Tobacco: The Causes And Effects Of Smoking

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Tobacco has been around for many years. It is the world’s most common thing to smoke. Although many people smoke, they do it for their own reasons. These reasons may vary. However, every reason has its own effects. The effects for every cause are never good. Furthermore, I know of three main causes and effects of smoking. These causes are stress, parental influences, and appetite substitutions. The corresponding effects of these causes are mental dependence, generational habit, and weight loss. I was exposed to the causes and effects of smoking by my grandfather. As a child, I watched him smoke all the time. He constantly defended his actions of smoking with the reason of stress. Also, my aunt and my sister took on the habit of smoking from…show more content…
Children are greatly influenced by their parents. As a child, majority of children idolize their parents. They want to be just like their parents when they get older. Growing up, children might have seen one or both of their parents smoking all the time around them. This gave them the idea that smoking is an acceptable and cool activity. With that being said, when the child becomes an adult, they carry on the habit they saw their parents have. Furthermore, their children also see the same thing and want to smoke as well. This leads to a generational habit. When children take on the habit of smoking from their parents when they get older, it can be passed down to their children and their children’s children. In this case, smoking is a habit that not only affects the smoker, but it also affects the people around them. In other words, this harmful addiction leads to the harming of their loved…show more content…
Wherever you go, someone is smoking for their own personal reason. More than likely, these people are smoking to relieve stress and lose weight. In addition, they could be smoking as a result of parental influences. Every reason for smoking comes with their own effects. Some effects may seem positive and beneficial. Others may seem negative and harmful. However, smoking only has negative effects. It does not benefit anyone in any way. No matter what the cause for smoking is, every effect is harmful in some type of way. In the end, smoking only harms the person doing so and possibly the people around
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