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EJ Barr
Mrs. Rhonda Crombie
English 1101
12-11-12
Why Cigarette Smoking Should Be Banned
The idea of cigarettes being banned has been an ongoing topic for the past thirty years. Many people believe that smoking cigarettes is a disgusting and dangerous habit and that it should be made illegal, and I am one of those people. Smoking is dangerous to a person's health, people around them, and also to their pockets.

Cigarette smoking is very unattractive and unhealthy to other people. Smokers create unpleasant smells to themselves and everything they own. Smoking also dulls and ages a smoker's appearance by creating premature wrinkles, yellow teeth, bad breath, yellow fingernails, and the annoying “smoker’s cough”. Also, there is concern today about passive smoking. Recent research has shown that non-smokers can suffer health problems if they spend long periods of time among people who do smoke.

Cigarette smoking is, obviously, a dangerous habit that can kill you. Smoking creates many harmful diseases such as lung cancer, emphysema, heart cancer, and many more deadly diseases. The 2,000 known poisons in cigarettes, such as tar, carbon, and rat poison, are the contributors to the many diseases a smoker attains. Also, cigarette smoking is extremely addictive. Nicotine, the chemical in cigarettes that make them so addictive, is a colorless, odorless oily substance that occurs naturally in nature. It is proven that nicotine damages your brain right after the first time a person smokes because of the receptors in it. Not only does it damage the brain, it can potentially damage a person's whole life. A person can face cancer, a deathly disease just becuase they are addicted to a cigarette, which is such a crazy concept to me.

While being harmful to themselves, smoker's run a risk of harming others around them while they smoke. Second hand smoke victims are just as vunerable to many of these diseases as the smoker themselves. The United States...
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