The Harm of Cigarettes
I stand here before you not as a stranger, but as man trying to make a difference. I
am here today to talk to my public about the tobacco industry, and their death sticks,
cigarettes. Cigarettes are the single most preventable cause of disease and death.
cigarettes do absolutely no good for our society. Some argue that America make a lot of
money off of tobacco use, but this is false. The truth is that it costs America fifty billion
dollars a year annually in increased healthcare costs and lost productivity, that and four
hundred lives of course. I don't see how this is worth it, but who am I to the tobacco
industry? In their eyes I'm just another whinny protester that is trying to make them lose
The tobacco industries have said it themselves that nicotine is just as addictive
than heroine or cocaine, which are to very destructive drugs. Why does this over usage of
tobacco products exist if we know how addictive and dangerous it is to smoke cigarettes?
Because of how many people are already addicted and have no intentions of quitting.
Most of the time it is not even adults making the decision to smoke. Sixty percent of
smokers start at age 14 and ninety percent of them are addicted to cigarettes at age
nineteen. It is estimated that 3,000 kids under the age of 18 start smoking every day.
Something must be done about this epidemic of underage smoking.
The side affects of smoking cigarettes are just incredible. It is amazing that people
don't quit after seeing that they really do just kill you over time. Cigarettes cause all sorts
of cancers, which lung cancer is the most common, increase risk of a stroke, and physical
harm. Smoking just about makes your entire body weaker. It's said that for every cigarette
you smoke, your actually smoking 5 minutes of your life away. Also, a fifty year...
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