Cigarette smoking should be banned! Smoking cigarettes are expensive. People who smoke cigarettes can spend as much as $2,500 a year on cigarettes. Researchers say that smokers think that cigarettes help them relax and releases stress. Cigarettes have 7000 chemicals in them. Cigarettes are a health hazard for smokers and non – smokers.
Researchers say that there is nicotine in cigarettes and it is addictive and thats why smokers have a hard time quitting. Smoking cigarettes can damage the lungs, the heart, and causes other diseases. About 400,000 Americans die each year from diseases caused by cigarette smoking. The biggest threats are lung cancer, other smoking related cancer and heart disease.
Smoking cigarettes causes more deaths than illegal drug use, alcohol abuse, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders. Non-smokers can even get diseases when they are around cigarette smoke. Smoking also affects pregnancy and newborn children.
Your lungs can be badly affected by smoking. Coughs, colds, wheezing and asthma are just starting it. Smoking causes diseases such as pneumonia, emphysema and lung cancer. Smoking causes 84% of deaths from lung cancer and 83% of deaths from obstructive lung disease, and bronchitis.
There are a lot of effects of cigarette smoking. Including stained teeth, smelly hair, wrinkled skin, heart disease, yellow fingers, coughing, poor vision, mood change, and anxiety. Cigarette smoking, now and in the past, has been a custom and addiction primarily of men, leaving women and children as the majority of the world’s passive smokers. In 2004, second-hand smoking caused about 600,000 deaths. 28% were children who died. Of the 430,000 adult deaths, about 64% were women. A pack of cigarettes in Ohio last year was $5.67. This year the price raised to $5.88. The prices of a pack of cigarettes is only going to increase more each year. Thats why I think cigarettes should be banned.
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