If people smoke, they are choosing to engage in a dangerous life-style choice. Smoking is harmful to not only to the person who smokes, but also to anyone nearby. Many will argue that the threat of smoking or breathing in secondhand smoke has been overstated. Pro-smokers believe they have the right to smoke whenever and wherever they want. However, studies have shown that smoking is harmful to a person’s health. Also, smoking causes an addiction. Finally, it is unfair to subject those who don’t smoke to second hand smoke. Smoking should be banned.
Over the years many studies have been done to prove the harmful effects smoking has on one’s health. The studies have shown that smoking causes many health problems including lung cancer, emphysema, and heart disease just to name a few. Lives would be saved and people would have a better quality of life due to the ban of smoking.
In addition, not only is smoking harmful to a person’s health, it also becomes an addiction, making it very hard and sometimes impossible for that person wanting to quit. Nicotine can be as addictive as heroin or cocaine for some people. Withdrawal symptoms can be very similar when trying to stop smoking. This can contribute to the reasons cigarette advertisements were banned from television and radio airwaves.
As a result, some people have made the choice not to smoke, but they are still confronted with secondhand smoke. Nonsmokers risk adverse health effects from the smoke of other people’s cigarettes. The threat that secondhand smoke presents is especially insidious because it affects the health of adults and children who cannot always protect themselves. Children do not choose to live in smoke-filled homes, and nonsmoking adults can’t control the smoky air they breathe.
So many people are putting their health in danger by this nasty life taking produce. Smoking it's like a deadly disease that you can either choose to have it or not. Choosing not to is the best way to go for you will have better health. Life is so short why make it even shorter. If we could teach people about how smoking can harm your body then we could save many people from being addicted. Not ...
To conclude, it is clear all Americans need to recognize and protect themselves, as well as children, from the harmful effects of smoking and secondhand smoke. They should encourage the smokers in their lives to quit smoking and not be controlled by this serious addiction. People should also encourage their legislators to maintain or strengthen bans on smoking. Only then can we breathe easy, knowing that our lungs and our lives aren’t at risk from someone else’s smoke.