Should Cigarette Smoking Be Illegal

Every time a smoker inhales the toxic chemicals of cigarettes, they get a step closer to having cancer and other health related problems. Smoking is very harmful, dangerous, addictive, and even fatal. It can’t only harm the smoker, but it can also harm the people surrounding them. Second hand smoke can be as harmful as smoking the cigarette itself. Cigarettes can ruin the smoker appearance by giving them premature wrinkles, yellow teeth, etc. For these reasons, the production and sale of cigarettes and other forms of tobacco should be illegal in NJ. Tobacco contains nicotine, a highly addictive chemical, which makes the users unable to quit. Because of this substance, smokers can 't let go and are ruining their lives. In the website www.drugabuse.gov it says “When an addicted user tries to quit, he or she experiences withdrawal symptoms including irritability, attention difficulties, sleep disturbances, increased appetite, and powerful cravings for tobacco”. Most smokers describe tobacco as harmful and dangerous and want to …show more content…
“Cigarette smoking accounts for about one-third of all cancers, including 90 percent of lung cancer cases and smokeless tobacco also increases the risk of cancer, especially oral cancers.” was stated in the website www.drugabuse.gov. No wonder tobacco is bad, tobacco is made up of at least 69 cancer causing chemicals. Smoking can harm almost every organ and it 's the leading cause of cancer and death from cancer. It is also known to cause strokes, heart disease, lung disease, airway infections, makes it harder for the user to become pregnant, and much more. “Cigarette smoking and exposure to tobacco smoke cause about 480,000 premature deaths each year in the United States and of these premature deaths, about 36 percent are from cancer, 39 percent are from heart disease and stroke, and 24 percent are from lung disease” was said in the website

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