Cigarrette Smoking Should Be Banned

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One person dies every six minutes due to a tobacco related disease, which results in a shocking amount of ten deaths per minute. Tobacco is one of the most heavily used addictive products in the United States. Tobacco contains over 4,000 chemicals; approximately 250 are dangerously harmful to humans. Nicotine is the main ingredient in tobacco that causes addiction. Nicotine activates the parts of the brain that control feelings and pleasure. It only takes minutes for the effects of nicotine to disappear causing the smoker to take another puff to keep feeling good. Cigarette smoking is held accountable for one in every three cancer deaths. (Junior Scholastic, 2006) Smoking should be banned due to the many negative and dangerous consequences such as second hand smoke related illness, health risk to the user, and the waste of money. Since 1964, 2.5 million nonsmokers have died from exposure to secondhand smoke .Secondhand smoke is a mixture of two forms of smoking that come from burning tobacco. Side stream smoke is the smoke from the lighted end of a cigarette, pipe, or cigar. The second type of smoke is mainstream smoke which is the smoke exhaled by the smoker. Side stream smoke contains higher concentrations of cancer causing agents and is more toxic than mainstream smoke. (CANCER.ORG) In adults, second-hand smoke causes serious cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and lung cancer. In infants second hand smoke can cause sudden death. ("WHO | 10 facts on

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