The Negative Effects Of Smoking

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Smoking is one of the leading common problems of fatality our society faces today. In accordance with Teen Ink, there are over four thousand toxic chemicals in each cigarette ranging from ammonia (commonly found in household cleaning supplies), arsenic (used in rat poison), carbon monoxide (in car fumes), and much more. Each cigarette smoked contains tobacco and nicotine. Nicotine is one of the most addictive drugs on the market. So why are so many people continuing to smoke? One cigarette may lead to another that turns into an addiction. Although tobacco users have the right to smoke, it is inevitable that cigarettes are dangerous to their health and those around them. Surgeon General 's Warning: “Smoking causes lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema, and may complicate pregnancy.” The forewarning label clearly publicized on the side of each pack of cigarettes you buy stating why smoking is dangerous. Smoking has become a popular habit for many Americans. Lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema and complications during pregnancy, are four of the many effects caused by smoking cigarettes. There are many reasons why people initiate smoking. It could be stress related, personal issues, relatives who smoke, or merely peer pressure. Did you know that smoking could shorten your life span by ten …show more content…
The effects of smoking can be catastrophic to a person 's body/life. You are putting yourself at risk of lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema and complications during pregnancy. Smoking also affects the health of a non-smoker who is living with you. Smokers are also endangering the environmental ozone with the pollution of second hand smoke. Smoking is a bad habit, but even harder to quit once you begin. If you are a smoker, quitting is beneficial to you and everyone around you. If you are not a smoker, it would be wise to not start. You will have the advantage of living a longer, healthier

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