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Why Smoking is Good for You

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Introduction

Why Smoking is Good for You Smoking is good for in many ways including making you live longer. Although most text books and "experts" say that smoking is bad for you, there are also many other people who disagree and say it has many curing properties. For example, a person with bronchitis from childhood accompanied by marked wheezing wads told by doctors not to smoke. He was then told by an old country doctor that he used to be like him until he took up the pipe. Then he tried smoking and it reduced his bronchitis by far and reduced his cough. He claims that he is sure he would be dead long ago if he hadn't of taken up smoking.

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It also reduces the appetite, there for reducing obesity. Nicotine improves concentration in periods of long-lasting stress and satisfies people in bad temperaments. Why Smoking is Bad for You Many experts claim and have proof that smoking is very bad for you. Smoking involves the burning of tobacco in a pipe, cigar, or cigarette. The reason smokers feel relaxed smoking is because the nicotine in tobacco is a very addictive alkaloid. In the U.S.A alone tobacco use kills 420,000 smokers each year. Nicotine has been proven to affect the chemistry of the brain. Information is transmitted in the brain between nerve cells by the chemical acetylcholine. Nicotine which resembles the same shape as acetylcholine and interferes with the nerve system therefore stimulating the nervous system giving the smoker an initial physical lift.

Conclusion

Passive smoking has been proven in 1986 to have caused 3,000 lung cancer deaths in non-smokers. My view Although the 'Smoking is Good for You' essay was very convincing I think only some the facts were true. I agree that smoking reduces obesity because I have never seen a smoker who is extremely over weight. I also believe it does relax people but I don't think smoking's other consequences make it worth taking it up. I think smoking would be good for people who have severe pain or stress problems but only for them. Overall I think that there are far more bad points to smoking than good and I do believe that people will live longer as a non-smoker because of all of its side affects such as heart disease and lung cancer. ?? ?? ?? ?? Jerome Wilson-Chalkley Leah

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