The Effects of Cigarette Smoking

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The Effects of Cigarette Smoking Cigarettes What’s killing our country ? This year alone cigarettes will kill 420,00 Americans, and how many more will suffer from cancers, and circulatory and respiratory diseases. These horrible illnesses were known to originate from cigarettes for years, and recently nicotine, the main man chemical additive in cigarettes, was declared addictive by the Food and Drug Administration. This explains why smokers continue to use cigarettes even though smokers are aware of the constantly warned about health dangers in cigarettes. Although smokers constitute the majority of the people who suffer from cigarettes, they are not the only ones ailing from cigarette smoke. The amount of second hand smoke inhaled by the typical non smoker is equivalent to one cigarette smoker per day. Even that amount of smoke can cause damage to a persons heart. Smoking by pregnant women causes allot of premature deaths and miscarriages. The only way to terminate the suffering and loss of life brought upon by cigarettes exists as a complete proscription on them. Opponents to the banning of cigarettes argue though, that it will create a profound impact on the economy. For years cigarettes have been known to cause cancer, emphysema, and other horrible illnesses. The death of 420,000 Americans this year will be attributable to cigarettes. With all the other causes of preventable deaths, accidents, alcohol, illegal drugs, AIDS, suicide, transportation accidents, fires, and guns, cigarettes still account for more preventable deaths than those do combined. Pollution The first thing people see, in the morning, when they walk outside is the sky or the colored sun, Is the world giving us the privilege of seeing the natural colors of the sun through all layers of pollution within the air? Not only are beautiful sights such as this hidden behind the pollution this world causes everyday, but an increasing diseases, infections and death occurs. What causes pollution? What can we do to prevent it, and get rid of it? Is it fair to the children of the future to have to suffer the consequences that pollution causes? Why not take care of the problem now? Factory and business owners have the ability to prevent air pollution. Air pollution is the presence in the atmosphere of harmful gases, liquids, or solids. Air pollution, known as smoke pollution for many years, resulted from coal combustion. Smog gas been a problem in coal burning areas for several centuries. Smog finally decreased when coal combustion was replaced by oil and gas combustion. Air pollution is caused by a number of different types of pollutants.
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