Cigarette smoking should be banned everywhere. It is a disgusting habit that far too many people are addicted to. Cigarette smoking should be banned because it ruins our environment, it costs a lot of money, and it’s bad for your health. This addictive toxin will destroy your body, your bank account and the Earth. If the United States banned smoking, the world would be a far better place.
Smoking can destroy the environment in many ways. Smoking is very dangerous. It is 7 times more likely for your house to catch on fire if you smoke. It causes 90,000 fires per year (Hall). Everyday fires start because cigarette buds are left on the ground burning or people throw them out of their cars while they are driving. Research shows that 71% of brushfires are caused by cigarette buds (Smoking).That’s a large portion of our environment being destroyed by cigarettes. This destroys beautiful forests, it pollutes the air, and animals can die or become injured (OxyGen).
Not only is smoking a huge cause of brushfires, it also causes major pollution. When someone lights a cigarette the smoke is then released into the Earth’s atmosphere. In each tiny cigarette there are 4000 chemicals (Keen for Green). Imagine that 4000 chemicals are released to the air when you light a cigarette. It also pollutes our air because cigarettes are made in large factories. There is no reason to ruin the Earth by making and using a killing device.
Cigarettes are bad for the environment but they are even worse for your health. Scientist have proven that smoking is a huge health hazard. Tobacco smoking contains chemicals that are very harmful to your body. The most harmful chemicals are cyanide, carbon monoxide, and ammonia.These toxic chemicals can damage your cells and greatly increase your cancer risk. Did you know that 69 of the chemicals found in cigarettes have be linked to cancer (National Cancer Institute)!
Smoking can also lead to other diseases. It has been causing deaths ever since they were invented. Your risk of death is 2 to 3 times greater if you are a smoker (EMedicineHealth). It makes no sense to smoke cigarettes if it causes your harm and increases your chance of dying. Other research shows that every five deaths in the U.S. is caused from smoking. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that in 2000 to 2004 California had 36,687 deaths from smoking. In total calculation, 6 million people die as the result of cigarette smoking per year (Chew). I don’t know why people choose to smoke, it is like committing suicide!
Smoking can affect the way you look. It causes premature wrinkles. Not only does it make you look older but it also can make your fingers turn yellow and discolors your teeth too (Zamosky). People who smoke smell gross. Their clothes, homes and cars smell like smoke too. All these effects will make you ugly and not attractive to other people. Smoking is the worst invention in human history because it will destroy the inside and outside of your body.
Smoking takes a lot of money out of your bank account. It is a very expensive habit. In California, a pack of cigarettes costs $5.89 and is as high as $12.85 a pack in New York (Kulwin). If you smoke one pack per day in California, it would cost you $41.23 a week to pay for cigarettes. In New York this would be $89.95 a week! The Center for Disease Control reported that 193 billion dollars are spent annually in the United States to buy cigarettes.Because smoking is so bad for your health it costs a lot of money to treat smokers. Second hand smoke is also very dangerous to your health. The CDC reported that 10 billion dollars are spent a year for health insurance because of second hand smoking (Chew). This means people are getting very sick from people around them who smoke. Second hand smoke is particularly harmful to babies. Smoking is expensive and it can kill people. Second hand smoke can be hurting the people you love the most.
Smoking is very addictive because of the chemical nicotine in the cigarettes. Some people get so addicted to smoking that they spend all their money on a tiny cigarette. Some people would rather spend money on cigarettes than on food. It is very hard to quit cigarettes. Smoking makes you do stupid things like waste your money on a new pack even if you can not afford it. It takes a lot of hard work to quit smoking and most people are never able to. Be careful what you do because when you choose to smoke you may never be able to quit this bad habit.
Some people believe that it their right to smoke and they should be able to smoke wherever they please. They feel that banning cigarettes would be unfair. They say that they enjoy cigarettes and they do not care if it hurts them. They believe that it is their body and they can do whatever they want.
Smoking cigarettes is a terrible thing and it should be banned for several reasons. It destroys our environment everyday by causing fires and pollution. Smoking will make you ugly and can cause you to be really, really sick. Smoking can kill you. It also costs a lot of money. Why choose to ruin your life by smoking a killing device? Even though some people say it is a free country and people should be able to do what they want, people like me who want cigarettes to be banned are just trying to save your life. They should stop selling cigarettes in stores. Everyone should tell their friends or relatives, and even strangers, to stop smoking! As you can see smoking should be banned all over the world so we keep our Earth clean and healthy. I wonder what our world would be like if they never invented the terrible, deadly, and gross cigarette.
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