Essay on Should Smoking Be Allowed Public Areas?

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Should Smoking Be Allowed In Public Areas? According to Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, out of the adults in the United States that are 18 years or older, every 18 in 100 people smoke cigarettes. Smoking can come with huge health effects not only for the ones smoking, but those around them. It can affect a person’s appearance inside and out. Along with the health effects of smoking, buying cigarettes can be very pricy. Many people are influenced to smoke because they get the idea that it is ‘cool’ whereas others smoke to relieve stress. Smoking can be a very harmful addiction and although many people are aware of the effects, they may not know of those it has on others, emotionally and physically, which is why smoking should not be allowed in public areas.
Almost 12 million deaths in 1964 to 2004 were from smoking cigarettes. Cancer was the cause of 4.1 million of those deaths, cardiovascular diseases were 5.5, respiratory diseases were 1.1, and infant deaths associated with mothers smoking during pregnancy was 94,000 (Merino 13). Cigarette smoking can lead to many crucial things that affect a person’s health. It can cause lung, mouth, throat and liver cancer, in addition to many other diseases. COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a lung disease that makes it hard to breathe and gets worse over time, most of the time COPD is caused by smoking. During COPD, smoke from tobacco damages the elastic-like part in a person’s lungs, as well as the walls…

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