Essay on The Dangers Of Tobacco Smoking

1022 Words May 4th, 2016 5 Pages
Despite many decades of consumer warnings about the deaths and diseases caused by smoking it is still available and legal, nowadays tobacco smoking is slowly decreasing in numbers due to actions put in place to create a smoke-free country, however putting up prices and changing the packaging is not getting rid of the problem altogether as a complete ban would, there is proven negative health effects of tobacco and not only that but the second-hand smoke which is involuntarily inhaled is just as, if not more fatal on those who are around the smokers. If there were to be a complete ban on tobacco products the three main benefits would be that first it will be saving millions of lives caused by diseases, secondly it will save the smokers a lot of money due to the tax increases not only that it will save the healthcare facilities money due to fewer illnesses and conditions caused by smoking and finally it will also improve the quality of life and wellbeing overall. People have been well informed of the dangers and health risks associated with smoking for a long time- currently,It is stated that tobacco is the only legal product out there that kills over half of its users and is the prime cause of avoidable death and deadly diseases (ministry of health 2015) It is responsible for 1 in 10 adult deaths which are around 5 million each year also showing the rate of smoking is highest in Males between the ages of 25 to 34, also the ethnic groups who have the highest rate of…

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