Smoking Essay

Topics: Cigarette, Tobacco, Lung cancer Pages: 2 (757 words) Published: March 10, 2013
I propose to ban all smokers from smoking unless prescribed a prescription from your doctor, if you are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease because from previous studies the nicotine protects the patient from AD. The increase of consumption in cigarette results in a decrease of a risk for Alzheimer's disease. In addition to banning all smokers, we could I propose a law that all smoking be banned throughout Canada. Did you know, 21% of Canadians that are above the age of 15 are smokers? This is a total of 5.4 million Canadians. Deaths from smoking can cause you to lose an average of 15 years of your life. 30% of cancer deaths are due to tobacco. This is a total of 17 700 deaths annually. Not only can Tobacco affect your lungs but can highly damage many other vital organs of the human body some of them being Your Lungs, Larynx, Esophagus, Pancreas, Kidney, and Bladder. Smoking is also a leading factor of air pollution, which makes up 9500 respiratory deaths. This law is also necessary due to the number of smokers who live among the non-smokers. Smoking affects both smokers and non-smokers. “International scientific reviews indicate that second-hand smoke is the third leading cause of preventable death (after smoking and drinking alcohol).” Exposure to a lighted cigarette can contribute to build up plaque in arteries causing heart attacks or heart diseases. 4200 – 7400 Canadians (Adults) have suffered from heart disease. Along with 360 adults who have been diagnosed with lung cancer. 120 infants have faced sudden death due to being second hand smokers.

The quality of life of Canadians can dramatically improve. Research has stated that smoking can be a cause of depression. A survey done of approximately 3000 people showed that smokers have a 6.6% risk of developing a lifetime of major depression while the risk for a none smoker is 2.9%. Smoking causes depression because of an addictive substance known as nicotine. Overtime the brain becomes adapted to the...
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