents, AIDs, and suicide combined and ninety percent of smokers start by age eighteen (Schwartz). Although people who start smoking as teens are less likely to quit, it is possible to stop smoking with the proper resources. “According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are an estimated 1.3 billion smokers worldwide. This number is expected to increase to 1.7 billion by 2020…According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking causes approximately 443,000 deaths each year in the United States” (“Smoking”). Tobacco has over 4,000 chemicals, including some that are poisonous and some that cause cancer (“Smoking”).Smokers tend to die 13 or 14 years earlier than those who don’t smoke (“11…”).
Health Risks of Smoking According to the American Cancer Society, one in five deaths in the United States is a result of tobacco use. This statistic translates into over 400,000 smoking related deaths in the United States each year. From these two statistics alone it is obvious that smoking is bad. It is an epidemic that has been plaguing the United States since early settlers began growing the “stinking weed.” Earlier in the century people weren’t aware of the effects of tobacco, but now the facts speak for themselves and still several million people pick up the habit each year. Two million of these people are children, adolescents ages 11-17.
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.
Tobacco is the legal drug, which kills many people around the globe. According to World Health Organization (WHO) around six million people die from smoking each year. The largest number of deaths is found in developing countries and between poor people. This was caused by intense advertising, which influences people to try associated with a low price and addictive substances of the tobacco. The global production of tobacco should be prohibited for several facets.
Promoting Smoking Should Be Banned Advertisements involving smoking need to be prohibited. Kids and teens that are the most impressionable and easily influenced should not be targeted by the tobacco industry. "Smoking is the primary preventable cause of death, and yet 3000 adolescents become smokers each day" (Jason). Cigarette promotions make smoking appear harmless and cool and have led to a lifelong habit beginning before the age of 18. The advertisements on quitting smoking and how harmful it is for the individual may be effective for older viewers, however many teens and kids are drawn to cigarettes even more because adults are saying it is a bad thing it appeals to their “bad boy/girl” ideal.
Cigarettes carry many health concerns, more than any other tobacco related product. Nicotine, the primary psychoactive chemical in tobacco and therefore cigarettes, is addictive. Almost half of cigarettes smokers die of tobacco related diseases and/or issues and lose on average about 14 years of their lifespan. Due to all these health concerns that cigarettes cause, the production and selling of cigarettes should be made permanently illegal. The only problems with making the production and selling of cigarettes illegal is although tobacco related deaths would drastically reduce each year, crime rate and taxation loss would substantially increase.