Banning the Use of Cigarettes

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Banning the Use of Cigarettes The ban of cigarettes is an ongoing debate in many states. There are currently 25 states and DC that have smoke free laws ("25"). Cigarettes are one of the top killers in the United States and all over the world. Just in the 21st century alone there have been 1 billion deaths due to cigarettes (“Tobacco”). Cigarettes are also one of the top purchased items in the world. “Worldwide, approximately 10 million cigarettes are purchased a minute, 15 billion are sold each day, and upwards of 5 trillion are produced and used on an annual basis” (Martin). Smoking is harmful to smokers and even the people and environment that surround them. The smoke from tobacco contains over 4,000 chemical, 450 of those chemicals are very harmful and even deadly to humans (“Tobacco”). Cigarette smoking should be banned because they are harmful to the smokers’ health, they’re harmful to nonsmokers’ health, as well as, being harmful to our environment; however, banning the use cigarettes could be very detrimental for our economy. There are 1.1 billion cigarette users throughout the world right now (Martin). There is not a safe form of cigarettes products for anyone to use. They cause about 5 million deaths per year all over the world and of that 5 million, 480,000 are in the United States alone (“Fast”). Cigarette causing diseases are one of the top most preventable types of diseases there is in the world. Some of the major diseases and health issues that smoking is known to cause for smokers are cancer, lung disease, heart disease, strokes, and diabetes (“Fast”). Smoking can also affect your blood pressure. It causes arterial stiffness which in turn causes an elevation in the smokers’ central blood pressure (Takami, Takeshi, and Yoshihiko Saiko). A study was done that showed in smokers of 15 years or more, bone resorption (destruction) was significantly

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