Did anyone ever notice that peoplearen’t allowed to smoke in public indoor places anymore? More and more peopleare getting the message that smoking is making a big impact on our economy andrealizing that the people who do smoke need to stop.
Tobacco use is a globalproblem for young people and adults. Tobacco use causes serious health issuesand makes a big impact on not only the person using the cigarettes, but alsothe people that are around them breathing in the toxic chemicals that are inthe smoke. Many people are aware that smoking cigarettes kills people all overthe world every day. 1,300 people each day to be exact. Cigarette smoking is also responsible for more than 480,000 deaths per year in the UnitedStates, including more than 41,000 deaths resulting from secondhand smokeexposure (CDC). Everyone knowsby now that cigarettes are proven and statistically shown to be harmful anddangerous on the body and also that cigarettesmoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Otherthan death, smoking can cause wheezing, an increase in sickness or colds,coughing, asthma, pneumonia, lung cancer, bad breath, cellulite, wrinkles, dullskin, stained teeth, lip, throat, tongue, and voice box cancer, stomach cancer,cervical cancer, and countless other things that no one wants. Not to mentionall of the seven thousand plus disgusting and harmful ingredients that are usedin the manufacturing of cigarettes like tar, ambergris, which is also known aswhale dung, ammonia, arsenic, butane, polonium, rat poisoning, and many more.
Studies show that even the smallestexposure to cigarettes instantly harms the body and leads to serious healthissues and death. Inhaling second hand smoke can also cause cancer in non-smokers even ifthey are only around the smoke. Interaction with secondhandsmoke can also cause heart disease and can cause destructive things on theblood and blood vessels, increasing the likelihood of a heart attack. Eventhough many states have made laws against smoking in specific areas, millionsof people still breathe in second hand smoke and studies show that banningsmoking in public places will improve worker and customer health and overallhelp the community.
Not only willcigarettes damage your body and your well being, they will also damage yourbank account. Millions of people around the world spend thousands of dollars oncigarettes each year. Cigarettes may not be that expensive but many people failto realize that it addsup over time making people spend an outrageous amount of money on somethingthat is only killing you. According to “VAPING DAILY,” “Each year, a person whosmokes one pack per day will spend $2,011 on cigarettes alone.
If you smoke 2or 3 packs a day, in a year you will lose $4,022 and $6,033 on cigarettes,respectively” (Vaping Daily). And don’t forget that cigarettes’ cost varies indifferent states so people could be spending even MORE money on cigarettes peryear! Smoking cigarettes also affects yourstate of mind. Cigarettes change the way your brain works and only takes about8 seconds for the nicotine to reach your brain. Studies show that teens whosmoke are more likely to have depression and anxiety and are at a higher riskfor panic attacks. Cigarettes can affect people’s mood without them evenrealizing it. The more nicotine that goes into the body the more the body needsto feel normal.
This is why smokers seem angry and irritable causing them tosay or do harmful things to themselves and to others around them which coulddamage relationships with friends, family, or close ones. When people smoke they are not onlydamaging their mental abilities but they are also damaging their physicalabilities. Smoking can affect your athletic performance in more ways thanpeople think. The nicotine and carbon monoxide from smoking can make blood”sticky” and can make arteries turn out to be narrow. Narrow arteries lessenthe stream of blood to the muscles, heart, and other body organs, making exerciseeven more difficult. During physical activity, blood flow helps increase oxygensupply to the muscles. If the muscles don’t get oxygen fast enough, the bodycan’t work as well.
People are able to exercise better when their lung capabilityis healthy and their lungs work right. Smoking damages lung capacity. The tarin cigarette smoke covers the lungs and makes the air sacs less flexible.Smoking also harvests phlegm that may make the lungs blocked. Smoking even afew cigarettes a day can lessen the body’s capability to get oxygen efficiently.
Cigarette smoking of young peopleand adults has outrageous health consequences and is something that can changethe way people live for the rest of their lives. It is absolutely necessary formore smokers and non-smokers to be educated on the dangers and harmful effectsof smoking. Smoking is an awful addiction and the sooner it gets banned forgood the sooner more and more people will start becoming healthier and happier.