The Bad Habits Of Tobacco

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Everyone has some type bad habit, but some are worse than others. Tobacco just happens to be one of the worse habits someone can get into. Using tobacco products is one of the most harmful things you can do to yourself. There are many forms of tobacco, each just as harmful as the next. For example, cigarettes are one of the most popular forms of tobacco. They are cut tobacco rolled in paper. Cigars are larger than cigarettes and contain more nicotine. Smokeless tobacco comes in two forms, chewing tobacco and snuff. Chewing tobacco is not ground up, unlike snuff. Some people also use pipes to smoke tobacco. They do so by simply placing the tobacco in the pipe. Millions of people in the world use some type of tobacco and there needs to be a …show more content…
For example, “There are approximately 600 ingredients in cigarettes. When burned, they create more than 7,000 chemicals. At least 69 of these chemicals are known to cause cancer, and many are poisonous,” (“What’s in a Cigarette?”). There are many ingredients in tobacco that are found in other places such as nail polish remover, hair dye, rat poison, lighter fluid, insecticide, and many other strange things (“What’s in a Cigarette?”). Why would anyone want to smoke something with those ingredients? “At least 28 chemicals in smokeless tobacco have been found to cause cancer,” (BOOK). There is no healthy form of tobacco. Some believe the best way to quit smoking is to use other forms of tobacco, but this is not true. All tobacco is extremely bad for you. Tobacco use is known to be responsible for sixteen different types of cancer (“Effects of Smoking on Your Health”). With only about half of the people that get diagnosed with cancer surviving, having sixteen different types of cancer a smoker could get is not very good odds. The Chemicals in tobacco harm many parts of the body including the heart and blood vessels, lungs, bones, and eyes (“Effects of Smoking on Your Health”). Compared to people who do not smoke, men smokers increase their risk of getting lung cancer by twenty-three times, and women smokers increase their risk of getting lung cancer by thirteen times (“How does tobacco affect my health?”). …show more content…
have been exposed to secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke is especially harmful to young children. Secondhand smoke is responsible for between 150,000 and 300,000 lower respiratory tract infections in infants and children under 18 months of age, resulting in between 7,500 and 15,000 hospitalizations each year. It also causes 430 sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) deaths in the U.S. annually. Secondhand smoke exposure may cause buildup of fluid in the middle ear, resulting in 790,000 doctor 's office visits per year, as well as more than 202,000 asthma flare-ups among children each year. (Health Effects of Secondhand

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