Argumentative Essay On Tobacco

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The Contract With Cigarettes “Smoking Kills. If you’re killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your life”(Brooke Shields). In the United States, forty-million people smoke at least four cigarettes every day. On average, more than 3,200 people smoke that are under the age of eighteen. Out of those 3,200 people, 1 out of 10 become daily smokers and sign the nasty contract with the box addiction. The history of smoking dates back to as early as 5000 B.C. Cigarettes have been around for a very lengthy time and continue to send people to their death beds every day. Even though smoking is detrimental to the health of everyone, tobacco companies continue to target the lives of teens and adults. There is much history, habits, and risks that come …show more content…
In 1531, it is shown that tobacco was first used in Europe but then quickly spread to England and everywhere in the world over the next couple of decades. Christopher Columbus was known to be the first one to actually smoke tobacco in our history. The tobacco industry has since had a widespread epidemic throughout our nation. Most of the time people smoked for religious reasons that are mostly still unknown of today. In the tobacco industry today, more than nine-thousand cigarettes are produced per minute and are considered cheap mass production. In the United States, we have to be at least eighteen to even consider buying a pack and lighting up. In other countries, it is much more accessible to engage in smoking and third world countries are targeted more often. Tobacco smoke contains over seven-thousand chemical compounds in gas or particles that are harmful to the …show more content…
We are pushed and pulled until our bodies cant take any more of the harmful chemicals traveling into our blood stream and eventually into our lungs. The small box can increase the following: irritability, anxiety, depression, decreased heart rate, and even weight gain. Until many decades ago, no one understood the risks of smoking. In 1602, an anonymous author wrote an essay titled “Worke of Chimney Sweepers”. This essay brought the dangers of smoking into reality. Even though people then realized and understood the dangers of lighting up, it did not hold them back from doing it and it still doesn 't in our world today. When a person gets out the fiery match, lights the tobacco, and breathes in the smoke, it goes into the blood stream and starts to effect the lungs, teeth, blood, brain, skin, eyes, ears, heart, bones, and kidneys. A person who smokes may look completely exceptional on the outside, but in the inside their bodies are slowly deteriorating. Smoking causes inflammation in the airways and tissues of your lungs. A normal lung has a pale pink color to it and the tissue is completely in tack. Every time a smoker puffs a cigarette, they paint tar on their lungs causing them to be darker than a newly paved road. Most people are left with a chronic cough and smoking can also lead to asthma and wheezing. When you smoke, you demolish your lungs elasticity by ruining

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