Smoking Persuasive Essay

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In the United States, about 25.5 million men and 21.5 million women are smokers. Around 80,000 to 100,000 children worldwide start smoking every day, and almost half of those children live in Asia. It's estimated that nearly 4.5 million United States youth are smokers, and if this current pattern persists, about 6.4 tobacco-using children will die prematurely from a smoking-related disease. From those 80,000 to 100,000 children about 50% of them will continue smoking for another decade or two. These kids help make up the 90% of smokers that started before age 21. The youth that has and will start smoking will have a harder time quitting, just as long-time smokers. Childhood smoking can cause a wide array of health issues ones such as …show more content…

Withdrawal will cause anxiety, irritability, and have strong cravings for nicotine. Then will come the other side effects of things like hearing loss, blindness, and cataracts, cavities and mouth cancers. Your skin will become dry and lose its elasticity causing it to wrinkle and lose its color. It can affect the heart by making your blood thick and sticky and will create fatty deposits, which in return can cause heart attacks or strokes. Your lungs will most definitely be scarred. You may even get emphysema, and will most likely get respiratory infections. Cancer is also a large risk while smoking. It can damage your DNA and it will mess up your cells. This can cause you to grow a tumor. About one-third of all cancer deaths are caused by tobacco use. Other side effects include muscle and bone weakness as well as a weakened immune system, a high white blood cell count, lower estrogen levels, and even developing type 2 diabetes. This is a high price to pay to feel better just compared to the price of smoking. Tobacco use is often picked up from advertisements and the romanticisation of smoking. In advertisements, it is often depicting youthful people, sexual attraction, as well as being independent or becoming independent just because of one little cigarette or electronic cigarette. This appeals to teens and young adults who often struggle with these issues and do not research. Most do not care about the real-life effects of the tobacco or tobacco paraphernalia.

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