Cause and Effect of Smoking Essay

840 Words Apr 8th, 2009 4 Pages
The Cause and Effect of Smoking Smoking can be considered one of the most dangerous habits that any one individual can have. Smoking kills an average of 450,000 people each year. That is more than car accidents, drunk driving, and illegal substances. So why is it that people still continue to smoke? What causes people to even want to smoke knowing the deadly effects?
There is no one real reason that causes people to smoke. There are actually several reasons that scientists believe is the cause for smoking. Some people may start smoking because they saw someone that they liked smoking and thought it was cool. Experimenting with friends is another reason one some people may smoke. In the 1930’s and 1940’s the people were told
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Smoking is not only a problem with adults but it is also a problem with young teenagers too. One of the causes for smoking is peer pressure or experimenting with friends. Even though there is plenty of information given to people on reasons why smoking is bad for you, the young people still continue to experiment. I was actually one of those children that experimented when I was young. When I was about 11 years old my parents

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