Cigarrete Kills Essay, Research Paper
We all, smokers as well as non-smokers, know smoking. Everyone has his own opinion about it and everyone can also speak about this problem aloud. This is why I have decided to explain my attitude to smoking. Me as a non-smoker strongly encourage people not to smoke and warm then with all the lethal consequences of smoking.
I think smoking is too wide spread vice and too little things have been told about danger and harm of smoking. It is obviously that smoking kills or/and it causes several diseases and health problems, which can lead you to early death.
Today smoking is the most common addiction. There are more have been more researches done studying social and psychological problems that lead people to consume tobacco. There are also researches about consequences of smoking and addiction to it. But the question here is do all people know about this consequences well the answer is no. In the present there are more ads that encourage people to smoke rather than no to smoke. Every year billions of dollars are spend in this ads and specially focusing then on teenagers since they are the most direct consumer in the society. Teenagers in their early age are vulnerable to bad influences and what the tobacco industry do is to indirectly physiologically condition then to be attracted to cigarettes by using cartoons and cool slogans.
We the non-smokers might be asking each others ‘So how come tobacco advertising is legal, if smoking is so bad for you?’ Well there are two reasons for this, first because is ironically legal in the constitution of the United States which states the right of freedom of speech. The second reason is mainly because of money, tobacco company spend millions on lobbying congress and even more on donations to campaigns funds than any other industries.
What many people don’t know is that there is a big difference between smokers and non-smokers, especially about health and length of life. There are a lot of diseases known which are consequences of long-time smoking such as lung cancer, early death cause my heart attacks, nervous break downs and many others. The smokers should know that inhaling of cigarette smoke is harmful for the veins, because nicotine is one of the leading causes of heart attack. However, everyone lives his own life, so we the non-smokers are obliged to accept smokers and their bad habit. Even though, it has been found out, that passive smoking is even more harmful than active. This leads us to the fact that even the most passionate smoker has no right to endanger non-smoker’s health and life.
It is well known that every ten seconds a person dies of consequences of smoking. In 1990 more than 3 million people died of smoking, but the number is getting higher every day. If there are not any changes in smoking and use of tobacco, probably 10 million people will die of smoking in 2020. The good news is that because of this, many countries have passed several laws that limit or even ban smoking. However some countries, on the contrary, try to gain as much as possible by the tobacco industries.
If we look at smoking from a very rational side, we can say there is nothing good in it except the joy and maybe habit. On the other hand, there are a lot of disadvantages, especially the diseases and other problems that should a smoker persuade to give up smoking. I am sure that if people knew all the consequences for smoking at least a great majority will quit smoking and teenager wouldn’t even start smoking. A cigarette kills and that is a fact.