Cause and Effect of Smoking

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Cigarette? Why not? How about I’ll tell you why? Smoking can be considered one of the most dangerous habits that any one individual can have. Smoking kills an average of 450,000 people each year. More deaths are caused each year by cigarettes and tobacco use than by all deaths from human immunodeficiency virus, illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined. So why is it that people still continue to smoke? Although smoking relieves stress and is seen as cool by some, it is also the number 1 cause of death, in other words smoking equals death and/or bad health.

What causes people to even want to smoke knowing the deadly effects? You may have noticed that you are not allowed to smoke in public places, no matter where you live. In fact, your local or city government probably passed a public smoking ban. Of course, this raised the ire of smokers, but for the non-smoker is was like a breath of fresh air. Many people feel the need and believe it is their right to be in a public place without having to breathe the dangerous cigarette smoke.

Generally speaking there is no one real reason that causes people to smoke. There are actually more than a few reasons that scientists believe is the cause for smoking. Some people may start smoking because they saw someone that they liked smoking and thought it was cool. Experimenting with friends is another reason one some people may smoke. In the 1930’s and 1940’s the people were told that smoking was good for you and that cigarettes wouldn’t harm you. After many generations of smoking because of that false allegation leads to more and more people smoking. If a person grows up in an environment where those all around them smoke, they are more likely to smoke as well. There are many reasons that may cause an individual to smoke but only the smoker can explain why he or she started to smoke.

What exactly are the effects of smoking besides addiction and ultimately death?...
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