The Negative Consequences of Smoking

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Statistics show that 400,000 people a year die due to smoking related problems. Experts have proven that smoking damages the lungs and kidneys, but people continue to smoke to relieve stress. This paper will expose the various ways that smoking can harm the people and environment.
Everyone knows that smoking is bad, yet they still continue to do it. Consumers smoke for various reasons. Some smoke because they are stressed, unfulfilled, angry, and depressed. Smoking helps them to cope with their problems. The chemicals inside of smoking and its dependency are what make it bad. There are about 600 ingredients in a cigarette, and when it is ignited it creates more than 4,000 chemicals. There are about 70 chemicals that are poisonous. There is Acetone; which is used in nail polish, Ammonia, which is a household cleaner. A cigarette also holds Arsenic which is used in rat poison. The worst substance inside of cigarettes is Nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive substance and is what keeps most smokers coming back to smoke. Nicotine is present inside of the tobacco leaves inside of the cigarette and when ignited and inhaled, it comes into contact with the brain at around ten seconds. It is best that people not smoke; especially teens. People who start to smoke in their teens are more likely to become life-long smokers than those who have their first cigarette as adults. (Zickler, 2004)
Another reason most smokers don’t understand that smoking is bad. Smoking does not only affect the person who smokes, but it also affects the people around you. It could be your family (mother, father, sister, and kids) or it could be some of your fellow co-workers. If smokers just weighed the pros and cons of smoking it would be obvious that smoking is not t...

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...hurts your lungs, and other bodily functions. As you as have seen smoking can lead only to have fulfilling and reduced life.

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