The smoking habit is the principal cause of illness, disability and death around the world. More than five million of people in the world die due to smoking habit every year. If we don’t take care of this in 2030 the amount will be ten million. Seven million of these deaths would be in poor countries.
Cigarettes are one of the most common habits that people do nowadays but in recent years has slowly been decreasing In the US. “There are approximately one billion smokers in the world today” (Saha, Sibu). It is at the same time one of the main causes for lung cancer. Many if not everyone that smokes know that it can be harmful to you and your body. It can be a very dangerous habit to take up but at the same time the person smoking is not the only one that is in danger. “It is estimated that approximately 1.1 billion people smoke worldwide. From these numbers 900 million are from men and the other 200 million are women” (Saha, Sibu). Everyday people smoke cigarettes around their friends, family and children and it causes more harm than they know it. Smoking can not only cause you cancer but can also give cancer to the ones around you.
One of my first memories in the United States was taking a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) class. I was in sixth grade and a top student, as talking about drugs and alcohol and the way they affect us was fascinating to me. This is why, the following year, I volunteered to become a peer educator in Teens Against Tobacco Use (T.A.T.U). For a couple of years, I gave presentations to young students which included facts, demonstrations, and games, to spread the knowledge that tobacco is harmful and that staying away from smoking prolongs life expectancy and increases the quality of life. It should come as no surprise, then, that I consider myself a big proponent of staying tobacco-free and encouraging others to quit smoking as a great way to promote health. I remember watching my mom and sister as they took part in their nightly ritual of smoking a few cigarettes to unwind. “Did you know that a main component of cigarettes is used as rocket fuel?” I would ask them, as I opened the window and they stared back at me blankly. “We know, we know” was the answer every time. I knew that convincing them to quit was no easy task, but I was committed. Day after day, I proudly stated a new fact about the evils of smoking. Finally one day, they quit. At first, they attributed it to the cost. Since we had just immigrated to the United States, the cost of cigarettes was simply not something they could afford. I didn’t believe it. I proudly
Cigarette smoke has extreme health consequences. It has been found that for both sexes, smoking increases the risk of dying from heart disease and from all causes; and for women, it increases the likelihood of dying from lung cancer (Bjartveit and Tverdal 2005). Cigarette smoking habits also
Preview of Speech: I am here to persuade you on why smoking is bad for a person health but not only that it is bad for others around you too.
A. Have you ever gotten in trouble for doing something that you had no part in? Did you feel irritated when you had to suffer through the consequences? If so, then you are feeling the mutual hatred just like non smokers. Individuals who do not smoke are suffering from the actions of the people around them.
Tobacco use is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, killing more Americans than HIV, drug and alcohol abuse, suicides, murders and car accidents combined. There are numerous campaigns such as D.A.R.E. and “Swipe Left” to help persuade us out of using tobacco products. Sayings like “Not even once” have even become cliché. However, studies have shown that one cigarette is all it takes to get addicted. Despite popular belief, smokeless tobacco is addictive as well. Big tobacco companies are famous for telling lies. In 1996, the tobacco industry said it was riskier to drink two cups of milk a day than one cigarette. They also said cigarettes were just as addictive as salt, sugar and internet usage. Neither of these are true, as it is the most addictive of all legal drugs. That being said, cigarettes are only the tip of the iceberg to the major problems that tobacco causes. Tobacco products have an astonishing amount of cons, to accompany very few, petty pros like “it makes me feel better for a few minutes.” Not only do cigarettes hurt the smoker, but they hurt the ones closely surrounding the smoker, especially small children. There are also a great deal of unexpected environmental issues that come with tobacco products and its industry, such as deforestation, greenhouse gasses, and fires. Because of these destructive reasons, we propose that all tobacco products should be illegal.
Smoking has been linked to several types of cancers (gastrointestinal, bladder, lung), cardiac and pulmonary diseases as well as cerebral vascular accidents.
