Smoking Is Hazardous

Submitted by: Submitted by

Views: 199

Words: 1231

Pages: 5

Category: Societal Issues

Date Submitted: 09/24/2012 12:58 PM

Report This Essay

Smoking is Hazardous

Smoking is Hazardous

Cigarette smoking is one of the most addictive and destructive habits many Americans have today in the United States. I don’t know about others but I dislike the smell of smoke from a cigarette immensely, the smoke seeps permeating into clothing of a smoker and at times becomes overwhelming to others. I remember many years ago going home from a bar and smelling like a cigarette, I cannot understand how anyone can enjoy the smell of cigarettes. Cigarette smoking is one of the major killers in the world; the largest side effect from smoking is cancer. Cancer related deaths from smoking are many, a few are, Lung cancer, Oral cavity cancer, Stomach cancer, and Bladder cancer, not to mention many more. The largest killing cancer is lung cancer, it must be a very painful way to die, and all a smokers needed to do was choose not to smoke.

“Cigarette smoke contains over 4,800 chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer, smoking is directly responsible for approximately 90 percent of lung cancer deaths and approximately 80-90 present of COPD (emphysema and chronic bronchitis) deaths” (1).

I find it very hard to understand way a smoker would choose a cigarette over their own health, knowing the health hazards, the smoker should do whatever it takes to quite. I smoked many years ago but I stop cold turkey, I had no problems giving up cigarettes. I find it amazing at one point smoking was thought to be sexy, it was in all the movies, advertiser were very creative with there ads these creative ads made Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company very rich. Creative commercials showed sexy cowboys smoking like the Marlboro Man. “By the time the Marlboro Man went national in 1955, sales were at $5 billion, a 3,241% jump over 1954 and light years ahead of pre-cowboy sales, when the brand's U.S. share stood at less than 1%” (2). “The Marlboro man was the most influential man who never lived, there were...