Effects Of Smoking Cigarettes Essay

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Cassandra Smith
English 1113
Deanna Duckworth
November
Effects of Smoking Cigarettes According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States. Cigarette smoking increases the risk of death from all causes in men and women. Smoking not only affects the smoker, but smoking also affects the people around the smoker. Second hand smoke can be just as deadly as smoking itself. Smokers have a greater increase of dying from cancer and diseases that could be eliminated if a person did not smoke cigarettes (Smoking and Cancer). Smoking causes many affects on the body such as cancer, diseases, effects a person’s over all health, and as well as having an effect on the people
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According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number one cause of death in the United States is heart disease. Heart disease can be caused by the effect of smoking cigarettes. Smoking causes blockages and narrowing in the arteries, which means less blood and oxygen flow to the heart (Smoking and Heart Diseases and Stroke). According to American Lung Association, when cigarette consumption in the United States decreased, so did the rates of heart disease. The third leading death is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which is an obstructive lung disease that makes it hard to breathe (What is COPD). Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease causes serious longterm disability and early death. In the early stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease it may be harder to accomplish simple activities. About eighty percent of all COPD is caused by cigarette smoking (10 of the Worst Diseases Smoking Causes). Having diseases due to smoking leads to longterm medications, getting pacemakers, or maybe even heart valve …show more content…
Nonsmokers may have asthma, and being around a person smoking cigarettes may make it harder for that person to breathe. Tobacco smoke can trigger a person with asthma and cause them to have an asthma attack. It is important for smokers to be cautious and aware of the people around them. People with asthma can avoid secondhand smoke by asking people to avoid smoking around them or by simply removing themselves from the area. Another effect of being around people who smoke is the awful smell that stays on their clothes and hair. Spraying perfume or cologne does not cover up the smell of cigarette smoke. People who do not smoke are more aware of the stench of cigarettes on clothes than people who do smoke. Anyone who has ever had a family member or friend who smokes, knows how uncomfortable it can be when they smoke around them. Cigarette smoke can irritate the eyes of the nonsmoker, and cause them to itch and turn red. Nonsmokers can also smell the unpleasant smell of smoke on the smokers

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