Essay Report Danger Of Smoking
But I know that this smoke is extremely dangerous to us.
Second-hand smoke contains over 7,000 chemicals including about 70 that can cause cancer.
Even the smallest amounts can be harmful to our health.
The amount of nonsmokers exposed to second-hand smoke has decreased over the years, which is great.
Did you know that out of a group of 1000 smokers (age 30), that a full quarter of them (250!
) will die of smoking-related illnesses prior to completing middle age, an additional quarter will die prematurely from smoking-related illnesses shortly after retirement age, and another large group will develop debilitating chronic illnesses as a result of their smoking?
Frantically, he called his mother, who arrived to find him gasping for air.
But do you really understand just how dangerous smoking really is?This is known as second-hand smoke, the smoke produced from a cigarette or the smoke exhaled by a smoker. According to the Center for Disease Control, one in every four Americans that doesn't smoke is exposed to second-hand smoke.Also, two in every five children are exposed, that's about 13 students in this classroom alone.This would mean that fewer non-smokers would be forced to ingest it.By doing so, we could make a safer environment for people as a whole.Some of the many other health issues caused by this smoke are strokes, respiratory infections, heart disease, and lung cancer.For most Americans, second-hand smoke is inevitable, as many smokers decide to smoke near building entrances and other common public areas.Tobacco contains nicotine, a highly addictive drug that makes it difficult for smokers to kick the habit.Tobacco products also contain many poisonous and harmful substances that cause disease and premature death.I think it is still necessary to continue decreasing the level until it has reached the absolute minimum.Banning public smoking would more than likely cause a decrease in exposure to second-hand smoke.