Secondhand Smoke Essay
While some drugs can offer benefits, tobacco has to positive effects on a person's body. Tobacco ruins around 100,000 lives and costs the American public around 1.5 billion dollars every year (Kellogg, 2002). According to Kellogg (2002), many medical professionals, such as pharmacists and chemists believe that tobacco "is one of the most deadly of all the many poisonous plants known to the botanist." The ability of tobacco to disguise itself as a harmless weed has fooled many men to be poisoned by its' chemicals (Kellogg, 2002).
Tobacco is considered a narcotic and was used for pain before pain killers were made (Kellogg, 2002). People become addicted to tobacco because it is a form of dope, which makes the person feel good when using the substance (Kellogg, 2002). Tobacco is often used to disguise the feeling of fatigue or hunger, but only makes the person more vulnerable (Kellogg, 2002). Smoking mimics the feelings of eating and sleeping, but it is not a substitution for these, it really only makes the feelings worse after the camouflage goes away (Kellogg, …show more content…
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