Argumentative Essay: What Should Banning Cigarettes?

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Banning Cigarettes
My mother smoked cigarettes for over 30 years. I always told her she should quit before she gets lung cancer or worse, but she continued to smoke anyway. Four years ago, my mother finally quit smoking after she suffered a severe heart attack. The doctors had to perform emergency open heart surgery, which was risky since my mom was 69 at the time. My mother’s surgery was successful and she fully recovered a year later. My mother is considered lucky to win her battle with Nicotine. Unlike my mother, some smokers never get the chance to walk away from smoking. People who smoke become addicted to Nicotine, hurts the people around them, and begin to damage their bodies. Making cigarettes illegal will save several people from
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Within 10 seconds of entering your body, the nicotine reaches your brain. It causes the brain to release adrenaline, creating a buzz of pleasure and energy. The buzz fades quickly though, and leaves you feeling tired, a little down, and wanting the buzz again (Nicotine Addiction and Your Health).
People do not consider nicotine to be in the same category as cocaine, heroin, meth, etc., but research has proven them wrong. According to the CDC, “Research suggests that nicotine is as addictive as heroin, cocaine, or alcohol” (Nicotine Addiction). So why should the distribution of cigarettes be legal if Nicotine is as addictive comparable to other drugs? Although, Nicotine is addictive, unlike other drugs Nicotine tends to effect the people around them the
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I would have to use my nebulizer multiple times because it became hard for me to breathe. My mother finally stopped smoking around me when my doctor informed her that the secondhand smoke was beginning to damage my lungs. People may believe that if they do not smoke then they are safe, but that is the complete opposite. Secondhand smoke occurs when a nonsmoker inhales cigarette smoke. Sadly nonsmoker’s bodies can also be damaged due to the harmful toxins they breathe in. The American Cancer Society mentioned, “[Cigarettes] it has more than 7,000 chemicals, including at least 70 that can cause cancer” (Health Risks of Secondhand Smoke). These chemicals not only cause cancer but they can damage or destroy valuable organs; the main organ secondhand smoke seems to hurt the most is the heart. Secondhand smoke not only causes cancer but it also affects the heart and blood vessels, which increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes (Health Risks of Secondhand Smoke). Given the risks of heart attacks and strokes, secondhand smoke can become deadly. Since 1964, approximately 2,500,000 nonsmokers have died from health problems caused by exposure to secondhand smoke (Secondhand Smoke Facts). Removing cigarettes off the market not only saves the smokers life but also the innocent victims of secondhand smoke. All in all, secondhand smoke destroys the body

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