Tobacco's Harmful Effects, Health and Economic Essay

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Tobacco kills five million people yearly, which is much more then HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis, and Malaria combined, according to International Union Against Cancer. This addicting drug can in fact end up giving the user a death sentence. As the body grows older, the DNA atoms can be mutated by this seemingly harmless plant. This mutation of cells can eventually spread and the user will end up with a body full of cancer. These cancer sticks or cigarettes are not only harmful to your body but also hard on your wallet. The eradication of the use of tobacco would deplete the health risks associated with tobacco, and would put needed money back into the people’s wallets.
The depletion of health risks would hinder second hand smoke and cancer
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These health risks all add up to a higher death rate. American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation reported that tobacco use causes six million deaths a year, a third of those deaths are from cancer. According to, smoking causes approximately four-hundred thousand deaths per year. Health warnings along with the impact on American wallets are the main two basic reasons for eradicating tobacco use. These health warnings are not the only reason for eradicating tobacco use, the other reason is the impact on the people’s wallet. The extermination of tobacco would not only put needed money into pockets, but it would drop the cost down to bare minimum to account for the deflation. The tobacco industry tells the public that it employs close to two-hundred thousand employees, but according to Corp Watch, the manufacturing and farming employees have plummeted due to mechanization, and increased the amount of imported tobacco from foreign countries. In the U.S. right now the unemployment rate has increased to ten percent of the total population in the United States, according to MSN money. According to Center for Disease Control, the total amount of public and private health expenditures caused by the use of tobacco is 96 billion dollars a year. This is the amount of money that Americans throw away each year on health care bills are due to smoking, chewing, and consuming second hand
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