ENGL106-1103B-216 English Composition I
People Smoking in Public Areas
By: Mia Boyd
Individual Project 4
Abstract: This an essay about how people’s bad habits can get them banned from public
places, aka smoking. This essay’s issue is about smoking banned in most of all public
places. There is no point in endangering your health and also someone else’s in these
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You are harming other people while you smoke around them. There is no need of risking
your life for one little cigarette. The whole idea of people letting smoke in public places
and endangering other people’s health is foolish and cannot be supported by any
evidence. It is not right for smokers to be endangering someone else’s life and getting
away with it.
Smoking should be stopped because it wastes a lot of money, and is very addictive. Also,
it is bad for the smoker’s health to smoke tobacco because of the very bad chemicals in
the tobacco. Smoking is not right and we should all quit before we get a bad habit of it.
The numbers of smokers are not declining only increasing.
When I say that smoking is bad for everyone, I mean everyone including people who do
not smoke. Children are more in a risk to get asthma by consuming the smoke of a
cigarette gives off because they breathe more rapidly than adults do. It’s not just kids
either, but non-smoking food service workers are more likely to get cancer than in any
other workplace. Smoking has a huge effect in people and this is a matter that needs to
be handled seriously.
A leading cause of asthma that leads to high hospitalization for children is in-fact second-
hand smoking. When people come in contact with second-hand smoke people may
experience headaches, respiratory illness, including asthma, pneumonia and bronchitis.
Tobacco is made with extremely harmful substances, such as pesticides, carbon monoxide and nicotine that is a drug. If the ingredients inside tobacco are burned they
are even more deadly and harmful. Some ingredients in a “puff” include: benzene,
toluene, formaldehyde, acetone, and ammonia. These are harmful substances like
formaldehyde is a preservative for dead bodies, ammonia in fertilizers, pesticides, and
detergents and toluene in gasoline, and anti-freeze. More than 40 chemicals cause heart
disease lung disease, and cancer in people.
Smoking is harmful to your body, it is known that millions in America, but 40,000
Canadians will die from smoking this year, and it is the leading cause of diseases and
deaths, which could easily be prevented. Smoking has become, the number one known
death in both American and Canadians, and the number of smokers are only increasing
by the day. Smoking can cause more deaths than alcohol, suicides, AIDS, elicit drugs,
car accidents, and murders put together. A powerful ingredient called nicotine causes
most of this. Even though smokers want to quit, can’t because of the addiction to
Another argument I have against public smoking is health. If you continue to consume
tobacco you will lose, a healthy heart, healthy lungs, healthy body, control, up to 15 years
average health, and many more. Smoking causes a lot of harmful things in you and
outside of your body. Some affects are: irregular heart beat, make your heart work harder
by narrowing vessels so its harder to pump blood, raises blood level which makes heart
pump harder by narrowing vessels so it’s harder to pump up blood, raises blood level
which makes the heart pump harder than normal, decreases the amount of oxygen in your
body so the heart has to work harder to get oxygen to the body. It is a major cause of Individual Project 5
cancers like mouth, lung, throat and esophagus cancer. It can also cause cancer of other
organs as well. There are 3 major companies that...