Until we end tobacco use, more people will become addicted, more people will become sick, more families will be devastated by the lost of loved ones and the nation will continue to incur damaging medical and lost productivity cost” (“How Tobacco Smoke Causes Diseases”). Although smokers have their own reasons to support smoke, smoking cigarette should be banned because people will be addicted in smoking, and smoking has negative consequenses on smokers, nonsmokers, the ecomony and the environment. First, tobacco contains Nicotine, which c... ... middle of paper ... ... from the Economic Research Service. USDA. Sept. 26, 2006.
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.
You may get more grouchy and violent behavior and need a cigarette to relax, but instead it is doing more damage. Researchers have found ways to control addictions and some have succeeded. People at a younger age start to get addicted by the nicotine in the cigarette and this is where the problem starts (Schoebel 125). The hazards of smoking lead to many fatal diseases and should persuade people to quit their habit. First, a major reason why people should quit smoking is that many people are dying of cancer.
Smoking cigarettes or any other drug is the major cause of lung cancer and cardiovascular diseases. These contributions can lead to other types of cancers, birth defects, and childhood respiratory illnesses (Bender 17-19). Along with these major health risks, smokers will loose an estimated twenty-one years of their life (“Action on Smoking and Health” 1). Anybody can be politically correct when they say that nothing but diseases come from smoking; there has been plenty of studies, experiments and test to prove that smoking leads not only to the diseases but the road to death. Making that statement, what good deed could smoking do in our society today?
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.
Tobacco epidemic is one of the biggest public health threats that the world has ever faced and is killing millions of people each year. These deaths are the result of people choosing to smoke regularly the carcinogenic substances found in cigarettes. However many believe that cigarette smoking offers health benefits and thus it should not be banned. But a close examination of the issue proves that tobacco smoke is more dangerous than any other drug. Smokers have a lower life expectancy due to the high risk of developing serious diseases, such as lung cancer and heart disease.
They take cough drops and other medicines to counteract the cough, but they do not succeed. Besides, the greater danger is that it may deteriorate into something worse like lung cancer. Lung cancer from smoking a cigarette is caused by the tar in tobacco smoke. Smokers are ten times more likely to die from lung cancer than non- smokers. When I was around the age of seven, my step grandfather was diagnosed with lung cancer; hence, he was a smoker.
If we could teach people about how smoking can harm your body then we could save many people from being addicted. Not only is smoking bad for you it's also unattractive. Tobacco is highly addictive, and people who have smoked for many years show a higher death rate then non-smokers. Smokers lose an average of twenty to twenty five years of their lives compared to most non-smokers. To all the mothers out there children with parents who smoke have a higher risk of respiratory symptoms and have an increased frequency of bronchitis and pneumonia.
Effects There are many more reasons why to quit smoking tobacco. Tobacco smoking can cause lots of damage to your body’s organs and system. Tobacco smoking can lead you to lung cancer. Short term Effects: The short-term that occurs due to tobacco smoking can increase your blood pressure and heart rate. People who smoke are more likely unable to work and be unemployed.
The level of the warning label depends on the potential risk associate with the product; if the product contains less of a risk, then a text of a few words may suffice. However, “with a product like cigarettes, which kills more than 276,000 men and 142,000 women in the US each year”, it is acceptable to say that smoking come with a great risk, therefore a more effective warning label is needed (Hammond 2013).