Effects Of Smoking On Public Places Essay

1356 Words Dec 15th, 2016 6 Pages
Smoking can be a difficult habit to break because it is an addiction. Like any addiction, whether to street drugs, prescription medication or alcohol, tobacco requires a withdrawal period for the body to detoxify from all the harmful chemicals left behind. Tobacco subjects the body to deadly poisoning and mistreatment. Whether that decision was by personal choice is one thing but there are those that are placed in harms way by simply being exposed to the smoke. The effects of this second- hand exposure are vicious and cause long-term damage. There is no risk-free level of exposure; even brief exposure can be harmful and lead to death. In June 2016 the World Health Organization reported that tobacco kills million people each year. More than 5 million of those deaths were the result of direct tobacco use while more than 600 000 were the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. The world is starting to realize the harm of smoking and they are cracking down on smoking in public places. That only helps those who don 't smoke because smokers will find loopholes to get their fix. My own father would smoke inside the house and I always disliked the smell and the way it made him ill. The fumes gave me headaches, nausea and a long lasting feeling of malaise. I felt as if his love for cigarettes outweighed his love for us. No matter how much we would tell him it would make us sick he could not break away from his addiction. When he would smoke in…

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