Smoking Essay

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Your Lungs or Mines There are many reasons why individuals choose to smoke. Most smokers start from a young age trying to fit in with the crowd, trying to look older, or probably just experimenting.
As these individuals get older they try and deal with stress of every day life by smoking. It makes them feel more relaxed and at ease. Whatever the reason is, it is a hard habit to break once one starts. For many smokers today it is getting hard to find a place to smoke. I hear many comedians joke about going to another planet to smoke a cigarette. I really do not care where they go to smoke as long as it is not around me. Smoking is just as bad for nonsmokers as it is for smokers. The effects of second hand smoke or environmental
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Their physical appearance is very noticeable. The teeth become discolored and stained and the breath usually smells of smoke. The skin starts to wrinkle and show signs of premature aging. Smokers have a high risk of getting cancer of the lip, mouth, throat, larynx, and lungs. Their possible respiratory and lung problems are shortness of breath, asthma, pneumonia, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In the abdominal area stomach and duodenal ulcers could develop, as well as cancer of the stomach, colon, and pancreas. Smokers may also develop osteoporosis. This affects the bones and makes them brittle. Smoking is a drug in its own right. It is a strong addiction that deteriorates the body inside and out. It is destructive and …show more content…
The risks come from the environments of home, school, work, restaurants, or a bar. In the home where many parents smoke children are the biggest risks. Children breathe more rapidly than adults. Due to this high breathing rate, they will inhale more air and pollution that smoking give off. Parents try to reduce the risk of second hand smoke by going outside to smoke, but the smell of cigarette smoke still lingers within their clothing. In many public places such as a school or work, the distance to smoke is fifty to one hundred feet away from the building. In most cases smokers still smoke in front of doorways because it may be to cold and far to go to the smoke area. Many companies have adopted a smoke free workplace. In most restaurants there is a smoking and nonsmoking section, but the risk is still there. The spaces between these areas are not far enough apart. They are close enough that it does not matter that they are separate

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