Pros And Cons Of Smoking Essay

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Register to read the introduction… In order to release their stress, some students may choose to smoke cigarette. Based on my personal experience in Indiana University of Bloomington, there are lots of students and faculties that smoke on campus even though the campus is tobacco free. From my personal survey from last year’s public speaking class, nearly 50% of students smoke cigarette because they feel stressful while 20% of them think smoke cigarette is a “cool” thing that can make them be attractive. Moreover, according to the smoking statistics of Healthy Living website, out of the 43 million adult smokers in United States, twenty percents are from 18 to 24 years that most of them are in college. As one of male smokers speak in that smoking can temporarily release their stress and sometimes even make them feel energetic and relax. This kind of “great feeling” that cigarette smoke brings to them is one of the biggest reason that leads people to …show more content…
It has been mentioned in Cigarette Smoke Components and Disease that the tobacco smokes risk can be defined into two types: absolute risk and relative risk. “…in the RISK CPS-I1 study of smoking practices and mortality rates among 1.2 million U.S. adults followed from 1982 through 1986, about 0.8 percent of current male smokers ages 65 or older died of lung cancer each year (US. Department of Health and Human Services, 1989) … 0.04 percent among men ages 65 or older who never smoked …” Based on the statistical risk above, we can see that this kind of risk is absolute risk which directly relate to smokers themselves while the risks on nonsmokers are always termed relative risk. Compared to the relative risk, the absolute risk will increase more deaths than the relative one so we can see that smokers tend to be more acutely in getting cancer than nonsmokers. “…In fact, cigarette smoking is the major cause of lung cancer in the United States, accounting for 90 percent of cases in men and 79 percent in women (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1989). Smoking is also reported to increase the risks of cancers of the kidney, liver, anus, penis, and uterine cervix as well as several forms of acute leukemia …” From this citation we can see that most elements contained in cigarettes are toxic and can lead to cancer, especially the lung cancer. People who died with a long time

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