There is evidence saying marijuana is very harmful to the body and there is also research that says it only harms the lungs, as done with the inhalation of any kind of smoke. In the 1930's marijuana was thought of as the “dreaded assassin of the youth”, sending them into a troublesome life of crime and despair. Later in the1960's people thought of smoking marijuana as a harmful “giggle” that did no harm. Then, in the 1980's society went back to the “assassin of the youth”
The money from taxes on cigarettes goes to the state, and with this years tax increase the state will bring in $265 million tax dollars. Sellers such as private business owners are extremely disappointed in the tax increase. “More and more smokers in New York State are going to abandon our stores that have to charge the tax and shift their purchases to places that don’t charge the tax, most notably Native American Stores, the internet, and bootleggers.” (2008, Calvin). When Mayor Bloomberg started the rise of cigarette tax he did not want people to pay the price, they aimed for them to quit smoking. However, all the Mayor did was open the doors to bootleggers all over the country to come and sell cigarettes to New Yorkers, and make a
Each puff of smoke from a burning cigarette also include particles, gases and steam which emits 4700 different substances and chemical compounds. At least 50 of these compounds are carcinogenic. And it doesn’t stop there either, it gets worse. Nicotine, the addicitive drug is so dangerous that if you’re were having nicotine from 4
Cocaine is highly addictive and was once used in many over-the-medications until the early 1900s (Cherry, 2013). Cocaine is taken by snorting, pill form, and injecting. Methamphetamine or meth is the most used illegal amphetamine. Meth is highly addictive and destroys tissues in the brain, which can lead to brain damage (Cherry,
A Ban Should be Placed on the Sale of Cigarettes A ban should definitely be placed on the sale of cigarettes since it could have a positive impact on many people. It is a proven killer, not only for the actual smoker but for people who are faced with second hand smoke, if other harmful substances such as crack and marijuana are illegal cigarettes should be too. Cigarettes are a proven killer, despite knowing this vital information, South African’s waste billions of Rands each year on them. It is the one of the most traded items on the planet, with approximately 1 trillion being sold from country to country each year. It has become one of the world’s largest industries.
More or less it’s been good and bad. I ask why hasn’t marijuana been legalized across the country only because America has accepted much worse. There are substances sold daily that are far more damaging to the people of United States and its communities. Alcohol and tobacco is a substance that can cause long-term and short-term damage to the body. 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).
Many experts will also tell you second hand smoking is more dangerous than first hand, because of the unfiltered smoke containing 50 more cancerous substances than filtered cigarette smoke. The individuals affected by second hand smoke are the most tragic. These people reap the consequences of a dangerous habit they made no decision to partake
Smoking doesn’t make you cool or feel cool. In reality it’s smelly, it’s disgusting and it kills. Smoking cigarettes has the highest death rate in America today. As Brue Lee would say, I’m not this world to live up to peer pressure’s expectations; I am only here to live up to my own. So we decided to quit, well at least try to quit.
According to the article rebuttal written by Ken L. Williams, “Marijuana Legalization”, he states,”From a health perspective, marijuana smoke is a highly toxic substance and associated with an increased risk of lung cancer. Unknown by many, the continued efforts by proponents to decriminalize marijuana use also is based on unscientific medical studies, poor research and other studies involving pharmaceutical-grade THC, not home-grown marijuana. The medical facts are: Marijuana is an unstable mixture of over 400 chemicals, including toxic psychoactive chemicals with uncontrolled strengths”.(K. Williams, 2011) “Smoking a marijuana cigarette sediment more or less three to five times additional tar into the lungs relatively one filtered cigarette. Smoking three to four joints daily, bringing about like as much damage to the respiratory system the same as smoking a full pack of cigarettes every day.
* Is use of marijuana safer than alcohol? To say that marijuana has been given a bad rap over the past few decades is an understatement. If you’re like most Americans, you have been led to believe that marijuana is a dangerous and addictive drug that has destroyed the lives of millions of teens and adults. You have been encouraged to believe that marijuana causes lung cancer and is a “gateway” to harder drugs. The government has even tried to convince you that most people who use marijuana are losers who sit around on couches all day doing nothing.