Plague and cholera caused thousands of millions of people dead. Thanks to the medical advances, those diseases were eradicated. Now, when the whole world is worrying about AIDS, which has not found the solution yet; the appearance of tobacco is causing the great harms to human life. Many people think that they have the right to smoke; smoking helps them deal with stress and work more effectively, and they are contributing to their country’s economy when they smoke. On the other hand, people will get addicted to cigarette.
Tobacco kills five million people yearly, which is much more then HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis, and Malaria combined, according to International Union Against Cancer. This addicting drug can in fact end up giving the user a death sentence. As the body grows older, the DNA atoms can be mutated by this seemingly harmless plant. This mutation of cells can eventually spread and the user will end up with a body full of cancer. These cancer sticks or cigarettes are not only harmful to your body but also hard on your wallet.
In 1993, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classified second-hand smoke as a Group A carcinogen- the most dangerous category of carcinogens. About 600,000 people worldwide die from second-hand smoke every year (“Smoking” 3). More people die from second-hand smoke than from smoking the cigarette himself or herself. In a roundabout sort of way, the smokers who smoke in public are causing the death of other people. Isn't that illegal?
If they do decide to ban smoking there would be protests and people doing extreme things just to be able to keep smoking. Here are some points for the argument on should smoking be banned: Smoking is killing more than 100,000 a year in the UK only through cancer. In my opinion that’s is far too many, when that number could be down to nothing a year because they are unable to smoke. There will be far more people living and less people dying. Smoking is affecting other people who don’t smoke through passive smoking.
During the past few decades it has come to light that smoking kills. The federal government mandates that every pack of cigarettes carry a warning on it that smoking can lead to health problems including death. But the messages are rather clinical, for example: “Smoking Causes Lung Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema, and May Complicate Pregnancy.” Smoking is a danger to one’s own health but there is now evidence that smoking can affect others as well. Second hand smoke has been shown to cause cancer. Second hand smoke has been shown to produce the same negative health effects that smoking first hand does.
If that isn’t enough to change your mind, just to produce 300 cigarettes one tree is being wasted so that people can smoke and cigarettes take 25-26 years to decompose. Cigarettes are so harmful that they kill about 6 million people each year. Cigarettes are also defective because they are engineered to produce an inhalable smoke that can cause major health concerns to smokers, and all the people around them. Last but not least, there is a financial burden from the cost of treating illnesses due to
It leads to feeling like a dependent individual who can not make decisions for himself or herself and just follow the crowd. So one conclusion to be drawn from this aspect is that people with low self esteem tend to smoke by imitating the people that they see around themselves especially in public place... ... middle of paper ... ... blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol levels or excessive body weight. One last very severe effect of smoking is teeth decay. The reason for teeth decay is tobacco products which damage your gum tissue by affecting the attachment of bone and soft tissue to your teeth. An example of the effect is receding gums.
More than 45,000 premature deaths occur each year because of the use of cigarettes. A human being dies every 8 seconds because of smoking. If deeply thought about, it is very bad. Smoking cigarettes is a very critical and dangerous problem that is rising everyday all around the world. (Rettner, 2013) Cigarette smoking includes many health risks including heart attacks and loss of eye sight.
“There are over 480,000 deaths each year in the United States because of smoking. That means smoking causes about one of every five deaths in the United States each year” (Wikipedia, 2007). Some people, especially smokers, claim that smoking should not be banned in public places because smokers cannot smoke anytime they want in this case. Smokers feel nervous if they do not smoke for a long time. Addiction to cigarettes is a serious matter.
Besides that, the smoke exhaled by the smoker is also considered as second hand smoke, commonly known as sidestream smoke. Both types of second hand smoke are dangerous because it is classified as a carcinogen, any substance that causes cancer (Sloan el al, 2004). In the18th century, the government started to intervene in regulating tobacco since many diseases are related to smoking. Nowadays, the government efforts are still present and proved by the regulations that ban smoking in public places. 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.