The Effects Of Smoking On Health And The Economy

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There are close to 1 billion smokers in this world. Despite a decrease in certain parts of the world in the number of smokers, some developed and developing countries including China and Russia have seen an increase in the number of smokers (Roberts, 2014). Smoking has many nega-tive impacts. Smoking can seriously impact the health of smokers and those who are exposed to smoke including different kinds of cancer. Smoking can also have an impact of people and coun-tries in a financial way due to increasing medical cost and less people working. To help solve the problem, many countries have put in place smoking bans. These have had their own impact on peo-ple's health and the economy. I believe that governments should do everything they can to reduce the number of smokers including through better advertising…show more content…
One of the biggest effects of smoking is the effect it has on health, some of which can be fa-tal. In total, the American Cancer Society estimates that smoking kills over 6 million people world-wide and states that it is one of the biggest causes of preventable death (American Cancer Society, 2016). The Center For Disease Control (CDC) adds that in the US over 480,000 people die from smoking. Due to poisonous materials such as carbon monoxide and tar that is found or given off by cigarettes and other tobacco products, smoking can cause serious damage to the body and can lead to many health problems and diseases. One of the diseases caused by smoking is cancer. Smoking can lead to a many different cancers including lung, mouth, throat, pancreas, liver, kidney, bladder, bowel, stomach, bone or breast cancer. Smoking can also lead to a

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