Teens today are a great portion of the percentage of American People smoking. Many of them do it because of peer pressure and others because they simply can’t quit smoking. Although adults smoke, tobacco companies try to attract more teens, since they are easier to persuade and can be a long time consumer. Meanwhile the Surgeon General has confirmed that cigarette smoking is dangerous to everyone’s health. I totally support the Surgeon General; because of everything I know smoking can cause.
Fist of all, many teens don’t know that the only thing smoking will give them is a slow painful death. Others know it but they just don’t care about themselves. Almost every single person knows their smoking gives cancer and they still do it. Not only does smoking affects the smoker, but it also affects others as second-hand smoke and the environment.
Secondly, the types of cancer someone can get by smoking is not only in the lungs.
Not that lungs are not important, since lungs are one of the most important organisms in someone’s body. Lungs are the organs that allow someone to breath and if they start to malfunction people get difficulties on breathing. Another type of cancer you can get by smoking is throat cancer. With this type of cancer, people can lose their voice permanently. Also, cancer is sometimes not noted in a person until it’s in a very advance stage and some times too late to even get a treatment for it.
Thirdly, if teens knew exactly what cigarettes are make of, they would probably never even put their mouth on a cigarette. The ingredients of a cigarette can sometimes be unknown to the consumer. Do smokers know they put ammonia, polish remover, and even tar along with animal waste in their mouth? Do they know they are allowing this type of materials in they mouth when smoking? Probably not, because it’s not convenient for tobacco companies to inform the consumer about it. This is why they never print the list of ingredients in the cigarette box. Also, many smokers do not know that by smoking one cigarette, that cigarette is taking approximately 10 minutes of their life away.
Concluding, smoking can not lead to good consequences. Smoking will never bring anything good to someone’s life. Many times people don’t realize this until it’s too late. Teens need to be smart and thing about them and the ones they love. They should not let themselves be persuaded by cigarette adds and allow tobacco to make a fool out of them and slowly take their life and money away.
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