To start off with the first negative effect of smoking is that it is extremely bad for your health. In 2004, a Study by the CDC 's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion found that cigarette smoke contains over 4,800 chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer. Such as Acetaldehyde, Beryllium (a toxic metal), Butadiene (a hazardous gas), Cadmium (a toxic metal) these are just a few of
Is smoking a cigarette like aiming a smoking gun to your head? Absolutely, yes! The photo above, has a very powerful message to be shared with people all over the world. The creator of the picture above is, The American Cancer Society. This is an organization that is trying to heighten awareness of the dangers of smoking, the most threatening danger being, cancer. They also promote relays which help raise money for ads and research. The money raised helps to inform people of the dangers smoking and what the negative outcomes of such a habit. This society also helps with finding treatment options. They are helping people cope with the side effects of various cancers or to advise on health insurance. A certain population of people, particularly young people, see smoking as a cool or hip idea to fit in. The goal of this visual argument is to inform people who smoke cigarettes that they should just hold a gun to their heads. The American people should be against nonsmoking because of the feelings you get when smoking, the chemicals that are involved, and how the cigarette will kill like a loaded gun.
Smoking tobacco is probably one of the worst habits humankind has developed. Originating as a tradition of the Native Americans, practiced mostly on special occasions, smoking has gradually become a kind of mass addiction. Due to the efforts of tobacco companies seeking to increase their sales, people started smoking more and more often; the evolution of a more traditional pipe to a cigarette took some time, but eventually tobacco became more affordable and easier to use (you now simply need to light it up, instead of having to always carry a tobacco pouch, stuff a pipe, puff it, and so on). As a result, deaths and health issues connected to tobacco consumption became a worldwide
Many people start this habit because of peer pressure, family issues, anxiety and depression. Everyone knows that smoking causes cancer and it can shorten your life by 15 years or more. Smoking is a hard habit to break because tobacco contains nicotine which is a highly addictive stimulant. Teenagers smoke because they want to be cool. Many people who start smoking have a family member or close friend who smokes. Smoking leads to lung cancer, heart disease, strokes and wide variety of other diseases. Smokers experience more coughs and colds compared to non- smokers. Besides affecting oneself, it also has a negative impact on others around smokers which is known as second hand smoking. Also pregnant women who are exposed to cigarette smoke will have an increased risk of having a miscarriage or stillborn baby. There are over 4000 toxic substances in a cigarette. There are over 4000 toxic substances in a cigarette. They are arsenic, acetic acid, ammonia, butane, carbon monoxide and tar.
In the past few years teen smoking has lowered but is still a risk. Most of the teens like to smoke to show that they are cool. If they do smoke, wherever parents aren't they might be smoking a cigarette. The main problem with teen smoking is that it is bad for them but addicting as well. They get addicted and then they can't stop smoking. The chemicals in it, the addiction, and lung disease will kill teens if no one does anything about it.
Imagine you are running and with each step your breath becomes shorter and shorter. Your lungs are working twice as hard and you have not even gone half way. Sweat is running down your forehead as is becomes harder for you to breath. You used to be able to run with such ease but now you are out of breath. While thinking back at what has changed to make your breathing so heavy you drop your pack of cigarettes. Smoking cigarettes is a dangerous habit. Not only can it cause cancer and other health problems to yourself but it can also pose a risk to others. Many people get addicted to smoking cigarettes. They may have been pressured into trying one or have seen a commercial about smoking and wanted to try it out for himself. Some find pleasure in smoking and use it as a relaxation from their stressful lives but that is not a good enjoyment.
To begin with, smoking may pose serious risks to your body that will eventually continue if you do not stop the deadly habit. From the beginning, the addiction starts without the user realizing it. It may start out as a way to fit in
“There are 4,000 different chemicals in cigarettes Including 43 known cancer-causing and 400 different toxins” according to Quit smoking support.com. If people knew about all these different things in cigarettes then you would think they wouldn’t smoke but people still do it today.
Drifting tobacco smoke can trigger asthma attacks, bronchial infections, and other serious health problems in nonsmokers. For the 100 million Americans who have asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic sinusitis, emphysema, or other breathing related conditions, it makes them especially susceptible to secondhand tobacco smoke.
Smoking kills thousands of people worldwide due to the diseases it causes. Regarding the article “Why is smoking bad for you?”, “Smoking is the largest cause of preventable death in the world” (Nordqvist). Smoking causes many types of cancers such as kidney, mouth and etc. It raises cancer risks due to the thousands of toxic compounds cigarette smoke contains. The smoke contains carbon monoxide which is a poisonous gas. The bloodstream can not determine the difference between oxygen and carbon monoxide and absorbs it in. Cigarette smoking can also cause cardiovascular disease, making heart attacks more prone to a body.
Tobacco is an addictive drug that has many forms, E-cigarettes, cigars, and pipes are some examples. It is usually smoked. Nearly 3000 teens under the age of eighteen have their first taste of tobacco every day, and 700 of them will become regular daily smokers. Smoking that develops in the teenage years is bad for their health and life. Teens who smoke are more likely to end up taking the bad habit on to their adult life. Their bad habit is not only harming them but others around them.
People that smoke are the people that get all the unhealthy stuff in a body like cancer and many diseases that can be caused.“If smoking persists at the current rate among young adults in this country, 5.6 million of today’s Americans younger than 18 years of age are projected to die prematurely from a smoking-related illness. Another 100,000 were babies who died of sudden infant death syndrome (often referred to as SIDS) or complications from prematurity, low birth weight, or other conditions caused by parental smoking, particularly smoking by the mother. “Smoking has been around for a long time. The problem with smoking became worse when “production climbed markedly when another cigarette-making machine was developed in the 1880s by James Albert Bonsack, which vastly increased the productivity of cigarette companies, which went from making about 40,000 hand-rolled cigarettes daily to around 4 million.” Smoking is a problem around the world because it causes lung cancer, many other cancers, and some horrible diseases. This problem should be solved because “More than 10 times as many U.S. citizens have died prematurely from cigarette smoking than have died in all the wars fought by the United States during its history.”
Tobacco; one of the most profitable products in history, an addictive substance, and a deadly killer. Smoking tobacco used to be a thing that was endorsed in American society. Now, with the new medical advances and knowledge, society has seen the side effects of smoking and how fatal it actually is. Teenagers have been one of the largest age groups that have been affected by smoking. After analyzing all possible reasons as to why teenagers would smoke while knowing it can affect their health, three possible reasons stuck out the most. Teenagers smoke despite knowing the health problems that originate from smoking because of peer pressure, an “invincibility” mentality, and seeing a role model or family member smoke.
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.