Tobacco Vs Tobacco

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Cigarette smoking is a major problem in our society today. According to the World Health Organization, the smoking of tobacco kills nearly 6 million people a year (World Health Organization, 2013). Smoking is a lifestyle choice for many people, including young adults. This has led to many organizations trying to put an end to smoking worldwide, encouraging smokers to quit or to convert to safer options, such as the recently developed e-cigarettes. However, my search for a healthier alternative to cigarettes led me to the debate which compares pipe tobacco to cigarettes. Some say that pipe tobacco is a healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes, due to pipe tobacco having less additives and being less processed. This leads me to my research question: will cigarette smoke affect a plants growth more than pipe tobacco smoke? In the experiment conducted, the pea seedlings will act as living organisms on which the effects of the tobacco products can be compared. These effects can then be compared to that of human smokers, as well as those who are subjected to second-hand smoke. As pea seedlings are rapidly growing, they can be compared to the rapidly renewing and repairing tissues within the human body. The essential argument I wish to address deals with the question of whether pipe tobacco is a healthier option for cigarette smokers to consider. The smoking of tobacco products is harmful to human health, no matter what form it is smoked in. However, with each cigarette
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