The Effects of Smoking
Can smoking kill you?
Why does one smoke?
Smoking is good for you, right?
No, Smoking is not “all right” in any way, shape or form. Smoking is a way to die faster. Most smokers only smoke for the nicotine contained within cigars and cigarettes. Nicotine is a stimulant in small doses, but when inhaled in large quantities hinders the use of skeletal muscle cells and nerves that act on reflex.
In the U.S approximately 320,000 people die from the usage of cigarettes and cigars every year (Ward 16). It is a proven fact that there are more than 4,000 chemicals in cigarette smoke, and most of them can wreck havoc within the human body (Stewart 8). If don't smoke, not only does it lower your risk of developing cancer it also reduces the health problems created by smoking.
This is a youtube video of how smoking effects the body
Risks of smoking
There are numerous negative effects to smoking. In fact it is proven through scientific observation that if you are a regular smoker, you may be 250 times more likely to be killed by the effects of smoking before you reach the age of 65 than you are to be murdered (Ward 17). It is also proven that smokers are 25 times more likely to develop cancer than non-smokers (Ward 12).
What is nicotine?
Nicotine is a poisonous substance that is found in tobacco leaves (Landau 54). Nicotine is the main reason in why cigarettes are addictive to the unlucky individuals who “try out “ smoking. And most people know that smoking excessively leads to death. The only way to avoid death by smoking is to not smoke at all.
SMOking only harms me, Right?
Can one ever stop smoking?
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Stewart, Gail B. Smoking. San Diego, CA: Kidhaven, 2003. Print.
Ward, Brian R. Smoking and Health. London: F. Watts, 1986. Print.