Smoking cigarettes is hazardous to the body for many reasons, and it also affects not only human beings but our environment. Smoking cigarettes can be harmful to both the environment and humans because of the many chemicals and substances that produce this hazardous product.
Smoking cigarettes reduces your ability to do things that require endurance, such as sports, and exercise. The tar in the cigarettes covers up alveoli, which help you breathe, which makes for less surface area for gas exchange. In other words, you must breathe more to get the same amount of oxygen as if you didn’t smoke. So the effect that has on sports is that you will get tired quicker due to the lack of oxygen, which inevitably …show more content…
Direct contributors to the environment's pollution- pollutes the air and ground 4,000 chemicals are present in tobacco in which are breathed out and release into the atmosphere. Out of the total North America population 30% of them are smokers and the percentage of the smoking population in developing countries is much higher. Smoking pollutes land and water, cigarette butts are left on the ground, ending up in rivers and lakes. Animals eat the butts causing death to fishes and other animals. Butts take 25-26 years to decompose. The various additives and chemicals are leached into the soil, polluting the soil as well as plants. During dry seasons cigarette butts can even cause major fire, which is harmful for the environment. Ground can be used for soil to produce other products for our country and third world countries. Food is needed for our economy budget between imports and exports. Cigarettes can be harmful to the soil and this can cause for our country to have another expensive budget. Making our taxes higher, and having yet another recession. Cigarette smoking is not only directly harmful for the body but is harmful to the economy.
In conclusion you can understand that cigarettes smoking causes a problem not only for our health but also for the environment. It is a direct and indirect hassle that can eventually destroy our population and our