Banning Cigarettes : My Mother Smoked Cigarettes For Over 30 Years

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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 addiction, hurting people around them, and decreasing their risk of severe side effects from smoking. My mother struggled with her addiction to nicotine for most of her life. She would smoke one to two packs of cigarettes a day. Her addiction made it hard for us to take road trips because we would have to stop every hour for her to smoke. Some may believe if they just smoke one cigarette they will not be addicted, but that is not the case. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services stated:
When you use tobacco products, nicotine is quickly absorbed into your bloodstream. 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…

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