We learn and are taught about the dangers of smoking as young children. We hear about it on television, radio and in print. It’s all around us and completely unavoidable. Just about everyone knows someone who has died from a smoking related disease. And not only are smokers putting their own lives at risk, but they are also placing the lives of those around them in serious danger. The majority of smokers are cognizant of the dangers of inhaling the poisons and toxins that deteriorate their health and those around them, and they either don’t care or are so addicted to tobacco, that they are at an impasse to do anything about it.
There are many different reasons why people choose to smoke cigarettes. Many people start smoking during their teenage years, due to peer pressure and acceptance. Some people begin smoking due to the stress in their lives and are under the misconceived notion that it relaxes them. Others smoke due to the assumption that because their parents smoke, it must be okay. A little common sense would indicate that inhaling smoke cannot be good or healthy for the human body.
Cigarettes are highly addictive, both physically and psychologically. Once
Not only are these tobacco products causing devastating diseases in the people who use them, but also the people who cannot avoid breathing in these deadly chemicals. These companies spend billions of dollars a year on marketing to get people hooked, and a majority of this advertising is targeted to young children and teens. It is the smoker"tms decision to smoke and ruin his or her own health and it is the non-smokers decision to not smoke, but the non-smokers health is still being compromised. There are many negative risks associated with smoking cigarettes. Unfortunately, second-hand smoke kills about 60,000 non-smokers each year, 3,000 of which are attributed to lung cancer. Second-hand smoke is extremely dangerous to young children and infants. The non-smokers have a right to breathe in clean air, especially people who have allergies. Tobacco companies put ammonia in cigarettes, which opens up brain cells, causing the nicotine to be absorbed in greater amounts, which expedites the addiction. a person is addicted to and dependant upon cigarettes, it is very difficult to quit. Cigarette smoke is more than harmful to the smoker, it is harmful to everyone. Most users of tobacco products develop a tolerance to nicotine and require greater amounts to produce the desired effect, according to the National Cancer Institute. Environmental Agency blames second-hand smoke for up to 30,000 cases of asthma and 15,000 hospitalizations in children each year due to respiratory problems. Children"tms lungs are still developing, and they are at greater risks to developing sore throats, colds, wheezing and coughing, tonsillitis, meningitis, ear infections, asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia when they are exposed to second-hand smoke.