Essay about The Hazards of Smoking
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I chose the hazards of smoking because I want to show people why smoking is bad for their health and those around them. It bothers me that not only am I ruining my health but the health of others who have the good sense not to smoke and are trying to take care of their own health. I picked this because I want to know what all the negative effects are on people who smoke. In addition, I chose this topic because I am interested in finding out what research is being conducted to help smokers who are having health issues due to smoking. I think people need to know that once they start it’s hard to stop and I know this from a smoker’s point of view. I couldn’t stop if I wanted to. I started smoking when I was 12 and I’m 18 now. After six years…show more content…
I’m going to find the information for my paper by doing research and obtaining sources from many different venues. I’m going to look through health books and any other book I can find about smoking. I’m going to go online and search the internet and look for information. I will use newspapers, magazines, radio and television transcripts and encyclopedias to look for information to help me write my research paper.
Part II: Research The dangers of smoking are a topic with which Americans are very familiar. Local, state and federal governments have passed many laws in an effort to curtail smoking in public places. Add to this the controversies of health issues, being socially unacceptable and impact on families because of cost, smoking has come to be considered as a death knell. Tobacco has had a long history and has some advantages along with the many disadvantages, but it is not the cash crop it once was.
In 1492, Columbus received tobacco as a gift from the Indians. In 1556, tobacco was introduced to France, Spain, and Portugal. Eight years later it was introduced to England. The first no-smoking law was passed in 1683. In 1794, Congress passed the first federal tax on tobacco. The very first anti-smoking movement in the U.S was in 1830. In 1852, the match was invented, which made smoking a lot more convenient for people. During
Dangers of Smoking Essay
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For a country in our financial position the general health of Scotland is very poor. In some areas the average life expectancy is as low as 54 years old for men. A major cause of this is smoking. With the young in particular smoking is much more popular than it used to be. In October 2008, it was estimated that one third of 16-24 year olds smoke. This figure is at a 10 year high. In between the ages of 16-19 it is found that girls are more likely to smoke than boys.
This has been recognised as a major issue for the country and there are several things being done to try to stop it, such as the smoking ban in public places which was enforced on March the 26th 2006. It is now illegal to smoke in pubs, clubs and enclosed places. After a…show more content…
There are many dangerous side effects of smoking such as cancer, lung disease, heart failure and much more. There are also some minor effects such as yellow teeth, nicotine stains on fingers, bad breath and your home and body can constantly smell of smoke. Smoking is not only a danger to you but can be to others as well through passive smoking. Inhaling other peoples smoke can cause dizziness, eye irritation, headaches, coughing, nausea and sore throat. It also increases the risk of cot deaths and if a pregnant woman smokes it can affect the baby's development.
In a cigarette there are more than 700 chemical
Additives, some of them can be classed as toxic and are not allowed in food. When lit, a cigarette can reach nearly 2000 degrees Fahrenheit; this helps release 1000's of chemical compounds such as carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide, at least 43 carcinogens and numerous mutagens. These are inhaled into the smoker’s body. The main danger of smoking is nicotine. Nicotine is addictive. It can raise heart rate and blood pressure.
There are many ways to stop smoking. These include nicotine patches, therapy, hypnotherapy, acupuncture and many more. The Government is also making smoking harder and harder to do as they are raising the legal age to 18 and banning smoking adverts in shops. I think that the Government should either raise the price of tobacco or just make tobacco sales illegal altogether. The consequences of smoking