Why Is Smoking Bad for You?

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Why is smoking bad for you? In Australia alone, approximately 290 people die per week in Australia alone. Smoking causes many diseases such as cancer, heart disease and chronic. These diseases can lead to death and is preventable by putting down your cigarette. Smoking is the largest cause of preventable death in the world and 90% of lung cancer patients developed lung cancer because of smoking. There are around 400 chemicals inside a cigarette and a large amount of it is toxic to your body. A few examples of chemicals are benzene (found in crude oil), Acetone (An ingredient in nail polish), turpentine (paint thinner) and nicotine, a highly addictive drug. Smoking contributes to your risk of coronary heart disease. This disease increases your likelihood or having a heart attack. This is deadly by itself but when it is combined with other diseases, your risk of dying is massive. Around 80% of smokers in Australia have tried to quit but have failed. Smoking is very addictive and can cause you to stop socializing. Although you might not be smoking, you could breathe in other peoples smoke. This is called Passive smoking and can cause many health problems such as lung cancer and heart disease. Although it is not as bad a smoking itself, it can still harm you just as much. Cigarettes cost around $20 a packet so it will cost around $7,665 a year! You could do a lot of stuff with all that money. Smoking is addictive and can cause many diseases. It is very expensive and increases your chance of having a heart attack. One year after you stop smoking, your chances of having a heart attack reduces dramatically. Just because smoking is legal doesn’t mean it is good for you. There are many helplines out there that are free and can help you make a decision. All of this can be prevented by quitting smoking or even not starting at all. Bibliography Christian Nordqvist.
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