Essay on The Contract With Cigarettes : Smoking

1164 Words Sep 18th, 2016 5 Pages
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 along with the small box we open. Tobacco has been grown in our country for the past eighteen-thousand years. 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…

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