Stop Smoking Cigarettes

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Stop Smoking Cigarettes
I think that Americans should stop smoking cigarettes. First, cigarettes are very bad for the body’s health. Second, smoking cigarettes is a very expensive habit. Finally, people should stop smoking because not only is it bad for your health but it is also bad for the appearance.

Americans should stop smoking cigarettes since it is so detrimental to there health. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) cigarette smoking accounts for at least 30% of all cancer deaths(“Smoking“). The main cancers that cigarette smoking causes are lung, larynx, oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, cervix, kidney, bladder, and acute myeloid leukemia(“Smoking“). As bad as all of that sounds, cancers caused by smoking do not even account for half of cigarette caused deaths. Smoking cigarettes is also a major cause of heart disease, aneurysms, bronchitis, emphysema, and strokes(“Smoking“). According to the CDC tobacco use is responsible for 1 in 5 deaths in the United States(“Smoking“). Smoking also causes damage to women’s reproductive system and can cause erectile dysfunction in males. The CDC also reports that from 2000-2004 cigarette smoking and second-hand smoke Alexander 2

caused an estimated 443,000 deaths throughout America and 5.1 million years of potential life lost(“Mortality“). That means that in 4 years more Americans died from smoking cigarettes than the 416,000 American lives lost during World War 2 (“Wikipedia“). It seems like the Tobacco company’s are having a war of its own on American civilians and the government is just letting it happen because they make billions of dollars doing it.

Secondly, people should stop smoking because it is an expensive habit to have. The average cost of a single pack of cigarettes is around $5. Then since the average smoker will smoke up to a pack a day, they would spend around $35 a week which could be filling up your tank of gas. That means that the average smoker...
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