Essay On Cigarettes Should Be Banned

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If you had the chance to save your own life, or even the lives of everyone around you, would you take it? Choosing to light another cigarette is choosing to commit another murder and taking another stab at your lungs. Smoking is the cause of one in five deaths each year in the United States alone. Since cigarettes can be considered a mass murder, they should be banned. They are dangerous to smokers and everybody around them, and that makes them vulnerable to secondhand smoke. Smokers are more prone to have high cholesterol due to damaged blood vessel walls and abnormal heart rhythms. They also lead to plaque buildup in the arteries. Cigarettes are not called cancer sticks for no reason. Smoking makes you more prone to heart attacks and…show more content…
The most common disease caused by cigarettes is cancer and since the drug affects smokers and non-smokers as well, there has been a widespread call to illegalize cigarette advertising. The rationale behind banning cigarette advertising is to reduce the influence that adverts have on young and inexperienced smokers. In addition, the adverts believed to boost cigarette sales and lure unsuspecting victims do as to increase consumer demand. For this reason, cigarette-manufacturing companies have been using adverts to influence increased consumption without paying attention to the underlying dangers associated with the consumption of this harmful drug. Despite the effects associated with cigarette smoking and the dangers of influenced consumption of cigarettes, some researchers believe there is no need to ban cigarette smoking. Various reasons exist to support the legalization of cigarette advertising. The case for an outright ban on cigarette smoking seems to be very strong. However, there are those who argue to the contrary. Those who argue against a ban on cigarette smoking propose a range of arguments such as cigarette not being the only consumable that is lethal to human life. They say that junk food is also carcinogenic and that a ban on cigarette smoking should also mean a ban on fast-food restaurants that sell junk food. Equally, they argue that the right of smokers to choose what they consume will be compromised by a ban and that public warnings as to the dangers of
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