Cigarettes are the most important substance to address in the United States because they are not only extremely addictive, but they have the potential to cause a variety of serious health conditions and affect individuals who are close to and care for the user. Tobacco use poses a serious health threat especially among the young population of America and has significant implications for the nation’s public and economic health in the future. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the impact of cigarette smoking on the economy is huge. Seventy-five percent of American health care money spent is due to the effects of tobacco causing various chronic diseases. Such diseases include, diabetes, heart disease, cancers, congenital defects, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), stroke, birth defects, etc. “Cigarette smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causes many diseases, and reduced the health of smokers in general” (CDC, 2015).
For years cigarettes have been known to cause cancer, emphysema, and other horrible illnesses. The deaths of over 420,000 Americans this year will be attributable to cigarettes. With some of the other causes of preventable deaths such as, alcohol, illegal drugs, AIDS, suicide, transportation accidents, fires, and guns, cigarettes still account for more preventable deaths than those do combined, as stated by Lonnie Bristow M.D. of the American Medical Association at her speech to Indiana University. Some researchers have also found that smoking by pregnant women causes the deaths of over 5,000 babies and 115,000 miscarriages. The best way to get rid of the suffering and loss of life by cigarettes is to ban them. We can no longer stand aside and watch fellow Americans die because they smoke cigarettes. Thousands of smokers try to rid
Guaranteed health deterioration, pollution, and rapid aging and appearance deterioration; does that appeal to you in any way? No, great! So, please remove cigarettes from your life. Dare to be different. Inspire others to learn about the risks of this deadly substance. Dare to make a difference. Daily cigarette smoking is considered substance abuse. Yes, substance abuse. I am not just emphasizing alcohol and other illegal drugs, cigarette smoking too. Why? It is simply because it possesses serious consequences as some of the widely recognized substances except cigarettes are not widely accepted by many to be as equally dangerous. Why are cigarettes effects ignored? The general public has deemed cigarettes to be unequally dangerous as other substances without any proven evidence to support their claims. Needless to say, the evidence currently presented by experts from scientific experiments has proven otherwise. Again, the public decided to ignore these facts. Now, many would respond to my claims by indicating “you are just an advocate attempting to persuade the general public of your opinions.” Yes, I am an advocate and will remain to be an advocate. If I can change one person, I have achieved success because one person can make a difference. That one person can inspire another person and that person can move on
My grandfather had smoked for many years when he was younger. Now that he is older he has become a victim of lung cancer. Luckily he survived, however, it was a scary time for me and my family. Tobacco has a huge history on how it started and what it is now. It has been around for over 8000 years, but the first medical reports submitted accusing cigarettes and tobacco of the cause of lung cancer only came out in the 1920’s. Many newspaper editors refused to announce this new discovery because they did not want to hurt the tobacco companies who advertised heavily in the media. Today’s machines produce about 9,000 cigarettes per minute while in the beginning they only produced 200 per minute. Now more and more people are starting to smoke due to tobacco companies selling cigars. Tobacco companies should be blamed for young people getting addicted to smoking and experiencing a higher risk of lung cancer.
To begin let’s talk about the many, many health risks that are caused from smoking. I’ll start off with the biggest consequence smoking causes. Cancer. According to the CDC.gov website, nine out of ten lung cancers are caused from smoking cigarettes. And although lung cancer is the most common cancer associated with smoking, it is definitely not the only one. Smoking can cause cancer anywhere in the body. From the mouth to the colon, nothing is safe from cancer when you smoke. According to betobaccofree.gov, the chemicals in cigarettes harm your blood cells and damage your heart, increasing your likelihood of developing aneurysms, cardiovascular disease, Coronary heart disease, and strokes. Smokers also develop mouth sores and ulcers and as stated on deltadentalins.com, smokers are about 4 times more likely than non-smokers to develop gum disease. Smokers experience muscle deterioration because blood and oxygen are restricted and can’t reach the muscles.
a. Attention Getter: Each year, primarily because of exposure to secondhand smoke, an estimated 3,000 nonsmoking Americans die of lung cancer.
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