$97 billion for lost production and $96 billion for health costs. (Chew, Norma) This evidence proves that people are sending too much money on cigarettes and hospitals costs. Many smokers get Lung cancer or some kind of sickness. It causes cancers of the lung, esophag... ... middle of paper ... ...es will ban it Works Cited Chew, Norma. “Three Reasons Why Smoking Should be Banned.” Livestrong.com.
As of last year, the CDC (Center for Disease Control) found out that more than 16 million Americans suffer from smoking-related diseases (CDC, 2013). Cigarette use changes smokers physically, from skin, to teeth, to hair, even in ways that certainly add years to looks (Chang, 2011). According to WebMD, there are more than 40,000 chemicals that make up one cigarette and many of these substances trigger the destruction of healthy cells in the body (webmd, 2011). It is a well known fact that toxic substances that make up a cigarette cause respiratory diseases, cardiac ailments, and cancer. ... ... middle of paper ... ... Center for Disease Control.
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).
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.
Smoking is becoming more and more unfashionable as time goes on. There are many studies conducted showing that secondhand smoke is a health hazard to both the smoker and anyone that relies on the same air supply, not to mention the unpleasantness and discomfort it causes those that do not smoke. The Environmental Protection Agency reports that it is estimated that secondhand smoke that emerges from exhaling and burning cigarettes causes approximately 3,000 lung cancer deaths and 37,000 heart disease deaths in nonsmokers each year. (Nolo, 2002). According to a 1998 Gallop poll, 94% of Americans, including both smokers and nonsmokers, agree that companies should either ban or restrict smoking to properly ventilated areas.
In these air sacs, ca... ... middle of paper ... ...any negative effects that go along with tobacco use, cancer, bad breath, stained teeth, sore gums, becoming sick and puking, and even divorce as the most severe effect of tobacco use. The major effects of tobacco could destroy someone's life in a heartbeat. "Every 13 seconds, someone in the world dies from a tobacco-related illness, and every year tobacco kills 5,600 British Colombians, 45,000 Canadians, 418,000 Americans (compared to 1,000 Americans who die from cocaine abuse), and 2.5 million people world-wide. The statistics show that the probability of encountering an illness due to tobacco use is high. Due to this it would be in everybody's best interest to not start using tobacco or flat out quit the habit all together.
Tobacco smoke for example, dwells with 4,000 chemicals, and at least 250 known to be dangerous to health (Quitting Smoking). Puffing away on cigarettes abuses almost every organ in the body and provokes cancer of the lungs, esophagus, larynx, mouth, kidney, bladder, etc (Quitting Smoking). Even with knowing this information, people resume to smoking these cancer sticks. The result from smoking has caused approximately 443,000 deaths each year in the United States, and this number is increasing by the day (Smoking). Once a person starts smoking a cigarette or tobacco product, the urge of wanting to stop can be very challenging to do.
Every year thousands of people die because of lung cancer or other tobacco related illnesses. Everyone in the world comes in contact with smoke from a cigarette at least once in their lifetime, whether it is at a restaurant or at work. Millions of people are addicted to smoking, and thousands more become addicted every year. Cigarettes and other tobacco products are everywhere. Most of the addicted smokers started when they were young (Roberts 18).
Thousands of people die every day from smoking-related causes, even though the American Heart Association states that smoking is currently the most preventable cause of death in the United States. Smokers even have an increased risk of developing miscellaneous autoimmune diseases. All of these harmful consequences are caused by the toxic chemicals within the smoke that is inhale... ... middle of paper ... ...ealth? American Heart Association, n.d. Web.
Cigarettes should be illegal because menthol cigarettes damaging to the public health of the United States, are like drugs, and are a main contender to the death toll in the United States. Menthol damaging to the public health of the United States. According to Neal L. Benowitz, MD and Jonathon M. Samet, MD in their article “The Threat of Menthol Cigarettes to U.S. Public Health”, the TPSAC states that menthol cigarettes are bad for the public cigarettes. For example, the number of smokers will increase in the United States because of the availability of menthol cigarettes (2180). Also, John Roberts states in his article “Cigarettes could be classified as drugs in US,” public documents exposed the tobacco companies’ motivation.