The Harmful Effects Of Smoking Tobacco Essay

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The Harmful Effects of Smoking Tobacco

You may not know but Tobacco is one of the leading drugs in society with a larger death count than most other drugs but is still very legal. My purpose for writing this paper is to educate the reader of the harms and effects done onto a person from smoking Tobacco and persuade anyone thinking about or attempting to smoke Tobacco to consider the following for you’r own benefit. I will cover most harmful effects Tobacco has on, not only the person using it, but also the people around them. I will also show both sides of the argument with both the pros and the cons of smoking Tobacco as well as provide an argument for why Tobacco is bad for you and should be a banned substance like many other already illegal drugs.

The history of Tobacco goes all the way to before the Americas were discovered by the Europeans, and when it was only roamed by the natives inhabiting it. The Tobacco plant was originally used by the Native Indians at the time for many different reasons, some being for medical and others being ritual related and in some cases it was used for coming of age ceremonies. The idea that Tobacco was the best thing for you at the time was widely accepted by everyone “Europeans believed that tobacco could cure almost anything, from bad breath to cancer”(“The History of Tobacco” 1). The smoking of Tobacco was also originally only used for these such things and not for recreational purposes this did not change until the Tobacco plant…

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