Many people die every year and others suffering from cancer due to smoking. According to The NHS Information Centre report (2010), Around 81,400 deaths (18% of all deaths of adults aged 35 and over) were estimated to be caused by smoking. That’s shows how big the issue of smoking in the UK and in the others developed countries. The governments try to minimize the problem by legislation. Jean King, Cancer Research UK's director of tobacco control, (2008) said: "The smoke-free law was introduced to protect the health of workers from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke.
Every 443,000 Americans (over 18 percent of all deaths) die because of smoking each year. Secondhand smoke kills about 50,000 of them. You know that Smoking is bad for you then why are you Smoking? There are a lot of reasons why you shouldn’t smoke. Some of them are that smoking affects your health, that you spend a lot of
I am grateful to be here today and to be able to say unequivocally that the debate is over. The science is clear: secondhand smoke is not a mere annoyance, but a serious health hazard that causes premature death and disease in children and nonsmoking adults. The American Lung Association states, secondhand smoke is a serious health hazard causing close to 50,000 deaths per year. It can cause or exacerbate a wide range of adverse health effects, including lung cancer, respiratory infections, and asthma. Everyone knows the dangers of smoking – 1 in 10 deaths worldwide is from a smoking-related disease, according to the World Health Organization.
The cigarette is the deadliest object in the history of human civilization. “Tobacco use causes 6 million deaths per year” (Fast Facts). Despite these many deaths, tobacco is still available all over Canada. Smoking tobacco should be made illegal in Canada. In view of facts that it causes health problems, costs the government millions and is also harmful for the environment.
Smoke-free advocates often argue, in response, that restrictions are needed to protect the rights of non-smokers to remain tobacco-free — and to protect the freedom of workers in bars and restaurants to avoid the potential health fall-out from their customers’ risky habits. I feel that people have the right to make the choice to smoke, but I also feel that people have the right to choose not to. Nonsmokers should not be subjected to someone else’s choice and suffer the consequences when they have not made the choice to put themselves into that situation. Owners of public places and city officials should have the right to say when and where people are allowed to smoke for the sole purpose of protecting those that have made the choice not to harm themselves. It is only making it fair to those people that choose not to.
Phillip Leu 11/21/2011 Proposal To Increase Tobacco “Sin Tax” Do you know anyone that smokes cigarettes or has died from smoking cigarettes? Chances are you do know of someone that falls in either of these categories. Studies done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that “Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death in the United States. Each year in the United States, cigarette smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke causes 443,000—or 1 in 5 deaths” (CDC). Secondhand smoke is also a huge contributing factor to deaths related to cigarette smoke, causing nearly 50,000 deaths per year.
The Ultimate Cost By: Anna Brittain Why do so many people in the United States smoke cigarettes? Maybe its because they think it cool to smoke, but what is so cool about smelling bad, having yellow teeth, a constant cough, and health issues? In the U.S. alone more than 400,000 people die a year from a smoke related illness whether its lung cancer, or heart complications. Cigarettes contain the following chemical compounds that are dangerous to your health: Nicotine, which is addictive and increases cholesterol levels, Carbon monoxide, which reduces the oxygen in your blood stream, and Tar, which is a carcinogen, and leads to cancer, Benzene which is know to cause leukemia, Butane, a lighter fluid, Ethanol which is used in antifreeze, Methanol, which is used for rocket fuel, Ammonia, which is found in most cleaning products, such as Windex, Acetone, used in fingernail polish remover, Cadmium, which is know to cause cancer and is found in car batteries, Arsenic, which is a poison, and Toluene, an industrial solvent(netdoctor.co.uk). These and many more make up about 400 toxic chemical out of 4000 different compounds found in cigarettes.
Tobacco kills half of its regular users, which is five million people every year(Global Trends). An estimated 1.3 billion people smoke tobacco(Global Trends). The reason why so many people die from tobacco products is because there is nicotine in the products which causes an addiction to the product, and forces the person to keep trying it. Consuming tobacco is one of the main reasons why people develop lung cancer. A study shows that people who don’t smoke tobacco live ten years longer then those who do smoke tobacco on a daily basis(Global Trends).
Smoking also affects the people around you. Second-hand smoking is almost as bad for your body as just smoking. According to the Body and Health Canada association, 1,000 non-smokers die of second-hand smoking per year, and that is just in Canada. Smoking will make you responsible for these deaths, so unless you want to live with the fact
However, some people believe that smoking should not be banned in public places because it is the smoker’s choice to smoke just as it is the non-smokers choice not to smoke. President Clinton is quoted saying that “We’ve got to do more to protect people in public places and clean up the air that all of us share”. For non-smokers, inhaling someone else’s cigarette smoke can be very aggravating. It is bad enough that automobiles, processing plants, and other types of industries pollute our environment, but for a smoker to choose to smoke around a non-smoker is a violation of his or her right to clean air. An effort to change this has happened in some places to purify the air for those who do not smoke.