Negative Effects Of Smoking Essay

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Register to read the introduction… Smoking is also an expensive habit because cigarette smoking causes a number of health problems which are expensive to treat. Government spent enormous amounts of money on healthcare to treat things that are preventable. In report about Medical-Care Expenditures Attributable to Cigarette Smoking, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave information that: “In 1993, the USA medical care expenditures attributable to smoking were estimated to be fifty billion dollar”. In fact, there are not any signs showing that these huge numbers are going down. In addition to economic problems to society, smoking causes economic burden on households. Cigarettes are expensive and the majority of smokers live below the poverty line. According to report in 2011, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that whereas the highest income Americans once smoked at levels even greater than the poorest, they now smoke at barely half the rate of those of lowest income. In study written by Haustein, “Tobacco and low socioeconomic status”, he indicated that: “Poor people spend up to twenty percent of their income on tobacco”. Instead of contributing money to family’s income, poor smokers spent amount of money for buying smoking. This makes economic of families decrease. Some cities, state and even nations have imposed bans on smoking in public places, such as restaurants and bars. Critics claim these bans harm profits of restaurants and other businesses. Smoking bans have no significant effect on sales at bars and restaurants. Furthermore, when smokers stop smoking, they can use the amount of money which they save from suspending purchase cigarette for other products and services. That will also create job opportunities for other kinds of …show more content…
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