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.
Also, secondhand smoke could be a problem too. A couple solutions to this problem are to stop the media promoting smoking and to educate teens about smoking and how it's bad for you. Cigarette smoking is the greatest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. Secondhand smoke causes numerous lung cancer deaths annually. Measures have been taken in both workplaces and public places to limit exposure to secondhand smoke.
The Product and Sale of Cigarettes Should be Made Illegal The banning of smoking cigarettes is becoming a controversial social issue. Some people support the opinion of the smoking ban, but some people are against it. In my opinion, the production and sale of cigarettes should be illegal, because it is highly addictive like other illegal drugs, and second-hand smoke harms others, even if they do not smoke cigarettes. Also, smoking cigarettes is an expensive habit. Additionally, more people have died from smoking cigarettes than from car accidents, or from Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
Tobacco is the worst drug you can have in your system. The number one effect of smoking is lung cancer. Cigarettes contains harmful chemicals, such as tar and carbon monoxide. These chemicals damage your tissues and organs, which causes cancer. statistically there are 480,000 deaths annually caused by smoking cigarettes.
Two hundred of the chemicals are poisons and at least 69 cause cancer and other diseases (Tobacco Smoke Pollution). Smoking is especially dangerous to women during pregnancy. The chemicals and toxins go into a woman's bloodstream, her baby’s only source of oxygen and nutrients (Smoking During Pregnancy). Another danger of smoking is smoking before surgery. “Smoking before surgery puts you at a higher risk for postoperative heart attacks, blood clots, pneumonia and even death,” says general surgeon Kevin El-Hayek, MD.
Tobacco, and specifically cigarettes, have been the most detrimental, but preventable thing to our health in the United States for the years they have been around. Cigarettes have been around for ages, starting out in Europe as the scraps of tobacco that were swept up for the peasants to smoke. Tobacco has come in many forms; cigarettes, cigars, pipe, dip, snuff, and more. Out of all of these, cigarettes are the most dangerous. They are infused with many chemicals and stimulants that are destructive to our bodies.
Smoking harms nearly organ of the body. Smoking affects everything from the functioning of organs to the efficiency of the body's immune system. The effects of cigarette smoking are destructive and widespread. Smoking causes many diseases and reduces the health of smokers in general. In the United States, “smoking accounts for an estimated 90% of all lung cancer deaths in men and 80% of all lung cancer deaths in women and an estimated 90% of all deaths from chronic obstructive lung disease are caused by smoking”.
And this is only Second hand smoke. As for smokers themselves they are at a higher risk to their health. Smoking causes cancers to the esophagus, lungs, voice box, throat and mouth and helps develop cancers of the bladder, pancreas, cervix, and kidneys. It also causes cardiovascular disease, like heart disease, stroke, and diseases of the blood vessels. Lung cancer was the first cancer to be linked to smoking and it is the number one cause of
They do not realize that people die a lot more often from smoking than any illegal drug or alcohol-related problems. In fact over 440,000 deaths in America alone are caused by cigarettes and other tobacco products. Even though smoking is dangerous, we must be careful of those around as well. Second-hand smoke is even more dangerous than first-hand smoke. In fact, it can cause coronary heart disease in 25% to 30% more people who are around a someone who smokes.
c Most people know that smoking can cause lung cancer, but it can also cause many other cancers and illnesses. Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body. The most obvious effect is the deterioration of a smoker's health. This is not just for smokers but to nonsmokers too, because you do not have to have a cigarette in your hand to be smoking, for example, if your parents smoke you get second hand smoke which is technically the same thing because you are still inhaling smoke actually even more. Smoking increases the risk of lung disease, for instance, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that is a collective term for a group of diseases such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis.