Should Cigarettes And Other Tobacco Products Be Outlawed? Essay

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Since the beginning of time there has been zero shortage of death and suffering brought to the surface by an endless list of diseases. Whether brought on by natural disaster or human nature, a slew of these diseases have had no problem making themselves relevant in this modern day and time. Understandably, we have little to no control over what illnesses God places in our communities. However, there are some diseases and issues that can be easily avoided. Today, I would like to raise awareness about cigarette and tobacco use. My question to you is this: Should cigarettes and other tobacco products be outlawed? My opinion, driven by a healthy amount of facts, is that they should, indeed, be outlawed. I would like to start by bringing to your attention the issues within the healthcare community that are brought to the surface by smoking and tobacco use. The first and most relevant being a sensitive subject to most: Cancer. Sadly, there are over 100 different types of cancer but only certain cancers are caused by cigarette and tobacco use. Smoking can cause cancer and then block your body from fighting it. Medical professionals have known for years that smoking causes most lung cancers. It 's still true today, when 9 out of 10 lung cancers are caused by smoking cigarettes. In fact, smokers have a greater risk for lung cancer today than they did in 1964, even though they smoke fewer cigarettes. One reason may be changes in how cigarettes are made and what chemicals…

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