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. …show more content…
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
Smoking is an activity that has been around for many years for people to use and adapt into their lifestyle. It is a tool that many people use to help reduce the stresses of life and put them in a comfortable position that enables them to cope with the hectic lifestyle they are living. However, smoking has been scientifically proven to cause many types of cancer, the most common being lung cancer resulting in numerous deaths across the United States. According to BBC, "Smoking is a greater cause of death and disability than any single disease" (BBC, 2). Evidently, the benefits and drawbacks of smoking have been debated for many years, and only recently have some countries have placed a ban in public places such as Britain and the United
Based on these there 's topics I hope that I will convince you to outlaw cigarette and Tobacco
Regardless of consumer belief, smoking dramatically increases the chances of contracting many diseases - such as heart disease or high blood pressure. Although not every user experiences these diseases, it is well known that smoking can decrease one’s life time dramatically. The information given states, “It’s virtually impossible to escape the effects of tobacco” (Jordan). This stated, Jordan expresses that essentially if you use tobacco, there is a fairly high chance that one will damage his/her body in some way. Furthermore, there are many more diseases that can be contracted and the ones stated are only the most common. Continuing, the author explains the affects of smoking, “Expose to specific elements of secondhand smoke causes blood clot more easily and damages arterial lining” (Jordan). As stated, certain components in tobacco increase the chances of high blood pressure and blood clots to form in the body. Concluding, respiratory problems in young children can occur through second hand smoking, these include asthma. Children that asthma effect increases from smoke, “Asthma turns out to be about twice as common in children exposed to high levels of second hand smoke” (Secondhand Smoke: Is it a Hazard). Not only does tobacco smoke increase other diseases, it also increases the severity of diseases already contracted as shown in the previous quote. To conclude, tobacco smoke
One of the largest and most problematic health issues in our society is smoking. Smoking is currently the leading cause of death in our country, due to its harmful and addicting contents, such as nicotine and tobacco. Although millions die from it each year, smoking is the single most preventable cause of death as well. Without smoking, a tremendous amount of money and lives will be saved. I think that our country should ban smoking and the production of cigarettes in order to maintain a healthier nation, help save the environment, and prevent the almost 1000 deaths that they cause in fires each year.
Cigarettes should be illegal because it harms you by raising the risk of lung cancer. It causes lung cancer by affecting the lungs. If you're new to smoking and you stop your body may be able to fix this damage. If you keep doing it repeatedly you can end up with cancer. Smoking harms pregnant females by doubling
The another reason is it can cause harm to enviroment. The vape produce very thick smoke. This smoke can lead to the air pollution. Air pollution is the one of the causes that would definitely affect the enviroment. Other than that, the smoke also cause uncomfortable feeling to the non-smokers. It make them feel hard to breath and difficult for thek to get the fresh air. So, they need to use a mask whenever they pass by the vapers. In conclusion, the smoke produce by vape force people to stay indoor instead of
Everyone agrees that smoking is bad, so why is it legal? Cigarettes are bought by many people because of an addiction. Cigarettes are, but many people smoke a cigarette just to try and become hooked on this horrid, body destroying substances. These people try to quit but cigarettes can create an addiction and a habit that cannot be broken easily. These are some reasons why cigarettes should be outlawed.
Smoking is an expensive habit. People who smoke cigarettes can spend as much as $2,500 a year on them. Smokers’ claim that it helps relax them and it releases stress but the negative aspects of smoking outweigh the positive. Smoking is a health hazard for smokers and non-smokers. Smokers should have the right to choose what to do with their own health but they should respect non-smokers. Many people believe that there are good and bad outcomes from smoking. I believe that smoking is bad and that it should be banned.
There is one thing in this world that you should not do and it is smoking cigarettes. They are really bad for you. What pleasure do you really get from smoking cigarettes. All they do is make your lungs black and nasty. Every drag you take you are taking time off you life. One little drag is filled with over four thousand chemicals. Forty three of those chemicals cause cancer. If your gonna smoke then why don't you mix four thousand different chemicals together and drink it. That is basically what you're doing when you smoke a cigarette. If you are going to smoke then why don't you cut out your lungs and throw them in the trash. Cigarettes don't only ruin your lungs. Factors like high blood pressure can stretch out the arteries and cause scarring.
As the proposition points out, cigarettes are not dangerous because they are defective; rather they are inherently, potentially, harmful. But people should still be allowed to choose to buy and smoke them. A better comparison is to unhealthy foods. High cholesterol or a high intake of fat can be extremely harmful, leading to heart disease, obesity, and other conditions; but manufacturers of these products are not punished. Consumers simply like the taste of fatty food.
The cigarette is the deadliest object in the history of human civilization. Cigarettes kill about 6 million people every year, a number that will grow before it shrinks. Smoking in the twentieth century killed only 100 million people, whereas a billion could perish in our century unless we reverse course.1 Even if present rates of consumption drop steadily to zero by 2100, we will still have about 300 million tobacco deaths this century.
The effects of cigarette smoking can be horrifying. Smoking is dangerous not only to those who smoke, but to non-smokers and unborn children as well. Cigarette smoking is also physically and socially harming.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, secondhand smoke causes over 34,000 premature deaths from heart disease per year in the U.S. among nonsmokers.
Cigarette smoking is something people all over the world have been doing for about 2000 years. Back in 2003, the first electronic cigarette was successfully created by a gentleman named Hon Lik. Lik was a 52 year old pharmacist at the time, whom of which was also a smoker. The inspiration behind making the electronic cigarette came after Lik’s father passed away from lung cancer due to him also being a heavy smoker. “A Historical Timeline of Electronic Cigarettes.” cassia.org. Consumer Advocates for Smoke Free Alternatives Association, 15 June 2017. The idea behind creating this device was to give smokers a way to still ingest nicotine, the most addictive chemical in tobacco cigarettes, without the countless negative health effects that
Tobacco has been around for many years, and it should be stopped, but can the economy handle it. The tobacco is reaching young children, and not to mention the nonsmokers as well. The medical effects alone should convince people to stop smoking. Even if the people wanted to quit, it's hard because they are already addicted. If the health doesn't stop people from smoking the cost should because this year the tax on tobacco has gone up dramatically. So now the cost is weakening our pockets. The only ones that win in the tobacco field are the Tobacco Company, because they make all the money. If profits fall, all they have to do is advertise a little harder and profits will roll