Smoking and its effect on the circulatory system While there are many different types of drugs worldwide, nicotine is by far the most widely used drug of abuse and one of the most addictive. (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2008; Psychology Today, 2010). US researchers have estimated that one in five deaths each year, more than 400,000 deaths are as a result of smoking. Illegal drug use and alcohol abuse are on the increase and so is the spread of sexually transmitted diseases like HIV The current economic situation has seen a rise in suicides and murders being committed. While these have presented large mortality rates, tobacco causes more deaths than all the above combined.
Cigarettes are also one of the top purchased items in the world. “Worldwide, approximately 10 million cigarettes are purchased a minute, 15 billion are sold each day, and upwards of 5 trillion are produced and used on an annual basis” (Martin). Smoking is harmful to smokers and even the people and environment that surround them. The smoke from tobacco contains over 4,000 chemical, 450 of those chemicals are very harmful and even deadly to humans (“Tobacco”). 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.
Amber Drob 9/5/12 Informative Essay Why would you quit smoking? Tobacco smoke is harmful to both smokers and nonsmokers, millions of Americans have health problems caused by smoking. There is more than 7,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke, at least 250 are known to be harmful. Smoking is a leading cause of cancer and death from cancer. It causes cancers of the lung, esophagus, larynx, mouth, throat, kidney, bladder, pancreas, stomach, cervix, and myeloid leukemia.
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.
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.
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.
ETS can cause problems like bronchitis, pneumonia, middle ear disease, and asthma. In the family car many children are exposed to ETS. In previous studies and survey’s it is found that over half of the smokers, smoke in the car when children are present. Each year all over the world people die from heart diseases caused by ETS. And this is only Second hand smoke.
Regardless of the income disparity, economic dislocation and social downgrading, the tobacco companies unconscionably continue to exploit this group for decades. The tobacco industry has used unreasonably marketing tactics to lure society’s most vulnerable. Tobacco companies sponsored game shows and cartoons, and cigarette ads featured endorsements from doctors, dentists and celebrities. which results in approximately 70 percent of all homeless individuals hooked on the dangerous habit of smoking; 4 times that of the general U.S. population and 2.5 times that among impoverished Americans, according to the Public Health Law Center. The Homeless who is categorically burdened by some form of mental illness has been blatantly targeted for decades as industry leaders donates cigarettes to homeless shelters and other facilities where this group frequents.
They do not realize that people die a lot more often from smoking than any illegal drug or alcohol-related problems. In fact over 440,000 deaths in America alone are caused by cigarettes and other tobacco products. Even though smoking is dangerous, we must be careful of those around as well. Second-hand smoke is even more dangerous than first-hand smoke. In fact, it can cause coronary heart disease in 25% to 30% more people who are around a someone who smokes.
A research of “American Lung Association and American Heart Association” reviewed by “Elizabeth Klodas, MD, FACC” on May 08, 2012. http://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure says that about 30% of all deaths from heart disease in the U.S. are directly related to cigarette smoking. That's because smoking is a major cause of coronary artery disease, especially in younger people. Smokers are more likely to get cancer than non-smokers. This is particularly true of lung cancer, throat cancer and mouth cancer, which hardly ever affect non-smokers. The more cigarettes you smoke in a day, and the longer you have smoked, the higher your risk of lung cancer.