Informative Essay About Smoking

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Currently in the United States, 36.5 million people smoke cigarettes, specifically tobacco, but also other types of cigarettes too. Some may do this for supposed recreational needs, and others simply for the enjoyment of it. One may not think much of it, but the effects of smoking are serious and can be life-threatening to one’s health. It can harm nearly every organ of the body, cause cancer as well as all sorts of other diseases. Many environmental issues are occurring from the smoke and tobacco, and economic consequences are developed from smoking as well.
Smoking is mainly known for causing lung cancer. While this is true, it can also cause a number of other diseases. For instance, cancer doesn’t have to only be in your lungs. Smoking can cause many other types of cancer, such as cancers of the throat, mouth, nasal activity, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, kidney, bladder, and cervix, as well as acute myeloid leukemia. Being diagnosed with cancer alone is terrifying, and knowing how quickly and viciously cancer can take over
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Not only is it able to cause many life-threatening diseases, one being cancer, secondhand smoke is being exposed to babies and children, which can harm their health in a variety of ways, and it is responsible for killing hundreds of thousands of Americans per year in the United States! Yes, some may argue that with the complete removal of tobacco, America would have an immense decrease in terms of their money and sales which they make off of tobacco, and thus it could be harmful to the economy in a sense. However, I am certain that another method could be found in order to replace the sales made from tobacco. All of these reasons are valid for making smoking illegal. Why would we want a toxic, dangerous inhalant available for use by people when it is not helping or doing any good to anyone or anything? Do you really want to put your health and others at

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