The Dangers Of Cigarettes

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What is the deadliest predator on earth? Is it the "king of the jungle", the lion, who stalks their prey and attacks with might? Could it be the Black Mamba whose bite is the deadliest of the snake kingdom and without anti venom has a one-hundred percent chance of lethality. Rather it is the silent killer, who is in the hands of fifteen percent of adults in the US. This killer claims the life of over 480,000 Americans people every year (USDHSS). Cigarettes, loved and enjoyed by many who are completely aware of its dangers but choose to be oblivious.

Corruption may not be the first word that comes to mind when thinking about cigarettes but cigarettes are shrouded in a dark history of conniving, evil, schemes. Big tobacco companies are corrupting
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Some smokers don’t even like the fact that they smoke, and wish it wasn’t so addictive. This just goes to show that even the people who 's leisure time involves smoking wishes that they didn’t. The nicotine in cigarettes is so addictive that it is extremely difficult for someone to stop once they start. If a ban of cigarettes is out of the question, then a ban of nicotine should be enforced.

The social stigma involved in smoking can be a deal breaker in and of itself. There are designated areas for smokers as to not disturb the non smokers. When someone has the urge to smoke they must leave loved ones and friends in order to disturb them. The ingredients in cigarettes are numerous and dangerous and should be clearly printed on the package. Nicotine being the worst of all chemicals involved in cigarette smoking. This ingredient is addictive by nature and added in during the process of tobacco
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When burned, they create more than 7,000 chemicals, many of these chemicals are even known to be poisonous(Poston). Clearly printed on the package is the surgeon general warning which reads, “ Smoking Causes Lung Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema, and May Complicate Pregnancy…Quitting Smoking Now Greatly Reduces Serious Risks to Your Health.” It is a requirement to print this warning on the product to truly show the importance of quitting and not smoking in the first place.

When someone puts a cigarette to their mouth and inhales, smoke coats the inner mouth, tongue, and throat leaving behind a tar like residue. This residue causes bad breath, and unhealthy teeth. Unhealthy teeth is an unsightly feature and social interaction can be negatively affected. Some people find it hard to muster up courage when they feel unhappy with the look of their smile, that being said there is no reason to knowingly destroy those pearly

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