Persuasive Essay On Tobacco

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"Smoking leaves an unseen scar; it fills your lungs with toxins and tar" Anonymous. Currently the legal smoking age in America is 18. "in 2014 73% of high school students and 56% of middle school students who used tobacco products in the past 30 days reported using flavored tobacco proudcts during that time." You are never really old enough to start smoking, but for the teens and younger adults, I argue that the legal age to purchase and use tobacco should be raised to 25. At least this will prevent some teenagers to become addicted to tobacco so young For many people smoking is a trend, or a way of attracting attention so people will think better of them, at least that is how the smoker feel. But in many cases in theis corupt day and…show more content…
Adolecents are particularly vulnerable to the addictive effects of nicotine. "Nicotine is not only highly addictive for youth, it 's poisonous- it can be used as a pesticide on crops, and a drop of pure nicotine would kill a person. Every day, another 1,500 kids become daily smoker, and one-third of them will die prematurely as a result of getting hooked." You can eat salad and broccoli untl your head turns green, wear your seatbelt or bicycle helmet and exercise regularly, but all your health behavior means little if you smoke or continue to smoke. Most people know that smoking is bad for them but not many know how bad it actually is. "research has shown that smoking reduces life expectancy by seven to eight years. On average, each cigarette shortens your life anywhere from seven to elevn minutes. In other words, the time it takes you to smoke a cigarette equals the time that cigarette takes off your life. Smoking is the principal cause for arteriosclerosis and hardened artieris and can cause trhombosis in the brain and the heart. If you ever had to go through these events you might be fortunate to survive but afterwards you couldn 't do as much as you could before. With that mentioning, the younger smokers are at greater risks for devoloping lung cancer and are more likely to suffer from emotional or physiological

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