Of the 7,000 chemicals in just one cigarette, 250 chemicals are toxic to one’s health...whether it be the smoker or the bystander breathing in the sidestream smoke. 69 chemicals of those 250 are known to cause cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, “approximately 3,000 lung cancer deaths occur each year among adult nonsmokers in the United States as a result of exposure to secondhand smoke”. This statistic derives from the fact that “sidestream smoke has higher concentrations of cancer-causing agents (carcinogens)…” (“Secondhand Smoke” par 1). In a general gist, secondhand smoke can put an individual at risk of cancer even if they have never smoked a day in their entire life.
“Atherosclerosis (buildup of fatty substances in the arteries) is a chief contributor to the high number of deaths from smoking” (Smoking & Cardiovascular Disease). Smoking also causes bronchitis, which is the inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes. Lung cancer and many other kind of cancers are produced by smoking tobacco. Additionally, tobacco is the main cause of many health problems. In conclusion, smoking tobacco is injurious to health.
Diseases caused by smoking kill 1 in 10 adults in the world. That might seem a small number but when you calculate it with the world population it is a big number. I know in lot of countries there is not that much technology and people are uneducated so they don’t know the causes of smoking. So they smoke but we have so much technology here and we know causes of smoking but we never take advantage of the information we have got. People should stop Smoking.
If smoking is the leading cause of one of the leading causes of death, it surprises me that people still do it. Stroke, accidents, Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes are the causes of death in the middle of the list. A stroke happens when blood flow to a part of the brain stops. Stroke can have permanent damage on a person causing that person to lose their ability to speak or move like they used to, it can also be fatal. Accidents or unintentional injuries are getting more and more common.
The nightclub Kiss fire in the city of Santa Maria, on Southern of Brazil, had about 230 victims on January 29 of 2013. It was caused by the use of pyrotechnics. The nightclub burned down was licensed to hold 100 at the time but was packed with 300 young people in high spirits. The flares burned people, suffocated them, even as the panicky crowd crushed itself to the pack of the dead and to death. The place was windowless and there were just one door but the dead blocked the ones alive who fought for a way out.
There are a lot of bad chemicals in cigarettes and other tobacco products. Those chemicals are bad for the smoker, and worse for those around the smoker. “Second-hand smoke exposure can have serious health consequences, particularly for infants and children, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), cause and exacerbation of asthma, increased respiratory tract infections, increased middle ear infections, low birth weights, and developmental impacts” (Business Wire, 2006). “Second hand smoke exposure has been linked in adults to elevated risk of lung cancer, nasal sinus cancer, and breast cancer to cardiovascular disease, including heart disease” (Business Wire, 2006). “ There is no safe level of second-hand tobacco smoke exposure”(Pediatrics, 2010).
The number of deaths reported annually for just the United States, that were smoking related, is 440,000(WD 1). With that just being the United States, think about the whole world all together. This advertisement shows people wanting to escape, but not being able to. With the cigarettes showed as being lit, it portrays that people are left addicted to smoking until they die. Because once you get to the filter, there is no tobacco left to smoke, and the people are being shown as the tobacco in this advertisement.
Active euthanasia is wrong, and this paper will explain why the practice should never be a medical option. Medical Ethics of Active Euthanasia Recently, John Smith, a 65-year-old Ohio man, has been diagnosed with lung cancer that has metastasized throughout both his internal organs and musculoskeletal systems. Sadly, the doctor declares that there is no treatment that would cure this illness, and he only has six months to live. Two weeks go by and John becomes extremely ill and is hospitalized. The pain and uncomfortable symptoms of chronic coughing, nausea, vomiting, bleeding and pus filled be sores, head and abdominal pain, and aching muscles are constantly present and unbearable.
Out of nowhere the cancer was back. Grandfather went in for his one year checkup and was told cancer had been found in his lungs and chest. I could tell then that grandfather had lost all hope, but he tried more experimental treatments that often made him very sick. Although he would have rather discontinued his treatment he didn’t for the sake of the family. Even
Do people want to shorten their lives? Do people want to risk the chance of getting lung cancer, heart disease, and other life threatening conditions? The production and sale of tobacco products should be made illegal in the United States because the use of these products reduces a smoker’s life span approximately fourteen years. One of every five deaths in the U.S. is related to smoking each year, due to conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, lung cancer and emphysema (Kavanagh). Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States simply because if someone never chose to smoke or dip, then they would not have the chance of shortening their life.