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Smoking is not cool

Cigarette smoking is one of the most common drugs been used, probably after alcohol. Cigarette companies want you to believe that smoking is ‘cool’. The U.S government is doing a good job in terms of banning cigarette ads in media. However in many part of the world, cigarette companies are out of control. In Europe and Asia, where I live, smoking is a social disease. Studies show that 85% of people in their late-teens smoke in Europe. The US government as well as a number of foreign governments began to sue large tobacco companies. Philip Morris got hit with a $50 million penalizing damage for one person’s cancer. Tobacco companies reached a $206 billion legal settlement with U.S. States. Less than 5% of those who try to quit smoking succeed – this shows how highly addictive this nasty drug is. Smoking is a road that leads only to misery of being an addict. Cigarette smoking is the number one cause for lung cancer, and this is not new to any of us, facts and studies show clearly in this. From my personal observation, there are several reasons of the why do people start to smoke. The most common reason for teenage smoking is peer pressure. They believe that everyone in the crowd smoke and therefore they got to keep up with the group and start smoking. Another common reason is curiosity, people are curious what it is like to smoke cigarette. Some believe that smoking helps to relieve stress but actually smoking is a long term depressant. Common excuse found in smokers is they make themselves believe that not all smoking cause lung or heart diseases, however the facts and studies do not show the same. Some smokers call themselves occasional or moderate smokers – the truth is smoking is always habit forming. Smoking can also be an unconscious habit where one does not even know that he/she is smoking. There is a special type of smokers which are called “the pleasure seekers”; they try to create a plus pleas...

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