Opinion Essay Against Smoking Websites

  • Cigarettes are bad for you.

    Smoking cigarettes kills more Americans than alcohol, car accidents, suicide, AIDS, homicide, and illegal drugs combined. They are bad for the environment. If you saw the ingredients in them you would change your mind about smoking cigarettes. They are bad for your colon, your heart, your lungs, and every other part of your body.

  • Smoking kills many.

    Smoking kills around 1.2 million people each year because of smoking in China which is 2,000 people a day. Smoking gives many illnesses like breathing problems, bad heart conditions, oral cancer, high blood pressure and much more. Smoking is also stinky. People can get sick from second hand smoking. This is why I think smoking should be illegal.

  • Absolutely.

    Many people die from lung cancer and heart disease each year from smoking. So I honestly think it should be banned and I'm 13 years old. My grandfather died of lung cancer about 6 years back and it just causes a great sense of denial and emptiness if you lose someone close at the hands of nicotine. So yes, cigarette smoking should be banned.

  • Smoking can be very harmful to everybody.

    First, smoking develops cancer, and there is more than 4000 toxic chemicals inside a cigarette. Also, the nicotine inside is very addictive.
    Second, smoking is also very harmful to other people. People around a smoker can also smoke by second hand smoking. Also, the government spends thousands of dollars in curing people sick by smoking.
    Because of these reasons, I believe we should ban smoking. Thank you.

  • Its very bad and you know it

    Smoking cigarettes kills more Australians than alcohol, car accidents, suicide, AIDS, homicide, and illegal drugs combined. They are bad for the environment. If you saw the ingredients in them you would change your mind about smoking cigarettes. They are bad for your colon, your heart, your lungs, and every other part of your body.

  • Fuck those people who think no, it should not be banned.

    Tobacco smoke is made up of thousands of chemicals and many of them are very harmful. Around 70 of them cause cancer. Download What’s in Cigarettes to read more about these chemicals.

    Poisons in tobacco smoke include:

    Carbon monoxide
    Fatal in large doses, this poisonous gas is also found in car exhaust fumes. It takes the place of oxygen in your blood, starving your lungs, heart, and other organs of the oxygen they need to function properly.
    This sticky brown substance coats your lungs like soot in a chimney. Tar and smoke irritate your lungs, increasing the amount of mucus in your chest and restricting your breathing.

    Long-term smokers are at a higher risk of developing a range of potentially deadly diseases including:

    Cancer of the lungs, mouth, nose, throat, oesophagus, pancreas, kidney, liver, bladder, bowel, ovary, cervix, bone marrow, and stomach.
    Lung diseases such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
    Heart disease , heart attack and stroke.
    Poor blood circulation in feet and hands, which can lead to pain and, in severe cases, gangrene and amputation.

  • Yes

    Overall, I think that the world would be a much better place without cigarettes. I suggest the government to take action immediately and stop that puff of smoke from coming out of a person’s mouth and make them happy and invincible from smoke! Everyone will be smoke-sick-free from the banning of smoke!

  • Smoking should be banned!

    Smoking is very harmful to others and an average of 400,000 people die of it a year. 50,000 people die from exposure to second hand smoke. 8.6 million people are ill because of smoking or the smoke. Although it is very addicting, smoking is harmful to others and had a large death toll. Innocent bystanders are also affected. Even though the FDA enforces rules for the cigarette companies to follow, such as putting images of the outcome of smoking, people still smoke and innocent bystanders are still harmed.

  • It's extremely bad for your health and people around you

    I've experienced the tragedy of watching loved ones fall victim to the disease of tobacco addiction. People who are addicted become incredibly irritable, depressed, and violent when they go a while without getting their smoke. If we could limit (not totally outlaw) sales of cigarettes to people who are turning 18 at present then we could slow the rate of addiction. We could also have a "New Smokers Tax" that raises taxes on cigarettes sold to people who are becoming legal purchasers of the deadly product.

  • Should be banned

    It is killing over 1 million people a year. Most people die of lung cancer caused from cigarettes. If you want to die from smoking, Your Choice. Go ahead. There are many things in a cigarette you never knew of. Nicotine. Most people also litter cigarettes which can cause more global warming and harm to the earth. You walk somewhere, cigarette on the floor. Too much littering

  • Think to yourself for a second. Why is smoking illegal in our society today? The effects on smoking on a person are so awful and extreme, that there really is no reason it should be legal for anyone. Lung disease, cancers, heart disease, and Emphysema are just some of the thousands of harmful effects of smoking. What astonishes me is why anyone would smoke if they know how it destroys their body, and why people are keeping it legal to use in the first place.
    Many people say that smoking should not be illegal. Maybe for the reasons that it’s a personal freedom versus public health issue or since smoking is very addictive and people become dependent on it. But if what only comes out of smoking is pleasure, shouldn’t the government put health over pleasure?

    One cigarette contains over 4,000 toxic chemicals which enter your body as poisons. Since the toxins in second-hand smoke aren't filtered yet, like they were when inhaled from the cigarette, it’s even worse to breathe second-hand smoke. Second-hand smoke kills about eight adults a day from lung cancer and 35,000 deaths per year from heart disease. It is also tied to 300,000 cases of bronchitis and pneumonia each year. Such a little thing can cause so many problems for the smoker and the people around them. But not only does this affect people’s health, but also is bad for our environment.

    Making cigarettes adds stress on the environment. In one hour companies that make cigarettes use almost four miles of paper for rolling and packaging of the cigarettes. Just to produce 300 cigarettes one tree is being wasted. Energy and water is also being wasted when making cigarettes. After people throw their finished cigarette on the ground, it will take about 25-26 years to decompose. The chemical wastes from the companies are also dumped into the soil, which is very bad for our environment. Pollution and smoking causes negative environmental effects to our world. But we all do have a choice.

    Everyone has the freedom to choice to be or not be a smoker and what happens in public is subject to public judgment. Smoking is a perfect example of this. Smoking causes unnecessary harm to others that have made the choice not to smoke. The government should have the right to put limits on where others are being harmed. This takes away the rights stated in the ninth amendment in the Constitution. So if the United Stated banned smoking, wouldn't it make all of this easier to handle? I believe that question has only one simple answer. Make smoking illegal.

    “Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character.” I believe this quote is totally true. It’s saying that if you act a certain way it will most likely become a habit. Then your habit will just become another part of you and will turn into normal daily activities. The one time you try smoking may cause many regrets for years to come. These will become difficult to overcome later in life. If smoking becomes a habit, it is likely to become part of your character.

    Nicotine is the element in the cigarette that causes the strong addiction. More than thirteen million smokers try to quit each year, but less than five percent of those who attempt it actually do. A nicotine addiction is harder to beat than most people realize. Nicotine from smoking changes the structure and function of your brain. When the brain stops getting the nicotine it's used to, you begin feeling strong withdrawal cravings. You think you want a cigarette when, actually, your brain wants nicotine. Each puff on a cigarette sends nicotine to the brain within ten seconds. So we have another puff and another. Soon, the brain's chemical structure actually changes. It becomes hooked into wanting more and more nicotine to make the effects last. Then without even knowing it, you are addicted.

    So the next time you are about to smoke a single cigarette, remember all of the lives, other than yours, that you are affecting. If smoking became illegal, I believe the world would be safer, healthier and happier. And isn't that what all of you want?

    Together as a society we can make a change. All we need is teamwork and a strong voice to put an end to smoking. There are four words you can say, together, “We can do it!”


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