Essay about Tobacco Smoke – Invisible Killer Around Us
In recent years college students suffer higher stress in getting great GPA and looking for a good internship than before due to the bad economy. In order to release their stress, some students may choose to smoke cigarette. Based on my personal experience in Indiana University of Bloomington, there are lots of students and faculties that smoke on campus even though the campus is tobacco free. From my personal survey from last year’s public speaking class, nearly 50% of students smoke cigarette because they feel stressful while 20% of them think smoke cigarette is a “cool” thing that can make them be attractive. Moreover, according to the smoking statistics of Healthy Living website, out of the 43 million adult smokers in United States, twenty percents are from 18 to 24 years that most of them are in college. As one of male smokers speak in tobaccofreeweld.com that smoking can temporarily release their stress and sometimes even make them feel energetic and relax. This kind of “great feeling” that cigarette smoke brings to them is one of the biggest reason that leads people to smoke.
In addition, the website states that “… for every person who dies from a smoking related disease, 20 more suffer from at least one serious illness related to smoking…” giving out the statistic that one out of five people dies each year from smoking and over 400,000 people die annually from smoking related diseases. Let’s assume that there