Tobacco Products : A Dangerous And Potentially Fatal Threat

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Sean Bower Ms. Crecelius Honors English II - Period 9 17 December 2013 Tobacco Products: A dangerous and potentially fatal threat to future generations that should be replaced or erased Every day, more than 3,600 teens smoke their first cigarette and about 900 teens become daily smokers. Over 15 billion cigarettes are sold worldwide daily. Approximately one out of seven people smoke tobacco products which is about 1,142,857,143 people! 5 million of these smokers die every year and it costs them over 4,000 dollars each year to maintain their torturing addiction. Tobacco product consumption is a serous problem that must be resolved. These products are advertised as a product that will make users look cool and sexy to all people including…show more content…
This addiction to nicotine is what makes it extremely difficult to quit tobacco consumption (Smoked Tobacco Products). There are two major forms of tobacco consumption, including smoking tobacco, and smokeless tobacco. Smoking tobacco consists of the more common products such as cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and hookahs. A cigarette is any roll of tobacco wrapped in paper or in any substance not containing tobacco and is the most common tobacco product consumed in the U.S. (Smoked Tobacco Products). According to BeTobaccoFree.gov, Cigars are large, rolled bundles of dried and cured tobacco with three major kinds, including large cigars, cigarillos, and little cigars (Smoked Tobacco Products). Hookahs, also known as water pipes, are pipes that are used to smoke specially made tobacco that is available in a variety of flavors (Smoked Tobacco Products). Smokeless tobacco is tobacco that is not burned. The two major types of smokeless tobacco are chewing tobacco and snuff. Chewing tobacco comes in long strands of loose leaves, plugs, or twists of tobacco, which is usually chewed or placed between the cheek and gum or teeth (Smokeless Tobacco). Snuff is finely ground tobacco that can be dry, moist, or in bag-like pouches (Smokeless Tobacco Products). These different forms of tobacco consumption make them so appealing to users because of the wide variety of options and flavors that they can choose from. Plus, once
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