Banning Cigarette Smoking - Essay

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Jazzlyn Odom
Mr. Clifford
ENGL 101C (06)
30 September 2012

Should cigarette smoking be banned?

There are nearly 443,000 deaths each year caused by cigarette smoking, or one in every five deaths in the United States. Cigarette smoking and even tobacco use has gotten extremely out of control over the centuries, everybody smokes! It is unhealthy for your body and especially your lungs, it can cause harm to every organ throughout body. Military men and women, young adults, the elderly and even young teens are engaging in the inhaling of smoke. It is so easy to get a hold of a pack of cigarettes nowadays, and that is why it starts off so early in our young society.

As we all know smoking causes death, it causes death more than HIV, illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined. It causes lung cancer deaths in men and women. 90% of men and 80% of women die from lung cancer each year that percentage is way too high. Something needs to be done about cigarette smoking as soon as possible. The world allows cigarette smoking to continue on, they try to ban it in certain areas but allow it to be done in other areas. For example at many colleges they do not allow you to smoke on the premises of the school grounds, but they will allow you to smoke as long as you are in your car with the windows rolled up. That makes no sense at all, you are still smoking on school grounds and nobody ever abides the rules anyways. They will smoke in their cars but with the windows down, or they will just smoke on school grounds. The same goes for work buildings, big businesses, high schools, and etc. Cigarette smoking needs to be banned!

Smoking also causes increased health risks in the human body; it slowly weakens your organs and immune system. Coronary heart disease, stroke, and chronic obstructive lung disease is all increased by smoking. Your health is extremely important to you; in order for your body to keep running you must take care...
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