The Importance Of Smoking

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The cigarette is the deadliest artefact in the history of the human race. They kill about 6 million people every year and in the 1900’s about 100 million people were killed by cigarettes. Even if consumption rates dropped slowly to zero by 2100, there will still be about 300 million deaths in this century. Not only should cigarettes be outlawed, but all tobacco in general. Tobacco should be outlawed because it affects people’s appearance, does self harm, is a complete waste of money and hurts people around the user. The first reason that smoking should be banned is because it affects people’s appearance. It causes premature aging and wrinkling of the skin on the hands and face, which is where the cigarette, chew, pipe etc. is at all…show more content…
study, smokers are six times more likely than nonsmokers to get gum disease which leads to tooth loss. For reasons that are unknown, smokers are more susceptible to infection with human papillomavirus, which a large family of viruses that cause warts, even genital warts. It is also found that smokers generally have stretch marks on their skin. The nicotine found in cigarettes damages the fibers and connective tissue in your skin, causing it to lose its elasticity and strength. Stretch marks happen to people that gain weight rapidly but smoking can reduce the amount of time it takes to get stretch marks from gaining weight. Smoking can also cause smokers to have flabby skin. Cigarettes are generally an appetite suppressant and smokers often have a lower body weight than nonsmokers. However, in 2009 a study in the Netherlands found that smokers have more visceral fat than nonsmokers. This means that they have more body fat on their stomach than nonsmokers. This increases the risk of diseases like diabetes ( Smoking also does self harm in the following ways. It affects the circulation of blood. When people smoke, the toxins that come from the cigarette go directly into the blood. Over some time, it makes smokers blood thicker and increases the chance of a blood clot. It also increases heart rate almost immediately and increases blood pressure, making your heart work harder than normal. Another way that smoking affects the body’s circulation is it narrows
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