The Hazard of Smoking Essay

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Good Morning to the Principal, teachers and friends. It gives me great pleasure to talk to all of you today on the health hazards of smoking. As all of you are fully aware, we are in the midst of ‘World health day’. Needless to say, all of us are collectively responsible for our own health; it is not an option but a must for us to keep our health. I ask you, how can we stay healthy? There will be many answers on how we can stay healthy and live longer. One of it is to stop smoking. The hazards of smoking are many and varied. First let me defined the word ‘smoking’. Smoking is a practice in which a substance, most commonly tobacco is burned and the smoke is tasted or inhaled. The most common method of smoking today is through cigarettes. Cigarette is a small roll of finely cut tobacco leaves wrapped in a cylinder of thin paper for smoking. Once you started smoking, it’s hard for you to stop. It is because tobacco contains nicotine, which is highly addictive. As the president of the Red Crescent Society, I have made some research on the hazard of smoking. First of all, it will affect the lifespan of the individual. Not only the smoker but also the non-smoker will experience this. A child born from parents who are a smoker may be at risk because they are exposed to the smoke since they are born. The smoke inhaled will reduce the life expectancy by eight to ten years. Plus, each cigarette will shorten your lifespan by eleven minutes. Each carton of cigarettes thus represents a day and a half loss of life. Cigarette smoking is hazardous to your health. It’s a wonder then, why so many people do it. Smokers are at high risk of getting lung, throat and mouth cancer. This cancer may lead to death and cause a man to suffer in pain. Some may escape from the three cancer mention but another disease awaits them. Those are heart disease and emphysema. These two

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