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Smoking Kills.

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Smoking Kills "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body" (1 Corinthians 6:19-20) 'I went for a routine chest x-ray and the doctors found cancer in my lung, they said it was malignant and they have taken the lung away. This is all due to smoking, that little white stick that you put in your mouth. At 35 you're thinking I shouldn't be going through this!' 26 weeks after John told us about his smoking addiction he died. Make your decision. John had been effectively smoking since he was a baby, his mother smoked during his upbringing which caused John to become a smoker before he had smoked his first cigarette. He smoked his first cigarette when he was 9; he stole it out of his mother's purse. ...read more.

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around whilst a person is smoking are also effected, the 'second hand' smoke greatly increases the chances of a non-smoker contracting cancer. Therefore it is very ignorant for a smoker to smoke in public areas where non-smokers are present, as they may not want to risk their life to inhale toxic fumes. It's surprising to know that millions of people smoke tobacco and it does nothing good for them, unlike alcohol, caffeine or pain-killers the only other legal drugs. You could argue that alcohol is equally dangerous causing liver damage etc. but it can make people more relaxed and sociable and uninhibited in a positive way. Cigarettes do nothing good for you, though they can give the illusion of reliving tension but simply because of the relief of nicotine withdrawal; in fact it is because of nicotine withdrawal that smokers are quite often very tense in the first place. Tobacco is a rather expensive drug and used more by the poor than the rich. ...read more.

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'Banning smoking is a form of tough love' Smoking costs hundreds of millions of pounds per year to the NHS to treat smoking related illness. Also millions of working hours are lost to those who are having time off work because of their smoking related illnesses; in fact people who smoke twenty cigarettes or more per day have twice as much time off than non-smokers. 'This is an unacceptable economic cost for something with no benefits' Smoking cigarettes for as few as five years can have a permanent effect on the lungs, the heart, the eyes, the throat, the urinary tract, the digestive organs, the bones and joints, and the skin, even if the smoker quits. Why not ban it while young smokers still have a chance. So why not ban smoking, if it will provide a more sociable environment in public areas, provide once wasted money for the NHS, give smokers who want to give up a chance to stop, dramatically lower ex-smokers out-goings and most importantly of all it will give our children the benefit of a healthier lifestyle. Nick Claydon ...read more.

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