Lung cancer, bronchitis, and heart diseases are all effects of smoking tobacco. Smoking tobacco can also cause changes in mood and rotting of the teeth. These effects are especially bad the younger the smoker, as it can very easily stunt or damage children’s development. Use of tobacco by teenagers is increasing each year. As stated by The American Lung Association, nearly 6,000 children under the age 18 start smoking, and about 2,000 will become regular smokers.
One of the most problematic health issues in our country is smoking.. Lung cancer is the leading cause of death in America, due to its harmful contents. Although thousands of people die from it each year, it is one of the single, most preventable deaths. If tobacco production were made illegal, an enormous amount of lives would be saved. Currently in our country one in five deaths are caused by a smoking related disease (Tobacco).
Prescription drugs can get you just as high or even worst then weed. Statistics show that people become more addicted to the drugs they get from there own medicine cabinet then the drugs they buy off the corner drug man. I get how the government wants to try and put an end to crack heads and addicts but that will never happen in the world today cause there are so many ways to get high . The top 5 heavenly drugs are : 1. NICOTINE - millions and millions of people smoke cigarettes everyday that contain nicotine .Did you know smoking tobacco causes chemical and structural changes in the brain and is nicotine illegal... NO !
Smoking cigarettes is by far the main contributor to lung cancer. Cigarette smoke contains over 60 known carcinogens. The time a person smokes, as well as the rate of smoking, increases the person’s chance of developing lung cancer. If a person stops smoking, this chance steadily decreases as damage to the lungs is repaired and cancer causing agents are gradually removed. Tobacco companies are not responsible for what people do in their free time they are simply making a product that people like and making money in the meantime.
“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.
Smokers might not realize at the time but if they thought about it cigarettes are a big expense in their budget. Many of today’s health problems can be linked to smoking. One of the most popular being strokes. Smoking causes oxygen loss to the brain, which in long term kills your oxygen cells causing you to have a stroke. Another common heart problem linked to smoking is heart disease.
Attention Getter: A shocking statistic: Did you know that smoking is the most preventable cause of disease and premature death in America? In 2012, about 577,190 Americans are expected to die of cancer,more than 1,500 people a day. Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease,accounting for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths. (American Cancer Society) B. Thesis Statement: Breaking the habit of smoking is the right way to go because smoking is not only harmful for you but it is also harmful to the people around you. II.
People who smoke are up to six times more likely to suffer a heart attack than nonsmokers, and the risk increases with the number of cigarettes smoked. In the United States, approximately thirty eight thousand deaths each year are caused by exposure to second hand smoke. Among current smokers, chronic lung disease accounts for about seventy three percent of smoking-related conditions. Over time, smoking will cause serious health conditions such as: cancer of mouth and gums, tooth loss, and obviously, lung cancer and death. Smoking can result in the loss of medical readiness, which can and will affect your chances to possibly stay in the service.
Alcohol alone can cause “high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, liver disease, digestive problems” as well as depression, anxiety, and more (Alcohol and Public Health, 2014). Tobacco isn’t any better. It can cause Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and more. Tobacco use can also affect people who aren’t smoking. Second hand smoking is what it’s called.
When or if you smoke is it can cause rising in blood pressure, rise in heart rate, restrict the flow of blood from the heart to the brain, it speeds up the brain, causes arteries to narrow. The carbon monoxide reduces the amount of oxygen the blood can carry. It can also cough and sneezing. Long Term Effects: As I said before smoking tobacco affects anyone who uses it. Now you might be wondering what could happen if you smoking for a long period of time, lets say about 30 years.