Cigarettes Vs Traditional Cigarettes Essay

Everyone knows that smoking cigarettes are a bad habit and are dangerous for the user 's health. These cancer causing, teeth yellowing, bad breath causing cigarettes are still used everyday by people all over the world. It used to be cool to smoke and it seemed like everyone did it. Like fashion, smoking cigarettes soon became the thing of the past. People still smoke, but not as much as they used to. A couple years ago electronic cigarettes were introduced to the US, making smoking cool again. Smoking was at an all time low until recently when alternatives to traditional cigarettes were introduced to the United States (Rifkin para. 2). Many Americans are now using electronic cigarettes over traditional cigarettes simply because of their benefits, however, there are still many dangers associated with electronic cigarettes. People like …show more content…
An anonymous English author published an essay stating that illnesses seen in chimney sweepers were caused by soot and those who were smokers were having similar illnesses. Samuel Thomas von Soemmering in 1795 was first to discover cancer in the lip from pipe smokers. After that discovering other physicians began to write about the dangers of tobacco (Cancer Council para. 3). It was not until the 1920’s that medical reports came out linking tobacco to lung cancer. This would have been devastating to the tobacco industries and many news sources refused to publish these findings. The news of tobacco causing cancer was down until the 1950s and 1960s when new research was released stating how dangerous tobacco can be and is the cause of many cancers and diseases. People did not believe these reports at first. January 1964, Surgeon General Luther Terry issued a landmark conclusion that smoking was a direct link to lung cancer, heart disease, and emphysema (Durand para. 3-4). This is when people finally started to realize how dangerous smoking can

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