Be Bright, Put Down the Lighter

~ Jessy Perez-Perez

Why Smoke, When it Kills You?

Following are just a few of the physical and social consequences that follow the use of tobacco. Some physical consequences are as follows: Tobacco narrows blood vessels and puts a strain on the heart. It also leads to lack of oxygen and shortness of breath. Smokers run slower and can't run as far as nonsmokers. And finally one third of caners are caused by the use of tobacco. Also here are some social consequences that come from tobacco. Stained fingernails and skin, people can develop yellow fingernails and skin from smoking, which also makes them look unhealthy. It also, causes bad breath, people may not want to get very close to a smoker. And it lowers ability to smell and taste. This can lead to a reduced enjoyment of food, so going out to eat with friends is less fun. Finally it decreases athletic ability. smokers generally don’t perform as well as athletes who don’t smoke.

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Smoking Statistics

In 2014, nearly 17 of every 100 U.S. adults aged 18 years or older (16.8%) currently smoked cigarettes. This means an estimated 40 million adults in the United States currently smoke cigarettes.

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It is commonly believed that smoking improves some people’s ability to focus and can help correct some symptoms of schizophrenia (failure to recognize what is real), however the evidence for this is not strong and these ‘benefits’ may simply be due to relieving nicotine withdrawal. Smoking has also been linked with first-ever incidence of a mental health problem such as anxiety and alcohol abuse.

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Regardless of the tobacco product used, there is an increased risk of cancer, strokes and heart disease. Tobacco smoke that is inhaled causes lung cancer and sinus disease. There are 45.3 million regular smokers, and 88 million non-smokers exposed to cigarette smoke. 31% of those who die due to passive smoking are children. Lastly, 443,000 people die per year because of tobacco.