smoking is bad for health.

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Smoking is an addiction. Despite its harmful effects, smoking has become a passion for millions of people worldwide. Because of its health hazards, smoking should be limited in some places and banned in others. In the United States, which is a democracy, smokers should have the right to smoke and non-smokers should have the right to breathe air that is not full of second-hand smoke. For some people, smoking is a means of enjoyment which relaxes them and helps them deal with stress. Although some find positive reasons to smoke, it is still a dangerous habit. Smoking has harmful physical effects such as lung disorders; in severe cases it results in lung cancer and death. In addition to the physically harmful effects, smoking also causes a lot of disputes between smokers and non-smokers. Smoking should definitely be banned in public places because smoke rises when someone lights up a cigarette. This smoke is more hazardous to the nonsmoker who passively inhales the smoke than to the smoker. The reason for this is that the nonsmoker has to inhale unfiltered smoke thereby causing more ill effects than the smoker‘s filtered smoke. Several pulmonary diseases such as coughs, bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, and last, but not the least, carcinoma of the lungs may occur as a consequence of smoking. Smoke causes bad smelling breath, clothes, and hair. Because smoking constricts blood vessels, it can prevent oxygen from getting to the skin which is why smokers often appear pale and unhealthy. Smoking also affects the body's immune system which is why smokers heal more slowly than non-smokers. Also, smokers get more colds and flu than non-smokers. Worst of all, smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, reducing health while increasing the risk of illness and early death. Despite the dangers of smoking, my neighbor, Sara, argues that
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