Lung Cancer : The Leading Cancer Killer Essay

838 Words Apr 17th, 2016 4 Pages
Lung Cancer Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in men and women in the U.S. The main cause of lung cancer is smoking. (American Cancer Society Inc., 2015) Smoking weakens our body’s immune system due to the chemicals (carcinogens) that are found in cigarettes. I don’t think people realize how damaging these chemicals are to their bodies or maybe they do and just don’t think it will happen to them. Smoking not only causes cancer it also causes other health issues such as heart disease, COPD, obesity and many others. The sad this is cigarette companies know they are slowly killing people, yet they continue to advertise and sell their products. Although, this isn’t very hard for them to do with all the help they get from actors and actresses making films with them smoking. This is why I feel like kid’s start smoking at such a young age, because they see actors/actresses they idol doing it. When will people learn that every time they fulfill their habit by smoking a cigarette they are slowly killing themselves? Not only are they harming themselves, but they are harming everyone around them when they light one up.
Secondhand Smoke
Secondhand smoke is almost/if not as bad as smoking itself. You can get lung cancer ever you have never smoked a day in your life. Second hand smoke is also called environmental tobacco smoke. It’s a mixture of two forms of smoke that come from burning tobacco.
• Mainstream smoke: The smoke exhaled by a smoker.
• Side stream smoke: Smoke…

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