Essay on Smoking Kills

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I believe that smoking cigarettes is bad for you. Yes it may relief stress for a while and make you feel good but the cons out way the pros. Smoking is bad for your body. Although the most common smoking-related problems occur in the mouth, throat, and lungs, smoking affects every organ in your body one way or another. The use of tobacco is not what it seems to be. You will develop life long problems with smoking. My dad had 11 brothers and sisters. Every single one of them, including my dad, smoke a pack a day. What were the results? All but 5 are alive today. Those six developed some sort of cancer from smoking that ended their life. I’m not going to tell you don’t smoke, because it’s your body and your choice, but I will tell you the …show more content…
Within the 250, at least 69 cause cancer. "Secondhand Smoke." Cancer causing chemicals include some of the following: Arsenic, Benzene, Cadmium, Chromium, Nickel, and Vinyl Chloride. Tobacco use accounts for nearly 1 in 3 cancer deaths. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention listed all the different types of cancer: Leukemia, Bladder, Cervix, Esophagus, Kidney, Larynx, Lung, Oral Cavity, Pancreatic, Pharynx, and Stomach. ("CDC - Fact Sheet - Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking - Smoking & Tobacco Use.")I hear most often from smokers that it’s not addictive and that they can quit any time they want. Is smoking addictive? Studies have shown that the drug ‘Nicotine’ is naturally present in tobacco and is what causes the addiction. Nicotine enters the lungs, is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, and then rapidly travels to the brain. Smoking damages the airways and small air sacs in the lungs, which cause wheezing, coughing, trouble breathing, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Does smoking only affect the smoker? Tobacco smoke is incredibly harmful to smokers as well as nonsmokers. 126 million nonsmoking Americans are exposed to secondhand smoke a year. (“Secondhand Smoke”) Exposure to secondhand smoke is estimated to have been the cause for 46,000 deaths from heart disease. Inhaling secondhand smoke causes lung cancer in adults. There are about 3,400 lung cancer deaths in

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