Why People Should Not Smoke

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Why people should not smoke. We all know smoking is a big part of today’s society. One in every three people smoke. While there are many arguments against smoking, the following three are the most important: it pollutes the environment, it is costly, and it is injurious to our health. Cigarette smoke is a very harmful form of pollution, not only to the smoker but everyone around them. Smoke travels and it sticks to our hands, our clothes, and even our breathe. It travels through the air, seeping through windows, doors, or any opening at all. Cigarette smoke lingers for long periods of time, staining you walls and ceilings, and puts foul odors throughout our homes. Cigarette smoke is one of the main polluters of indoor space. Not only are they harmful to us, cigarettes are very expensive to buy. The average smoker smokes a pack a day. This costs them on average $70 a week. That is $70 someone could have spent on food or fuel. A monthly average cost of cigarettes is about $280. This is almost a car payment a month for some people, for others it is a light bill or phone bill. An average smoker, smoking a pack a day spends about $3360 a year. Smokers might not realize at the time but if they thought about it cigarettes are a big expense in their budget. Many of today’s health problems can be linked to smoking. One of the most popular being strokes. Smoking causes oxygen loss to the brain, which in long term kills your oxygen cells causing you to have a stroke. Another common heart problem linked to smoking is heart disease. It is estimated that nearly 70,000 nonsmokers die from heart disease each year as a result of exposure to tobacco smoke. Nicotine decreases oxygen to the heart, increases your blood pressure and heart rate, increasing your risk of blood clotting, and damages your cells that line coronary arteries and other blood vessels. Health problems such as

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