There are so many people that die from smoking, the stuff inside cigarettes are the things that get you addicted and kills you, and it affects you body in so many ways. Over 480,000 people die from smoking each year. Many people die from smoking because they don’t realize how bad it is for them. Alcohol, car accidents, guns, and illegal drugs have caused less death combined than smoking alone. That 's crazy how 4 different things cause less deaths than smoking.
Including more than 41,000 deaths resulting from secondhand smoking exposure. This is about one in five deaths annually or 1300 deaths everyday. On average, smokers die 10 years earlier than nonsmokers” (cdc.gov). So one that note, here’s another question, does secondhand smoke contain harmful chemicals? “Yes it does, among the more than 7000 chemicals that have been identified in secondhand tobacco smoke, at least 250 are know to be harmful , for example, hydrogen cyanide, carbon monoxide, and ammonia.
Second-hand smokers are also at risk. On average, second-hand smoke causes 3,400 deaths from lung cancer; 46,000 deaths from heart disease." It is also known that smoking causes early death. "Cigarette use causes premature death. On average, smokers die 14 years earlier than non-smokers."
The most well-known cause of smoking is cancer. Cancer can come in many forms such as cancer of the mouth, the esophagus, skin, lungs, and the pancreas. Cancer in the mouth and esophagus can cause a problem that leads to loss of taste, a decrease of tongue and jaw movement, and may also cause one’s teeth to fall out. Cancer of the skin can lead to diseases that lead to rashes. Cancer that forms in the lungs is the most common and also the deadliest.
Today, I’m talking about smoking and the health risks that come with it. Tobacco smoke causes many illnesses and is very deadly; The World Health Organization estimates that each year tobacco causes roughly six million deaths. And six hundred thousand of those deaths occur in people who don’t even smoke, because of secondhand smoke. It 's also the cause of one in five deaths in the United States every year. There are two hundred and fifty known harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke, and sixty-nine can cause cancer.
Secondhand smoke is serious health hazard to everyone and in order to lessen this, we should encourage the cigarette smokers to be more responsible. In order to do this, amending the tobacco regulation act is a must. Secondhand smoke is a mixture of the smoke from the burning end of a cigarette, pipe or cigar combined with the smoke breathed out by a smoker. Secondhand smoke is accountable for 42,000 deaths annually to nonsmokers in the United States, including nearly 900 infants, according to a new UCSF (University of California - San Francisco) study. Altogether, annual deaths from secondhand smoke represent nearly 600,000 years of potential life lost - an average of 14.2 years per person - and $6.6 billion in lost productivity, amounting to $158,000 per death, report the researchers.
Defining the issue with smoking So what 's the issue with smoking …… why does it have such a negative view from people? Well smoking is one of the BIGGEST preventable death issue. Smoking tobacco and its second hand smoke alone cause more deaths per year than AIDS, alcohol abuse , other drug abuse , car crashes , murders , suicides , and fires Combined.In the us smoking kills 480,000 people per year , this is nearly 1 in every 5 people. So the next question is HOW. How can a small cigarette which releases smoke when burned harm us.In reality cigarettes harm our bodies not in one way but , many.Cigarettes smoke contains 7000 chemicals, 250 of them are known to be harmful , and 69 of them are known to cause cancer.
Cigarettes are the most traded item on Earth, with roughly 1 trillion being sold from nation to nation every year. At a worldwide take of more than $ 400 billion, it is one of the world’s greatest commercial enterprises. The idea of smoking has been around the world since the ancient times and unfortunately is accepted into every culture. Therefore, illegalizing smoking is getting more and more necessary as it becomes the leading cause of death in all parts of the world. Not only active smoking, but also passive smoking causes thousands of deaths every year, which is why people should start thinking if an addiction is worth losing your health, and eventually your life.
Recently, researchers found that tobacco killed around 100 million people in the worldwide in the 20th century, and this number is more than the figure of killed people in world wars I and II. Also, Smoking cigarette is one of the main causes of cancerous diseases. According to world health organization statistics, around 87 percent of the people who smoke more likely to have lung cancer.