The Importance Of Smoking Tobacco In America

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Many people today in America smoke tobacco knowing that tobacco is one thing that can call you to your death very early. Tobacco has a very long-lasting history in America, tobacco was discovered by the American Indians that was before the Europeans came from countries like England, Spain, France, and Italy to North America. Tobacco was not always for bad use, Native Americans sometimes smoked tobacco for their religion and medical reasons as well. In 1612 in Jamestown, Virginia tobacco started being grown as a cash crop and every since then tobacco one of the greatest investment in America. But tobacco is not as great as it seems and it should not be legal in America. Tobacco user start to smoke their first cigarette during adolescence. It …show more content…
Every day more than about 3,000 teens under the age of 18 smoke their first cigarette and most of them become daily smokers. Smoking tobacco as a teen can affect you faster than when you are an adult, it can permanently mess up your lungs and that can start to make them slow down. Also, statistics say “Teen smokers are more likely to have panic attacks, anxiety disorders and depression”( 11 facts about teen …show more content…
No matter what age you are smoking tobacco is the leading cause of early death. “There are more than 480,000 deaths per year in the America, and 42,000 deaths that happens just for being victims of secondhand smoke” (CDC).
Lastly, smoking tobacco can also not only harm yourself but it can also harm your unborn child. SIDS which is short for sudden infant’s disease syndrome is mothers who smoked during their pregnancy or babies that was exposed to some type of secondhand smoke are likely to die from SIDS. It can also cause the baby to have weak smaller lungs, breathing problems, attacks, and ear infections. Smoking while pregnant can also cause your child to be born a few weeks early which will make your baby become premature and your child would have to stay in the hospital for a few days maybe even a few weeks.
In conclusion, tobacco should be illegal in America because it is very harmful and can cause you to die early, it starts to mess with the way you look on the outside just as much as it does on the inside, and it is dangerous for new born babies who inhale tobacco through secondhand smoke and unborn babies who mother smoked during the pregnancy and can cause your child to become a premature

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