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Approximately one half of the world population uses some form of tobacco. Smoking cigarettes is a common social habit, and is done often out of bordom. Most people smoke in the US, but it is become a habit all over the world. It is known that tobacco is dangerous to our health and is the main cause for cancer, enphasema and many other life thretening deseases. Many people ignore these facts for the joy of smoking. What are the pro and cons for smoking, how did it actually get it’s way to our society? The origin of tobacco was found in the Western Hemisphere. The Indians of Mexico and Peru used it for medicinal purpose, and to satisfy pain during a time of famine. Columbus introduced tobacco in Europe. It became widely used and accepted by Europe Countries. Europeans planted tobacco and it grew as a popular cash crop, and spread to Asia. Smoking cigarettes denoted modern liberation slogans for women during the first part of the 20th century In 1960’s medical research introduced the adverse health effects of tobacco. Since the 1970’s mostly 17-19 year olds were smoking. At that time smokeless/free products were published as a safer alternative as opposed to nicotine. Smoking tobacco serves both as a stimulant and depr Continue...

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