Man Smoking Essay

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Smoking Leaves Everyone Choking In the age we live in today, there is immense hype about forbidding the use of drugs. Turning on the news, we see reports of people being thrown in jail for growing Cannabis plants. On McRoberts’ day last year, we had had a speaker present to us the consequence of doing drugs. Not to mention the local groups and organizations that assist people in straying away from drug and alcohol abuse. So you try to compress all of this knowledge into your head and start walking home when you see a man smoking. All these lectures about drugs suddenly pop out, but soon you realize that the man is only smoking a cigarette. And you think to yourself “Oh, it’s only a cigarette, cigarettes are much less harmful than drugs because...”. Then you find yourself not being able to complete the sentence because the truth is that smoking cigarettes is not much healthier than doing drugs. You would also hurt yourself through smoking. In fact, cigarettes are worse than drugs in a way. Second and third-hand smoking are the reasons behind this, as smoking harms not only you but other people as well. In the end, what confuses you the most is the fact that smoking is not prohibited while drugs are. Hi, my name is Ted. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak here today. I am here to promote my idea, which is to forbid all smoking of tobacco in North America, due to the potential destruction that first, second, and third-hand smoking can produce in one’s respiratory system. The result of this policy would be unpolluted public spaces and resolution of smoking addiction, and, in the long run, a healthier environment for everyone.

There are over a thousand chemicals in a cigarette, most of which is harmful to the body. Smoking causes lung cancer, heart diseases, respiratory diseases, stomach cancer, cancer in the esophagus, bladder cancer, and sexual disabilities. Also, smoking is responsible for one in five deaths in the United States, and every six seconds, a person dies as a result of tobacco smoking. However, you probably already know; you are constantly bombarded with these facts, and none of us can deny the fact that smoking harms the human body. The focus is that people know about these kinds of statistics and diagrams, but most cannot suppress their addiction. So now we have millions of people in North America smoking, knowing that they will eventually be diagnosed with diseases, while they try to quit smoking but fail miserably repeatedly. Many of these people addicted to tobacco smoke simply because it refreshes their mood, relieves their stress, and calms them down. But there are several other ways of relaxation other than smoking, and most of which do not cost money and do not harm your body. There are other people who are peer pressured into smoking because it looks cool. Now, opinions vary, so I will not judge whether smoking looks cool or not, because when it comes down to it, there are plenty more ways to try to get girls and be popular. Without the side effects that smoking brings. For example, become better at English because English makes you more attractive. So where does this bring us? Well, the two main reasons for smoking are surprisingly simple and achievable through many alternative methods, but millions of people choose smoking, something that gradually causes diseases within the body. So it seems like smoking is just an unreliable way of achieving self confidence that causes addiction. Therefore, for the sake of smokers, tobacco should be banned to allow them to resolve their addiction and have more unique lifestyles.

As a matter of fact, enforcing such a law would not only improve the health of the millions of smokers, but the rest of the North American population as well. Because the key that makes smoking deadly is its tendency to harm those around the smoker as well.
Most people understand the consequences of first-hand smoking, and even more know about second-hand