Why Is Tobacco Bad for You

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Peter Yang
Andrea Charanduk
English 20
January 23, 2012
How tobacco addictionseffect you and people around you?
A tobacco addiction is the worst addiction you can do to your body. According to the Health Canada website, “every 11 minutes, a Canadian dies from tobacco use. Every 10 minutes, two Canadian teenagers start smoking cigarettes; one of them will lose his/her life because of it yearly, more than a thousand Canadians who never even smoked die - from exposure to tobacco smoke.” Smoking affects every part of your body even to your sexual organs, as stated in Health Canada website “Sexual functioning needs the coordination of the nervous system, hormones and the vascular system which pumps blood into the muscle tissue that keeps the erection Smoking hinders every area. The effect? Impotence.” Now days teens start smoking because, they think it’s cool to look like an adult, or they get peer pressured. I agree that smoking does kind of look cool, but what’s hiding behind that smoke can kill you, and everyone else around you.

“There is strong medical evidence that smoking tobacco is related to more than two dozen diseases and conditions” (“Smoking and Your body”).Smokingaffects every part of your body even to your toes! The effect of smoking is terrible for your health; it is proven countless times by medical professionals and scientists. Smoking affects your lungs, cardiovascular system, and respiratory system the most (“Smoking and Your Body”). When you smoke a cigarette you are inhaling toxic chemicals and the most addictive drug. Nicotine. “Nicotine is the drug responsible for making cigarettes so addictive. It makes your body crave more cigarettes and that means inhaling all those gross chemicals” (“Nicotine”). I know a person who had a throat cancer. He had to get a surgery to get his voice box removed to stop the spreading of cancer disease.Now, he can’t talk. He needs this little device on his throat to help him talk, which I have sympathy...