Smoking Should Be Banned Essay

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Smoking can be very harmful to everybody. First, smoking develops cancer, and there is more than 4000 toxic chemicals inside a cigarette. Also, the nicotine inside is very addictive. Second, smoking is also very harmful to other people. People around a smoker can also smoke by second hand smoking. Also, the government spends thousands of dollars in curing people that are sick because of smoking which is wasting billions of dollars. Because of these reasons, I believe we should ban smoking. Smoking is very harmful and it should be illegal no matter how old a person is. Smoking kills many people and causes a lot of cancers. Also, smoking is a waste of money. People should not have the choice to smoke. Smoking should be illegal. Smoking kills many people. For example over 400,000 yearly deaths are due to tobacco related diseases. Also in the U.S. about 50,000 people die each year from diseases related to second hand smoke. Furthermore, tobacco kills more Americans than auto accidents, homicides, AIDS, drugs and fires combined. Smoking kills, killing is illegal so smoking should be illegal. Smoking causes many different cancers. Of the former smokers in the U.S., 138,000 have lung cancer from smoking. Additionally, because of the tobacco industry’s products, about 339 people in the U.S. die of lung cancer every day. Finally, chromium is in tobacco smoke. Chromium contributes to lung and larynx cancer. Tobacco and the chemicals in cigarettes cause thousands of people to have cancer or die every year. Smoking is a waste of money. In 2002 consumers spent about $88.2 billion on tobacco products. In fact in 1998 $75.5 billion was spent on smoking-attributable medical expenses. With this in mind a pack of cigarettes cost $6.00 a pack. If a person smokes two packs a day that is $12.00. To smoke for a week it would cost $84.00. A month would cost $360.00 and a year

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