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Smoking Kills

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´╗┐Whitney Miller Professor Zimmerman English ll Assignment #1 18 January 2010 Smoking Kills Picture yourself relaxing on the white sand beaches of Hawaii or taking a peaceful walk through central park, breathing in the fresh air, when all of a sudden your lungs are bombarded with an excess amount of cigarette smoke. Your once so peaceful mood has changed to utter disgust. Cigarettes have become a theme all across America and the world for that matter. Smoking has evolved into a hobby for most teens and young adults and sooner or later becomes an addiction. According to Truth, a company that advocates anti-smoking, approximately ?1,200 people a day die due to tobacco use? (Truth). ...read more.


Tobacco in the forms of cigarettes has been around for hundreds of years. It is said that smoking tobacco started with the Aztecs in South America over 700 years ago. Later down the road France introduced the form of smoking tobacco in a white cylinder of thin paper, also known as a cigarette. For at least twenty years, cigarettes were hand rolled and it wasn?t until 1954 when a tobacconist known as Philip Morris began manufacturing them. Cigarettes became very popular in Europe and with the Turks and did not really appear in America until the Civil War. The first All American brand of cigarettes was established in the summer of 1913 and was named Camel. ...read more.


They are responsible for more than 300,000 premature deaths a year ( ). Cigarettes cause lung cancer, other cancers, heart disease, complications for pregnancies, and chronic lung disease. All though millions of people know the dangers of smoking, millions continue to smoke. The nicotine in cigarettes is highly addictive which makes smoking very hard to quit. In 1985 a National Health Interview Survey showed that 89.4% of smokers smoked over 5 cigarettes a day! Imagine hundreds of thousands of people blowing toxic fumes in the air more than five different times a day. There is no escape. Every individual on this planet has the right to live their life to the fullest, but smokers enable that right. Smoking is 100 percent preventable; it all starts with a choice. What choices will you make? ...read more.

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