The Health Risks And Effects Of Smoking

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Every year 35,000 Americans die from coronary heart disease another 3,000 die from lung cancer. All of these deaths have one cause. Secondhand smoke. Everyone has the right to breathe clean air. Each year 88 million nonsmokers are exposed to secondhand smoke according to the CDC. Children shouldn’t have to go out in public and breathe in nicotine filled air just because smokers can’t go without their fix. Smoking shouldn’t be permitted in public areas. During the eighteenth century cigarettes were first invented. Smoking became an all time high when the automatic roller was invented. Cigarette production was faster than ever. Without filtered tips smoking was even more harmful to health. European and American researchers discovered a link between smoking and a wide variety of health problems in 1950. In 1964 U.S General Surgeon Luther Terry stated that there was definitely a link between smoking and lung cancer. By 1966 …show more content…
They also say that secondhand smoke isn’t as harmful as studies have shown because the studies were ill based. Also that smoking has benefits like getting a worker through a long day of work or just smoking for enjoyment. All of these statements have faults though. The health hazards of smoking and secondhand smoke are plain and there. Doctor 's all over the world have validated that smoking is a health hazard. The studies that are “ill based” have been conducted by trustworthy health associates around the world. All of these studies have led to one answer, smoking is bad for people. Yes adults can make their own decisions but should they be able to decide if the public has to breathe in the nicotine filled air created by them smoking in public? It’s a violation of the rights of others that smokers smoke in public. Smokers can still smoke in their own homes and not endanger the health of others around them. In all cases the consequences outweigh the

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