Smoking Essay

Topics: Smoking, Lung cancer, Passive smoking Pages: 4 (1600 words) Published: December 15, 2010
Jerry Thomas
Professor Michaud
Comp & Lit 101
December 13, 2010
Ban Smoking
The human body is made up of all different organs that are essential to our living being. Taking care of these organs is vital to maintaining our health. One of our most important organs is the lungs. The lungs are used to take in oxygen from the air and help us make blood cells in the body. Keeping the lungs healthy is necessary to keeping your breathing and blood healthy. There are many things that keep us from having healthy lungs, such as toxic fumes, gar smoke, and the most common, cigarette smoke. Smoking cigarettes doesn’t only affect the person who smokes but also the people around them. I believe that smoking should be banned from the United States. Even though this is a very unacceptable issue to the majority of the country, there have been smoking bans that were implemented in early years to insure the safety of the people in businesses, and restaurant environments. Even though smoking has been banned in these facilities, we should expand these laws and make cigarettes banned all over the country. When smoking bans are put to use, less people will die from the toxin that seeps throughout the cigarette. Cigarettes should not be imported nor distributed in the U.S.A. Smoking is an expensive habit and it should be banned. Although smokers claim that it helps them to relax and release stress, the negative aspects of the habit outweigh the positive. It is a health hazard for both smokers and non-smokers and it is especially harmful to unborn babies. Cigarettes are also addictive because of the nicotine they contain. Cigarette smoking causes a number of health problems which are expensive to treat. It is a major cause of respiratory diseases such as asthma, lung cancer and bronchitis. It also leads to heart disease. In spite of the money in which the government receives from taxing cigarettes, the cost of medical treatment for these diseases is much more than...

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Reflection
During the start of my paper, I had difficulties and successes on different parts of the paper. I had multiple successes in finding good source that gave me great information on things that I already knew, but mostly new information. I learned that second hand smoking can cause cancer and that there are so many places that ban people from smoking in public places. One thing that I liked about the project was that I was able to choose a topic that I like and that is well known. After learning so much about how smoking affects people and others I changed my views on cigarettes. I used to be completely against the use of cigarettes, but now I think that it is a person’s right to smoke if they want to. My proposal would be that if people wanted to smoke, they should go to one specific smoking area just for smokers away from the public. It should be like an enclosed clinic for smokers where they can kill their lungs as much as they want, away from non-smokers judging and despising them. Overall I think the project as a whole was a success.
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