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Why Smoking is Hazardous

Uploaded by radracer17 on Jun 18, 2000

Hi I’m here today to tell you the dangers of smoking. Smoking is one of the most preventable causes of death in our society. About one in five deaths in the US are results from using tobacco. About half all of smokers between of 35 and 69 die ahead of time the new smokers replace them. Smokers could be losing an average of 20 to 25 years of their life. Sometime I’m around an adult that smokes and when he smokes, it makes the house smell awful. I have many reasons to why I think this. It gives you aliment, shortens your life, can affect others around you and yourself. Every time you smoke, it’s like cutting 5 minutes of your life and there are many ways to quit. About 430,000 people in the US die every year from smoking related problems.

Smoking is an expensive habit. The average cost of a pack is $3.00 and the average smoker smokes a pack a day. In one year that’s wasting about $1095 or more a year! That’s a lot of money. The Tobacco industry makes billions of dollars each year and they don’t care about your existence all they want is your money. The company adds nicotine, which is addictive. You can’t stop buying the product and if you buy more cigarettes, the company earns more. The nicotine can raise your blood pressure, heart rate, and the oxygen demand for muscles, mainly in the heart. Second-hand smoke affects others as well as you.

Secondhand smoke comes from two places: smoke breathed out by the person who smokes, and smoke from the end of a burning cigarette. Secondhand smoke causes health effects, including cancer, breathing problems, and asthma. Secondhand smoke contains thousands of chemicals and 200 are poisons. Secondhand smoke is responsible for between 150,000 and 300,000 respiratory infections in infants and children under 18 months. About 37,000 non-smokers die each year because of it. A person who doesn’t smoke married to a smoker has a 30% greater chance of getting lung cancer than the wife/husband of a nonsmoker. People with asthma are at greater risk than who doesn’t have it. It makes them have breathing complications and if they were asked to run, they’ll have a hard time trying.

When you stop smoking you get you sense of smell and taste back, your cough goes a way you’ll digest your food more ordinarily,...

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Uploaded by:   radracer17

Date:   06/18/2000

Category:   Drugs And Alcohol

Length:   2 pages (527 words)

Views:   1510

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