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Harmful Effects of Tobacco Speech Today, I have a question for all of you “Would you mix rat poison, tar, lighter fuel, some radioactive gas some pesticide and drink all of that stuff at once? ”, Your answer would probably be no because it’s obvious that all of this stuff is toxic and would result in sudden death. This is all of the stuff that cigarette smoke contains, so just wonder how harmful would cigarettes actually be. I’ll be telling you about the harmful effects of tobacco & the great harm caused by the second-hand smoke that is emitted from smoking it.
I know you all must have seen it in the movies and would’ve at least thought once that smoking makes you look so cool, but believe me after you hear all about it, it’s something that you don’t even want to think about trying . Studies show that each cigarette shortens about 11 minutes of your life so think more than twice before even trying.
Smoking is not only bad for your own health, but it’s also very harmful for all the people around you, Second-hand smoke that you might breathe unknowingly all the time has massive effects on health.
Smoke emitted from cigarettes, known as second-hand smoke, is very harmful for you and the people around you, in fact, only 15% of the SHS is breathed in by smokers while the rest 85% goes up in the air harming other people, also non-smokers are very likely to get the same diseases as smokers if they’re around smokers on a regular basis.
Second-hand smoke is very harmful to children as their organs are in the development stage and can cause serious damage increasing chance of asthma.
There are many harmful chemicals in cigarettes, including nicotine which is known to be very addictive, so trying it once can also put you in the danger of making it a habit. Second-hand smoke is known to contain more than 7,000 chemical out of which 70 can cause cancer, and hundred that are really harmful. Studies show that smokers have higher levels of stress than non-smokers and feel relieved after quitting smoking. Smoking is also a great waste of money, it’s very expensive to smoke due to the high taxes, so before making it a habit, think about the financial problems that it can cause too.
It is estimated that tobacco kills almost 45,000 Canadians and millions around the world every year. This 45,000 is greater than deaths from AIDS, car accidents and murders combined. Also, about 600,000 people die every year around the world from breathing in second-hand smoke. These are people who don’t even smoke, so give it a thought, how dangerous would smoking be for the smokers. Youth and children who stay around people who smoke are 2 times more likely to take up smoking as they get older, so try to stay away from people who smoke if you don’t want to harm yourself.
Now, I’ll show you a few videos about the dangers of smoking & second-hand smoke. I know you all might be thinking that all of these videos make a big deal out of smoking, and it’s not such a big deal after all, but that’s not true, smoking causes great harm to us and the people around us. You might think trying it isn’t going to make any difference or you think it’s just cool but all it does is harm you . By now, you all know smoking can cause great mental and physical problems for you and the people around you, so stay away from smoking and do good to yourself and the people around you.