Smoking Cigarettes Should Be Banned Essay

722 Words Nov 13th, 2014 3 Pages
A study done by the Center of Disease Control found that cigarette smoke causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States ("Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking.")
Cigarette smoking not only affects the smoker, but the others around the smoker as well. Many harmful substances are used as ingredients in cigarettes that have been known to cause many diseases. Medical conditions caused by smoking affect family finances, as well as cost the government and taxpayers a large amount of money through government assisted medical coverage as well as. Smoking cigarettes should be banned for the well-being of the smokers and those around them.
The result of a study on the harmful effects caused from second-hand on children found that those children who reported being around a person that smoked caused the risk of lung cancer to triple; significant risks were observed at as little exposure to smoke as once a week. Robert West of Cancer Research UK said “Exposing their children to cigarette smoke not only damages the child’s airways at the time, but may lead to the development of lung cancer in later life” ("Cigarette Smoke.") Pets have been known to develop cigarette-related cancers as well.
Pregnant women who smoke increases risks of preterm labor, premature rupture of membranes, placental abruption, fetal growth restriction, and low birth weight. Smoking reduces circulation strength between the mother and fetus via the umbilical arteries and vein. Pregnant women…

Related Documents