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.
No More Killing Smoking cigarettes is the top number one cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. It accounts more than 480,000 deaths every year or one of every five deaths. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015) The ad features a picture of two cigarettes standing upright; resembling the burning Twin Towers after hijacked passenger airliners struck them on 9/11. “No More Killing,” a statement in big bold letters hoping the make an impact on it audience. Under that on the left-hand side in small print is a statistic that reads, “It is estimated that one person dies every 8 seconds from smoking.
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 negligence that tobacco consumers demonstrate by smoking wherever and whenever results in 443,000 deaths per year, including 49,000 of whom had never smoked, but second hand smoke took advantage over them. There is a solution for everything; therefore there must be a reasonable proposal that would solve the issue of tobacco consumers. In order to
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.
Thompson Jr. states, “Secondhand smoke is defined as the combination of the smoke emitted by the lit tobacco at the end of a cigarette or cigar…called side-stream smoke.” Research has found that secondhand smoke is responsible for tens of thousands of deaths every year in non-smokers. Side-stream smoke is also included 3,400 lung cancer deaths and almost 46,000 heart disease deaths and maybe even a role in the development of breast cancer. However, children are the most vulnerable victims to secondhand smoke, said Thompson Jr. “About 35 percent of kids in the United States-some 21 million children- live in homes where they are regularly exposed to secondhand smoke.” I am included in this statistic as my mom is a smoker who is trying her hardest to stop. I suffer from many upper-respiratory problems from a reaction to smoke inhaled from
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.
Make 18 the Age to Drink Many people begin experimenting with alcohol in their early teenage years. During these experimental times all of the users are underage. This underage drinking has become a major problem in America’s schools throughout the nation. If the drinking age was lowered to eighteen there would be fewer incidents where students get caught with alcohol and receive minor in possessions charges, drinking wouldn’t seem as appealing if it were legal, and if an eighteen year old can be drafted and risk his life for this country he or she should be allowed to have a drink at the end of the day. Lowering the drinking age from twenty-one to eighteen would lower the amount of alcohol related tickets, make drinking less appealing, and give young soldiers have an easy way to relax and help them cope with what they have seen at war.
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.
Deaths – and an additional 8.6 million people suffer with a serious illness caused by smoking. Thus, for every one person who dies from smoking, twenty more suffer from at least one serious tobacco-related illness.” (NIDA News, NIDA Infofacts: “Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products” http://drugabuse.gov/infofacts/tobacco.htm, Oct. 30, 2011) Although you might think these facts might be enough to