In this section of the report, the authors detail the rate at which destructive fire kills, injures, and causes property loss to Americans. The report states that fire claims the lives of 12,000 people every year in the U.S., making it the second highest cause of accidental death. That isn’t the only human toll, because there are also 300,000 people who are injured by fire on an annual basis. The authors expound on the injuries by detailing the painful experiences of patients who must endure numerous plastic and reconstructive surgeries. The price of destructive fire is estimated at over $11 billion a year in the U.S. Loss of businesses leads to loss of jobs, which is a price that is beyond calculation.
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.
Native Americans used tobacco for religious and medical reasons, they did not use it everyday. Tobacco was the first crop grown for money in North America by the 1800s. Many people started using tobacco on the average, 40 cigarettes were smoked a year. The opposing side may say cigarettes can keep a person relaxed from stress but it’s really harming to the human body, smoking tobacco causes disease and lung cancer. It has been the most deadliest drug for years.
Amber Drob 9/5/12 Informative Essay Why would you quit smoking? Tobacco smoke is harmful to both smokers and nonsmokers, millions of Americans have health problems caused by smoking. There is more than 7,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke, at least 250 are known to be harmful. Smoking is a leading cause of cancer and death from cancer. It causes cancers of the lung, esophagus, larynx, mouth, throat, kidney, bladder, pancreas, stomach, cervix, and myeloid leukemia.
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”.
Griffin Hayes Mr. Guay English 10 Honors 11/7/14 Should Cigarette Smoking Be Banned? Meet Anna, a five year old girl who lost her father to lung cancer. Like Anna’s father, cigarette smoking is a known leading cause of lung cancer and death for about 159,260 people in the United States this year so far ("How Many People Get Lung Cancer?"). Lung cancer has caused about 27% of all cancer deaths but can be prevented if we ban the smoking of cigarettes. Cigarette smoking has caused lung cancer to many smokers and even non-smokers.
That is more deaths than the combined total for HIV, illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders. The American Cancer Society’s chairman John R. Seffrin said, “The most preventable cause of death in our society is tobacco.” According to the World Health Organization, cancers are the first killers of human beings, and 70% of cancers are related to lung cancer caused by smoking cigarettes. In America, 23.1% of men, which is 24.8 million, are smokers, and 18.3% of women, which is 21.1 million, are smokers. Over one billion people smoke cigarettes regularly. In the world, 5.4 million people died of smoking cigarettes in 2010.
But the thought of making the production and sale of cigarettes illegal is a more recent belief. I have come to this conclusion because I do not believe that people will stop using cigarettes just because of the health risks that are well publicized and well known. Some of these statistics are given in a very bold way by the National Institute on Drug Abuse: “Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. Between 1964 and 2004, cigarette smoking caused an estimated 12 million deaths, including 4.1 million deaths from cancer, 5.5 million deaths from cardiovascular diseases, 1.1 million deaths from respiratory diseases, and 94,000 infant deaths related to mothers smoking during pregnancy.1 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cigarette smoking results in more than 443,000 deaths in the United States each year – about one in every five U.S. Deaths – and an additional 8.6 million people suffer with a serious illness caused by smoking.
A research of “American Lung Association and American Heart Association” reviewed by “Elizabeth Klodas, MD, FACC” on May 08, 2012. http://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure says that about 30% of all deaths from heart disease in the U.S. are directly related to cigarette smoking. That's because smoking is a major cause of coronary artery disease, especially in younger people. Smokers are more likely to get cancer than non-smokers. This is particularly true of lung cancer, throat cancer and mouth cancer, which hardly ever affect non-smokers. The more cigarettes you smoke in a day, and the longer you have smoked, the higher your risk of lung cancer.
Tiffany nguyen Mrs. Lukason English 1P Period 6 1/27/11 "The Harmful Effects of Cigarette" Teen smoking is on the rise and more and more teens are smoking now than ever. Teen smoking affects everyone, not just the teens that do it. if teens don't stop smoking, they could get cancer and die. That could affect a whole entire generation. Also, secondhand smoke could be a problem too.