Cause And Effect Essay On Smoking

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Smoking has always been the most common form of drug use. One can smoke such things as cigarettes, pipes, cigars and hookahs. Just under 100 years ago, smoking was thought to be healthy and glamorous. But through more in depth research, it has been a major cause of deaths all around the world since then. Smoking and secondhand smoke can cause problems like lung cancer, cancer in the mouth and even death. Smoking has been around for thousands of years, but hit its peak in the 1920s when smoking was thought to increase life expectancy.Then in 1964, “Surgeon General” came out with the report the tobacco is a deadly killer and ever since then smoking has dramatically gone away,but the deaths aren’t going away as easy. There is so much technology that is…show more content…
But the idea of second hand smoke comes into play. Second hand smoke is when you breathe in the air that a smoker blows out; this kills almost 54,000 people every year. About 43.8 million adults in the United States are considered smokers. That number has gone sufficiently down since 50 years ago, but it is still the leading use of tobacco. There are multiple individuals on either side of this discussion. Doctors and all of the cancer societies are strongly against smoking, along with many other associations. These groups obviously worried about the health of the people. But there is also the side of e-cigarette companies that make almost all of their money from smokers, so if there are no more smokers. then those companies go out of business. So even though they shouldn’t, those companies probably hope that there still are millions of smokers in the world. I think that the severity of this problem is about a 6 on a scale from 1- 10. It’s not something that can be just completely fixed, but it is killing a lot of innocent people every year. It can be stopped and easily can save millions of people. So it isn’t crazily seve re, but it definitely is a
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