Quit Smoking Essay

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Emily Davidson
English 122
April 11, 2013

Why We Should Quit Smoking

Everybody knows that smoking harms not only yourself, but others around you, so why do we continue to smoke? Maybe we do it because we haven’t become completely aware about all the effects that smoking has. There are a lot of reasons why we shouldn’t smoke. Some of these reasons include: smoking affects your health, that we spend a lot of money on cigarettes, and that when we smoke we are disrespecting the people around us in a way.
The first reason listed about why we shouldn’t smoke is that smoking cigarettes affects our health. When we smoke, our physical condition is negatively affected, so it will be very difficult for us to succeed in physical activities such as sports or exercising. As a smoker, I can verify the effect that cigarettes have taken on me personally. Also, smoking produces lethal diseases like cancer and can shorten the quality and length of our lives. I might not have noticed all the physical effects of smoking immediately, but I surely did eventually and if I don’t quit, Im sure I will be sorry one day.
The second reason why we shouldn’t smoke is because of all the money that we spend on cigarettes each month. At five dollars a pack, it can become a very expensive habit. At first I started smoking only when someone offered me a cigarette, but eventually I started to feel the need of a cigarette. By this time, I was willing to pay the insane amount of money that each pack costs to buy a pack, and each time I started smoking more, I spent more money. All of the money I have spent on cigarettes could have been spent in something better.
The last reason why we shouldn’t smoke is out of respect for the people around us.