Persuasive Essay On Why People Quit Smoking

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Smoking Addiction
The dictionary defines smoking as “the action or habit of inhaling and exhaling the smoke of tobacco or a drug.” Long ago, smoking used to be a trend and almost everyone smoked. There were also no designated smoking areas, so people could smoke almost anywhere. Now people have realised that smoking is actually really bad for your health and is not ‘cool’. Even with the new discovery that smoking can kill a person, people still continue to smoke. This is because smoking is an addiction and once you start is extremely difficult to stop because your body starts craving the drug inside a cigarette. Luckily there are methods to help people quit smoking. In this essay, the effectiveness of two methods for treating smoking addiction namely – the nicotine patch and Bupropion (Zyban) - will be discussed in relation to whether or not it can be suggested to a person trying to quit smoking. This will be looked at through the economic and social
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Since people who are addicted to smoking have to be able to financially support their addiction it is an economic advantage for them to quit smoking. Nicotine patches do not cost much and people can easily afford them. The patches are also only used for about eight weeks so the cost is not high. Another economic advantage of Bupropion is that it is very effective in getting people to quit smoking and therefore lowers their chances of getting life threatening diseases. Smokers can get diseases such as lung cancer, emphysema and chronic bronchitis. If a person were to get these diseases due to smoking it would have cost theme a great fortune. They would have to go to the hospital regularly and buy different medication so that they could overcome the disease. This would cost them a fortune, whereas just using Bupropion to help them quit smoking costs much less and is better for their
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