The Benefits Of Smoking

Submitted By tiana18
Words: 520
Pages: 3

Every year we spend thousands of dollars smoking our lives away, while cigarette companies make millions watching us slowly kill ourselves. They portray to the public how wonderful cigarettes are but what they don’t tell us we are left to find out on our own. Cigarettes are cancerous, addictive, and toxic which is why they should no longer be manufactured. Stick around while I analyze why cigarettes manufacturing should be prohibited. To begin, manufacturing cigarettes should be prohibited because it contains toxins. Cigarettes contains chemicals that are harmful to smokers and non-smokers. Inhaling even just a little smoke from cigarettes can be detrimental to your body. More than 7,000 chemicals have been found in cigarettes, 250 have been declared deadly to our bodies. So why are they still be produced? Some of these chemicals include arsenic benzene, and formaldehyde .In fact, Arsenic is one of the most dangerous chemicals in cigarettes. It can cause cancer as well as damaging the heart and its blood vessels. Tobacco smoke contains large amounts of benzene and accounts for a big proportion of our exposure to this poison. The average smoker inhales about ten times more benzene than the average non-smoker. Formaldehyde is a smelly chemical used to kill bacteria, preserve dead bodies and manufacture other chemicals. It is one of the substances in tobacco smoke most likely to cause diseases in our lungs and airways. Second, manufacturing cigarettes should be prohibited because it causes cancer. Smoking cigarettes is the leading cause of cancer in the United States. For instance, studies have shown that at least 15 people are diagnose with cancer a day from smoking cigarettes. Cigarettes cause cancer of the lungs, esophagus, larynx, mouth, throat, kidney, bladder, pancreas, stomach, and cervix In the 40 years between 1964 and 2004, cigarette smoking caused an estimated 4.1 million deaths from cancer. People who develop the cancers are left to deteriorate while the cigarette companies continue to make more money. Lastly, manufacturing