The Effects Of Secondhand Smoking On Smoking Essay examples

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I come from a community where smoking is normal. Where my parents and family members think its okay to smoke cigarettes in front of anyone. The reason to this is because they don’t seem to realize what it could do to their surroundings. For instance, my brother and I will be spending the day with my dad running Aarons and my dad will have smoked maybe three to four cigarettes in a twenty minute car ride. As many times of I had told him that there is second hand smoking, he denies the true facts and tells me not to bring it up again. But, second hand smoking is just as bad as smoking itself. In arguing this claim, the Office on Smoking and Health states, “Secondhand smoke also is smoke that has been exhaled, or breathed out, by the person smoking. Tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, including hundreds that are toxic and about 70 that can cause cancer.” This reassures that secondhand smoking can cause the same effects as the one smoking the cigarettes. This can become a really big problem when dealing with infants or even the public.
Have you ever felt like you don’t have a say on what the person standing next to you is doing? Well I am a former public transportation user and I remember being furious on the cigarette smokers that would stand a foot away from me and light one up. There would be people as old as seniors and as young as infants waiting for the bus and had no choice but to inhale the smoke. You don’t have a say because it’s the ‘public’, but what if…

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