Essay about Cigarettes Should be Banned

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Smoking cigarettes is common among most adults in the United States, yet it is one of the most dangerous things you can do to yourself. Many people feel that smoking should be made illegal. The reason they may feel this way is because it is very harmful to your health and can lead to death. I strongly agree that cigarettes should be banned from being sold and produced because to me they’re considered a dangerous drug.
The first reason that supports my claim of smoking cigarettes should be banned is that it is a “major cause to preventable and premature deaths”, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. The evidence that supports this reason is that around 443,000 cigarette deaths happen each year in the US only.
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Of course adversaries will dispute that the families should not have to pay the costs because it’s the smokers’ responsibility to pay for their own choices. Yet, these opponents would need to understand that these people are family and they should support them even though they are ill. Even if those family members choose to smoke. Second-Hand smoke is another side effect of smoking. Acoording to The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the
U.S. National Toxicology Program, the U.S. Surgeon General, and the
International Agency for Research on Cancer have classified “secondhand smoke as a known human carcinogen (cancer-causing agent). Inhaling secondhand smoke causes lung cancer in nonsmoking adults. Approximately Mercado3
3,000 lung cancer deaths occur each year among adult nonsmokers in the
United States as a result of exposure to secondhand smoke.” The U.S. Surgeon
General estimates that living with a smoker increases a nonsmoker’s chances of developing lung cancer by 20 to 30 percent. From these facts it’s easy to say how much second hand smoke can affect peoples lives.
The really only reason why smoking has not been banned yet is because of money. That is also the main reason why marijuana is illegal and cigarettes are not. The Government can make a bigger profit of off cigarettes compared to marijuana. Another part to the money issue is that tobacco companies have so much money its almost impossible for them to just shut down. Tobacco is

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