Tobacco Smoking

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Smoking is an activity that has been around for many years for people to use and adapt into their lifestyle. It is a tool that many people use to help reduce the stresses of life and put them in a comfortable position that enables them to cope with the hectic lifestyle they are living. However, smoking has been scientifically proven to cause many types of cancer, the most common being lung cancer resulting in numerous deaths across the United States. According to WHO (World Health Organization), "Smoking is a greater cause of death and disability than any single disease". Evidently, the benefits and drawbacks of smoking have been debated for many years, and only recently have some countries have placed a ban in public places such as…show more content…
The statistics that represent the number of people who have died from smoking in the U.S are astonishing. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 70.3 million American as young as 12 years old or older reported current use of tobacco. The fact that children as young as 12 are getting access to tobacco in the United States can evidently show us how dangerous it is becoming for the country, if young children are beginning to get access to these dangerous substances that could harm their lives. “Exposure to secondhand smoke is thought to cause about 46,000 deaths from heart disease each year” (American Lung Association), showing us how dangerous smoking can be to civilians. A recent article presented in National Cancer Institute presented a research that one in every five people dies from smoking. Although this point is extremely brief, it demonstrates how one in every five people dying is an extremely terrible cause that results from smoking. It is estimated that 400,000 people die from their own cigarette, whereas non-smokers who die from exposure to smoking is 50,000 (Teen Health). In terms of population size, the figure 400,000 is larger than some countries around the world such as Iceland, Barbados and Greenland, showing how devastating the figure is. It is also believed that the number of people who currently suffer

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